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Palestinian CSOs draw attention to plight of human rights defenders

To mark International Human Rights Defenders Day, on 12th December Palestinian civil society organisations issued a joint call for protection of human rights defenders working on issues related to Palestine. Read more

Palestinian CSOs draw attention to plight of human rights defenders

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani authorities have a well documented track record of ruthlessly suppressing critical dissent and harassing outspoken activists into silence. Read more

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

Police presence intimidates protestors in Togo

There was a heavy deployment of police at a protest in front of the foreign ministry in November. Read more

Police presence intimidates protestors in Togo

Brutal repression of protests against Nicaragua Canal

Demonstrators demanding an end to construction of the Great Canal converged on Managua from different parts of the country to coincide with OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro's visit to the country. Read more

Brutal repression of protests against Nicaragua Canal

No let up in Russian authorities' harassment of civil society

On 2nd October, the international branch of the human rights group Memorial was designated as a 'foreign agent' by the Justice Ministry of the Russian Federation. Read more

No let up in Russian authorities' harassment of civil society

Environmental activists targeted with death threats and lawsuits

Environmental activist Ligia Arreaga had to leave the country as a result of repeated death threats.
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Environmental activists targeted with death threats and lawsuits

All forms of dissent relentlessly persecuted in Iran

Iranian authorities continue to target writers, artists, bloggers and political activists. Read more

All forms of dissent relentlessly persecuted in Iran

Threats and manipulation stifle journalism in Kosovo

Recent developments in Kosovo have highlighted real dangers to freedom of expression. Read more

Threats and manipulation stifle journalism in Kosovo

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

The offices of the CSO Cubalex were raided in early October as protest movement Damas de Blanco condemned the targetting of its members. Read more

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

On 1st October, at least four protestors were shot dead by security forces in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand while protesting against a land acquisition by a public sector utility NTPC. Read more

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand