Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Archive for February 2nd, 2010

Киргизия: Кто Стоит За Убийствами/Избиениями Политиков, Журналистов?

Posted by Info on 02/02/2010

Казахстанские следователи обнаружили в убийстве известного журналиста Геннадия Павлюка след кыргызских спецслужб. Преследования верующих на юге страны, апофеозом которого стали Ноокатские события, убийства и избиения политиков, журналистов, общественных деятелей, конфликт в с. Петровка и Балыкчинское дело говорят о том, что главная беда страны – в нынешней власти. Основным источником конфликта в Кыргызстане является государственная власть – ее характеристики и ее применение.

Bнутри силового блока государства сформировалась хунта, т.е. диктатура силовиков, которых обьединяют огромные материальные выгоды и преступления
– это невидимая взору общества часть айсберга, но реально существующая и опасная для народа. Хунтой, несомненно, руководит Бакиев-старший через СГО. Хунта бережет власть Бакиева-старшего и расчищает дорогу для Бакиева-младшего. Парламент, правительство и всё прочее имеют значение только в контексте этой стратегии. Подходят – будут существовать, нет – выкинут и заменят.

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Latvia About To Accept 1 Guantanamo Inmate

Posted by Info on 02/02/2010

The Foreign Ministry says the detainee originally comes from Central Asia and that this will help him adapt to Latvia since both are part of the former Soviet Union. The ministry said Tuesday that the prisoner could arrive within the next six months.

Latvia is a close U.S. ally and one of several European nations – including France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain – that in recent months have agreed to accept detainees from Guantanamo.

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‘Enemy Of Internet’ – Belarus On Level Of China And North Korea

Posted by Info on 02/02/2010

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed an order to further monitor internet use and justified its decision by a need to “fight against everything illegal and to improve the security of the this country and its citizens.”

To ensure the security of the state and it’s citizens, from July 1, 2010 internet service providers will be required to identify devices used to connect to the internet and keep information on those devices and the services provided.”

Under the decree personal data and profiles of internet users will be collected and service providers can be asked to block access to any website within 24 hours.
Reporters Without Borders has strongly criticized the analysis center, saying the move would make the country “fall to the level of North Korea and China … as an enemy of the internet.”

The country’s opposition has denounced the move as yet another attack on the freedom of speech and information designed to shut them out from any media access ahead of next year’s election.
The internet has been a key source of information in Belarus as most independent newspapers, television and radio stations have been closed down during Lukashenko’s 15 years in power. Belarus is the country dubbed by critics as Europe’s last dictatorship.

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At St. Petersburg/Russian Railways Exploed Bomb – New Terrorist Attack?

Posted by Info on 02/02/2010

Today an explosion hit a railway technician’s engine in St. Petersburg.
Russian Railways did not say what caused the blast near St. Petersburg’s Baltic Station, on a line leading to Belarus. The law enforcement authorities, said it was apparently a bomb and left a metre-wide crater and suspected that the blast was a terrorist attack.

In November, a bomb exploded on the tracks between Russia’s largest cities. Islamic militants from Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility for the attack on the Nevsky Express and vowed further “acts of sabotage,” but no major attacks have followed so far.

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Full-body Scanners Cause Real Terrorists To Adjust Their Tactics

Posted by Info on 02/02/2010

John Byrnes said:
Profiling has failed us; we don’t need profiling to identify Individuals like the Christmas-Day Bomber or the Fort Hood Shooter! There is a better solution!
The myriad methods to identify a terrorist, whether “no-fly list,” “explosive and weapons detection,” mental illness based approaches, “profiling” or “deception detection” – all continue to fail us.

The Solution
Our unique methodology for screening passengers can easily discern (independently of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age, and gender) the defining characteristics of human beings who are about to engage in terrorist acts.

The question is when will our government use true “hostile intent” through the “continuum of aggressive behavior” to identify potential terrorists? Only when observers focus specifically on “aggressive behavior” do the objective and culturally neutral signs of “aggression” clearly stand out, providing the opportunity to prevent these violent encounters. This method will not only make all citizens safer, but will also pass the inevitable test of legal defensibility given probable action by the ACLU.

As our Government analyzes what went wrong regarding Abdulmatallab’s entrance into the United States, you can be assured that Al Qaeda is also analyzing how their plans went wrong. Who do you think will figure it out first . . . ?

Any comparison of security measures should take into account their impact on privacy and other human rights, as well as their counterproductive effects. Ethnic profiling results in the alienation of targeted communities. At the same time it defeats its own purpose by allowing the terrorists to react by choosing agents who will escape the profile.
Similarly, full-body scanners cause the real terrorists to adjust their tactics, as they are known not to detect substances hidden inside the body.

Much more should be done in the field of developing technologies for the direct detection of explosive materials themselves.

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