Hugh Williamson

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Name: Hugh Williamson
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

Russia: Chechen Activist Leader Arrested, Beaten

July 8 UpdateOn July 7, 2014, the Urus-Martan Town Court of the Chechen Republic found Ruslan Kutaev guilty on dubious drug possession charges. Kutaev was sentenced to four years in prison and an additional year of restricted freedoms after his release, ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

British MP: Ilham Aliyev behaves in PACE as braggart and bully

Aliyev revealed himself as a braggart and a bully in Strasbourg at OSCE meeting this week, reads the article of the British MP Paul Flynn published on the site of Covcas bulletin magazine.Flynn notes that he was given 30 seconds to ask Aliyev a question ... [Published PANORAMA.am - Jul 01 2014]
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 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Ales Bialiatski Released after 3 Years in Jail

Berlin -- The following information was released by Human Rights Watch:Belarusian authorities on June 21, 2014, freed Ales Bialiatski, one of the country's leading human rights defenders. Bialiatski had spent almost three years in prison on politically ... [Published HighBeam Research - Jun 25 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 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Belarus: Human Rights Defender Freed (6/24/14)

BERLIN, June 24 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release:Belarusian (http://www.hrw.org/europecentral-asia/belarus) authorities on June 21, 2014, freed Ales Bialiatski, one of the country's leading human rights defenders. Bialiatski had ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 19 2014 - 1 reports

Tajikistan: Free or Charge Researcher

(Berlin) – Tajik authorities should immediately release or credibly charge a blogger and academic researcher detained on June 16 in southeastern Tajikistan , Human Rights Watch said today. Two persons identifying themselves as officers with Tajikistan’s ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

No one to be punished in eastern Ukraine for political beliefs – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has accused Ukrainian army of using heavy armament against in residential areas in and near Slavyansk, according to German daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. The international humanitarian organization has urged Ukraine to review its ... [Published Voice of Russia - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 10 2014 - 1 reports

Human Rights Watch: Ukraine's use of force beyond what is 'absolutely necessary'

DONETSK, Ukraine, June 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Friday asking that he de-escalate government forces in eastern Ukraine, claiming the country has gone beyond what is "absolutely necessary" to defeat ... [Published UPI - Jun 09 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both Sides Should Minimize Risk to Residents

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 ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

Russia: Reject ‘Foreign Agent Media’ Bill

(Moscow) – The Russian parliament should remove from consideration proposed amendments to the media law that would require foreign-funded media outlets that cover “political activities” to register as “foreign agents.”The draft amendments mirror the 2012 ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jun 05 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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Ruslan Kutayev: Chechen human rights activist [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - 12 hours ago]
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]
Yes, we are a Christian Nation [Published CDA Press - Jun 17 2014]
No one to be punished in eastern Ukraine for po... [Published Voice of Russia - Jun 16 2014]
Human Rights Watch: Ukraine's use of force beyo... [Published UPI - Jun 09 2014]
Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
Russia: Reject ‘Foreign Agent Media’ Bill [Published Human Rights Watch - Jun 05 2014]
Ukrainian authorities must free "disappeared" j... [Published Ifex - Jun 03 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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