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Human rights trends from Western Europe

Image: Judge Yevgeny Zubov of bias

Judge Yevgeny Zubov of bias

However, there may be more twists and turns before the trial finally gets under way. The Prosecutor General’s Office has demanded that the presiding judge be replaced. They accuse Judge Yevgeny Zubov of bias. 26 Nov 2008 »

Image: Western Sahara: Campaign on Moroccan-EU partnership

Western Sahara: Campaign on Moroccan-EU partnership

The network of organisations and activists lobbying the companies in occupied Western Sahara have started a campaign that calls on the European Union to exclude Western Sahara from Moroccan-EU partnership. Have your organisation sign before 3 December. 19 Nov 2008 »

Image: Chungdak Koren awarded the Ossietsky Prize

Chungdak Koren awarded the Ossietsky Prize

Chungdak Koren, leader of the Norwegian Tibet Committee, has been awarded Norwegian PEN's Ossietsky Prize for her efforts to give a voice to Tibetans in Norway. Koren was vital in the establishment of the Norwegian Tibet Committee in 1989. She has also helped set up the radio station Voice of Tibet, where she remains a board member. 13 Nov 2008 »

Image: Aminatou Haidar receives Robert F. Kennedy Award

Aminatou Haidar receives Robert F. Kennedy Award

Today, Aminatou Haidar, the Saharawi human rights defender, received the 2008 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for campaigning for the self-determination of Western Sahara and against government abuses and disappearances of prisoners of conscience.for her human rights work. Read here the address that she gave at the award ceremony and reception at the US Senate in Washington DC. 13 Nov 2008 »

Image: Western Sahara: Strong demand for Norwegian commitment

Western Sahara: Strong demand for Norwegian commitment

14 Norwegian youth and student organisations on November 6th sent a letter to Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre in which they demand that Norway takes a more active and leading role in the search for a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara. We believe that it´s time that Norway demonstrates a much clearer support for the Sahrawi people´s struggle against occupation and oppression, the letter reads. 10 Nov 2008 »

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