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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

Soldiers deployed in opposition protests: at least 6 people killed

Hopes for a new Zimbabwe were dashed with the subsequent post-election violence, including excessive violence by security forces during opposition protests on 1st August (see under Peaceful Assembly) and a subsequent crackdown on opposition members and supporters (see under Association). Read more

Soldiers deployed in opposition protests: at least 6 people killed


Human Rights Defender barred from entering Botswana

A prominent human rights lawyer who has been involved in a case challenging the president was disallowed entry into the country, while a new report documents the deteriorating state of civic space in the country. Read more

Human Rights Defender barred from entering Botswana