In Russian and some English. Moscow Helsinki Group was founded in 1976 as an extension of the international network of Helsinki committees. The website's content is primarily in Russian, but materials in English include news, political analysis, documentation of human rights violations and organization publications.
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Moscow Helsinki Group
Omo "Iliniden" - Pirin: Member of the European Free Alliance - EFA [Bulgaria]
In English, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN is a democratic party in the Republic of Bulgaria, that protects the rights of the minorities and strives for the decentralization of the country. It is the only political party that fights for the rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian government refuses to acknowledge the existence of the large Macedonian minority in Pirin Macedonia and continues to violate its basic human rights. Members and supporters of OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN (political party and human rights organization) and OMO Ilinden (human and minority rights organization) have been videotaped, harrassed, beaten, fined, and even imprisoned simply for asserting their ethnic Macedonian identity.
In Spanish and English. The Desaparecidos Project is an initiative of a variety of human rights scholars and activists who hope to combat forced disappearances and the impunity that often enables them to continue occurring. The website includes current news on government repression of dissent, memorials to disappeared people, testimony of survivors and resources for attorneys.
Public Movement "Multinational Georgia"
In English, Russian, Georgian. Formed in 1999, PMMG is an umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field protection of rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. Contains reports for downloads, information on regional branches and activities, and a forum.
Regional Public Movement: Chechen Committee for National Salvation
In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; rights of soldiers; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute.
The Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights
In Russian and English. Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights (KCHR) - is an NGO established by internationally known human rights defender Dyryldaev Ramazan. The website principally contains news and monitoring information from Kyrgyzstan.
Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union
In Russian, Ukrainian, and English. The Association was established on the 1st of April 2004 and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in June 2004.
The aims of the Association’s establishment are realization and protection of rights and freedoms by promoting practical implementation of humanitarian articles of the Final Act of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) adopted in 1975, other international standards based on it and international obligations accepted by Ukraine in human right and freedoms spheres. The website includes a news and analysis covering a wide variety of issue areas, including torture, elections, privacy, child rights, refugees and criminal codes.
Uyghur Human Rights Project [Turkestan]
In English. UHRP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, and to raise awareness of human rights abuses that occur in East Turkestan, referred to by the Chinese authorities since 1955 as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Reports from East Turkestan document a pattern of abuse including political imprisonment, torture, and disappearances. With only a few extremely rare exceptions, Uyghurs continue to be the only population in China consistently subjected to executions for political and religious offenses. Mosques are summarily closed and the Uyghur language is banned from use in schools. Uyghurs are subjected to compulsory unpaid labor on infrastructures, such as oil or gas lines to transfer East Turkestan’s resources to mainland China. Site contains news articles, reports, press releases, and photographs.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws
In English, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese (traditional and simplified). Contains news organized by region and subject, downloadable publications, action alerts, and presentations. International solidarity network that extends to 70 countries ranging from South Africa to Uzbekistan, Senegal to Indonesia and Brazil to France. Offices in the United Kingdom, Senegal and Pakistan.
Youth Human Rights Movement [Russia]
In Russian and English. English portion of site contains program description and news articles. YHRM is comprised of members from 30 Russian states whose areas of focus include racial and ethnic intolerance, army service, voter rights, and youth rights. YHRM's registration revoked in 2007, but then registration committee later acknowledged this as unlawful and reinstated registration.