Executions rise sharply in Saudi Arabia

Chairwoman Hautala sent on 22 June 2011 a letter to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia concerning situation of Mr ’Abdoul Hamid bin Hussain bin Moustafa al Fakki and Ms Rizana Nafeek, who have both been sentenced to death and are …

India struggles on human rights

Chairwoman Hautala sent on 22 June 2011 a letter to the Ambassador of India concerning reports that the Rapid Action Force are reporte to have used excessive force towards a peaceful gathering in Delhi on 4th of June as well …

Persecution of human rights advocates in Zimbabwe condemned

Chairwoman Hautala sent on 16 June a letter to the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to the EU demanding an immediate end to all politically motivated harassment by the Zimbabwean state security services against human rights advocates in the country. Twiittaa...

Fight against terrorism does not justify torture

Subcommittee on Human Rights discussed the fight against torture and counter-terrorism on 15th of June with Ms Hina Jilani, former UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders and Mr Eric Sottas, Secretary General of the World Organisation against Torture, to...

Khamovniki District Court in Moscow acquits Oleg Orlov

During the meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights on 14th of June, Chairwoman Hautala received the news with delight that Mr. Oleg Orlov, Chairman of the Board of the Human Rights Centre Memorial was acquitted by the Khamovniki District …