Statement by the Turkmenistan Civic Solidarity Group, delivered by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform at the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on freedom of expression and freedom of the media on 28 October 2016 in Vienna.
Civic Solidarity Platform urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise the issue of the case of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov during her visit to Kyrgyzstan.
Here is the full text of the letter:
Members of the OSCE-wide NGO coalition Civic Solidarity Platform, express their grave concern about the arrests of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), Erol Önderoğlu (journalist associated with Reporters Without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin in connection with their participation in the campai
NGOs from around the world appeal to Russia's Foreign minister after a Russian diplomat sent death threats to Florian Irminger, Head of Advocacy of the Human Rights House Foundation, at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform are extremely relieved that our colleague Rasul Jafarov and 13 other individuals unfairly and unjustly imprisoned in Azerbaijan have been pardoned, allowing them to be released and reunite with their families and loved ones.