January 11, 2019

Gabon government goes after civil society and opposition members for failed military coup, raising concerns

Global rights groups concerned by Gabon government’s targeting of human rights defenders and opposition members for military coup attempt Authorities shut down Internet and…
December 19, 2018

China: Open letter from global civil society calls for release of student activists and workers

#China: Open letter from global civil society calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all workers and #humanrights activists who are detained or…
December 13, 2018

Pakistan shuts down and kicks out 18 International NGOs, with 20 others facing expulsion

 Pakistan has expelled 18 international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) Another 20 organisations are also at risk of expulsion Pakistan’s policy on INGOs effectively hampers the…
December 06, 2018

Human rights groups globally call for end to killing of activists in record numbers

Human rights activists are being violently attacked and killed in record numbers 20 years after historic UN declaration adopted to protect them. More than…
December 05, 2018

Arrests of hundreds at demonstrations on West Papua highlight relentless suppression of dissent

Hundreds of West Papuans were arrested for holding peaceful protests Some protesters were attacked by pro-government groups and suffered injuries There has been a…
November 26, 2018

Bangladesh: Authorities must end smear campaign against human rights group Odhikar

Human rights group Odhikar is the target of a broad campaign to prevent them from exposing human rights violations in Bangladesh Pro-government media are…
November 26, 2018

Free Saudi Women Coalition Calls for Immediate Release of Saudi Women Activists

  Coalition of global human rights groups launch a campaign for release of all Saudi women activists behind bars At least 12 women human…
November 22, 2018

Detention of 13 activists a sign of renewed crackdown by Turkish government

13 activists and academics arrested and detained by police in clear act of intimidation Prominent activist Yiğit Aksakoğlu remains in pre-trial custody Recent detentions…