IHFs 5th Periodic Report (covering Oct-Dec 1999)


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Subject: IHFs 5th Periodic Report (covering Oct-Dec 1999)

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IHFs 5th Periodic Report (covering Oct-Dec 1999)


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      INTERNATIONAL HELSINKI FEDERATION FOR
                    HUMAN RIGHTS
                       (IHF)
      PERIODIC REPORTS FROM THE OSCE REGION
 
               OCTOBER – DECEMBER 1999
 
             E-mail: office@ihf-hr. org
                 Tel. +43-1-402 7387
                 Fax +43-1-408 7444
 
This is the fifth of the "IHF Periodic Reports from the OSCE Region"
published by the IHF on a regular basis. It contains information on
recent human rights issues in some of the participating states of the
Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) provided by
the IHF Secretariat and its member committees and partner NGOs. The
IHF intends no political statement in the selection of countries and
issues described in this report. For more information on human rights
violations in the OSCE region, please visit our web page at
http://www.ihf-hr.org
 
Compiled by Paula Tscherne-Lempiäinen
Edited by Paula Tscherne-Lempiäinen and Nicole Watson
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 
AZERBAIJAN: Two public assemblies permitted in 1999; protection of
refugees and immigrants; death penalty; important registrations;
"Sara" media outlets shut down.
 
BELARUS: Belarus Helsinki Committee wins in court.
 
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA: Freedom of religion
restricted; discrimination against "deserters"; new law on
citizenship; security services; social rights.
 
BULGARIA: Local elections
 
CROATIA: State-controlled news media campaign against the Croatian
Helsinki Committee.
 
KYRGYZSTAN: Ousting of honest judges; chairman of the Kyrgyz Committee
for Human Rights seriously harassed; pre-election violations.
 
RUSSIA: State Duma elections; Nikitin acquitted; Chechnya; Russia must
answer Council of Europe’s Question about Chenchnya; Russia is
violating international law in Chechnya.
 
TURKEY: Death Penalty
 
TURKMENISTAN: Dictatorship in Turkmenistan challenge to the integrity
of the OSCE; government silences final voice of opposition.
 
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Alleged police misconduct in Seattle;
Michigan inmates denied human rights protection
 
YUGOSLAVIA/KOSOVO: Political trial in Serbia

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>From the moderator: Full text of the report is available online at
http://www.ihf-hr.org/reports/periodic/1999-5.htm
Boris

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