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Archive for January 3rd, 2010

Police Detained 60 persons + Prize-Winning 82-Year-Old Human Rights Activist

Posted by Info on 03/01/2010

PHOTOS HERE
On 31.12.2009 Russian police have detained at least 60 anti-government protesters in Moscow, including a prize-winning 82-year-old Russian dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva. She is one of this year’s recipients of the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. She is a founding member of the Moscow Helsinki group, one of Russia’s oldest human rights organizations.

Opposition demonstrators gathered in central Moscow’s Triumfalnaya square Thursday in support of their constitutional right to freedom of assembly. They shouted slogans against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying he has reversed democratic reform.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ASSEMBLY ARE UNIVERSAL RIGHTS THAT ALL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD RECOGNIZE AND DEFEND.

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Open Appeal To Uzbek Authorities To Support Photographer Umida Ahmedova

Posted by Info on 03/01/2010

For YOU to join this activity??

The group of photographers, artists, art critics and journalists from Uzbekistan, Russia, Europe, USA and Canada disseminated an open letter, addressed to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Internal Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as international human rights organizations and international community in general.

The letter supports the creative work of prominent Tashkent-based photographer Umida Ahmedova. Earlier, Ferghana.Ru reported the criminal case, filed against her.

OPEN APPEAL HERE + PHOTO GALLERY HERE – Simply beautiful, thus worth to see it!

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Kyrgyz Secret Services Are Involved In The Murder Of Gennadyi Pavlyuk

Posted by Info on 03/01/2010

Gennadyi Pavlyuk,a well-known political journalist and media-expert, arrived in Kazakhstan from Bishkek on December 16. After checking in Kazakhstan hotel, he was picked up by unknown man. In the same evening he was placed in hospital with many injuries: unknown people threw him from 6th floor, binding his legs and arms. On December 22 Pavlyuk died without ever having regained consciousness.
Allegedly, three officers of Kyrgyz national security service scheduled the meeting with journalist in the apartment, where the murder took place.

On December 28, 2009 Kazakh interior Ministry informed that the number of Kyrgyz citizens, involved in the murder of the journalist, were identified and Kazakh authorities were working on transferring the collected materials and material evidences to competent Kyrgyz bodies for further investigation.

Pavlyuk has been working as freelancer for various Russian news agencies in Kyrgyzstan. He is also a founder of a popular and independent news outlet Parus.kg in the country.

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