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03.09.2013
Index on censorship has called upon the G20 countries to put free speech on the agenda when they meet in Saint Petersburg, Russia for a summit on 5-6 September.
15.08.2013
A theatre playwright and a former worker from the Minsk Automobile Plant were found guilty of using offensive language online in Belarus.
13.08.2013
Crude Accountability’s new film, “Five Kilometers of Indifference,” describes the many years of struggle of the residents of the village of Berezovka, in western Kazakhstan, to achieve relocation away from one of the world’s largest oil and gas condensate fields, Karachaganak.
05.08.2013
Thousands of people around the world joined the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society of Belarus. Human rights defenders, civil activists, politicians, artists and ordinary citizens from 15 countries of the world took part in actions of solidarity on 4 August.
18.07.2013
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) is organising a demonstration to “welcome” Belarus Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey in Brussels on 22 July.
17.07.2013
The feminist punk collective has released a new song and video ahead of an appeal hearing for jailed member Maria Alyokhina on 24 July.
15.07.2013
Despite having established that the attack was ordered, police did not identify the mastermind behind it and the authorities failed to recognise that this was not an ordinary crime, but a crime against free expression.
09.07.2013
Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev, a well-known Russian journalist who reported on human rights violations in the Caucasus, was shot dead near his house around 7 am local time today.
28.06.2013
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) called on the Russian Council of the Federation to reject the law on so-called "Propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors" and on the Parliament of Ukraine not to pursue the examination of the draft law on the prohibition of so-called "homosexual propaganda”.
26.06.2013
Protesters face an extra three months in prison without trial.
17.06.2013
One month ago today, Azerbaijani youth activist Ilkin Rustemzade was arrested on politically motivated hooliganism charges in connection with a Harlem Shake video filmed in Baku. Rustemzade is one of more than 80 political prisoners in Azerbaijan.
14.06.2013
A resolution that was adopted on 13 June in Geneva extends the mandate of Miklos Haraszti, a Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Belarus, for one more year.
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