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21.05.2013
The Index Award-winning Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov says he had been threatened by the family of a man who was arrested after an online posting.
20.05.2013
Sing for Democracy song competition launched in early February has been successfully completed. Eight songs of a critical nature dedicated to the topics of democracy, human rights, rule of law and social problems were submitted for the contest.
07.05.2013
The Human Rights Centre Viasna urges the Belarusian authorities to stop the practice of intimidation and pressurization of civic activists and immediately decriminalize the activity of unregistered organizations.
12.04.2013
Leaders of 66 Russian non-governmental organisations signed a letter to President Vladimir Putin in response to his interview with the German TV company ARD.
10.04.2013
The Art for Democracy campaign condemns recent actions by local authorities to shut down a human rights film festival in Lankaran.
08.04.2013
On 1 April 2013 the new office of the Human Rights Centre Viasna opened its doors in Minsk. The human rights defenders presented new analytical editions, shared their plans for the future and defined the priorities for their current activities.
13.03.2013
Since its launch in December 2012, the Art for Democracy campaign has been under attack by the Azerbaijani authorities.
13.02.2013
Member of the Civic Solidarity Platform, resolutely condemns the harassment and unlawful detention of civil society activists in Khachmaz, a Northern city of Azerbaijan.
10.02.2013
The spokespersons of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, and Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, issued a joint statement on recent events in Azerbaijan on 9 February 2013: 
06.12.2012
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06.12.2012
“More than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, the work of creating a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace remains unfinished. I just met with a group of the Civil Society Solidarity Platform leaders from a number of member states.
05.11.2012
Human rights defenders from Belarus learned about the invitation the National Center of Legislation and Legal Research (NCLLR) sent to stakeholders to express opinions on the issue of the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) from the non-official information that appeared on one of the news websites.
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