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      • Enforced Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons Must Be Stopped

        International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances:

        Enforced Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons Must Be Stopped

        On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Prove They Are Alive! campaign reaffirms its solidarity with all victims of disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons and their families, urges the Turkmen authorities to immediately end this gross violation of human rights, and calls on the international community to make the ending of enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons a key condition for development of cooperation with the Turkmen government and firmly demand that Turkmenistan implement international legal norms and its obligations in the framework of these organisations.

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      • NHC becomes member of the FIDH

        Oslo, Johannesburg:

        NHC becomes member of the FIDH

        At the 39th Congress of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa 24-26 August 2016, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) was accepted as new member. – We are proud to become part of one of the most important families of human rights organizations in the world, said Bjørn Engesland, NHC Secretary General.

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      • Mikael Danielyan dies

        Armenia:

        Mikael Danielyan dies

        We are saddened to learn about the death of Armenian human rights defender Mikael ("Mika") Danielyan this morning.

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      • Enforced Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons Must Be Stopped

        International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances:

        Enforced Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons Must Be Stopped

        On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Prove They Are Alive! campaign reaffirms its solidarity with all victims of disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons and their families, urges the Turkmen authorities to immediately end this gross violation of human rights, and calls on the international community to make the ending of enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons a key condition for development of cooperation with the Turkmen government and firmly demand that Turkmenistan implement international legal norms and its obligations in the framework of these organisations.

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      • Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

        Azerbaijan:

        Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

        Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices. NHC, as a Sport for Rights coalition member, condemns this renewed crackdown, and and joins the call on the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, starting with the release of political prisoners.

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      • Political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov celebrates his 46th birthday in jail.

        Happy birthday Ilgar:

        Political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov celebrates his 46th birthday in jail.

        Today, the opposition leader Ilgar Mammadov spends his 46th birthday in one of the vile prisons in Azerbaijan, prisons which have a history of housing dissidents. In May 2014, the European Court of Human Rights concluded, in a strongly worded judgment, that the actual purpose of Mammadov’s detention “was to silence or punish Mammadov for criticizing the government.” Citing that ruling, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has called repeatedly for Mammadov’s release. Yet the government, which controls the courts, the parliament and the media, remains deaf to the calls.

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