January 26, 2007
by Tatyana Margolin
North Korea accused South Korea of Internet censorship Friday, saying that preventing the South Korean public from accessing pro-North Korea websites violates their citizens' basic human rights and freedom to access information. Since 2004, South Korea has blocked more than 30 such websites, inc... ...[read more]
November 10, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
In the latest string of judgments against Russia, the European Court of Human Rights Thursday held the country responsible for the deaths and disappearance of three people in Chechnya. In the first case, the body of Nura Luluyeva, a nurse who disappeared in 2000, was found in a mass grave a year ...[read more]
October 14, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
A Russian court has shut down the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society (ORCD), a Chechen human rights group that has been exposing abuses against civilians in Chechnya and providing assistance to victims of violence. The decision follows the February conviction of group co-founder Stanislav ...[read more]
May 16, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights has claimed in a new report that Russia is maintaining secret prisons in Chechnya and is using them for kidnapping and torturing separatist Chechens in violation of European and Russian laws. The group submitted the report to Dick Marty, the ...[read more]
May 16, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
President Bush has imposed a US travel ban on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and his associates. In a proclamation released Monday, Bush cited election fraud, corruption and human rights violations as reasons for the ban, saying that its targets are those who undermine or injure democr... ...[read more]
May 15, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
Leading UK human rights lawyers and activists are protesting the Blair government’s readiness to limit the application of the Human Rights Act in the wake of a High Court decision last week that permitted nine Afghan hijackers to remain in the UK. Speaking to the Guardian newspaper late Sunday... ...[read more]
May 15, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
Stephen Hadley, President Bush’s national security advisor, defended the recently-exposed government program to collect data on private phone calls Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, saying that it was legal and narrowly tailored. He said that the program does not involve listening to indivi... ...[read more]
May 9, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
Lawyers acting for former Kenyan transport minister Chris Murungaru will appear in the High Court in London on Tuesday to challenge a travel ban imposed last summer to prevent him entering the country. The ban appears to have been prompted by corruption accusations made against Murungaru in Kenya ...[read more]
May 9, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
New UK Home Secretary John Reid admitted on Monday that the number of serious offenders among convicted foreign criminals released from custody in the UK by administrative error before deportation reviews may be double of what was first suspected. The new figure given by Reid was 150, up from the ...[read more]
May 8, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
Lawyers for five Kuwaitis formerly detained at Guantanamo told a Kuwait criminal court Sunday that the Kuwaiti courts lack any foundation for convicting their clients of having links with al Qaeda. Their lawyers questioned the court’s jurisdiction over persons accused of committing crimes abr... ...[read more]

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