prevention of protest

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

Deadline for registration imposed on CSOs as protests disrupted

Over 5000 NGOs were deemed to be operating illegally and given a deadline to register as students and journalists were arrested during protests in July. Read more

Deadline for registration imposed on CSOs as protests disrupted

Increasingly Blurred Lines Between State and Media Independence In Croatia

Three radio shows, aired on the third channel of the public broadcaster Croatian Radio television (HRT), were terminated without explanation by authorities. Questions continue to be raised over the independence of state-owned media, with many simply viewing these outlets as an extension of the state. Read more

Increasingly Blurred Lines Between State and Media Independence In Croatia

Pro-LGBTI organisations targetted in Tanzania as government clamps down on dissent

In early August, the justice minister announced plans to suspend organisations supporting homosexuality, while the president threatens to deal with protestors 'without mercy'. Read more

Pro-LGBTI organisations targetted in Tanzania as government clamps down on dissent

Protests in Iran face repression

Iranian student groups are drawing attention to the climate of fear and intimidation in universities. Meanwhile dozens of human rights defenders and activists remain in detention, often in poor conditions, for carrying out legitimate activities in defence of human rights. Read more

Myanmar mosque ransacked by armed mob and youth conference banned

On 23rd June, a mosque in Bago Province, Rakine State, Myanmar was attacked by over 200 Buddhist extremists. A disagreement over the building of a Muslim school in the area quickly escalated into religious violence, leaving the mosque ransacked and other religious sites badly damaged. In a separate event, a National Ethnic Youth Conference planned for 27 to 30 July was suspended for dubious reasons by authorities. Six hundred young people from across Myanmar had already gathered and were awaiting the start of the conference. Read more

Crackdown on Media continues and 100 protestors detained in Sudan

On 20th June, the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated the daily newspaper Akhir Lahza, allegedly due to publishing a report that addressed organisational changes within the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). In a separate incident, sit-ins were organised on the first week of July in eastern Sudan's city of El Gedaref calling for improvements to the provision of services following floods during the rainy season. Security forces detained more than a hundred residents. Read more

Pre-emptive arrests curtail peaceful assembly in Kazakhstan

Anti-government protests inspired by the bill on 21st May were refused permission by the authorities. In the preceding days, organisers took to social media to coordinate support but were blighted by a spate of pre-emptive arrests by the state. Read more

Protest rights infringed in Sierra Leone

Civil society and opposition parties faced bans and tear gas as they attempted to assemble in public during April and May 2016. Read more

Blogger Murdered in Pakistan

Khurram Zaki, the outspoken editor of Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) was murdered in Karachi on 8th May. Read more