prevention of protest

Intimidation of human rights defenders continues in Cuba

Civic space continues to be undermined in Cuba as intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders and activists persists, especially those doing advocacy work in international human rights bodies. Read more

Intimidation of human rights defenders continues in Cuba

Authorities impose several travel bans as crackdown on HRDs continues

The government of Bahrain has continued its relentless crackdown on human rights defenders, political activists, journalists, the media and civil society. Read more

Authorities impose several travel bans as crackdown on HRDs continues

Journalist shot as authorities and military attempt to curtail dissent

One journalist was shot and his colleagues harrassed and forced into exile because of stories written about the army. Read more

Journalist shot as authorities and military attempt to curtail dissent

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

Police strike restricted in Solomon Islands

Police officers in Solomon Island were prevented from holding a strike in demand for outstanding allowances. Read more

Police strike restricted in Solomon Islands

Critics silenced before and after elections

Elections held on 11 August were preceded by unprecedented levels of election-related violence. as opposition supporters were prevented from holding meetings and rallies.

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Critics silenced before and after elections

Peaceful assembly rights curtailed in Botswana


On 8th August, police beat and arrested several protestors and detained a journalist when he refused to delete video footage of the demonstrations. Read more

Peaceful assembly rights curtailed in Botswana

Assembly rights violated as elections grow closer

Peaceful assembly rights are being restricted as elections near, largely due to security concerns. Read more

Assembly rights violated as elections grow closer

LGBTI Defender Repeteadly Attacked In Tunisia

LGBTI rights defender Mr. Bouhdid Belhedi was repeatedly physically assaulted as a result of his work advocating for the LGBTI community. Read more

LGBTI Defender Repeteadly Attacked In Tunisia