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  • Threats against Kyrgyz human rights defenders must stop

    Kyrgyzstan:

    Threats against Kyrgyz human rights defenders must stop

    Together with our partners in the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee is seriously concerned about threats received by leading Kyrgyz human rights defenders Tolekan Ismailova and Aziza Abdurasulova in relation to their participation in the 2016 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) and call for immediate and effective measures to ensure their safety.

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  • Politiske mord i Russland - Filmpremiere og diskusjon

    Anna Politkovskaja-seminar:

    Politiske mord i Russland - Filmpremiere og diskusjon

    Helsingforskomiteen og Russisk Filmklubb på Universitetet i Oslo inviterer i høve 10-årsmarkeringa for drapet på Anna Politkovskaja til filmpremiere og diskusjon med temaet politiske mord i Russland.
    Tid: 6. oktober, 18:00-20:00
    Sted: U1, Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet - Universitetet i Oslo, Moltke Moes vei 31
    Påmelding til nielsen@nhc.no

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  • Victory for the President in referendum

    Referendum in Azerbaijan:

    Victory for the President in referendum

    Amid reports of fraud and pressure against voters, Baku's Central Election Commission has preliminary announced an overwheling victory for the amendments, which include an extension of the presidential term from five to seven years. The alarming consequences of the constitutional amendments after yesterday´s referendum will increase the power of the President, dramatically weaken democratic institutions and will further isolate and repress dissent in Azerbaijan. NHC has made a statement highly critical of the amendments and calls for sanctions against the regime.

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  • Victory for the President in referendum

    Referendum in Azerbaijan:

    Victory for the President in referendum

    Amid reports of fraud and pressure against voters, Baku's Central Election Commission has preliminary announced an overwheling victory for the amendments, which include an extension of the presidential term from five to seven years. The alarming consequences of the constitutional amendments after yesterday´s referendum will increase the power of the President, dramatically weaken democratic institutions and will further isolate and repress dissent in Azerbaijan. NHC has made a statement highly critical of the amendments and calls for sanctions against the regime.

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  • Authorities should protect Equality Festival

    Ukraine/LGBTI:

    Authorities should protect Equality Festival

    The Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) asks that Zaporozhie Regional and City- Authorities protect the Equality Festival scheduled for 24 September. The organizers have been met with homophobic and transphobic threats from right wing extremists as well as protests from the City authorities, and the Jewish Community Center "Max Grant" that should have been the festival venue cancelled their contract due to fear of repercussions.

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  • Free Caucasian Knot journalist Zhalaudi Geriev!

    Russian Federation:

    Free Caucasian Knot journalist Zhalaudi Geriev!

    In a statement published today, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, condemn the recent sentencing of Mr. Zhalaudi Geriev, a journalist of the Russian independent news portal Caucasian Knot on September 5, 2016 and demand his unconditional release. We are deeply concerned about a string of attacks against the freedom of expression in the region, which for years has been marred by violence and threaths agains journalists.

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