Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Archive for June 24th, 2011

Uzbek Court Jails Muslim Activists

Posted by Info on 24/06/2011

International human rights groups have accused Uzbek President Islam Karimov of using an alleged terrorism threat in the country as a pretext to repress opposition to his rule.

Once again a court in Uzbekistan has handed out jail sentences to a group of men accused of taking part in a banned Muslim group. Bakhtiyar Makhamatov and Nematilla Sakhibov were convicted of membership in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Six other detainees received six-year prison sentences on charges of membership in the cell run by Makhamatov and Sakhibov.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is a pan-Islamic movement with adherents throughout the Muslim world.

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CE Venice Commission About Moldova

Posted by Info on 24/06/2011

The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe made the conclusion that the Republic of Moldova should hold early parliamentary elections and give up the idea of organizing a constitutional referendum.

The Venice Commission is of the opinion that the Article on dissolution of Parliament applies to the situations set out in the Article on the election of the President, and that a dissolution of Parliament “can therefore not take place twice within one year, even if Parliament fails to elect the president twice. According to the Commission, the words “in the course of a year” should be interpreted as meaning one year, counting from the last dissolution of Parliament and not within one calendar year. This means that Parliament could be dissolved at the earliest on 16 June 2010. The Commission underlines that following this date, dissolution must take place within a reasonable timeframe”.

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