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State restricts protest on disability benefits

The Polish authorities took measures to restrict the visibility of a 40-day long protest by parents of people with disabilities. Read more

State restricts protest on disability benefits

Security forces use excessive force during protests: one student killed

On 19th April, police used tear gas to disperse a protest of opposition and civil society, gathering hundreds of people in front of the National Assembly, while a massive deployment of security officers in Dakar aimed to prevent people from gathering. The protest against changes in the Electoral Code and the Constitution, which was due to be debated in the National Assembly that day, was previously banned by prefect of Dakar, using several justifications such as the blanket ban on protests in the city center and threats to the public order. Read more

Security forces use excessive force during protests: one student killed

President accuses civil society of conspiring to destabilise the country

During a press conference on 15th May, a coalition of civil society groups - Coalition des Acteurs Sociaux pour la Consolidation des Acquis Démocratiques (C.A.S.C.A.D) - expressed solidarity with Abdourahmane Sanoh, president of Plateforme nationale des Citoyens Unis pour le Développement (National Platform of United Citizens for Development - PCUD) and other civil society actors who have been accused by President Alpha Condé of conspiring to destabilise the country due to their support of the teachers' strike (see under Peaceful Assembly). Read more

President accuses civil society of conspiring to destabilise the country

Indigenous rights defenders in Peru at grave risk due to interests in community lands

As in other countries in Latin America, the number of rights defenders killed has increased in Perú. Plataforma Europa Perú (Europe Peru Platform) has expressed serious concern over the risk defenders are facing, noting that a comprehensive legal framework to protect human right defenders is lacking in the country. Read more

Indigenous rights defenders in Peru at grave risk due to interests in community lands

Calls for legislation to protect human rights defenders as attacks against them persist

Attacks against human rights defenders continue to be reported. In April 2018, detained Senator Leila de Lima renewed her call for Congress to fast track the passage of the bill aimed at protecting and defending the lives of human rights defenders. An Australian nun who has spent almost three decades in the country is facing deportation Read more

Calls for legislation to protect human rights defenders as attacks against them persist

Police disperse protest against the ill-treatment of migrants by Algerian authorities

On 12th March, police officers dispersed a youth protest with tear gas and batons, resulting in several injuries and arrests being made. The protest mobilised dozens of youth recently deported from Algeria and took place in front of the Algerian Embassy in the Daoudabougou neighbourhood in Bamako. Read more

Police disperse protest against the ill-treatment of migrants by Algerian authorities

Trade unions suspend 4-month strike

As previously reported on the Monitor, Beninese trade unions from various sectors organized a series of strikes in January to denounce a new law inhibiting the right to strike in certain public sectors. Read more

Trade unions suspend 4-month strike

Deadly anti-Kabila protests followed by wave of arrests of social movement activists

After the deadly crackdown on protests on 31st December 2017, Comité laïc de coordination (CLC) close to the Catholic Church organised other protests after mass on 21st January and 25th February, both of which were brutally repressed by security forces. Read more

Deadly anti-Kabila protests followed by wave of arrests of social movement activists