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All forms of dissent relentlessly persecuted in Iran

Iranian authorities continue to target writers, artists, bloggers and political activists. Read more

All forms of dissent relentlessly persecuted in Iran

Threats and manipulation stifle journalism in Kosovo

Recent developments in Kosovo have highlighted real dangers to freedom of expression. Read more

Threats and manipulation stifle journalism in Kosovo

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

The offices of the CSO Cubalex were raided in early October as protest movement Damas de Blanco condemned the targetting of its members. Read more

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

On 1st October, at least four protestors were shot dead by security forces in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand while protesting against a land acquisition by a public sector utility NTPC. Read more

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

State tightens grip on protest rights in Kazakhstan

As previously covered on the CIVICUS Monitor, the consistent curtailment of the right to peaceful assembly is a central threat to civic freedoms in Kazakhstan. Read more

State tightens grip on protest rights in Kazakhstan

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

In September, authorities in Azerbaijan disrupted peaceful protests through arrests and harrassment ahead of a referendum on constitutional changes designed to increase the power of the executive. Read more

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

Free expression violations continuing in Sudan

Free-expression violations, including the suspension of several newspapers, are continuing in Sudan. Read more

Free expression violations continuing in Sudan

Journalists intimidated and detained for speaking out in Ghana

On 23rd September, members of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) arrested Ghanaian-Lebanese author Fadi Dabbousi upon his arrival from Lebanon. Read more

Journalists intimidated and detained for speaking out in Ghana

Community radio station director attacked by police

The director of Komboni Radio, a community station, was attacked by police as authorities crack down on dissent in Zambia. Read more

Community radio station director attacked by police

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Conditions continue to be difficult for civil society organisations in Pakistan, with those involved in human rights monitoring or those critical of government facing forced closure. Read more

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group