Hugh Williamson

Type: Person
Name: Hugh Williamson
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law

a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels, Human Rights Watch said today. The law unnecessarily interferes with the right to freedom of expression and should be repealed, Human Rights Watch ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Press release: Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University: Jan Joosten

The Queen has approved that Professor Jan Joosten ThM, PhD, Professor of Old Testament Exegesis at the University of Strasbourg, be appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford in succession to Professor Hugh Williamson, MA PhD DD ... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Over 200,000 Flee Ukraine For Russia – Russian Ombudsman

MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) - More than 200,000 refugees from southeastern Ukraine are in Russia, 28,700 of whom are children, Russia’s children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said at a press conference held at Rossiya Segodnya on Wednesday.“According ... [Published RIA Novosti - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Over 38,000 Ukrainians Seeking Refugee Status in Russia

MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – More than 38,000 Ukrainians are seeking refugee status in Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday.“Over 38,000 Ukrainian nationals have already applied for refuge [in Russia]. Considering the circumstances, ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Internally Displaced Ukrainians Need Urgent Assistance – Human Rights Watch

MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) - Tens of thousands of Ukrainians who left their homes as a result of fighting need urgent aid as the government has not provided them with sufficient assistance, Human Rights Watch (HRW) director of Europe and Central Asia ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Russia Allocates $140Mln to Address Influx of Ukrainian Refugees

MOSCOW, July 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is going to spend more than 4.9 billion rubles ($140 million) to address the issue of refugees as thousands flee hostilities in eastern Ukraine, according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.“The government ... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Open letter HRW: refugees from Ukraine need urgent help

Tens of thousand of Ukrainians who left their homes because of the fighting, need urgent help, because the government did not provide them with sufficient protection, reported in an open letter that the Director of human rights organization (HRW) Europe ... [Published RIN.ru - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

KYRGYZSTAN GAY ACTIVISTS PLEAD FOR WORLD’S ATTENTION

Demetra D claimed that he was arrested and raped by Kyrgyzstan police officers for being gayGay activists in the Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan are calling for international support as a proposed Putin-style anti-gay law is set to limit the rights of LGBT ... [Published Mambaonline - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Kyrgyzstan, Gay, LGBT
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

HRW Slams Effects Of Russia's Gay 'Propaganda' Law, One Year On

The New York-based watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that, one year later, Russia’s law banning gay "propaganda" has served as a tool for antigay discrimination, even though Russian authorities have fined only four people for violating it.The law ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Jul 01 2014]
Entities: Propaganda, LGBT, Gay
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 2 reports

HRW calls on Council of Europe to put pressure on Azerbaijan

Human Rights Watch calls on Council of Europe to put pressure on Azerbaijan15:30 24/06/2014 REGIONThe Council of Europe's leaders and members of its ParliamentaryAssembly should urge Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to end hiscountry's growing persecution ... [Published Groong - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 2 reports

Human Rights Watch calls on Council of Europe to put pressure on Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe’s leaders and members of its Parliamentary Assembly should urge Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to end his country’s growing persecution of government critics and independent groups, reads the statement of the international organization ... [Published PANORAMA.am - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 2 reports

U of T student accused of spying, detained in Tajikistan

Human Rights Watch is calling for the “immediate release” of a young man from Tajikistan studying for his PhD in Canada who was detained during a trip home earlier this week.Alexander Sodiqov was detained on June 16 following a meeting with local activist ... [Published CTV News - Jun 19 2014]

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"this law openly discriminates against lgbt people, legitimizes anti-lgbt violence, and seeks to erase lgbt people from the country’s public life" said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch

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Russia: Anti-LGBT law a tool for discrimination [Published Ifex - Jul 25 2014]
Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 25 2014]
Press release: Regius Professor of Hebrew, Oxfo... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 24 2014]
Kyrgyzstan Has Invented a Harsher Antigay Law T... [Published Advocate.com - Jul 23 2014]
Over 200,000 Flee Ukraine For Russia – Russian ... [Published RIA Novosti - Jul 23 2014]
Over 38,000 Ukrainians Seeking Refugee Status i... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
Russia Allocates $140Mln to Address Influx of U... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
Internally Displaced Ukrainians Need Urgent Ass... [Published Russia Profile - Jul 22 2014]
Open letter HRW: refugees from Ukraine need urg... [Published RIN.ru - Jul 21 2014]
KYRGYZSTAN GAY ACTIVISTS PLEAD FOR WORLD’S ATTE... [Published Mambaonline - Jul 21 2014]
Ruslan Kutayev: Chechen human rights activist [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 11 2014]
Russia: Chechen Activist Leader Arrested, Beaten [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 10 2014]
Russia Says U.S. 'Kidnapped' Accused Hacker, Ch... [Published Transitions Online - Jul 10 2014]
British MP: Ilham Aliyev behaves in PACE as bra... [Published PANORAMA.am - Jul 01 2014]
HRW Slams Effects Of Russia's Gay 'Propaganda' ... [Published Radio Free Europe - Jul 01 2014]
HRW calls on Council of Europe to put pressure ... [Published Groong - Jun 29 2014]
HRW: CoE leaders should urge Aliyev to end grow... [Published Groong - Jun 29 2014]
Ales Bialiatski Released after 3 Years in Jail [Published HighBeam Research - Jun 25 2014]
Human Rights Watch calls on Council of Europe t... [Published PANORAMA.am - Jun 24 2014]
HRW Calls On Council Of Europe To Press Baku On... [Published Radio Free Europe - Jun 24 2014]
Belarus: Human Rights Defender Freed (6/24/14) [Published Targeted News Service - Jun 24 2014]
U of T student accused of spying, detained in T... [Published CTV News - Jun 19 2014]
Tajikistan: Free or Charge Researcher [Published Human Rights Watch - Jun 19 2014]
Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Should We Eliminate The Vice-Presidency? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 30 2014]
Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 24 2014]
Ukraine: Investigate Odessa Deaths [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 08 2014]
Kazakh court orders newspaper closure [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 22 2014]
Russian anti-gay gang violence seen for the fir... [Published Guardian.co.uk Sports News - Feb 01 2014]
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Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine (Berlin, June 7, 2014) – Ukraine’s authorities should review counterinsurgency operations in southeast Ukraine to ensure that government forces are complying with all of their obligations under international ...
Should We Eliminate The Vice-Presidency? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - May 30 2014]
Responding in part to my post about the seemingly weak Democratic bench for Vice-President , Seth Mandel at Commentary suggests its time to get rid of the office of Vice-President entirely: We don’t need to agonize over how we choose the vice ...
Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 24 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine Eastern Insurgents Commit Abductions, Beatings (Donetsk) – Anti-Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine are abducting, attacking, and harassing people they suspect of supporting the Ukrainian government or consider ...
Ukraine: Investigate Odessa Deaths [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 08 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine Impartial Inquiry Critical to Credibility (Berlin, May 8, 2014) – The Ukrainian government investigation into the violence in Odessa on May 2, 2014, should be thorough, impartial, and capable of ensuring that ...
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