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Concerns after National Police confirms the existence of a social media monitoring unit

On 27th November 2018, an audio was leaked through social networks in which the General Police Commander Faustino Mendoza speaks about the surveillance of messages from journalists and politicians. Read more

 Concerns after National Police confirms the existence of a social media monitoring unit

Moratorium on use of repressive laws lifted despite promises at the UN human rights council

In November 2018, Malaysia underwent a review at the Human Rights Council and reiterated its commitment to human rights reforms. Despite this in December 2018 it decided to lift a moratorium on the use of restrictive laws Read more

Moratorium on use of repressive laws lifted despite promises at the UN human rights council

Three women HRDs sentenced to two and a half years in prison

Judicial harassment in Guatemala moved beyond unlawful arrests and is now in a stage of sentences that will leave human rights defenders in prison for years. Read more

 Three women HRDs sentenced to two and a half years in prison


Protests around corruption and censorship of eviction film ahead of APEC regional meeting

Ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) regional economic forum in Papua New Guinea in November 2018 concerns are being raised by citizens and civil society around the cost of hosting the meeting, allegations of corruption and how much it will benefit the people. Read more

Protests around corruption and censorship of eviction film ahead of APEC regional meeting

Victory for indigenous and environmental groups protesting a controversial pipeline project

Indigenous and environmental groups who have been protesting a controversial pipeline project in British Columbia for years claimed a victory in their campaign to halt the project. Read more

Victory for indigenous and environmental groups protesting a controversial pipeline project

Chilean authorities use the Anti-terrorism law to criminalise Mapuches' leaders.

On 9th August 2018, Amnesty International published the report: Pre-juicios injustos: Criminalización del pueblo Mapuche a través de la Ley Antiterrorista. Read more

Chilean authorities use the Anti-terrorism law to criminalise Mapuches' leaders.

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

Teachers strike for better wages and working conditions

On 15 August 2018, almost 30,000 primary school teachers went on strike, across the country. for the first time in more than 20 years Read more

Teachers strike for better wages and working conditions

Despite commitment to reforms in Malaysia, fundamental freedoms still being restricted

In the last few months students have been arrested for protesting in Malaysia, individuals have been probed using the Sedition Act for peaceful expression and the LGBT community continues to be targeted Read more

Despite commitment to reforms in Malaysia, fundamental freedoms still being restricted