LGBTI

Activists arrested and MP slain as Ugandans protest insecurity

In Uganda, arbitrary arrests of activists considered to hold dissenting opinions have become commonplace, targeting members of parliament, journalists and even unarmed protesters. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community had their meetings disallowed by authorities, while the government imposed a social media tax which raised concerns on its adverse effects on the freedom of expression. Read more

Activists arrested and MP slain as Ugandans protest insecurity

Activists continue to face persecution as thousands mark Tiananmen anniversary in Hong Kong

Zhen Jianghua, the executive director of the Human Rights Campaign in China was formally charged in March 2018. Thousands of Hong Kong citizens held candles and paused for a moment's silence on 4th July 2018 to mark the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. Read more

Activists continue to face persecution as thousands mark Tiananmen anniversary in Hong Kong

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in the USA, especially regarding the government policy to separate undocumented immigrants parents from their children. Read more

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Government restricts access to information on 'golden visas'

Portugal's government has failed to release information on the issuance of 'golden visas' to investors in the country's economy. Read more

Government restricts access to information on 'golden visas'

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve

Macedonia records improvements in civil society and government relations as well as in democratic governance and media independence. Protests held against talks and agreement concerning the country's name, an allegedly ethnic motivated judicial decision and threats to a journalist. Read more

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve

Human rights defenders harrassed and arbitrarily detained

The head of a Palestinian rights organisation and an LGBTI activist were recently harassed and briefly detained for interrogation because of their human rights work. Read more

Human rights defenders harrassed and arbitrarily detained

In a post-Castro era with a new president, what has changed for Cuban activists and opposition?

On 11th March 2018 Cubans voted for their representatives in the National Assembly who then elected Miguel Diaz-Canel as the country's new president on 19th April. After almost six decades of Castro family rule, the country will now be led by someone not related to the Castros. Read more

In a post-Castro era with a new president, what has changed for Cuban activists and opposition?

Opposition figure detained at airport and forcibly deported again

Opposition activist Miguna Miguna was deported from Kenya a second time despite a court order to release him from detention at the airport. Read more

Opposition figure detained at airport and forcibly deported again

Human rights defenders face threats and judicial harassment

The military court of Yaoundé found seven Anglophone activists guilty on several charges during a trial on 26th April. This includes Mancho Bibixy, a journalist for Bamenda FM who reported on the rights of Cameroonian Anglophone citizens, and worked with the civil society consortium to report human right violations. Read more

Human rights defenders face threats and judicial harassment