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Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index - international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 14/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 14/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 14/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 13/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 13/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 13/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 12/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 12/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 12/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up – 11/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up – 11/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up - 11/02/13

Many arrested at Baku protest

Prominent journalist and activists Emin Milli and Khadija Ismayilova were among those detained in Baku today as people demonstrated in support of civic action in Ismayilli earlier this week. Protesters posted photographs and videos of clashes between police and demonstrators and there were reports that tear gas had been used

Europe turns its back on Azerbaijan’s political prisoners

The future for political prisoners in Azerbaijan looks bleak after politicians at the Council of Europe (CoE) failed adopt an important resolution today calling for more than 80 cases to be resolved. Azerbaijani authorities repeatedly deny the presence of any political prisoners in the country, which commands huge business interests

Northern Ireland: bullet sent to journalist

Bullets were sent to a journalist and politician in Northern Ireland this weekend, as tensions continue to rise over a controversial decision last month to only fly the Union flag over Belfast City Hall on specific days rather than year round. Local police intercepted a letter with a bullet intended

Pipe bomb planted outside home of Northern Ireland photographer

A pipe bomb was defused early this morning after it was planted outside of the home of Northern Ireland press photographer Mark Pearce. While no one has taken responsibility for the attack, Pearce believes he was targeted for his work, but does not remember a recent photograph that could have angered of one of the country’s

UK “snooper’s charter” to be redrafted

The British government’s Communications Data Bill is to be redrafted after the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he would block the current bill. The bill, which would give government agencies unprecedented access to email, web and phone traffic, has been described as a “snooper’s charter” by free speech and

Russia: British artists investigated for extremism and blasphemy

An exhibition by British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman is being investigated by St Petersburg prosecutors after visitors complained that it was “blasphemous” and “extremist”. The exhibition, at the world-famous Hermitage museum, features a crucified Ronald McDonald as well as the duo’s trademark Nazi figurines. The museum’s director Mikhail Piotrovsky

Bahrain: Verdict in trial for 13 activists postponed

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation today postponed issuing a verdict in the appeal of 13 opposition activists, including well-known human rights activist and Bahrain Center for Human Rights founder Abdulhadi Alkhawaja. The verdict will now be issued on 7 January, a request to release the activists pending the verdict was rejected. The

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