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Attacks on LGBTI people continue in Georgia

A transgender woman was brutally attacked by two men as civil society calls on the government to protect LGBTI people in Georgia. Read more

Attacks on LGBTI people continue in Georgia

Prominent human rights activist attacked

On 27th October, the chair of Bulgaria's largest human rights groups was physically attacked. Read more

Prominent human rights activist attacked

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Four members of Mara Salvatrucha were sentenced to 20 years in prison due to their participation in the murder of Nicolás Humberto García, an indigenous community radio journalist. Read more

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

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

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

A UN mission warned of continuing threats to civil society as the state shut down an English-languge newspaper in September. Read more

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Attacks against land defenders in Honduras continue with the murder of José Ángel Flores and harassment of members of COPINH. Read more

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Land rights activists at risk of criminalisation in Guatemala

The Comité de Unidad Campesina has called attention to the harassment and detention of land activists. Read more

Land rights activists at risk of criminalisation in Guatemala

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

Russia continues to target foreign and domestic organisations

Several foreign CSOs were designated "undesirable" and Russian groups were banned from working with them, while a leading independent polling agency was declared a foreign agent. Read more

Russia continues to target foreign and domestic organisations

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

Freedom of expression and media freedom are under major threat in Bangladesh. According to rights group Ain o Salish Kendra 74 journalists were allegedly subjected to torture in Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016. Read more

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks