HART Weekly News Round-Up 18/12/15

December 18th, 2015

HART Weekly News Round-Up 18/12/15

News from HART

  • Yesterday, during oral questions in the House of Lords, HART CEO Baroness Cox raised the ongoing situation in Nigeria. Directly afterwards, Lord Chidgey asked a question about human rights in Sudan, to which Baroness Cox gave an insightful contribution.
  • HART’s partner in India, Operation Mercy, have given an update and a Christmas greeting, informing us of their amazing work.
  • Happy Christmas to all our supporters! Thank you so much for all the support you have given us over the last year.

    HART's Christmas card. The original artwork was painted by Erik Manucharyan, a deaf and mute patient at the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh.

    HART’s Christmas card. The original artwork was painted by Erik Manucharyan, a deaf and mute patient at the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Burma

  • A court in Irrawaddy Division has dropped one of two defamation charges brought against Chaw Sandi Tun, an NLD supporter who remains on trial for allegedly sharing a satirical Facebook post insulting the military.
  • Attendees at a media conference in Rangoon have called for revisions to recently passed media laws, arguing that the governments retains undue power over broadcasters and print publishers under the current legislative framework.
  • Eighty-two individuals have been charged or are under investigation in Irrawaddy Division for violating Burma’s election laws, according to local police.

Uganda

Nigeria

India

Sudan

South Sudan

Nagorno-Karabakh

  • The NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Apathurai has said it is too early to discuss peacekeepers deployment in Karabakh.

Timor-Leste


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