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04/19/2017 at 10:55. Facebook
MORNING SEMINAR SERBIA (STOCKHOLM O5 MAY): Freedom of the media in Serbia has seen a significant change in its trajectory since 2010, from being categorised by many watchdog organisations as being “on a good path to becoming free and independent” to the current situation of instability. There is now almost a total collapse in freedom of expression with pro-government media outlets spewing out...
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MORNING SEMINAR SERBIA STOCKHOLM O5 MAY Freedom of the media in Serbia

Seminar: Serbia – On the Fringes of The EU But Media Censorship is in the Dark Ages

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04/19/2017 at 08:49. Facebook
BELARUS STATEMENT: Civil Rights Defenders calls for the immediate release of Belarusian activist Pavel Levinov and for all administrative charges to be dropped against him. He was sentenced to 15 days in prison while acting in his capacity as observer while monitoring the peaceful protests of March 26.
BELARUS STATEMENT Civil Rights Defenders calls for the immediate release of Belarusian

Letter Demanding the Release of Belarusian Activist Pavel Levinov

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Campaña Cuba: A pesar de que la UE abre sus puertas al gobierno cubano, los defensores de derechos humanos continúan siendo detenidos a diario. ¡Firme la petición y únase a Civil Rights Defenders para exigir su liberación inmediata! #CRD
Campaña Cuba A pesar de que la UE abre sus puertas al

Cuba detiene a activistas mientras la UE mira para otro lado

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CUBA CAMPAIGN: Despite the EU opening its doors to the Cuban government, human rights defenders continue to be arrested on a daily basis. Sign the petition and join Civil Rights Defenders in demanding their immediate release! #CRD
CUBA CAMPAIGN Despite the EU opening its doors to the Cuban government

Activists Imprisoned in Cuba as the EU Looks On

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SERBIA UPDATE: Biased information is confusing and scaring people. Human rights defenders and journalists who are accused of acts against the state are deprived of their rights especially protection from propaganda and hate speech as their faces appear on TV shows and newspapers where they are portrayed as criminals trying to undermine the country.
SERBIA UPDATE Biased information is confusing and scaring people Human rights defenders

Repression Against the Media Continues in Serbia

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AZERBAIJAN UPDATE: While the blocking of media that provides critical coverage of the Azerbaijani government is not new, a mass outing of every major critical site is. The prevailing speculation is the blackout is an attempt to block out critical Azerbaijani-language coverage of First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva’s appointment as vice president.
AZERBAIJAN UPDATE While the blocking of media that provides critical coverage of

Azerbaijan: Government Escalates Hacking Campaign Against Dissent

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SEMINAR: South Sudan – "Deferred Hopes and Broken Promises."

#CRD has the honour to welcome Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO from South Sudan to present a seminar on How human rights can be protected in protracted conflict situations at our Head Office in Stockholm. He is joined by Sweden’s Ambassador for Human Rights, Annika Ben David, Human Rights Defender, Hassan Shire and...
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SEMINAR: South Sudan – "Deferred Hopes and Broken Promises"
CUBA UPDATE: "Nothing has changed when it comes to human rights reform since the US, EU, Sweden and many others opened their doors to the Cuban government. Together with our Cuban partners, we have advocated strongly for the inclusion of human rights defenders in the implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between the EU and Cuba, that was signed in December...
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CUBA UPDATE Nothing has changed when it comes to human rights reform

Partner of Civil Rights Defenders sentenced to six months in prison

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Celebrate Edmund Yakani – Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Winner 2017 – with us at Kägelbanan, Södra teatern on 4 April. Music will be performed by Sousou & Maher Cissoko | RSVP required – find all details in the link below.
Celebrate Edmund Yakani Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Winner 2017

Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2017

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Celebrate Edmund Yakani – Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Winner 2017 – with us at Kägelbanan, Södra teatern on 4 April. Music will be performed by Sousou & Maher Cissoko | RSVP required – find all details in the link below.
Celebrate Edmund Yakani Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Winner 2017

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BELARUS UPDATE: Human rights defenders in Belarus speak out against renewed repression

“On March 25, we celebrate Freedom Day in Belarus - this will be an important date. If they will continue detaining people, the country cleary goes in the wrong direction again,” Leonid Sudalenka, Legal Initiative, Belarus. #LegalInitiative

”It seems like the authorities decided to go back from “soft...
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BELARUS UPDATE: Human rights defenders in Belarus speak out against renewed repression
BELARUS UPDATE: Human rights defenders in Belarus speak out against renewed repression.

