May 04, 2021

Malaysia: Muhyiddin government escalating efforts to silence dissent

  Global civil society alliance CIVICUS is extremely concerned by the escalation of repression of critical voices by the Malaysian authorities in recent weeks.…
April 26, 2021

Freedom Day: more needs to be done to stop killings of LGBTQI+ people in South…

Photo by Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images It has been almost thirty years since Freedom Day was first introduced in South Africa but…
April 15, 2021

Joint Letter to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Egypt

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) celebrates its 30 anniversary, several organisations have written a letter asking the bank to reflect on…
April 09, 2021

Urgent call to release Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja on his 60th Birthday &10th anniversary of his detention

To: United Nations Secretary General and diplomatic Missions United Nations Special Rapporteurs/Targeted Governments (to be amended based on recipient) Re: Urgent call to release…
April 08, 2021

Philippines: Halt judicial harassment and investigate killing of activists

Hon. Menardo Guevarra Secretary, Department of Justice Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000   Dear Secretary Guevarra, RE:  Halt judicial harassment and investigate…
April 05, 2021

Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja turns 60 on his 10th anniversary in prison

Arabic On April 5 Bahraini human rights defender Abdul-Hadi al-Khawaja turns 60 2021 marks 10 years since Bahraini pro-democracy protests Abdul-Hadi’s family concerned about…
March 15, 2021

Rights organisations call for release of activist Teresita Naul on her first anniversary in detention

15 March marks one year in detention for rights activist Teresita Naul Philippines Human Rights Commission says Teresita was wrongfully ‘red-tagged’ Teresita’s daughter fears…
March 11, 2021

Tunisia: release LGBTQI+ activist Rania Amdouni and stop violence against peaceful protesters

Arabic The sentencing of human rights defender and LGBTQI+ activist Rania Amdouni to six months in prison by a court in Tunis on 4 March 2021…