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Archive for May 20th, 2010

Russia: Pro-West Forces Encouraging Terrorist Attacks

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

The Prosecutor General’s Office has accused pro-West forces of encouraging terrorist attacks.

“Ideologists of Western-style democratization of Russia” coordinate radical youth groups, and the number of terrorist attacks carried out by the groups has grown, Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin said and identified two groups — the banned National Bolshevik Party and the ultranationalist Movement Against Illegal Immigration — and accused them of engaging in extremist activities.

Grin said the National Bolsheviks have been trained to fight law enforcement officers similar to the way that young protesters did in uprisings in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.

Grin noted that the National Bolsheviks have coordinated their protests with The Other Russia, an opposition coalition led by former chess champion Garry Kasparov.

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Казахстан: Доклад OOH Рабочей Группы По Универсальному Обзору

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

Совет по правам человека, Четырнадцатая сессия

Выводы и/или рекомендации (102)
95. Казахстан поддерживает изложенные ниже рекомендации, которые были сформулированы в ходе интерактивного диалога:

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Kazakhstan: Report of UN Working Group on Universal Periodic Review

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

The UN Human Rights Council, Fourteenth session
Conclusions and/or recommendations
95. The recommendations formulated during the interactive dialogue and listed below enjoy the support of Kazakhstan:

102 RECOMMENDATIONS

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European Court Finds Russia Responsible for Killing of Chechen Civilian

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

The European Court of Human Rights has found Russia responsible for the death of a Chechen civilian killed by the Russian federal troops on 18 February 2003.

The applicants in Dzhabrailovy v. Russia (no. 3678/06) are the mother, sister and brother of Valid Dzhabrailov, who was illegally detained and subsequently killed by Russian military servicemen. On 16 February 2003 .. Valid and his brother Aslan were arrested by the servicemen who forced them onto a military car.and were severely beaten and kicked. At the final destination place the two brothers, cold and bleeding, were placed in separate rooms. Aslan could hear his brother’s screams from pain inflicted upon him during the interrogation. …On 18 February 2003, blindfolded with a plastic bag over his head and hands tied behind his back, Aslan was taken to a car, where he found something heavy and cold lying on the floor. Aslan later realized that it was the corpse of his brother, Valid…. One of the soldiers shot Aslan into the head. Fortunately, the shot was not fatal. Aslan pretended to be dead. Next, the soldiers put two bodies one on top of the other and lit the fuse of an explosive before leaving. After Aslan managed to free himself and extinguish the burning fuse, he ran away from that place. Later that day the applicants’ relatives went to the Zavodskoy district of Grozny and found Valid’s body with traces of torture.

The European Court found that:
o The right to life has been violated in respect of Valid Dzhabrailov (Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights);
o The Russian authorities have failed to conduct an effective investigation into the above violation (Article 2);
o No effective investigation was conducted into Aslan Dzhabrailov’s complaint that he was subjected to inhuman treatment (Article 3);
o Valid and Aslan Dzhabrailov were unlawfully deprived of their liberty (Article 5);
o The applicants did not have access to an effective remedy before Russian authorities for the violations (Article 13 in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention).

The applicants were awarded 94,700 euro in respect of material and moral damages.

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Kyrgyzstan Declares State Of Emergency

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

A state of emergency was declared in Jalalabad yesterday after two people died and 74 were injured in clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian ethnic tinderbox.

Kyrgyzstan has been in turmoil since a popular revolt toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on 7 April, kindling fears of a civil war in the republic, which hosts both US and Russian military bases.
Kyrgyz special forces fired into the air to try to prevent thousands of Kyrgyz from storming an Uzbek-funded university in Jalalabad, the home region and power base of Bakiyev.

The government declared a state of emergency in Jalalabad and the adjoining Suzak district until 1 June, and imposed a curfew from 10pm to 6am. Once it took effect on last night, the streets of Jalalabad were empty and the situation became calm and stable, government official said.

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Azerbaijan: Report About Freedom Of Access To Information

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

The presentation of the report was dated to the World Day of Information Community marked on May 17.

The report reflects the results of the study conducted by the IMR from September 2009 to April 2010. In particular, the document analyzes the answers to requests sent to various state bodies and monitoring of the websites of these bodies, and gives recommendations to the government.

Any law or law amendment should be placed – within 24 hours – in the special legislative website of the Ministry of Justice: http://www.qanun.az after enactment. In practice, amendments in legislation are placed with great delays.

The head of the IMR Rashid Gadzhily noted certain drawbacks in the issue of obtaining information, which is manifested “through refusal of some state structures in providing complete information and absence of data completeness in the websites of these bodies.” According to his version, the IMR has prepared recommendations, the main ones being signing and ratification by the government of the European Convention on Freedom of Information, creation of the corresponding national legislative base, establishment of the institute of information ombudsman and expansion of the access of the population to the Internet.

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Восточноевропейские Журналисты Награждены Премией “Свободная Пресса”

Posted by Info on 20/05/2010

19 мая, в Гамбурге состоялось награждение лауреатов премии Герда Буцериуса “Свободная пресса Восточной Европы” за 2010 год.
Призовой фонд, составляющий 80 тысяч евро, разделили между собой 7 победителей: Михаил Бекетов – главный редактор газеты “Химкинская правда”, приморское издание “Арсеньевские вести”, белорусская газета “Борисовские новости”, Эдик Багдасарян – глава армянской общественной организации “Журналисты-расследователи”, азербайджанский журналист Шахвалад Хобаноглу и медиакомпания ANTV Online TV из Баку, а также грузинский журнал Liberali.

Премия присуждается с 2000 года средствам массовой информации и отдельным журналистам из стран Восточной Европы, выступающим в поддержку свободы прессы, свободы слова и либерального гражданского общества.

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