”Undoubtedly, in connection with the recent events in March, we can see the deterioration of the human rights situation concerning peaceful assemblies in Belarus”, Serghei Ustinov, Legal Initiative in Minsk, Belarus. #LegalInitiative

”Belarusian authorities flagrantly violate citizens’ right to peaceful...
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BELARUS UPDATE: Human rights defenders in Belarus speak out against renewed repression
WESTERN BALKANS UPDATE: “In its eleven year history, more than 1000 students have had the chance to participate in the annual Moot Court Competition where they get the opportunity to present a case in a real court setting, so that they can gain first hand experiences that will help them in their future careers as human rights lawyers”, said Goran Miletic, Director for Europe at Civil Rights...
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WESTERN BALKANS UPDATE In its eleven year history more than 1000 students

Team Iustitia from Serbia Winners of 2017 Regional Moot Court Competition

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WESTERN BALKANS UPDATE: Fourth Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe kicks off in Tirana focusing on Freedom of Expression

“The biggest expectation lies with those who practice law whether they are a judges, prosecutors, attorneys or legal experts working with human rights organisations. [We] are not free from the obligation to push for full implementation of human rights standards” said...
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WESTERN BALKANS UPDATE Fourth Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe

Regional Rule of Law Forum for South East Europe Focuses on Freedom of Expression

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RUSSIA UPDATE: Justice for Human Rights Defenders at European Court of Human Rights. "The kidnapping and beating of our Russian colleague illustrates the impunity for the perpetrators of grave abuses in the North Caucasus and the situation of human rights defenders", said Joanna Kurosz, Eurasia Programme Director at Civil Rights Defenders.
RUSSIA UPDATE Justice for Human Rights Defenders at European Court of Human

Russian Special Forces Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Beating Chairman of Memorial Human Right Center

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BREAKING NEWS BELARUS: Civil Rights Defenders is deeply concerned by the recent actions of the Belarusian authorities to harass and detain journalists, human rights defenders and members of the political opposition for their participation in peaceful protests. The government of Belarus must immediately stop these actions and respect the rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression...
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BREAKING NEWS BELARUS Civil Rights Defenders is deeply concerned by the recent

Stop The Harassment of Human Rights Defenders In Belarus

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BELARUS UPDATE: Journalists and protesters detained today at demonstrations across Belarus. [ Spring96.org Link ] #humanrights #belarus
BELARUS UPDATE Journalists and protesters detained today at demonstrations acros

Protesters, journalists detained across Belarus

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At a time when several countries adopt new draconian laws that strike at the very core of fundamental human rights and freedoms, when there is a deepening polarisation in the world and nationalism is growing, those on the ground who dare to speak up often do so at great personal risk.

The renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders is important...
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At a time when several countries adopt new draconian laws that strike

#HRC34 | The vital importance of renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

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CUBA UPDATE: José Daniel Ferrer, Chief Coordinator of the Cuban civil rights organisation UNPACU, was arbitrarily detained by Cuban authorities on March 8th. The state representatives severely damaged the headquarters of UNPACU and the homes of several staff members. 10 human rights defenders were arrested in the raid.

"Civil Rights Defenders strongly condemns the arrests. We expect nothing...
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CUBA UPDATE José Daniel Ferrer Chief Coordinator of the Cuban civil rights
BREAKING NEWS AZERBAIJAN:

Civil Rights Defenders calls upon the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release Mehman Huseynov, a prominent blogger and Chairperson of the press freedom organization, the Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety, who was sentenced to two years imprisonment on spurious charges of defamation. Please share and show your support #MehmanHuseynov. Photo courtesy...
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BREAKING NEWS AZERBAIJAN Civil Rights Defenders calls upon the Azerbaijani authorities to

Journalist Mehman Huseynov Sentenced to Two Years on Fabricated Charges

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