HRD prosecuted

New Russian laws to further limit internet use and curtail freedom of expression

In June, the Russian parliament voted on two laws that will regulate the internet, and further curtail freedom of expression on social media. Read more

New Russian laws to further limit internet use and curtail freedom of expression

Rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests as police break up pride protest

Turkish police used excessive force against a small group of LGBTI protestors, after the authorities banned the annual gay pride parade. Read more

Rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests as police break up pride protest

Authorities continue to harass and intimidate journalists and activists

Zimbabwean police continue to harass and intimidate journalists and human rights activists through interrogations and threats to prosecute. On 20th June 2017 Newsday (https://www.newsday.co.zw/ ) editor, Wisdom Mdzungairi and chief reporter, Everson Mushava were summoned to CID Law and Order section at Harare Central Police Station for questioning over an article they wrote on 21 February 2017. Read more

Authorities continue to harass and intimidate journalists and activists

Tajik NGOs, journalists and lawyers under pressure in a repressive state

As part of his Central Asia tour, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Tajikistan from 11th to 12th June 2017. Following a meeting with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, Guterres informed journalists that he had discussed human rights issues with the president and had offered to assist with the implementation of recommendations from the country's most recent UN Universal Period Review (UPR), an international assessment of the human rights situation in a country. Read more

Tajik NGOs, journalists and lawyers under pressure in a repressive state

Critical voices arrested and protests prohibited in Niger

On 20th May 2017, Ali Idrissa, a coordinator for Publish What You Pay and of Réseau des Organisations pour la Transparence et l’Analyse Budgétaire (Network of Organisations for Transparency and Budgetary Analysis , was detained on grounds of inciting a conspiracy to change the regime. Read more

Critical voices arrested and protests prohibited in Niger

Activists attacked and arrested while impunity prevails

Harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders continue to be the norm in Honduras. In addition, security forces continue to use excessive force against students protests. Read more

Activists attacked and arrested while impunity prevails

Exiled journalist kidnapped in Georgia and now in the hands of Azerbaijani police

An Azeri investigative journalist was kidnapped in Georgia, where he lived in exile since 2015, and brought illegally into Azerbaijan to be handed over to the police. Read more

Exiled journalist kidnapped in Georgia and now in the hands of Azerbaijani police

Two months after mass protests, activists remain in custody and journalists harrassed

A recently launched report documents government abuses as a response to the peaceful protests held in Belarus in February-March 2017. Read more

Two months after mass protests, activists remain in custody and journalists harrassed

Justice advocates and government critics continue to feel the heat in Kazakhstan

Following a spate of attacks, harassment and prosecutions Kazakhstan's embattled civil society continues to be targetted for exercising fundamental rights Read more

Justice advocates and government critics continue to feel the heat in Kazakhstan

HRDs arrested and subjected to ill-treatment in UAE prisons

The crackdown on freedom of expression continues unabated in the United Arab Emirates. Read more

HRDs arrested and subjected to ill-treatment in UAE prisons