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Russia – Human Rights Watch calls for an end to intimidation of activists, media as election nears

In the lead-up to the March 4, 2012 presidential vote, authorities have harassed a major election-monitoring nongovernmental organization, directly and indirectly interfered with the operation of independent news outlets critical of the government, and harassed and threatened civic activists.

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Russia: Harassment of Critics

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Moscow) – Russian authorities are cracking down on government critics at the same time as they are tolerating large public protests,

Russia – Office of opposition newspaper destroyed in firebomb attack

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arson attack that ravaged the editorial offices of the weekly Vecherny Krasnokamsk in the Perm

Belarus: Drop Charges Against Activist – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Belarusian authorities should dismiss criminal charges against a leading human rights defender, Ales Bialiatski, and release him immediately from custody. (Moscow,

Russia: Activists Targeted on Eve of EU Summit

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Moscow) - European Union leaders should address the hostile climate for human rights defenders in Russia during talks at the EU-Russia

Azerbaijan: Government Stifling Critics

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (New York) - Azerbaijani courts sentenced an opposition social media activist to two-and-a-half years in prison on bogus drug possession charges

Georgians in Gali

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - After almost 19 years since the first exchange of fire in August 1992, the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict remains as far from political

What will the Uzbeks say about us in their Tahrir Square?

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - The dramatic developments in Egypt's Tahrir square and across the Middle East should make Western policy-makers think twice about the wisdom

Letter to the President of Ukraine Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Dear President Yanukovych, We write to express our deep concern regarding ongoing harassment by state prosecutors and law enforcement targeting

Balkans: Greater Commitment Needed on Rights

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Brussels) - Efforts toward European integration for the Western Balkans are hampered by persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said

Falling for Empty Talk on Human Rights

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Russia: Khodorkovsky Sentence Spotlights Unfair Trial

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (New York) - The criminal sentence imposed on the former Yukos Oil company owner, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and his business partner, Platon

Russia: Investigate Beating of Human Rights Defender

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Moscow) - The Russian authorities should immediately investigate the beating of the human rights defender Bakhrom Hamroev and take action against

Kyrgyzstan: Letter to the Kyrgyz Government

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Almazbek Atambaev Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek Ul. Here is the original post: Kyrgyzstan: Letter to

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Clinton Should Seek Concrete Rights Actions

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Astana) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should use her impending visits to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to promote concrete human

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