Week 33, August 2-7

August 7th, 2011   Theme: Belarus

Ales Bialacki, head of Viasna, the leading human rights organisation in Belarus, and Vice- President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), is detained and sent to a detention centre in Minsk. (more…)

Azeri Visit to Sweden

August 6th, 2011   Azerbaijan | Education

September 5-9, 2011 a delegation from the Azeri opposition party NIPA is visiting Stockholm, Sweden. The program – organized by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation – includes meetings at various levels within the Moderate Party, the Foreign Ministry and the Municipality of Haninge.

The Azeri web based  political magazine Pozisiya.com describsd the visit as follows:

“After an invitation from the ruling party Conservatives, has AMIPs Chairman Yusif Baðýrzadə, party secretary Arzuxan Əlizadə, international secretary Elþən Mustafayev and member of the party executive Sadiq Həmzəyev, started a five-day official trip to Sweden. According to the AMIP’s press office to” Pozisiya.com “the party leadership that during this official visit, which lasts between 5 and 9 September, to coincide with the Moderates’ party secretary. during the trip, they will also have meetings with the Swedish foreign minister’s adviser, Vice-President, members of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee as well as in our country renowned Goran Lennmarker, former chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and rapporteur on Nagorno Karabakh and other executives.

Translation: Thomas Gür

Read Pozisiya’s article on the visit

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee addresses to the UN Special Repporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus prepares amendments to the “law on mass events”. (more…)