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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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Two leaders of Nicaraguan protests sentenced to more than 200 years in prison

On 14th December 2018, the Ministry of Governance announced the cancellation of the legal personality of nine CSOs working for the promotion of democracy and human rights in the country. Read more

Two leaders of Nicaraguan protests sentenced to more than 200 years in prison


Authorities Raid Amnesty International's Regional Office

Indian officials have raided Amnesty International's regional office in Bengaluru. Officials belonging to India's Enforcement Directorate (ED), arrived at the premises at 1:30pm (8:30 GMT) on 25th October 2018. Read more

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Authorities Raid Amnesty International's Regional Office

Protests banned and journalists Attacked as Popular Opposition MP Returns

Bobi wine returns to the country, amidst a ban on protests. CSOs raise concerns over increased office break ins with no conclusive investigations. Journalists continue to bear the brunt of police brutality. Read more

Protests banned and journalists Attacked as Popular Opposition MP Returns

Crackdown on independent media continues in Belarus

At least 18 journalists were arrested and charged under Article 349(2) of the Belarusian Criminal Code for allegedly accessing information belonging to the state news agency BelTA. Read more

Crackdown on independent media continues in Belarus


new hope for democracy and rule of law yet to be felt by activists

Military court sentences 10 soldiers who violently attacked aid workers in 2016, as Kiir and Machar gear up to sign the final peace deal at IGAD summit. However, vocal activists remain in detention as arbitrary arrests continue. Read more

new hope for democracy and rule of law yet to be felt by activists

Protests violently dispersed, while conditions for journalists sharply deteriorate

Several protests were violently dispersed by security agents, MPs were arrested, detained and tortured after an election campaign turned violent, while cases of intimidation and assault on journalists covering protests are on a sharp increase. Read more

Protests violently dispersed, while conditions for journalists sharply deteriorate