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Russia has today accepted responsibility for inhuman and degrading treatment against MDAC client Mr. Rafael Usmanov who was detained at a secure psychiatric facility in St Petersburg for almost a decade. »
Today, the European Court of Human Rights found that 55-year-old Jaroslav Červenka from the Czech Republic was deceived and wrongfully held in a social care institution for eight months in a judgment that could have ramifications for 28,000 people with disabilities in the country. »

Yesterday a man called Imdad Ali, a former electrician in Pakistan, was due to be executed. According to the NGO Reprieve, he has a “mental illness”, and thanks to their campaigning, the authorities have temporarily delayed his hanging. He has an appeal hearing on September 27th.

A coalition of Hungarian NGOs have urged Europe's human rights watchdog - the Council of Europe - to reject the Hungarian Government's nominations for judge vacancy at the European Court of Human Rights. »


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