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Human Rights Activists convicted for Facebook posts

Lev Ponomaryov, human rights activist and the executive director of the organisation "For Human Rights", was sentenced to 25 days in administrative detention. Read more

 Human Rights Activists convicted for Facebook posts

Opposition protests turn deadly ahead of elections on 20th December

On 5th December 2018, Minister of Territorial Administration Payadowa Boukpessi banned all protests in the streets during the duration of the electoral period on grounds of "very high risk of severe disturbance of public order". Despite the general ban issued by authorities, opposition protests went ahead in Togo's capital Lomé and in other cities throughout the country, with several people killed during protest-related violence between 8th and 1oth December 2018. Read more

Opposition protests turn deadly ahead of elections on 20th December
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Supreme Court ruling sets dangerous precedent for journalists’ source confidentiality

On 30th November 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that a Vice reporter must surrender his materials related to a case about an accused terrorist to the Royal Mounted Canadian Police. Read more

Supreme Court ruling sets dangerous precedent for journalists’ source confidentiality

HRDs remain in detention: civil society protests

On 22nd August 2018, security forces arrested activist, youth leader and spokesperson of the social movement 'En aucun cas' (Under no circumstances) Folly Satchivi as he was on his way to offices of a NGO in Bè-Gakpoto in Lomé where he was to hold a press conference on the deteriorating socio-political climate in the country Read more

HRDs remain in detention: civil society protests
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Environment for defenders continues to be hostile with one WHRD killed in July

On 28th July 2018, the authorities found the dead body of Juana Raymundo, a women activist, Ixil indigenous leader and member of Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (Campesino Development Committee, CODECA). Read more

 Environment for defenders continues to be hostile with one WHRD killed in July

Activists alarmed by protest restrictions in Tokyo

In June 2018, the Shinjuku Ward Office in Tokyo announced plans to limit the number of parks that demonstrators could use for rallies from the current four to one starting from August 2018 Read more

Activists alarmed by protest restrictions in Tokyo

Students continue to protest after failing to reach an agreement with the government

On 6th August, in the city of Potosi, police officers created a security perimeter around the square where President Morales was delivering a speech, action that angered some of the protesters. Read more

Students continue to protest after failing to reach an agreement with the government

Largely peaceful protests prove effective for activists on environmental and social justice issues

After months of legal proceedings and failed talks, a British Colombia court ordered all structures to be removed from a protest campsite near the Kinder Morgan tank farm in Burnaby. Read more

Largely peaceful protests prove effective for activists on environmental and social justice issues

Journalist receives death threats

On 15th June 2018, Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador (Journalists’ Association from El Salvador - APES) reported that the journalist Warner Velásquez from El Salvador Times received death threats. Read more

Journalist receives death threats