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Archive for January 20th, 2011

EU Parliament Imposes Visa Sanctions On Belarus’s Lukashenko

Posted by Info on 20/01/2011

The European Parliament voted in favor of sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his top aides over post-election beatings and arrests.
The sanctions, including a travel ban and freeze on assets, will remain in place until all the detainees are released.

Over 600 people, including opposition candidates, journalists and human rights activists, were beaten and detained as riots followed the December 19 re-election of Lukashenko in disputed polls.

Lukashenko and 40 other officials were initially banned from entering the EU in 2006, but restrictions were suspended two years later amid signs of a tentative political thaw in Belarus.

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Dutch Footballer and Former Chelsea Boss Ruud Gullit Works With Kadyrov

Posted by Info on 20/01/2011

The worst football transfer in the world? For how much??

The legendary Dutch footballer and former Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has been unveiled as the new manager of Terek Grozny, the Russian premier league club from the country’s restive region of Chechnya.
His direct boss will be Ramzan Kadyrov, the former rebel fighter who is now the Moscow-backed President of Chechnya.

Accused of all manner of human rights abuses, Mr Kadyrov is also the president of the football club. He said yesterday that he was excited to welcome the Dutchman to the club.

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ООН Расследует Обстоятельства Смерти Сергея Магнитского

Posted by Info on 20/01/2011

Сергей Магнитский скончался в СИЗО “Матросская тишина” 16 ноября 2009 года. Следственный комитет России возбудил по этому факту уголовное дело по статьям “неоказание помощи больному” и “халатность”, но о результатах расследования комитет пока не сообщал. По данным судебных экспертиз, причиной смерти Магнитского стала острая сердечная недостаточность.

В середине декабря 2010 года комитет Европарламента по международным делам призвал ввести запрет на въезд в государства Евросоюза для 60 российских чиновников, причастных к смерти Магнитского, а также арестовать их банковские счета и иные активы во всех странах ЕС.

Специальные комиссары ООН приступили к расследованию обстоятельств смерти сотрудника фонда Hermitage Capital Сергея Магнитского в московском следственном изоляторе (СИЗО). Kомиссары ООН намерены установить обстоятельства и причины ареста Магнитского, условия его содержания под стражей и причины отказа в необходимой ему медицинской помощи, приведшие к его гибели.

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Russia Police Arrest 20 At Rally For Murdered Lawyer And Journalist

Posted by Info on 20/01/2011

Police in Moscow detained on Wednesday over 20 people at a rally in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, murdered two years ago by suspected neo-Nazis.
Human rights lawyer Markelov and Novaya Gazeta journalist Baburova were shot dead on January 19, 2009 in the centre of Moscow.
In November 2009, two members of a radical neo-Nazi nationalist group, Nikolai Tikhonov and Yevgenia Khasis were charged with the murders.

Rallies in memory of Markelov and Baburova also took place in several other Russian cities, including in St. Petersburg and the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. The largest rally took place in Moscow though, where some 350 participants and 150 journalists gathered. Those detained were held on public disturbances charges.

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