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Civil society report finds violations of freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression

In March 2017, the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) issued a comprehensive report on violations of the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly in the country over the past two years. Read more

Civil society report finds violations of freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression

The purge continues: protests turn violent, websites blocked and 4,000 civil servants dismissed

On 1st May 2017, thousands took part in May Day demonstrations across Turkey in spite of restrictions on peaceful assembly due to Turkey's continued state of emergency. Read more

The purge continues: protests turn violent, websites blocked and 4,000 civil servants dismissed

200 protesters storm Macedonia's parliament as ethnic tensions flare

On 27th April 2017, nationalist-protesters in Skopje stormed the Macedonian Parliament building to decry Macedonia's new Parliamentary speaker. Read more

200 protesters storm Macedonia's parliament as ethnic tensions flare

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, the Sudanese authorities' continual harassment of the Khartoum Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) symbolises the prevalence of state interference in civil society operations. Read more

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Continued political polarisation and public frustration led to a new wave of mass protests in Venezuela starting on 4th April 2017 Read more

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Journalist attacked reporting on potential election fraud

An Armenian journalist was attacked while reporting on potential fraud during election day on 2nd April, 2017. Read more

Journalist attacked reporting on potential election fraud

Protest and expression rights still seriously violated in Nigeria

Numerous protests have taken place throughout Nigeria over the last several months, some of which led to clashes between police and protesters. Read more

Protest and expression rights still seriously violated in Nigeria

Anti-government protests violently dispersed and protesters detained

On 8th April 2017, thousands gathered in the capital, Bissau, to protest the current political impasse that has led to serious instability and economic troubles in the country. Read more

Anti-government protests violently dispersed and protesters detained

At least five killed as student protests turn violent

On 20th February 2017, at least five protestors were killed during student protests in the capital, Conakry. Read more

At least five killed as student protests turn violent