killing of protestors

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

One person died and at least twenty were injured as police attempted to suppress a protests by four communities against environmental damage caused by the Las Bambas copper mine in peru. Read more

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as crackdown intensifies

In early October the government decreed a six-month state of emergency.
As tensions escalated, the government became increasingly sensitive to criticism. Two bloggers were arrested and internet access was blocked. Several activists were also arrested for their work monitoring and documenting the crackdown on protestors. Read more

Ethiopia declares state of emergency as crackdown intensifies

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

As the death toll reaches over 90, and with thousands of civilians injured, the conditions for civic activism in the Kashmir region are closing rapidly under pressure from the authorities. While protests rage, clashes between protesters and security forces have become a regular occurrence. Read more

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

The brutal rape and murder of iconic LGBTI activist, Hande Kader on 8th August prompted a mass mobilisation in Istanbul. Hundreds took to the streets to protest peacefully against the treatment of LGBTI people in Turkey. Read more

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

Bystander shot by police during mass anticorruption demonstration

On 16 August, as at least half a million people mobilised against alleged government corruption in the country's capital, a young man was shot dead by police during the demonstration. Read more

Bystander shot by police during mass anticorruption demonstration

Over 1,000 associations disbanded and hundreds of media outlets closed after coup attempt

On 21st July, in the aftermath of the attempted coup, the National Parliament declared a 3-month state of emergency, giving the Presidential cabinet powers to bypass parliament and enact new laws which restrict or suspend basic rights and freedoms, including the freedom of association. Read more

Over 1,000 associations disbanded and hundreds of media outlets closed after coup attempt

One dead in demonstration against rising electricity prices

One person died and a dozen others were injured by gunfire during a demonstration against rising electricity prices in Bouake, central Ivory Coast. Read more

One dead in demonstration against rising electricity prices

Government minister killed amid repression of miners' protest

Vice Minister Rudolfo Illanes was kidnapped and later found dead by a roadside, as miners' protests continued in Bolivia. Read more

Government minister killed amid repression of miners' protest

Blogger arrested, protest demanding his release harshly repressed

On 15th August, prominent blogger and columnist was arrested for "public outrage and insult". Following rumours that he was due to appear before the prosecutor, protesters rallied to demand his release, resulting in up to three protestors dead and 18 wounded. Read more

Blogger arrested, protest demanding his release harshly repressed

Repression of protests leaves dozens dead in Kinshasa

As protests mount against President Joseph Kabila's moves to extend his term beyond the constitutional limit, at least 32 people were killed, with police using lethal force against demonstrators. Read more

Repression of protests leaves dozens dead in Kinshasa