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Evidence of unrelenting religious persecution in North Korea

On 10th November, the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) published its 2016 white paper on religious freedom in North Korea. Read more

Evidence of unrelenting religious persecution in North Korea

As Turkmenistan votes, authorities crush dissent with an iron fist

As Turkmenistan prepares for elections on 12th February, CIVICUS, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPRH) and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) expose the reality facing citizens denied the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and any say in how their country is run. Read more

As Turkmenistan votes, authorities crush dissent with an iron fist

Special series on threats to civic space in Kazakhstan - Part 1: Association

Part One of the series examines recent developments impacting the freedom of association in Kazakhstan. Read more

Special series on threats to civic space in Kazakhstan - Part 1: Association

Millions demonstrate against Trump as states plan restrictive protest laws

An estimted three million people protested on the streets of the USA one day after Donald Trump's inauguration. Read more

Millions demonstrate against Trump as states plan restrictive protest laws

Protest bans in Kano as at least ten protestors shot dead

At least ten members of a shiite movement were shot dead by police during a public gathering. Read more

Protest bans in Kano as at least ten protestors shot dead

Fears of centralised power spark protest and clashes with police in Italy

On 5th November, hundreds of anti-government protesters clashed with Italian police in Florence as they demonstrated against a constitutional referendum put forward by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Read more

Fears of centralised power spark protest and clashes with police in Italy

Protests against trans-Atlantic trade deals dominate headlines in Belgium

In recent months, people in Belgium have been mobilising over proposed trade agreements between the European Union (EU), the United States and Canada. Read more

Protests against trans-Atlantic trade deals dominate headlines in Belgium

Killing of jaffna students prompts unrest in northern Sri Lanka

The recent killing of two students from the University of Jaffna for failing to stop at a police barricade on 10th October has sparked protests across the island. Read more

Killing of jaffna students prompts unrest in northern Sri Lanka

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