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Independent websites blocked


Independent websites blocked

- Open the two blocked news websites in Belarus, NHC demands.

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Freedom of religion restricted in Azerbaijan

New report:

Freedom of religion restricted in Azerbaijan

The government of Azerbaijan claims it supports religious tolerance but in reality seriously restricts freedom of religion or belief. It uses a tolerance facade and denials of reality to camouflage serious human rights violations.

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Increasing restrictions on civic activism in Armenia

New NHC report:

Increasing restrictions on civic activism in Armenia

The NHC has monitored developments in Armenia closely since the disputed presidential election in 2008. This fresh report provides an analysis of trends within civic activism since the unrest that resulted in 10 deaths on 1 March 2008 until the recent demonstrations against the Russia-led customs union. – The authorities’ reactions to civic engagement in Armenia over the last weeks is definitely a reason for concern, says Armenia advisor in the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Lene Wetteland. – Though Armenia has received praise for legal reforms and some positive developments in the EU rapprochement process, these recent actions should serve as a warning that these steps can easily be retracted, Wetteland says.

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