prevention of protest

LGBTI activists, protestors and journalists targeted in Uganda

In August, LGBTI Pride celebrations were postponed as police shut down a beauty pageant and arrested several activists. Read more

LGBTI activists, protestors and journalists targeted in Uganda

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

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

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