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Killing of jaffna students prompts unrest in northern Sri Lanka

The recent killing of two students from the University of Jaffna for failing to stop at a police barricade on 10th October has sparked protests across the island. Read more

Killing of jaffna students prompts unrest in northern Sri Lanka

Security forces accused of killings, mass arrests during electoral violence

Several activists from civil society and the political opposition were jailed in the run up to elections on 27th August. As its results were contested after the election, violence increased leading to increased repression. Read more

Security forces accused of killings, mass arrests during electoral violence

Conditions for protest deteriorate in South Korea

The recent death of farmer and activist Baek Nam-gi on 26th September sent shock waves through South Korean and international civil society. The farmer was struck in the head by a water cannon operated by security forces, while participating in a protest that turned violent on 14th November 2015. Read more

Conditions for protest deteriorate in South Korea

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

The brutal rape and murder of iconic LGBTI activist, Hande Kader on 8th August prompted a mass mobilisation in Istanbul. Hundreds took to the streets to protest peacefully against the treatment of LGBTI people in Turkey. Read more

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Restrictions to civic space continue in Honduras with the murder of an environmental activist, criminalisation of peaceful protests and limitations to the right of freedom of expression Read more

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Journalists continue to work in a hostile environment in Guatemala

Civic space continues to be undermined in Guatemala as human rights defenders continue to face intimidation and harassment, and journalists operate in an increasingly hostile environment.

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Nearly 50 dead as Indian forces open fire on Protesters in Kashmir

In recent weeks, Kashmir has seen one of the worst uprisings since 2010. Clashes between the police and protesters in Jammu were sparked by the death of a prominent Kashmiri militant at the hands of Indian security forces. Read more


Prominent Government Critic Kem Ley killed

On the 10th of July, prominent political opposition activist Kem Ley was gunned down Phnom Penh. As an outspoken critic of the government and grassroots organiser, Ley’s death comes at time of heightened tension between the government and political opposition; civil society and political opposition report a continued crackdown by authorities on their activities. Read more


Constant repression of protests in Honduras

The police repressed recent protests in Honduras with tears gas and water cannon while 12 journalists were killed in 2015. Read more


Human Rights Lawyer Joseph Kimani killed

The murder of human rights lawyer Joseph Kimani, his client and their taxi driver has sparked outrage in Kenya. Read more