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Important victory for freedom of assembly in Ukraine when charges were dropped against human right defender Olena Shevchenko.
Right-wing extremists attacked a peaceful assembly in Ukraine. The police responded by charging one of the human rights defenders.
The NHC recommends an independent review of serious allegations against the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Court day in Chechnya:
Human rights defender Oyub Titiev stays in pre-trial detention despite personal guarantees from presidential candidates.
30 documented cases of death:
Close to 30 of the disappeared have died in prisons in Turkmenistan since 2002. The documented number of forced disapperances has now grown to 113. The “Prove They Are Alive!” campaign calls for action.
A new report highlights cases where persons after being expelled from Norway to Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Russia were subject to torture.
Imprisoned Bobomorud Abdullae in Uzbekistan has been tortured in jail. 12 human rights groups call for immediate release of the journalist and two bloggers.
Need for international action:
Less than one week after a leading human rights activist was arrested on bogus charges, the organisation Memorial suffers a new set back: One of their offices burned down to the ground.