Paris – Geneva - Copenhagen, 19 February 2015 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the FIDH and the OMCT, along with the Euro- Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and the Euro-Med Federation against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED), condemn the raid on the premises of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (Association marocaine des droits humains – AMDH) and the assault against one of its members by the Moroccan security forces.
While welcoming the mission’s statement, Human Rights Solidarity restates its condemnation of the silence of the mission by not taking any action during the last eight months since the beginning of military operations in Benghazi. Operations which targeted civilian facilities and residential neighborhoods resulting in the displacement of more than twenty thousand (20’000) families and causing severe damage to infrastructure in a number of suburbs in the city.
The investigating judge within the Nîmes Tribunal (Tribunal de Grande instance) issued a final order on 26 December 2014 to send to trial two alleged Algerian torturers residing in France, Hocine Mohamed and Abdelkader Mohamed.
The war of the end of the last century has seen many crimes at a large and structured scale in Kosovo and had diverse and numerous consequences for Kosovars. The worst destructions were committed against the population, especially in 1998 and 1999, when crimes against humanity were committed. No difference was made towards the age and the sex of the victims. Serbian crimes affected the population of urban and rural areas and were directed and concentrated on the unprotected Kosovar-Albanian population. The state of Serbian was responsible for all those crimes.
Today, 23 December 2014 marks the 4th anniversary of the entry into force of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Convention) after the 20th instrument of ratification was deposited
Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Since the end of the military operations in Lebanon in 1990, the families of the victims of enforced disappearance in Lebanon have been waiting for the State to redress their grievances.
Copenhagen/Paris – 31 December 2009: On 24 December 2009, Muharrem Erbey, General Vice Chairperson of the Human Rights Association (?nsan Haklari Derne?i – ?HD) and Chairperson of its Diyarbakir Province Branch, who is involved in human rights activities, was arrested for belonging to an “illegal organization”, although the IHD section is officially registered as an association.