Police in southern Russia raided the homes and office of activists who provide legal and psychological assistance to survivors of domestic violence.
There is concern about the impact that the law has on local grassroots groups and associations; they are key to ensuring citizens’ voices are heard when decisions are made regarding their land and livelihoods and LANGO unduly restricts their ability to organise.
At least 18 journalists were obstructed and/or physically attacked in the course of their reporting in Baku after Azerbaijan’s snap parliamentary elections on 9 February. Khadija Ismayilova was one of those who were beaten and arrested.
January in Middle East and North Africa: A roundup of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports.
IFEX member Advox bids farewell to Tunisian blogger and human rights activist, Lina Ben Mhenni, who dedicated her life to a free and just Tunisia.
January in the Americas: A roundup of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports.
January 2020 in Asia-Pacific: A roundup of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports.
January in Europe and Central Asia: A roundup of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports.
January in Sub-Saharan Africa: A roundup of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports.
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights calls on Iraqi authorities to stop targeting peaceful demonstrators, especially women and children who have been playing a prominent role in anti-government protests.
At least 30 activists and dissidents were sentenced to prison in Vietnam in 2019 simply for exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression, association, and religion.
In its 2020 World Report, Human Rights Watch examines the bloody crackdown on freedom of expression in Iran over the past year as authorities have moved to silence a new wave of domestic dissent.
In 2019, over 50 imprisoned human rights defenders, journalists, opposition activists and religious believers were released, but at least 30 others remained wrongfully imprisoned, while authorities regularly targeted other dissenting voices.
Brazilian authorities must promptly investigate alleged police harassment and attacks against journalists covering protests in São Paulo, and ensure that reporters can safely cover demonstrations.