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Rapporteur backs asylum for Snowden, calls on Europe to create asylum procedure for whistleblowers

“It is time for the creation of an asylum procedure specific to whistleblowers,” said Sylvain Waserman, Rapporteur on improving the protection of whistleblowers, commenting on Edward Snowden's recent statement. More

Rapporteur on human rights in the North Caucasus to visit Moscow and Grozny

Frank Schwabe, who is preparing a report on “the continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region”, is to make a visit to Moscow and Grozny from 18-20 September. More

Rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’ concludes her fact-finding visit

Sunna Aevarsdottir, rapporteur on ‘reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’, has concluded her three-day fact-finding visit to the country by meeting four current detainees. More

PACE rapporteur to visit Azerbaijan

Sunna Thorhildur Ævarsdóttir, rapporteur on “Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan”, will make a fact-finding visit to Baku from 5 to 7 September, in the context of the preparation of her report. More

Reinstating of death penalty in the US: rapporteur deeply regrets the Federal Government’s decision

Titus Corlăţean expressed his deep regret at the decision of the USA Federal Government to resume capital punishment and to schedule executions of five death-row inmates, announced by the Department of Justice. More

Morocco: a rapporteur calls on the authorities not to apply the death penalty

Titus Corlăţean, rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, condemned the death sentences handed down recently in Morocco in the trial concerning the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in 2018. More