The Art for Democracy campaign condemns recent actions by local authorities to shut down a human rights film festival in Lankaran.
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On 1 April 2013 the new office of the Human Rights Centre Viasna opened its doors in Minsk. The human rights defenders presented new analytical editions, shared their plans for the future and defined the priorities for their current activities.
Since its launch in December 2012, the Art for Democracy campaign has been under attack by the Azerbaijani authorities.
Member of the Civic Solidarity Platform, resolutely condemns the harassment and unlawful detention of civil society activists in Khachmaz, a Northern city of Azerbaijan.
The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, issued a joint statement on recent events in Azerbaijan on 9 February 2013:
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“More than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, the work of creating a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace remains unfinished. I just met with a group of the Civil Society Solidarity Platform leaders from a number of member states.
Human rights defenders from Belarus learned about the invitation the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research (NCLLR) sent to stakeholders to express opinions on the issue of the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) from the non-official information that appeared on one of the news websites.
The European Court of Human Rights finds Russia guilty in the cases of Moldovan schools using the Latin script in the Transnistrian region of Moldova
On 19 October 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled on the cases of Catan and v 27 Others v. Moldova and Russia (no. 43370/04), Elena Căldare and 42 Others v. Moldova and Russia (no. 8252/05), Eleonora Cercavschi and 98 Others v. Moldova and Russia (no. 18454/06).
Amnesty International has urged Ukrainian parliamentarians ahead of parliamentary elections on 28 October to commit publicly to addressing police abuse in the country.
A group of formerly politically persecuted persons are on a hunger strike since 17 days now. They have made public their demands of an economic nature. The strikers have expressed several times their indignation about the deafness of competent state bodies that did not deign to meet and discuss with them about resolving their demands.
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