Russia: 7 years in prison for anti-war stickers

2023-11-17T10:41:39+01:00

Artist Sasha Skochilenko sentenced to 7 years in prison for anti-war stickers On November 16, 2023, the Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced Sasha Skochilenko, accused of spreading false information about the Russian army, to 7 years in prison. After the verdict was announced, many people who had come to the court to support Sasha began chanting "Shame!" loudly, and Sasha herself was escorted out of the courtroom to

Russia: 7 years in prison for anti-war stickers2023-11-17T10:41:39+01:00

Ukrainian human rights defender disappeared in Russian captivity

2023-11-10T10:47:15+01:00

Maksym Butkevych is missing The founder of the ZMINA Human Rights Centre, Ukrainian journalist and military man of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Maksym Butkevych, has disappeared in Russian captivity. In the summer of 2022, Maksym Butkevych, who had joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was captured by Russia in eastern Ukraine. He was later found in the pre-trial detention centre in Luhansk. In March 2023, the so-called court of

Ukrainian human rights defender disappeared in Russian captivity2023-11-10T10:47:15+01:00

MEMORIAL and „Voices of War“ at the Frankfurt Book Fair

2023-10-19T15:50:00+02:00

Ukraine: making the „unimaginable tangible“ through „Voices of War“ - in the spirit of IGFM The project of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group „Voices of War“ has been close to IGFM's heart from the very beginning. IGFM has always been an organisation that gives a voice to victims and witnesses of human rights violations. This has been the "spirit" of IGFM for more than half a century. That is

MEMORIAL and „Voices of War“ at the Frankfurt Book Fair2023-10-19T15:50:00+02:00

Nobel Peace Prize won by Narges Mohammadi for ‘fight against the oppression of women in Iran’

2023-10-06T14:26:07+02:00

The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on Friday. Mohammadi, 51, has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison, and has been banned from seeing her husband and children. Her name has become

Nobel Peace Prize won by Narges Mohammadi for ‘fight against the oppression of women in Iran’2023-10-06T14:26:07+02:00

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2023)

2023-10-05T13:18:17+02:00

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2023) This thirty-sixth report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the human rights situation in Ukraine covers the period from 1 February 2023 to 31 July 2023. Between 1 February and 31 July 2023, OHCHR recorded 4,621 civilian casualties, with 1,028 persons killed and 3,593 injured (1,883 men, 1,294 women, 139

OHCHR: Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine (1 February – 31 July 2023)2023-10-05T13:18:17+02:00

Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief declared a foreign agent

2023-09-29T12:42:09+02:00

Dmitry Muratov declared a foreign agent In early September 2023, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation declared Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov a foreign agent. Later, Dmitry Muratov announced that he leaves his post as editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta for the duration of the court proceedings regarding the inclusion of his name in the register of foreign agents. Muratov himself strongly disagreed with the decision of the Ministry

Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief declared a foreign agent2023-09-29T12:42:09+02:00

Lithuania denies political asylum to Belarusian activist Olga Karach

2023-08-18T17:21:19+02:00

Lithuania refused to grant political asylum to the head of the Belarusian Centre for Civil Initiatives "Our House," Olga Karach.   This was reported by "Meduza" with reference to Karach herself. According to her, the Lithuanian authorities consider her a "threat to national security". They explained their decision by the fact that she had interviewed the founder of the LDPR, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who died last spring, as well as participated

Lithuania denies political asylum to Belarusian activist Olga Karach2023-08-18T17:21:19+02:00

Why Ukrainian migration has become beneficial for EU countries

2023-08-18T17:14:21+02:00

The flow of Ukrainian refugees into Europe at the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion revealed the EU's capacity to take in large numbers of refugees and also showed the benefits of a humane approach to migrants. Ukrainians standing in line at passport control after arriving in the evening train from Ukraine to Przemysl railway station Image by picture alliance / NurPhoto | Artur Widak© At the same time,

Why Ukrainian migration has become beneficial for EU countries2023-08-18T17:14:21+02:00

In which EU countries the number of Ukrainian refugees is growing

2023-08-14T12:15:30+02:00

There are more than 4 million refugees from Ukraine who have been granted temporary protection status in EU countries. The number of fugitives from war increased by almost 46,000 in June. The largest increase in arrivals was observed in Germany, the Czech Republic and Ireland, Eurostat reported. As of 30 June, 4 million 70 thousand refugees from Ukraine had temporary protection status in EU countries. The largest number of people

In which EU countries the number of Ukrainian refugees is growing2023-08-14T12:15:30+02:00

The state silences discrimination in Moldova

2023-07-31T12:27:28+02:00

Last year, discrimination by language was at the top of the list in Moldova This was stated by the head of the Equality Council, Jan Feldman "There is discrimination in Moldova. There is discrimination in Moldova based on the criterion of language. People who speak all languages in Moldova - Russian, Romanian, Gagauz, Ukrainian - have enough rights. The question is how they are applied and how the state reacts

The state silences discrimination in Moldova2023-07-31T12:27:28+02:00
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