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Journalist assaulted, opposition protests banned and dispersed

On 29th November 2018, journalist and managing editor of malimedias.com, an online news outlet, El Hadji Hamidou Touré was assaulted and threatened by the secretary general of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR), Colonel Abdoulaye Makalou, on 29th November 2018. Read more

Journalist assaulted, opposition protests banned and dispersed
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Cuban activist and former political prisoner deported

Panamanian authorities deported Ariel Arzuaga, a Cuban activist and former political prisoner, on 11th October 2018 on grounds of non-compliance with migration requirements. Read more

Cuban activist and former political prisoner deported

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

The Ghana Right to Information Coalition, a coalition of civil society organisations, launched, in November 2018, the RTI Red Friday campaign, to demand that the Ghanaian Parliament approve the Right To Information Bill. Read more

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

80 CSOs call for accountability and justice for past war crimes

In a letter to president George Weah on 20th September 2018, 80 CSOs have requested the Liberian government to commit to 'a roadmap to ensure justice and reparations for victims of the gravest crimes committed during Liberia’s civil wars' at the United Nations General Assembly. In July 2018, the UN Human Rights Council called the government to set up a process to ensure accountability for war crimes. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Liberia made the recommendation to set up a war crimes court, but has not been implemented. Read more

80 CSOs call for accountability and justice for past war crimes


Authorities withdraw NGO's license to operate

In a decree signed by the Minister of Interior on 5th November 2018, and delivered on 16th November, authorities have withdrawn the authorisation to create the association Lead Afrique francophone, hereby banning all the activities of the association on the territory of Senegal, on grounds of 'irregular financing' benefiting the movement Y'en a marre, . The action follows the interrogation of representatives of Enda Tiers-Monde (ENDA TM), Oxfam and OSIWA at the Central Commissariat of Dakar on 13th November 2018 in the context of an investigation into alleged funding of Y'en a marre. Read more

Authorities withdraw NGO's license to operate
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Human rights defenders arrested and journalists injured

Human rights lawyer Yasser Al-Saleem and activist Abdelhamid Al-Bayoush arrested, journalists Ibrahim Ahmad and Gulistan Mohammed, who work for the Syrian Kurdish news agency ANHA/Hawa, sustained gunshot injuries while covering clashes, Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda released after 40 months detention by Islamist group, Syrian writer Souleman Yousph arrested and detained for five days after critising the Kurdish Democratic Union Read more

Human rights defenders arrested and journalists injured

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

On 26th October 2018, a news van for a local TV station was set on fire in the station’s parking lot in Salinas, California. Read more

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

Journalist assaulted by group of vigilantes linked to ruling party

On 29th September 2018, a group of vigilantes linked to the ruling party, the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), assaulted the editor of the newspaper Awareness Times, John Korama, while he was covering the by-election at Mile 14 Town in Tonko Limba Read more

 Journalist assaulted by group of vigilantes linked to ruling party

Concern after brutal attack on women HRDs in prison

On 26th October 2018, a group of masked and armed men broke in the cell of women political prisoners and beat 17 of them. Read more

 Concern after brutal attack on women HRDs in prison