Europe & Eurasia Publications, May 2011

1 06 2011

A list of recent reports on Europe & Eurasia that were highlighted in the May issue of the Democracy Resource Center Bulletin.

Film: Bitter winter in Belarus
http://www.fidh.org/Bitter-Winter-in-Belarus
The 7 – minute video Bitter Winter in Belarus denounces the violent repression exercised by the Belarus authorities against all the dissident voices that have protested against the rigging of the 19 December 2010 presidential elections. Source: International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Interim human rights assessment of the events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk, Belarus
http://bit.ly/kAWGMl
This report is an independent assessment of the events on 19 December in Minsk, Belarus, undertaken by the Special Rapporteur of the Committee of International Control (CIC) over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus. The interim assessment based on available evidence basically concludes that there were no mass riots in the city centre on 19 December 2010. Source: Committee on International Control over the Situation with Human Rights in Belarus

Violations of Freedom of Religion or Belief in Turkmenistan
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/articles_publications/publications/violations-religion-turkmenistan-20110425
As a participating state in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Turkmenistan has committed itself to implementing OSCE norms and standards to strengthen freedom of religion or belief and other fundamental rights. Yet, the government of Turkmenistan remains one of the most repressive regimes in the world. Source: Open Society Foundations

Inclusion of a publication does not imply ownership or endorsement by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); rather, these are publications that the Democracy Resource Center believes would be of interest to NED staff and others interested in democracy promotion.

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