Ales Bialiatski’s empty chair at the presentation of the Observatory’s Annual Report 2011 in Dakar

During the press-conference held on October 28, 2011 in Dakar, Senegalese human rights organizations – the Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) and the Senegalese League for Human Rights- presented the annual report on human rights situation issued by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint program of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT). The Human rights defenders put an empty chair with photos of FIDH Vice-President Ales Bialiatski in order to support him and symbolically mark his presence at this event.

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