The new agreement on passengers name record (PNR) between the EU and the USA is published – 17 November 2011

On November 17th 2011, the European Union and the United States
have initialled a new agreement on the transfer of air passengers’ data for flights from the EU to the US. If adopted by the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council of Ministers, the new agreement on Passenger Name Records (PNR) will replace the current agreement from 2007, improving data protection whilst providing an efficient tool to fight serious transnational crime and terrorism.

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Ales Bialiatski, sentenced to four and a half years of jail – 24 November 2011

Ales Bialiatski, president of the Belarusian Human Rights Center “Viasna” and vice-president of FIDH, was sentenced on Thursday 24 November to four and half years detention, the payment of a fine, as well as the confiscation of his property. AEDH condemns this arbitrary decision aiming at silencing this human rights defender, and encourages you to join the general mobilisation launched by FIDH and calling for its immediate and unconditional release.

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