Sevan Nişanyan, a Turkish-Armenian journalist, wrote a blog entry last September stating that critical comments about religion don’t constitute hate speech. “Making fun of an Arab leader who claimed he contacted God hundreds of years ago and received political, financial and sexual benefits is not hate speech,” he said.
روايت فعلان ايرانی در تبعيد
Why They Left
Stories of Iranian Activists in Exile
Türkiye’de Doksanlarda Gerçekleşen Faili Meçhul Cinayetler ve Kayıplar İçin Cezasızlığın Sona Erdirilmesi
Address by Holly Cartner, Europe and Central Asia division director
Thank you for the opportunity to address this important forum and contribute to this welcome and much-needed reflection on the state of human rights in Europe.
This morning's discussion has already highlighted a wide array of areas in which serious human rights abuses have gone unpunished. And a strong case has been made for how a climate of impunity in turns fuels further violations.
EU States Should Halt Returns to Greece
(Athens, November 26, 2008) - Greece systematically rounds up and detains Iraqi asylum seekers and other migrants in dirty, overcrowded conditions and forcibly and secretly expels them to Turkey, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. Under EU rules, most Iraqis who enter the European Union through Greece must claim asylum there.