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Moldova is convicted by ECHR for ill-treatment and illegal arrests

Moldova is convicted by ECHR for ill-treatment and illegal arrests

It goes to ill-treatment, illegal and abusive arrests made by the prosecutor’s offices and judges of inquiry and to shortcomings related to the right to a fair trial, access to ...
The artist known as the author of the graffiti on the Berlin Wall "The Brotherly Kiss, or God! Help me to survive in the midst of this mortal love"

The artist known as the author of the graffiti on the Berlin Wall “The Brotherly Kiss, or God! Help me to survive in the midst of this mortal love”

Dmitri Vrubel was a contemporary Russian painter and a descendant oft he famous Russian painter, sculptor, ceramist and set designer, Mikhail Vrubel (March 17th, 1856 – April 14th, 1910), whose ...
Discrimination against Roma from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and the Czech Republic

Discrimination against Roma from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and the Czech Republic

Russia's war against Ukraine sparked a huge wave of solidarity in Europe, with governments and ordinary people rushing to help those fleeing the conflict. The UN estimates that more than ...
Germany to change residence rules for Ukrainians from 1 September

Germany to change residence rules for Ukrainians from 1 September

Those staying in Germany for more than three months must obtain a temporary protection registration, otherwise they will not be able to legally stay in the FRG, or leave the ...
On torture, mass beatings and cruelty in Kalmykia's Colony No 2

On torture, mass beatings and cruelty in Kalmykia’s Colony No 2

Since 5 August 2022, officers and special forces of the FSIN have brutally tortured and humiliated convicts, subjecting them to suffering as revenge. For crimes committed by two convicts, the ...
OSCE to look into human rights abuses in Russia

OSCE to look into human rights abuses in Russia

OSCE participating States will launch a "Moscow Mechanism" because of possible violations by Russia of its commitments to respect the rights of its citizens. 38 of the 57 member states ...
European Commissioner: Refugees from Ukraine can return to the EU again at any time

European Commissioner: Refugees from Ukraine can return to the EU again at any time

Refugees from Ukraine who have moved to the EU and then decide to re-enter their home country will be able to return to the EU at any time during the ...
July 5 - August 2, 2022. Ukrainian ISHR team provides humanitarian assistance in Zaporizhzhia

July 5 – August 2, 2022. Ukrainian ISHR team provides humanitarian assistance in Zaporizhzhia

Zaporizhzhia is now back on everyone's radar. Europe's largest nuclear power plant in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia region in south-eastern Ukraine has recently came under fire again. In this war-torn region, ...
The city of Mannheim has again given aid to Chisinau to support refugees

The city of Mannheim has again given aid to Chisinau to support refugees

The Chisinau Municipal Centre for Refugees has received the third consignment of humanitarian aid from the German city of Mannheim. The donations, consisting of hygiene products such as detergents, nappies, ...
Europe and Taiwan share common values

Europe and Taiwan share common values

Vice-President of the European Parliament Nicola Beer in Taipei. By Michael Leh Europe and Taiwan share common values Taipei. The Vice President of the European Parliament, Nicola Beer (FDP), has ...
School enrolment in different European countries for refugees from Ukraine

School enrolment in different European countries for refugees from Ukraine

Many refugees face the problem that it is already necessary to prepare their children in schools in the host country. The war in Ukraine is ongoing and a peace settlement ...
Russian prisons recruit prisoners for war in Ukraine

Russian prisons recruit prisoners for war in Ukraine

The website gulagu.net reported on repeated cases of agitation and recruitment of prisoners in Russian colonies to take part in combat operations in Ukraine. Prisoners are offered the following: To ...
Death sentence expected against German-Iranian journalist

Death sentence expected against German-Iranian journalist

Tehran / Los Angeles / Frankfurt am Main, July 25, 2022 – Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jamshid Sharmahd, a German-Iranian journalist and political activist kidnapped by the Iranian secret service, is to ...
Where to find help for refugees in Germany

Where to find help for refugees in Germany

There is a central German portal that has been created by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Comprehensive Development. This portal provides detailed information on staying in Germany. Where ...
Blinken: Moldova does not yet meet minimum standards for eradicating human trafficking

Blinken: Moldova does not yet meet minimum standards for eradicating human trafficking

Moldova has been placed in the second category of countries trying to meet the standards set out in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). This was announced by US Secretary ...
ISHR Fair Trial Monitoring in Armenia continues

ISHR Fair Trial Monitoring in Armenia continues

While a long-standing and successful fair trial monitoring project in Ukraine was put on hold due to the war, the Armenian section of ISHR, which recently joined the Ukrainian project ...