journalists and media workers have been killed since 2006.
9 out of 10 cases go unpunished and see perpetrators walk free.
organisations that make up the IFEX network are committed to ending impunity.
Imagine a world without impunity, where everyone is free to exercise their right to freedom of expression and information and able to access, generate and share ideas and information in any way they choose, without fear.
In an open letter, 14 organisations, including IFEX and IFEX-ALC, highlight the importance of Silveira’s case for guaranteeing human rights, noting that the case exhibits a history of injustice.
Human rights defenders, journalists, and critics have been targeted by the police, intelligence agencies, and pro-government media since the presidential election in 2019.
Askarov, 69, was serving a life sentence imposed after an unfair trial on politically motivated charges, for which he was arbitrarily arrested and tortured. He was in poor health and activists had been calling for his release due the threat of COVID-19.