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Archive for February 25th, 2010

Azerbaijani NGOs And Media Worry About Legislation Novelties

Posted by Info on 25/02/2010

The amendments in the legislation about prohibition of photographing and video filming of persons without their permit contradicts the international obligations of Azerbaijan. The head of the Baku-based OSCE office Jacqueline Carpenter said: the new rules will restrict the freedom of journalists to gather and disseminate information.”

The new procedure, under which if an NGO has not registered its grant at the Ministry of Justice, will not be able to implement the project.
Another problem is a new form of financial accounting. By April 1, the NGOs shall present their financial documents for last year in accordance with international accounting standards. However, NGOs have no bookkeepers who know this system of international accounting, while services of such bookkeepers are expensive.

Lenur Kerimov, representing the Polish Helsinki Assembly, offered to conduct monitoring of NGOs with the aim to reveal the problems they face and draft proposals on how to address them. This offer was supported by the audience.
Another representative of this organization noted the need of active struggle against arbitrariness of bureaucrats. In her opinion, it is necessary to go to court, when NGOs are refused registration. In this case the Strasbourg court can adopt a special resolution, obliging Azerbaijan to pass the law solving the problem of registration of NGOs.

The Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan refuted the criticism of creating problems in NGO registration and other issues related to their work. As reported by the press service of this Ministry, in 2009, 160 NGOs passed state registration and over 300 printed editions were taken on account. Currently, the total number of registered non-commercial organizations (NCOs) in the country is about 3400, and the number of mass media is over 4100.

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Для “Воров В Законе” И Террористов Будут Созданы Особые Тюрьмы

Posted by Info on 25/02/2010

25 февраля директор федеральной службы исполнения наказаний (ФСИН) Александр Реймер сообщил, что в ближайшее время в России для “воров в законе” и террористов будут созданы тюрьмы особого режима.

Первый этап проекта по реформированию уголовно-исполнительной системы страны предусматривает перепрофилирование некоторых исправительных учреждений и СИЗО в тюрьмы особого режима.
Появление таких тюрем уже на ранней стадии реализации проекта реформ, по мнению директора ФСИН, поможет изолировать лидеров и авторитетов преступной среды, “воров в законе”, террористов и экстремистов от общей массы осужденных. Таким образом, по замыслу главы ФСИН, удастся разорвать их криминальные связи, “лишив возможности руководить оставшимися на свободе участниками криминальных сообществ”.

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Suspect In Natalia Estemirova murder in Chechnya Identified

Posted by Info on 25/02/2010

Investigators have identified the criminal who killed the rights activistNatalia Estemirova in Chechnya in July,” the official said giving no further details. He said the suspect was being searched for.
No official comments on the report are available at the moment.

Estemirova, a researcher with Russia’s Memorial group, was abducted in the capital Grozny and found shot dead in the neighboring North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.The rights group suspended work in the volatile republic for several months after the killing, which sparked international outrage.
Estemirova’s murder was followed three weeks later by the brutal killings of Zarema Sadulayeva and her husband, Alik Dzhabrailov, who both worked for a Chechen charity.

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Депутаты Предлагают Приравнять Год В СИЗО К Полутора Годам Тюрьмы

Posted by Info on 25/02/2010

Председатель думского комитета Госдумы по гражданскому, уголовному, арбитражному и процессуальному законодательству Павел Крашенинников предлагает приравнять 1 год заключения в следственном изоляторе к 1,5 года колонии в счет отбытия наказания.
Для этого нужно внести изменения в ст. 72 УК. «Если тюремный режим — то здесь остается кратность один к одному». Tакая система зачета была в Советском Союзе.

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