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Activists attacked and arrested while impunity prevails

Harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders continue to be the norm in Honduras. In addition, security forces continue to use excessive force against students protests. Read more

Activists attacked and arrested while impunity prevails

Exiled journalist kidnapped in Georgia and now in the hands of Azerbaijani police

An Azeri investigative journalist was kidnapped in Georgia, where he lived in exile since 2015, and brought illegally into Azerbaijan to be handed over to the police. Read more

Exiled journalist kidnapped in Georgia and now in the hands of Azerbaijani police

Two months after mass protests, activists remain in custody and journalists harrassed

A recently launched report documents government abuses as a response to the peaceful protests held in Belarus in February-March 2017. Read more

Two months after mass protests, activists remain in custody and journalists harrassed

Justice advocates and government critics continue to feel the heat in Kazakhstan

Following a spate of attacks, harassment and prosecutions Kazakhstan's embattled civil society continues to be targetted for exercising fundamental rights Read more

Justice advocates and government critics continue to feel the heat in Kazakhstan

HRDs arrested and subjected to ill-treatment in UAE prisons

The crackdown on freedom of expression continues unabated in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

HRDs arrested and subjected to ill-treatment in UAE prisons

Omani authorities restrict free expression through censorship and arrests of activists

Freedom of expression continues to be severely restricted in Oman and authorities continue to target human rights defenders, journalists, writers and media outlets. Read more

Omani authorities restrict free expression through censorship and arrests of activists

Regional and national civil society condemn Thai government's new media law

Freedom of expression in Thailand is worsening due to restrictive legislation passed in early May.
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Regional and national civil society condemn Thai government's new media law


Citizen movements targetted by authorities for peaceful activism

Two leaders of prominent Chadian citizen movements have been convicted and given a six-month suspended sentence as a result of their peaceful activism. Read more

Citizen movements targetted by authorities for peaceful activism