Hugh Williamson

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Name: Hugh Williamson
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Russian Lockdown on the Internet Continues with Strict Data Storage Regulations

On Wednesday the Russian lower chamber of parliament passed a bill that requires internet companies to comply with a new law regarding personal data storage much sooner than anticipated, according to the Wall Street Journal . In July, Russia passed a ... [Published Web Host Industry Review - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands jailed in Uzbekistan on politically motivated charges, report says

Uzbekistan’s political prisoners. Top row from left to right: Azam Farmono, Gaybullo Jalilov and Muhammad Bekjanov. Bottom row from left to right: Isroiljon Kholdorov, Murod Juraev and Dilorom Abdukodirova. Photograph: Human Rights WatchUzbekistan has ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Lawlessness in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists are making people accused of violating public order do forced labor, according to a report by the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) earlier this month.The self-appointed authorities in the so-called ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 3 reports

Human Rights watch calls on Obama to challenge Poroshenko on violations

The Obama administration should urge Ukraine’s leadership to stop human rights violations by Ukrainian forces in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to . Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is due to meet US President Barack Obama on Thursday ... [Published Voice of Russia - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 3 reports

Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian Separatists in Ukraine

Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held eastern regions as “a step in the right direction,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “We hope that all provisions of the law will be implemented responsibly,” Russia’s Foreign ... [Published TIME.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial: Constitution continues guidance

More than 100 countries have in some shape, form or fashion duplicated what our Founding Fathers did 227 years ago. On this date in 1787, they signed the Constitution and since then we have lived by it, argued over it and tried not to let anyone trample ... [Published Henderson Dispatch - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Russians shadow American warship after Canadian frigate 'buzzed'

Russian ships and fighter planes tracked an American warship out on the same Black Sea exercise that saw its military aircraft “buzz” a Canadian frigate, a source has confirmed to CTV News, despite Russia’s denials.Three small Russian surface vessels ... [Published CTV News - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Pro-Russian rebels using forced labour 'punishment brigades': HRW

Rebel forces in east Ukraine have committed "serious violations of the laws of war" by seizing civilians and forcing them to work in "punishment brigades" on pain of death, Human Rights Watch said.Witnesses in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk told HRW ... [Published Expatica Germany - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor

Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine ‘Punishment Brigades’ Put in Danger, Abused (Berlin) – Insurgent forces are detaining civilians on allegations of violating public order and then subjecting them to forced labor. Rebels appear to be using ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

NATO challenges Putin’s threats

NATO’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the organization is creating a special strike force of 4,000 soldiers that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states. Rasmussen said the force will be designed to protect members ... [Published Digital Journal - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Blair advised Kazakh dictator on speech after massacre of unarmed protesters

How is it best to go about maintaining a good public image after carrying out a massacre of unarmed protesters? This is the unpleasant task Tony Blair dealt with on behalf of Kazakhstan’s autocratic president after a massacre of people protesting against ... [Published LondonlovesBusiness.com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 3 reports

Blair under fire for advising Kazakhstan

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under renewed fire following a report revealing that he gave Kazakhstan’s president advice on how to manage a deadly police incident. The report published by The Sunday Telegraph revealed a leaked letter ... [Published Press tv - Aug 25 2014]

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...Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is due to meet US President Barack Obama on Thursday when he makes an address to Congress. "the obamaobama administration’s support for ukraine in the conflict against the russia-backed insurgency needs to include urging the government to meet its obligations to protect all civilians" said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at (HRW)...
"ukraine's closest friends have the most effective voices to speak with the ukrainian leadership about human rights concerns, and the obama administration shouldn't miss this opportunity" Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch said Thursday, as quoted by the organization
"there is always an opportunity for something stupid to happen and somebody get in too close or somebody do something provocative that would actually escalate the incident and get quite dangerous" Hugh Williamson told CTV News
"rebels in eastern ukraine to stop forcing people into labor brigades and stop exposing them to dangers of the front lines" said Hugh Williamson, the human rights group's Europe and Central Asia director

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Russian Lockdown on the Internet Continues with... [Published Web Host Industry Review - Sep 26 2014]
Thousands jailed in Uzbekistan on politically m... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 26 2014]
Azerbaijan: Joint Letter to Council of Europe S... [Published Human Rights Watch - Sep 25 2014]
Lawlessness in eastern Ukraine [Published Deutsche Welle - Sep 23 2014]
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published TIME.com - Sep 18 2014]
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published The China Blog - Sep 18 2014]
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 18 2014]
Human Rights watch calls on Obama to challenge ... [Published Voice of Russia - Sep 18 2014]
US Should Raise Human Rights Issues with Ukrain... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 18 2014]
Ukraine: US Should Raise Rights Issues [Published Human Rights Watch - Sep 18 2014]
Justice Jackson speaks on judicial role [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Sep 17 2014]
Editorial: Constitution continues guidance [Published Henderson Dispatch - Sep 17 2014]
Friday Interview: Edenton’s Role in American Hi... [Published Carolina Journal Online - Sep 12 2014]
Russians shadow American warship after Canadian... [Published CTV News - Sep 09 2014]
Russia denies claims it 'buzzed' Canadian frigate [Published CTV News - Sep 09 2014]
Pro-Russian rebels using forced labour 'punishm... [Published Expatica Germany - Sep 06 2014]
Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor [Published Human Rights Watch - Sep 05 2014]
NATO challenges Putin’s threats [Published Digital Journal - Sep 01 2014]
Germany Should Bring Azerbaijan Down to Earth [Published Human Rights Watch - Sep 01 2014]
Ukraine: Pro-Russian Rebels Torture and Kill Ci... [Published Yahoo! Singapore - Aug 29 2014]
Ukraine: Rebel Forces Detain, Torture Civilians [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 29 2014]
Blair advised Kazakh dictator on speech after m... [Published LondonlovesBusiness.com - Aug 26 2014]
Blog: Tony Blair Gives PR a Bad Name [Published Odwyer PR Daily - Aug 25 2014]
Blair under fire for advising Kazakhstan [Published Press tv - Aug 25 2014]
Tony Blair advises Kazakh president on publicit... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
£7m-a-year Tony Blair tells tyrant: This is how... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
Ruslan Kutayev: Chechen human rights activist [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 11 2014]
Russia Says U.S. 'Kidnapped' Accused Hacker, Ch... [Published Transitions Online - Jul 10 2014]
Ukraine: Review Operations in Southeast - Both ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 06 2014]
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Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published TIME.com - Sep 18 2014]
Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held eastern regions as “a step in the right direction,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “We hope that all provisions of the law will be implemented responsibly,” Russia’s Foreign ...
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published The China Blog - Sep 18 2014]
MoreUkraine Grants Amnesty and More Autonomy to Separatist Regions How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held ...
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 18 2014]
MoreUkraine Grants Amnesty and More Autonomy to Separatist Regions How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held ...
Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine ‘Punishment Brigades’ Put in Danger, Abused (Berlin) – Insurgent forces are detaining civilians on allegations of violating public order and then subjecting them to forced labor. Rebels appear to be using ...
Ukraine: Rebel Forces Detain, Torture Civilians [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 29 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine Dire Concern for Safety of Captives (Berlin) – Russian-backed insurgent forces in eastern Ukraine are arbitrarily detaining civilians and subjecting them to torture, degrading treatment, and forced labor. ...
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