Rauf Arifoglu, who is a deputy chairman of the opposition Musavat party and editor of the newspaper "Yeni Musavat," has been ordered to report on 17 August to the Prosecutor General's Office to answer questions about the ongoing investigation into the 2 March murder of Elmar Huseinov, editor of the journal "Monitor," Turan reported on 16 August. In a recent issue, "Yeni Musavat" claimed that 30 million manats ($6,438) was paid for Huseinov's murder and that one of his suspected killers, Tahir Khubanov, is already dead.
Based in London, we are an informal group dedicated to supporting democracy and human rights throughout
the former Soviet Union. Our aims are:
Informing the public about issues in this area that receive little coverage in the Western media.
Staging peaceful demonstrations and letter-writing campaigns in support of specific causes.
Supporting and publicising nonviolent pro-democracy groups throughout the region.
Encouraging European and American involvement.
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Third Way, the Belarusian organisation whose members are being prosecuted for producing satirical cartoons about Lukashenka,
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We are continuing to focus our efforts on the Belarusian prisoner of conscience Mikhail Marinich.
We are campaigning for him to receive proper medical treatment, to be permitted to see his family,
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