intimidation

Intimidation of human rights defenders continues in Cuba

Civic space continues to be undermined in Cuba as intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders and activists persists, especially those doing advocacy work in international human rights bodies. Read more

Intimidation of human rights defenders continues in Cuba

Authorities impose several travel bans as crackdown on HRDs continues

The government of Bahrain has continued its relentless crackdown on human rights defenders, political activists, journalists, the media and civil society. Read more

Authorities impose several travel bans as crackdown on HRDs continues

Journalist shot as authorities and military attempt to curtail dissent

One journalist was shot and his colleagues harrassed and forced into exile because of stories written about the army. Read more

Journalist shot as authorities and military attempt to curtail dissent

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Restrictions to civic space continue in Honduras with the murder of an environmental activist, criminalisation of peaceful protests and limitations to the right of freedom of expression Read more

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Threats against journalists on the rise

Thirty media professionals were targeted between 19th July and 1st September, many of them on social media. Read more

Threats against journalists on the rise

Journalists in Mexico continue to work in a hostile environment

Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly continue to be restricted in Mexico as journalists face harassment and criminalisation. Read more

Journalists in Mexico continue to work in a hostile environment

Surveillance, Intimidation and Harassment of Critical Journalists Continues in Serbia

The onslaught against independent journalists and outspoken critics of the government continues in Serbia. Pro-government newspapers called for the arrest of alleged "foreign mercenaries" supposedly working to destabilise the country. Read more


Police brutality on the rise in Uganda

Police use excessive force including batons and force to disrupt an LGBTI gathering and opposition demonstrations. Read more


Police and protestors clash in Yerevan

Police fired tear gas, forcefully broke up demonstrations and arrested sixty protestors following a tense standoff connected to the armed takeover of a police station. Read more


Protests in Iran face repression

Iranian student groups are drawing attention to the climate of fear and intimidation in universities. Meanwhile dozens of human rights defenders and activists remain in detention, often in poor conditions, for carrying out legitimate activities in defence of human rights. Read more