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#Human Rights

Georgia’s (in)human rights strategy 

Georgia’s Human Rights Strategy for the next eight years lists many key vulnerable groups, but queer people have been removed.

Georgia’s (in)human rights strategy 

By Shota Kincha

Georgia’s Human Rights Strategy for the next eight years lists many key vulnerable groups, but queer people have been removed.

Georgia violated Pankisi teen Machalikashvili’s right to life, court finds

Temirlan Machalikashvili was shot dead in his bed during an antiterrorist sweep in the Pankisi Valley in December 2017.

Georgia violated Pankisi teen Machalikashvili’s right to life, court finds

Temirlan Machalikashvili was shot dead in his bed during an antiterrorist sweep in the Pankisi Valley in December 2017.

Azerbaijani opposition activist given 30 days in prison

Rovshan Mammadov was detained during a demonstration organised by the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party.

Azerbaijani opposition activist given 30 days in prison

Rovshan Mammadov was detained during a demonstration organised by the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party.

Opinion | Women with disabilities have the same right to a private life as anyone else

In Georgia, the social stigmas around disabilities combine with patriarchal attitudes in destructive ways.

Opinion | Women with disabilities have the same right to a private life as anyone else

By Esma Gumberidze

In Georgia, the social stigmas around disabilities combine with patriarchal attitudes in destructive ways.

Datablog | Knowing a queer person increases tolerance

Data from a recent survey in Georgia suggests that people who know a non-heterosexual person are significantly more tolerant. 

Datablog | Knowing a queer person increases tolerance

By Dustin Gilbreath

Data from a recent survey in Georgia suggests that people who know a non-heterosexual person are significantly more tolerant. 

Opinion | High stakes for Armenian democracy in rights defender’s trial

If Sashik Sultanyan is found guilty of ‘inciting ethnic hatred’, the work of all human rights defenders in the country will be imperilled. 

Opinion | High stakes for Armenian democracy in rights defender’s trial

By Anahit Chilingaryan

If Sashik Sultanyan is found guilty of ‘inciting ethnic hatred’, the work of all human rights defenders in the country will be imperilled. 

Chechen security forces reportedly kill government critic 

On 24 May, Chechen security forces shot dead Muslim Bisultanov, after which they kidnapped his wife and friend, 1ADAT reports.

Chechen security forces reportedly kill government critic 

On 24 May, Chechen security forces shot dead Muslim Bisultanov, after which they kidnapped his wife and friend, 1ADAT reports.

Kidnapped outside Mariupol

Huseyn Abdullayev, an Azerbaijani student held for a month by Russian troops, tells of daily abuse, torture, and apparent extrajudicial executions. 

Kidnapped outside Mariupol

By Ismi Aghayev

Huseyn Abdullayev, an Azerbaijani student held for a month by Russian troops, tells of daily abuse, torture, and apparent extrajudicial executions. 

Activist claims to have been kidnapped over criticism of Azerbaijani minister

Bakhtiyar Hajiyev has accused the ministry of arranging for his kidnapping and humiliation at the hands of unidentified individuals.

Activist claims to have been kidnapped over criticism of Azerbaijani minister

Bakhtiyar Hajiyev has accused the ministry of arranging for his kidnapping and humiliation at the hands of unidentified individuals.

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