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US stands up for freedom of assembly in Russia | April 1, 2011

The US has expressed its concern over the detention of Russian citizens who were participating in peaceful rallies on March 31, to demonstrate their support for Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees Russian citizens the right to peaceful assembly.

The Attorney General demands to eradicate violence in the organs | March 31, 2011

Over the past two years, more than 13,000 complaints and reports of torture and other mistreatment of people in internal affairs institutions were filed, the Department of Media Relations reports on Wednesday.

Human Rights activists recorded 15 deaths that happened in police departments | March 31, 2011

During the first three months of 2011, 15 people were killed in the institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, states the Kharkiv Human Rights Group with reference to their data.

Film Festival against racism and xenophobia will be held in St. Petersburg | March 30, 2011

From 30th of March to 3rd of April, Saint-Petersburg will host the International Film Festival against racism and xenophobia “Open your Eyes!”

Facebook shuts down third intifada group | March 30, 2011

Facebook has shut down a controversial page that was promoting a 'third intifada' to begin on May 15, 2011.

Ukraine will host the annual Interfaith «Davos» | March 29, 2011

International Interfaith Conference involving leaders of the major religious communities, from now on will become an annual “Kyiv Interfaith Forum".

OSCE delegation meets with Uzbek Ombudsman | March 29, 2011

A delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has started meetings with the Uzbek parliament and government in Tashkent.

UNHCR: Quest for Asylum in Rich Countries Dropped in Last Decade | March 29, 2011

The United Nations says the number of asylum seekers trying to enter wealthy countries has steadily declined in the past decade.

Extremist organizations that justify religious violence, should be condemned | March 28, 2011

Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Volodymyr (Sabodan) states, that violence cannot be justified by religious precepts

UN Human Rights Office Voices Concern At Recent Events In Yemen, Bahrain And Syria | March 25, 2011

The United Nations human rights office today voiced its deep concern at recent events in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, including the excessive use of force and killing of protesters, while stressing the responsibility of Governments to uphold basic freedoms, even in times of instability.