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Charges dropped against Olena

Charges dropped against Olena

Important victory for freedom of assembly in Ukraine when charges were dropped against human right defender Olena Shevchenko.

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Kazakhstan: Grant pardon to critically ill political prisoner

Kazakhstan: Grant pardon to critically ill political prisoner

- Imprisoned Mukhtar Dzhakishev is critically ill and must be pardoned on humanitarian grounds.

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Prosecuting activist after peaceful assembly

Ukraine:

Prosecuting activist after peaceful assembly

Right-wing extremists attacked a peaceful assembly in Ukraine. The police responded by charging one of the human rights defenders.

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ICC Prosecutor should establish external review of misconduct

ICC Prosecutor should establish external review of misconduct

The NHC recommends an independent review of serious allegations against the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Oyub denied release

Court day in Chechnya:

Oyub denied release

Human rights defender Oyub Titiev stays in pre-trial detention despite personal guarantees from presidential candidates.

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OSCE-states must act on enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan

30 documented cases of death:

OSCE-states must act on enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan

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.

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Expelled from Norway, tortured

Expelled from Norway, tortured

A new report highlights cases where persons after being expelled from Norway to Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Russia were subject to torture.

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“He was kept naked in a freezing cold jail cell and was given nothing to eat for five days”

Journalist tortured:

“He was kept naked in a freezing cold jail cell and was given nothing to eat for five days”

Imprisoned Bobomorud Abdullae in Uzbekistan has been tortured in jail. 12 human rights groups call for immediate release of the journalist and two bloggers.

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Arson and fear of torture

Need for international action:

Arson and fear of torture

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.

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Bjørn Engesland

Bjørn Engesland

Secretary General
E-post: engesland@nhc.no
Phone: +47 95 75 33 50

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