torture/ill-treatment

Attacks on civil society increased ahead of Djibouti election

Attacks on civil society and the media increased in the run-up to Djibouti's presidential election. Read more

Journalists and activists targeted as Yemen's conflict rages

In the context of the ongoing conflict and the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, civic space continues to be violated. Read more

Civil society demands release of detained journalist

Civil society is repeating calls for the release of RFI journalist Ahmed Abba, who has been in detention for one year. Read more

Trial of Dr. Nasser Bin Gaith continues

Free expression continues to be undermined by the authorities in the UAE as civil society activists - including journalists and academics - are targetted for promoting human rights. Read more

Hundreds of protestors shot dead in Ethiopia

A brutal crackdown has left over 400 protestors dead while a new cybercrime law threatens to further restrict online space for civil society. Read more

Damning Commision of Enquiry report finds indications of crimes against humanity

A UN Commission of Enquiry found that “there are reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since 1991,” and that Eritrean government officials are responsible for crimes of enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearance, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder. Read more