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Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia
The main goal and mission of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Slovakia (HVS) is to raise awareness of human rights and the overall improvement of the human rights environment in Slovakia. We build on the legacy and values of November 89, therefore we perceive the need to protect human rights, freedom and democracy as a main priority. For almost 30 years, we have been pointing out human rights violations and educating for democratic citizenship and tolerance. We believe that a necessary condition for a society that values peace, justice and freedom is respect for human dignity. Our vision is to build a country where fundamental rights and freedoms are protected.
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South Africa and UN Capture Rwandan Genocide Fugitive Fulgence Kayishema After Decades
A joint operation between South African Authorities and UN investigators captured the most wanted fugitive from Rwandan Genocide of 1994. Fulgence Kayishema was arrested in Paarl, South Africa after decades on the run. Kayishema was accused of perpetrating the killing of 2,000 Tutsi’s at Nyange Catholic Church during the Genocide. He was a fugitive since 2001 when the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda indicted him.