On 22 December Evgeny Vitishko, a Russian environment activist, was freed from the Sadovaya prison colony in Tambov Oblast. He was met by his fellow activists from Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus (EWNC) at the colony gates and he is now on his way home.
In an effort to help fight impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in southeast Ukraine, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is submitting a unique compilation of first-hand testimonies of such crimes to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
"It should have been Khadija Ismayil speaking to you today” said Brigitte Dufour opening the side event “Politically motivated persecutions in Azerbaijan” which IPHR hosted in the framework of Civic Solidarity Platform at HDIM 2015.
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims condemns last week’s attack on the office and apartment of its Russian member the Committee Against Torture (NGO CAT) and calls on the authorities to instigate a proper investigation and punish those involved in the attack.