torture/ill-treatment

Imprisoned HRD Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam begins hunger strike

Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, who has been imprisoned since 7th December, has begun a hunger strike to protest against his mistreatment and continued detention. Read more

Imprisoned HRD Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam begins hunger strike

Civil society condemns Lebanon's prosecution of protestors in military court

Fourteen activists, arrested for their role in #YouStink protests in 2015, face trial by a military court on 30th January. If convicted, the defendants could face 3 years in prison. Read more

Civil society condemns Lebanon's prosecution of protestors in military court

Harrassment of human rights defender continues after brutal arrest in November

Human rights defender Atena Daemi was arrested on 26th November and is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence on related to her civil rights activism. Read more

Harrassment of human rights defender continues after brutal arrest in November

One by one, Turkish authorities close off avenues for dissent

As the crackdown against government critics continues, Turkish authorities have been emboldened in their efforts to curtail freedom of expression. Read more

One by one, Turkish authorities close off avenues for dissent

Kidnapped journalist tortured as writer survives assassination attempt

On 29th November a journalist kidnapped by Houthi rebels was subjected to torture while on 29th December a writer survived an assassination attempt. Read more

Kidnapped journalist tortured as writer survives assassination attempt

Smears against critics of the government on the rise in Zambia

Recent attacks on the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and its President Ms Linda Kasonde have sought to undermine confidence in the independence of the judiciary. Read more

Smears against critics of the government on the rise in Zambia

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

Abduction, torture used to repress protests in Zimbabwe

The state is escalating its repression by using abduction and torture to target protests leaders. Read more

Abduction, torture used to repress protests in Zimbabwe

Turkish authorities suspend 370 CSOs as efforts to eradicate dissent escalate

On 15th November, Turkish authorities suspended 370 NGOs for alleged links to the Gulen movement, the Kurdish PKK or leftwing organisations. Read more

Turkish authorities suspend 370 CSOs as efforts to eradicate dissent escalate

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

In September, authorities in Azerbaijan disrupted peaceful protests through arrests and harrassment ahead of a referendum on constitutional changes designed to increase the power of the executive. Read more

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power