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The European Union’s decision yesterday to lift the arms embargo on Uzbekistan sends a message that the country’s egregious human rights record is inconsequential, Freedom House said today, adding that the EU should be unequivocal in its condemnation of human rights abuses.
(San’a) – The swift action today by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to overturn a sentence of 60 lashes against a Saudi television producer sent an important message to the country’s courts, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Copenhagen) - Corks popped this month in Copenhagen, with Rio de Janeiro voted as host city for the 2016 Summer Games and the convening of the XIII Olympic Congress, the first since 1994. Meanwhile, in a dark cell in Fuzhou, a coastal city on the East China Sea, Ji Sizun has no cause to celebrate.
The Tunisian government’s harassment of opposition figures and journalists during the lead-up to presidential and legislative elections on October 25 is deeply troubling, Freedom House said today.
Today’s decision by the Kazakhstani appeals court to uphold human rights activist Yevgeniy Zhovtis’s conviction for vehicular manslaughter is an indication of the dismal state of justice in the country, Freedom House said today. The organization called on the Kazakhstani government to re-open its investigation of the case to ensure it has been conducted with fairness and transparency.