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RUSSIA: IS SOVIET-ERA PUNITIVE PSYCHIATRY MAKING A RETURN?

RUSSIA: IS SOVIET-ERA PUNITIVE PSYCHIATRY MAKING A RETURN?

IS SOVIET-ERA PUNITIVE PSYCHIATRY MAKING A RETURN?: Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov was undergoing hospital treatment for a heart condition, when Russian special services officers forcibly transferred him to a psychiatric hospital in August. He was held in...
KAZAKHSTAN: Worship banned

KAZAKHSTAN: Worship banned

Worship banned: Courts banned worship by Almaty’s Source of Life Protestant Church from April to July, Almaty’s Jehovah’s Witness Centre from August to November, and – if its appeal fails – Oskemen’s New Life Protestant Church for three months....
Should “hate speech” be free?

Should “hate speech” be free?

Should “hate speech” be free?: Recent events in the US have not only shown clearly the disturbing levels of hatred espoused by those following neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideologies, but they have also shown the power of challenging such views, and...
NGO websites latest targets of Egypt’s online clampdown

NGO websites latest targets of Egypt’s online clampdown

NGO websites latest targets of Egypt’s online clampdown: Responding to the news today that the Egyptian authorities have blocked access to the website of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s Head of Campaigns...