Tag: Willy Fautré

#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

| June 27, 2019

At the 41st session of the held this week at the UN in Geneva, the judicial miscarriage of the Kokorev case by the Spanish authorities was publicly raised by an NGO, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré.  In September 2015, three members of the Kokorev family were arrested in Central America and extradited to […]

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#Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. What about anti-Semitism?

#Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. What about anti-Semitism?

| April 23, 2019

  Ukraine now has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. The new democratically elected president, comedian, received around 73 percent of the votes in this weekend’s election and the current Prime Minister,  Volodymyr Groysman, is a Jewish politician who was the mayor of the city of Vinnytsia – writes Willy Fautré , Editor-in-Chief. of Human […]

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#Russia: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience

#Russia: Complaints against a judge and the FSB in a trial against a Scientology prisoner of conscience

| November 25, 2018

On 28 November, the St Petersburg City Court will hear an appeal filed against a judge and the FSB (KGBs successor) by the defense lawyer of the leader of the Scientology Church, Ivan Matsitsky, who in September was adopted as a prisoner of conscience by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a bipartisan […]

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Kovesi Stays, so what next from #Romania’s tainted corruption fight?

Kovesi Stays, so what next from #Romania’s tainted corruption fight?

| April 18, 2018

President Iohannis’ decision to retain Laura Kovesi  (pictured above) as head of Romania’s DNA overlooks the myriad of abuses her department is accused of – By Willy Fautre This week, Romania’s President Iohannis announced his decision to retain the powerful Laura Kovesi as Chief Prosecutor at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA). This follows months of political […]

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Senior #Thailand expert assures referendum will be ‘fair’

Senior #Thailand expert assures referendum will be ‘fair’

| August 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

A senior figure in the Thai government has moved to allay fears that this weekend’s much-awaited referendum in the country will be rigged, writes Martin Banks. Norachit Sinhaseni said he sought to reassure the international community that the referendum will be “fair”.  The poll is on the draft constitution which was drawn up by the […]

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#Thailand: Former Thai PM calls for inclusive talks over new constitution

#Thailand: Former Thai PM calls for inclusive talks over new constitution

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatera has urged the ruling junta to talk with all political groups to try to  resolve disagreement over the country’s new draft constitution, writes Martin Banks. Shinawatera, who has been in exile for seven years, says this should start with drafting a constitution that would ‘provide a voice’ for the country’s voters and that […]

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#AndyHall Senior MEP condemns ‘unbelievable’ Thai decision to uphold criminal charges against rights activist

#AndyHall Senior MEP condemns ‘unbelievable’ Thai decision to uphold criminal charges against rights activist

| January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A senior MEP has reacted furiously to the decision of the Thai authorities to uphold the “trumped up” charges against a human-rights activist who faces up to seven years’ in jail for exposing “modern slavery” in Thailand.   Briton Andy Hall (pictured) is being tried by the Thai authorities for criminal defamation and ‘computer crimes’ after […]

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