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Nearly 50 dead as Indian forces open fire on Protesters in Kashmir

In recent weeks, Kashmir has seen one of the worst uprisings since 2010. Clashes between the police and protesters in Jammu were sparked by the death of a prominent Kashmiri militant at the hands of Indian security forces. Read more

High school students targetted as repression continues in Burundi

School children were suspended for defacing pictures of Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza as journalists and activists continued to be arrested and tortured during the continuing crackdown on dissent. Read more

Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Hong Kong

On the 18th of June, tens of thousands of protestors took the streets in Hong Kong in a pro-democracy rally sparked by the abduction and mistreatment of book seller Lam King-Wee in mainland China. Read more

Funding cuts hit hundreds of CSOs in Croatia

Over 400 CSOs petitioned the government against cuts to state funding for civil society while large protests took place in Zagreb in support of educational reform. Read more

Council of Ministers preparing new law on associations

The Palestinian Council of Ministers is preparing a new law on associations through a commission which does not include civil society representation. Read more

Foreign funding law contravenes international law, says UN expert

UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has said that India's Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act (FCRA) contravenes the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Read more

Emergency decree allows restriction of CSO funding

The declaration of a “State of Exception and Economic Emergency” in Venezuela could have a negative impact on funding for organisations. Recent protests in Caracas and other regions of the country have been repressed and journalists covering such protests faced intimidation and harassment by security forces. Read more

Black Lives Matter Activist convicted of 'felony lynching'

The criminalisation of protesters in the USA was highlighted by the conviction of Black Lives Matter activist, Jasmine Richards for “felony lynching”. Read more