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(Milan) – The law approved today by the National Council of the Austrian parliament is a blow to the rights of asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said today. The law, which is expected to pass quickly and unchallenged in the parliament’s upper chamber,…
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(Berlin) – President Heinz Fischer of Austria should urge President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan to address serious human rights problems in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Berdymukhamedov is scheduled to meet Dr. Fischer in…
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(New York) ­- The Russian government should closely examine evidence gathered by the Austrian police relating to Chechnya's leader, Human Rights Watch said today. The evidence suggests that the Kremlin-appointed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, was…
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(London) - The following statement was issued today by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch about a credible report of a potentially life-threatening plot against Farid Tukhbatullin, who leads a Vienna-based nongovernmental organization from exile…
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(New York) - The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today…
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(New York, November 13, 2008) - Germany and Austria should use meetings with the president of Turkmenistan to press for human rights reforms, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to the German and Austrian leaders. President Gurbanguly…
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(Vienna) - The United Nations must stop the ongoing subversion of human rights in the name of drug control, the International Harm Reduction Association, Human Rights Watch, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy…
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The European Parliament should condemn European complicity in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program of “extraordinary renditions” and secret detention of prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. The report of the European Parliament’s…
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An Iraqi leader accused of genocide, mass murder, and torture was released today by the Austrian government. The move was quickly criticized by Human Rights Watch. Earlier today, Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the vice-chairman of Iraq's Revolutionary Command…
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A senior Iraqi leader accused of genocide, mass murder, and torture should be prosecuted by Austrian authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. Earlier this week, Vienna city councillor Peter Pilz filed a complaint against Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the vice…