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UN Committee Against Torture examined Kuwait’s record

UN Committee Against Torture released Kuwait concluding observations under the CAT. Read more

UN Committee Against Torture  examined Kuwait’s record

Egypt continues its systematic repression of human rights activists, journalists and protestors

On 15th August, the Cairo Criminal Court in Zeinhom postponed a ruling on the freezing of assets belonging to the leaders of several of Egypt's most prominent human rights groups. Read more

Egypt continues its systematic repression of human rights activists, journalists and protestors

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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Attacks on civil society increased ahead of Djibouti election

Attacks on civil society and the media increased in the run-up to Djibouti's presidential election. Read more


Liberian activist freed as sedition charges dropped

A court dropped charges against activist Vandalark Patricks after he made a speech calling for accountability for the killing of human rights defenders. Read more


Myanmar mosque ransacked by armed mob and youth conference banned

On 23rd June, a mosque in Bago Province, Rakine State, Myanmar was attacked by over 200 Buddhist extremists. A disagreement over the building of a Muslim school in the area quickly escalated into religious violence, leaving the mosque ransacked and other religious sites badly damaged. In a separate event, a National Ethnic Youth Conference planned for 27 to 30 July was suspended for dubious reasons by authorities. Six hundred young people from across Myanmar had already gathered and were awaiting the start of the conference. Read more


Opponents of ECOWAS-EU trade deal arrested in Dakar

Five members of a coalition opposing Economic Partnership Agreements between ECOWAS and the EU were arrested and detained for three days following a protest in Dakar. Read more


LGBTI activists arrested during simultaneous demonstrations

Protests in Tblisi on 17th May resulted in the arrest of 10 LGBTI activists as religious conservatives held simultaneous demonstrations. Read more


Journalist released but Azeri goverment continues crackdown

Despite the release from jail of journalists Khadija Ismayilova, the OGP declared Azerbaijan inactive because of continuing repression of fundamental freedoms. Read more