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Criminal defamation laws used to prosecute online criticism of religion and monarchy

In recent months there have been arrests and prosecution of individuals under defamation laws for criticising the monarchy and religion online while human rights defenders continue to face police questioning for dissent. A women’s day march has come under attack while the indigenous Orang Asli community continues to defend their land against encroachment. Read more

Criminal defamation laws used to prosecute online criticism of religion and monarchy

Massive protests over the killing of young indigenous man Camilo Catrillanca

On 15th November 2018, thousands mobilised in towns and cities in Chile to condemn the assassination of young indigenous man, Camilo Catrillanca by the specialised police unit, known as Comando Jungla (Jungle Command). Read more

Massive protests over the killing of young indigenous man Camilo Catrillanca

Two journalists shot dead in broad daylight

On 20th January 2019, Rafael Murúa Manríquez, a radio station director in Baja California Sur, was found dead on the side of the road after being reported missing. Read more

 Two journalists shot dead in broad daylight

Violence at #1od5miliona protests in Belgrade

As previously covered on the CIVICUS Monitor, protests against President Aleksandar Vučić entered the fifteenth consecutive week. While all of the previous protests had taken place peacefully, on 18th March 2019 a mobilisation in Belgrade turned violent. Clashes took place between protesters and police after participants broke into National Radio Television (RTS), led by opposition representative Boško Obradović. Read more

Violence at #1od5miliona protests in Belgrade


Political crisis undermines civic space freedoms

In the context of Venezuela's political, economic and humanitarian crisis, human rights defenders, opposition leaders and civil society organisations have been subjected to harassment and intimidation for their opposition to the government or for denouncing human rights violations. Read more

 Political crisis undermines civic space freedoms
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Judicial harassment of Nauru 19 protesters continue

The appeals process for the Nauru 19 protesters prosecuted in 2015 were scheduled to start in December 2018 but has been delayed. In February 2019, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced that it will resume treating asylum seekers and refugees in the Australian offshore refugee detention centre on Nauru via video and phone. About 300 refugees remain on Nauru. Read more

Judicial harassment of Nauru 19 protesters continue

At least 18 social leaders murdered in the first two months of 2019

As reported previously on the Monitor, the environment for human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia remains hostile. Read more

 At least 18 social leaders murdered in the first two months of 2019

Protest over voter registration took place in Belize

On 18th February 2019, a protest was organised by members of the People’s United Party (PUP) against the work carried out by Vital Statistics Unit. Read more

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Protest over voter registration took place in Belize

Concerns rise over new NGO law

As previously covered on the CIVICUS Monitor, a controversial new law governing freedom of association prompted a fightback from civil society in Kosovo. The Law 06/L-043 on Freedom of Association in NGOs drafted by the Government of Kosovo with civil society’s support in December 2017, went to the Assembly of Kosovo for its first and second reading. During the second reading in November 2018, a number problematic amendments were added to the bill. Read more

Concerns rise over new NGO law