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Memorial’s Oyub Titiev kept in Chechnya prison until December 2018 (05/09/2018)

Head of Memorial's Chechnya office Oyub Titiev has been imprisoned since 9 January 2018 on fabricated charges of possessing drugs.  Titiev's arrest is a retribution for his work in defence of human rights and aims to put an end to Memorial's activities in Chechnya. Despite a strong international outcry in defence of Titiev, the Shalin city court has refused to consider the evidence that his case is fabricated and has extended his detention until 22 December 2018.

On 9 July this year, 2009 Sakharov Laureate Oleg Orlov was arrested and released by the police the same day after holding a poster calling for the release of Oyub Titiev in Moscow. Earlier this year, the office of Memorial in Grozny and the car of the organisation in neighbouring Dagestan was set on fire. In June 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Russia demanding "the immediate and unconditional release of Oyub Titiev and all other political prisoners in the Russian Federation". While in jail, Oyub Titiev was nominated for the 2018 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, established by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

After the victory of his coalition, Xanana Gusmão becomes Minister-Counsellor to the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste (20/06/2018)

Sakharov Laureates take part in the 2018 European Development Days (05/06/2018)

Documentary movie “On her shoulders” on Nadia Murad Basee’s life (30/04/2018)

Taslima Nasreen publishes her book called “Split: A life” (11/03/2018)

Aliaksandr Milinkevich launches a distance-based university (08/03/2018)

Turkish parliament strips Leyla Zana of her parliamentary mandate (11/01/2018)

Ladies in White complain about Federica Mogherini’s visit to Cuba (05/01/2018)

Lorent Saleh’s mother announces the creation of a Sakharov Space in Venezuela (04/01/2018)

Two prestigious awards for Sakharov fellow Nicholas Opiyo (11-12/2017)

Marta Vasquez dies at 90 years old (19/11/2017)

Myanmar and Bangladesh sign agreement on return of Rohingya (10/11/2017)

Aung San Suu Kyi unveils relief plans for Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state (13/10/2017)

Dr Mukwege speaks at the European Parliament for the Global Diaspora Week 2017 (09/10/2017)

Tens of Ladies in White detained all over Cuba (08/10/2017)

Hauwa Ibrahim launches new project to steer youth away from violent extremism (03/10/2017)

UN Security Council adopted a historic resolution to hold ISIS accountable (21/09/2017)

Aung San Suu Kyi breaks her silence (18/09/2017)

Nurit Peled-Elhanan at the European Parliament (05/09/2017)

Lamya Haji Bashar at the European Parliament to discuss the future of Singal (12/07/2017)

EP insists on guarantees for the work of human rights defenders in Cuba (05/07/2017)

The EP calls to stop persecution of Yunus, Interpol refuses extradition (13/06/2017)

One World Documentary Film Festival at the EP (27/04/2017)

Ladies in White leader Berta Soler prevented from travelling to the EP (25/04/2017)

Raif Badawi ordered to pay a one million riyal fine (€245,000) (20/03/2017)

Xanana Gusmão meets with the EU Election Observation Mission in Timor-Leste (18/03/2017)

Sakharov Prize Laureate 2010 Guillermo Fariñas at the European Parliament on EU-Cuba Relations

A. Milinkevich and Belarussian opposition leaders visit Parliament (13/10/2016)

Sakharov Fellow 2016 pushes for LGBTI rights in a meeting with Ugandan Prime Minister

Sakharov Prize 2016: nominees revealed (15/09/2016)

Guillermo Fariñas on hunger and thirst strike (11/08/2016)

Reporters Without Borders Turkey representative detained for ten days (30/06/2016)

Berta Soler of Damas De Blanco threatened with prison (22/05/2016)

Leyla Yunus granted permission to leave Azerbaijan (19/04/2016)

Raif Badawi honoured with the Prix Voltaire (10/04/2016)

Washington DC event co-hosted by Wei Jingsheng and Reporters Without Borders (11/02/2016)

MEPs plead for Raif Badawi's release in a visit to Saudi Arabia (09/02/2016)

Denis Mukwege receives the Fondation pour l'égalité des chances en Afrique Prize in Brussels (13/01/2016)

EP President calls for Razan Zaitouneh’s freedom on second anniversary of kidnapping (09/12/2015)

Leyla Yunus released (09/12/2015)

Mr Oleg Orlov from Memorial participates at the EU-NGO Human Rights Forum in Brussels (3-4/12/2015)

Raif Badawi is the Sakharov Prize 2015 laureate (29/10/2015)

Leyla Zana called for peace in Turkey during EP plenary in Strasbourg (07/10/2015)

Malala Yousafzai speaks at the UN General Assembly (25/09/2015)

Leyla Zana threatens to go on hunger strike if cease-fire is not resumed (14/09/2015)

2015 Sakharov Prize nominees are announced (11/09/2015)

Ali Ferzat — Cartoons for Freedom of Expression

Andrei Sakharov's 94th birthday

EP mentions Razan Zaitouneh in its latest urgency resolution on Syria (19/06/2015)

Taslima Nasreen criticizes religious extremism amidst deadly attacks on free thinkers (31/03/2015)

Nurit Peled calls inter-religious electoral list "a ray of hope" in Israel (25/03/2015)

Dr Denis Mukwege calls the situation at the Panzi hospital 'tense and fragile' (25/03/2015)

RWB hails new law but remains vigilant on Burundi's media freedom (12/03/2015)

Hu Jia expresses concerns on new Chinese draft counterterrorism law (11/03/2015)

Archive

 

#FREE RAZAN action supported by MEPs and Sakharov Prize Laureates (17/12/2014)

The European Parliament votes to recognise Palestinian Statehood (17/12/2014)

The 2014 Sakharov Prize is awarded to Denis Mukwege. Finalists EuroMaidan and Yunus invited to the award ceremony for the first time.

Martin Schulz remains SPN co-Chair and new Vice President for the SPN appointed (15/09/2014)

Sakharov Laureate Razan Zaitouneh kidnapped in Syria with her husband and two other activists (13/12/2013)

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