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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

Trade unionist jailed for organising protests in South Korea

On 13th December, a court in Seoul upheld the conviction of prominent trade unionist, Han Sang-gyun. Read more

Trade unionist jailed for organising protests in South Korea

Russian civil society organisations continue to challenge 'foreign agents' law

Through domestic and international appeals and advocacy, organisations including Memorial and Glasnost continue to challenge the fairness of Russia's widely-condemned 'foreign agents' law. Read more

Russian civil society organisations continue to challenge 'foreign agents' law

Mapuche protest in Santiago ends in repression

On 17th January, around 200 Mapuche activists took the streets of Santiago de Chile, demanding the release of political prisoners and an end to repression. Read more

Mapuche protest in Santiago ends in repression

Protests remain peaceful despite heavy police presence

Three recent demonstrations went ahead without incident, though one of them was heavily monitored by police for fear that it could get out of hand. Read more

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Protests remain peaceful despite heavy police presence

Environmental concerns continue to fuel protests in Albania

While a variety of protests took place at the end of 2016, a protest against waste importation turned violent. Read more

Environmental concerns continue to fuel protests in Albania

Authorities crack down on protests against executions

As demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the execution of Ali Al-Singace, Abbas Al-Samea, and Sami Mushaima on 15 January, the Bahraini authorities teargassed and shot at demonstrators. Read more

Authorities crack down on protests against executions

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

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

On 10th and 11th January security forces violently repressed the Mapuche community of Cushamen, in the Chubut province. Read more

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

Uncertainty over US trade deal sees 20,000 protest in Lesotho

In early December an estimated 20,000 workers staged a demonstration to save the Lesotho's African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) status with the United States of America. Read more

Uncertainty over US trade deal sees 20,000 protest in Lesotho