We urge Turkish authorities to respect the territorial integrity of Iraq, to refrain from taking any military action that could undermine regional peace and stability, and to fulfill their international obligations through ensuring respect for International law and International humanitarian law
Human rights activist and high school teacher Mr. Ferzad Kamanger has been arrested for unspecified reasons for more than one year. His family and lawyer have not been allowed to meet him. Mr. Kamanger is suffering from haemorrhage and has been subjected to torture. Consequently he sustained severe injuries to his left leg.
States participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on arms exports have agreed on best practise guidelines for transporting small arms by air.
In a joint campaign, Defend International and The Observatory urge the authorities of Bahrain to put an end to all forms of harassment, including at the judicial level, against Mr. Mohamed Al-Maskati and all members of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, marks Human Rights Day 2007 and launches a year-long campaign leading to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.