IHF Periodic Reports from the OSCE Region: March-Early July 1999


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IHF Periodic Reports from the OSCE Region: March-Early July
1999


INTERNATIONAL HELSINKI FEDERATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (IHF)
 
PERIODIC REPORTS FROM THE OSCE REGION
MARCH  EARLY JULY 1999
 
E-mail: office@ihf-hr.org
Tel. +43-1-402 7387
Fax +43-1-408 7444
 
This is the second issue of the "IHF Periodic Reports from the OSCE
Region" which the IHF publishes on a regular basis. It contains
information on recent human rights issues in some participating states
of the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); it
is provided by IHF member committees and partner NGOs. The IHF does
not intend to issue a political statement concerning the countries and
their respective issues described in this report. For more information
on human rights violations in the OSCE region, please visit our web
page, http://www.ihf-hr.org
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 
ALBANIA: Collecting testimonies on crimes and genocide in Kosovo; the
minority question in Albania; election of Ombudsman postponed.
 
AZERBAIJAN: Slander charges continue; minority issues.
 
AZERBAIJAN/ARMENIA: Violations of cease-fire.
 
BELARUS: Alternative presidential elections under repression.
 
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: Violations of the right to expression and free
media; recent developments in Republika Srpska; return of property and
restitution; freedom of movement improved.
 
BULGARIA: Libel suit for allegations of corruption on governmental
level?; new act on refugees adopted.
 
CZECH REPUBLIC: Police misconduct; illegal charges; observance of
religious freedom in prisons.
 
KYRGYZSTAN/UZBEKISTAN: More arrests in the border region; Kyrgyz
Parliament discusses tension on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.
 
RUSSIA: Aleksandr Nikitin indicted for the eighth time  case taken up
at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg.
 
SWEDEN: Racially motivated violence and courts.
 
UNITED STATES: New York police under investigation for "pattern and
practice" of abuse; call for strengthening hate crimes law; executions
carried out at startling rate.
 
YUGOSLAVIA (FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF)/MONTENEGRO: Notes on the Human Rights
Situation in Montenegro.

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