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Россия: В Питере Составляют «Списки Неблагонадежных»

Posted by Info on 03/03/2011

Летом прошлого года в Петербурге усилиями центра «Э» составляют «списки неблагонадежных»: оппозиционные активисты ставятся на «профилактический учет» как якобы состоящие в «экстремистских организациях» и отдаются под негласный надзор полиции.

Теперь правоохранительные органы северной столицы пошли дальше – они попытались переложить составление «списков неблагонадежных» на руководство вузов.

15 февраля проректор Санкт-Петербургского государственного Университета по учебной работе Николай Каледин подписал служебную записку проректорам по направлениям.

В связи с письмом из прокуратуры Центрального района он просил «в кратчайшие сроки предоставить информацию о совершеннолетних и несовершеннолетних обучающихся, причисляющих себя к неформальным молодежным объединениям экстремистской направленности, либо привлекавшихся к административной ответственности за участие в несогласованных публичных мероприятиях».

Ректор СПбГУ Николай Кропачев ответил прокуратуре категорическим отказом в подобном сотрудничестве.

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Memorial Orlov Slams Chechen President Kadyrov on Eve of Trial

Posted by Info on 03/03/2011

Oleg Orlov, head of the Memorial human rights group, has accused Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov of running a “totalitarian” regime as he prepares to take the stand in a trial that tests Russia’s tolerance for criticism of the way Chechnya is run.
Orlov said Kadyrov has set up a regime in which the state controls every aspect of life, where henchmen carry out torture and even killings at the whim of the leadership.

“A totalitarian society has been built. Not authoritarian rule, but totalitarian. The authorities are omnipresent in all aspects of a person’s life and want to control a person, and do exert control.”

The conditions have been created where any public desire, opinion, displeasure by someone in power is taken as a directive, as a law that must be carried out unconditionally. Any such directive finds “masses of volunteers” among law enforcement agencies. Orlov said this was to blame for Estemirova’s murder. “I don’t know if he gave the order himself or if it was his close associates…”

The trial session on Thursday will be the first in which Orlov takes the stand. Kadyrov’s lawyer Andrei Krasnenikov said Kadyrov would attend the session in person, but his spokesman, Alvi Karimov, said that he would not.

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Актриса С Молдавскими Корнями Получила «Оскарa»

Posted by Info on 03/03/2011

Натали Портман родилась в Израиле. А вот родители голливудской дивы – коренные кишинёвцы, которые репатриировались на историческую родину за 3 года до рождения дочери. В 70-е отец Натали считался в Кишинёве неплохим врачом- гинекологом, а мать занималась живописью и пела в хоре молдавского оперного театра. Именно она — натура творческая и настояла на том, чтобы дочь стала актрисой.

Натали Портман получила на днях за лучшую женскую роль в картине «Чёрный лебедь».У актрисы это первый «Оскар» и вторая номинация. Предыдущая была в 2005 году за фильм «Близость». В «Черном лебеде» Натали сыграла балерину.

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Azerbaijan Fails To Comply With ECHR Decision

Posted by Info on 03/03/2011

The Azerbaijani authorities reject every criticism in connection with Fatullaev’s case.
The International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) refuses to pay the monetary compensation in the amount of 27,880 euros to the imprisoned journalists Einullah Fatullaev, due to him in accordance with the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Emin Fatullaev, Einullah’s father could not receive the compensation because the money was transferred to the account of the newspaper “Gyundelik Azerbaijan” headed by Einullah Fatullaev; however, the account was blocked under the court verdict of 2007. In November 2010 this verdict was cancelled under decision of the ECtHR. Nevertheless, the journalist was not paid the compensation under the pretext that the money was transferred to the arrested account of the edition.

Lawyer Sadygov described the actions of the IBA as “unwillingness of the authorities” to pay the compensation established by the ECtHR, which is non-execution of decisions of the Strasbourg Court and violation of the Azerbaijani commitments before the Council of Europe (CoE).

The international group of journalists and human rights organizations has reiterated its call upon the CoE’s Committee of Ministers to demand, at its session on March 8-10, from the Azerbaijani government to immediately release Fatullaev from his imprisonment.

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UK Halts Aid to Russia, Moldova, UN agencies

Posted by Info on 03/03/2011

Britain has slashed 16 countries including Russia and Moldova from the list of nations it gives financial aid to and said it would no longer fund four “irrelevant” UN aid organisations.

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the government was halting contributions to the four United Nations aid organisations because they “PERFORMED POORLY OR FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE RELEVANCE”.

He told parliament on Tuesday it was “no longer acceptable” for Britain to fund the UN Industrial Development Organisation, UN-Habitat, the International Labour Organisation, and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. The cut in funding to the UN bodies is expected to save more than £50 million.

Mitchell confirmed that Britain’s bilateral programmes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, Niger, Russia, Serbia etc. would come to an end.

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