2009 14/11

Amnamnesty International

Amnamnesty International

The human rights organization <i>Amnesty International </i> considers Ihar Koktysh, who is kept in a detention center in Simferopol waiting for the extradition to Belarus, to be a prisoner of conscience.

30-year old Ihar Koktysh is accused by Belarusian prosecutors of committing an intentional murder. He has been in a detention center in Ukraine since 25 June 2007, waiting for the extradition, RFE/RL reports.

Amnesty International called on the Ukraine authorities not to return Ihar Koktysh to Belarus. Continue reading »

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2009 13/03

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ordered Russia to pay 8,000 euros ($10,200) in compensation to a former Siberian mayor who has been in jail since December 2006, the court said on Thursday.

Former Tomsk mayor Alexander Makarov, who was re-elected for a third term in 2004, was arrested by Russian police on December 8, 2006, and later charged with possession of narcotics and abuse of office.

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2008 22/12

EuraSUD u StrazbyryWe would like to call your attention to the following material:

On the 28 September 2008, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the extradition of Nikolay Ivanovich Soldatenko to Turkmenistan would constitute a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) as well as a breach of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) and of Article 5 §1 (f) and §4 (right to liberty and security). Continue reading »

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