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#IAmMyOwnGuardian activists detained and harassed for defending women's rights

Despite some recent regulatory improvements regarding the guardianship system, women human rights defenders continue to be subject to detention. Read more

#IAmMyOwnGuardian activists detained and harassed for defending women's rights

Exiled journalist kidnapped in Georgia and now in the hands of Azerbaijani police

An Azeri investigative journalist was kidnapped in Georgia, where he lived in exile since 2015, and brought illegally into Azerbaijan to be handed over to the police. Read more

Exiled journalist kidnapped in Georgia and now in the hands of Azerbaijani police

Two months after mass protests, activists remain in custody and journalists harrassed

A recently launched report documents government abuses as a response to the peaceful protests held in Belarus in February-March 2017. Read more

Two months after mass protests, activists remain in custody and journalists harrassed

Justice advocates and government critics continue to feel the heat in Kazakhstan

Following a spate of attacks, harassment and prosecutions Kazakhstan's embattled civil society continues to be targetted for exercising fundamental rights Read more

Justice advocates and government critics continue to feel the heat in Kazakhstan

5,000 face trial for taking part in anti-government protests

In late March 2017, the State of Emergency Command Post announced that 4,996 of a total of 26,130 people detained for taking part in protests will be taken to court, according to state media. Read more

5,000 face trial for taking part in anti-government protests

Omani authorities restrict free expression through censorship and arrests of activists

Freedom of expression continues to be severely restricted in Oman and authorities continue to target human rights defenders, journalists, writers and media outlets. Read more

Omani authorities restrict free expression through censorship and arrests of activists

New state laws increase penalties for protest actions in Oklahoma

As previously reported on the Monitor, several states have proposed or approved new legislation curtailing protests and demonstrations. Recently, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1123 into law, increasing penalties for the the following actions: trespassing on “critical infrastructure” and "willfully destroying" or impeding "operations of the facility". Read more

New state laws increase penalties for protest actions in Oklahoma

Journalists arrested for World Press Freedom Day procession in Kampala

On 3rd May 2017, eight journalists were detained for holding a march to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Read more

Journalists arrested for World Press Freedom Day procession in Kampala