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Violence in Rakhine state prompts international condemnation of authorities in Myanmar

Violence in Rakhine State has placed a spotlight on the treatment of the minority Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar. Read more

Violence in Rakhine state prompts international condemnation of authorities in Myanmar

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Conditions continue to be difficult for civil society organisations in Pakistan, with those involved in human rights monitoring or those critical of government facing forced closure. Read more

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

A UN mission warned of continuing threats to civil society as the state shut down an English-languge newspaper in September. Read more

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Attacks against land defenders in Honduras continue with the murder of José Ángel Flores and harassment of members of COPINH. Read more

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

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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