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March 2012 (5)
Mar 21 2012 2:38PM
Musicians beaten by police in Eurovision host country

In just two months’ time, the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Azerbaijan. The country will no doubt warmly welcome voices from across Europe to a luxurious stage, and put on a great show for the 125 million people expected...

Mar 9 2012 2:46PM
ACTION: Police Beat Up Peaceful Protesters (UA 79/12)

Youth activists, including recently released Jabbar Savalan, were beaten by police while staging a peaceful demonstration in Azerbaijan's capital Baku. Call on the authorities to order an immediate investigation into the violence -...

Mar 8 2012 5:13PM
Good news for International Women's Day!

The Individuals at Risk team have been working for a few years now on the case of Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú - two indigenous women who were raped by Mexican soldiers in separate attacks in 2002. You can read...

Mar 2 2012 5:52PM
Families at renewed risk of eviction in Belgrade

We have been informed that 33 families are at immediate risk of forced eviction in Serbia. The authorities appear determined to begin the eviction next week on 7th March. We call on all our expert letter-writing supporters to take...

Mar 2 2012 5:00PM
Good news! Mexican human rights defender released (update to UA 62/12)

Mexico - Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez On 24 February, at around 00:30, Mexican Human Rights Defender Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez was released on bail, following a court hearing in the afternoon of 23 February, in the 6th court of...