Security forces in Guinea have acted with impunity and blatant disregard of human rights by arresting and indiscriminately killing protestors over the last 9 months.
A lack of government transparency and access to health records, as well as overcrowded, unsanitary detention centers are putting thousands of Syrian prisoners at risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus. Rights groups call for the release of detainees, including political prisoners and human rights defenders whose numbers remain largely unknown.
Children caught in a nationwide crackdown on protesters and dissidents have been abducted, arbitrarily arrested, and subjected to horrific torture at the hands of Egypt’s security forces according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
Mali’s Human Rights Commission condemns the security services’ attack on teachers marching to demand better service conditions and has called on the government to respect the right to peaceful assembly.
In a new report, BCHR examines the legal challenges to women’s rights in the Kingdom, the status of prisoners of conscience, and the role activists and civil society organizations play in improving conditions.
February in Middle East and North Africa: A free expression roundup, based on member reports and news from the region.
In his contribution to IFEX’s series marking International Women’s Day, Regional Editor Mong Palatino writes about women challenging patriarchy in Pakistan, fighting for democracy in Hong Kong, defying the communications blockade in Kashmir, and leading the sit-in against the CAA in India’s Shaheen Bagh.
February in Sub-Saharan Africa: A round up of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.
Concerned by the rising number of deaths from the ongoing protests in Guinea, the Media Foundation for West Africa is calling for a probe to ensure accountability over the loss of lives.
As anti-government protests in Lebanon continue, a new report from Maharat Foundation examines the impact of freedom of expression and media in the first several weeks of the uprising.
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.