protestor(s) detained

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

Minister vows to crush dissent "with an iron fist" ahead of elections

Algeria's interior minister used strong language to threaten those he perceives as destabilising the country amidst large-scale protests and boycotts. Read more

Minister vows to crush dissent "with an iron fist" ahead of elections

Undaunted by severe state suppression of peaceful assembly, Venezuelans protest

Protests in Venezuela have continued for over two months now as the economic and political crisis worsens. Observatorio Venezolano de Conflictividad Social (Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict) recorded at least 1,791 protests taking place across the country from the beginning of April to end of May 2017. Read more

Undaunted by severe state suppression of peaceful assembly, Venezuelans protest

5,000 face trial for taking part in anti-government protests

In late March 2017, the State of Emergency Command Post announced that 4,996 of a total of 26,130 people detained for taking part in protests will be taken to court, according to state media. Read more

5,000 face trial for taking part in anti-government protests

Israeli security forces use excessive force against solidarity protesters in Palestine

The human rights situation in Palestine is of grave concern, as Israeli security forces at times act with impunity against Palestinians, especially those being held in Israeli-run prisons, where the living conditions are deplorable and ill-treatment and torture are commonplace. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights has documented numerous cases of inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners. Read more

Israeli security forces use excessive force against solidarity protesters in Palestine

Lethal force used against farmers as drought drives protest

The worst drought in 140 years in Southern India has driven farmers to protest against the lack of government assistance to help those in need. Read more

Lethal force used against farmers as drought drives protest