The public inquiry must be completely independent of the Maltese police, government and politicians, and it should be conducted by a panel of respected international judges with no political or government links.
Europe and Central Asia: Welcome prisoner releases in Turkey, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan, mass targeting of journalists in Romania and Belarus, the far-right targets literature in Ukraine and the UK, an IFEX member denied parole, and more…
Approximately 15 journalists were attacked by Romanian police during a major anti-corruption protest on 10 August. RSF and ActiveWatch are calling on the security forces to publish the instructions they were given on how to behave towards journalists covering public events.
Rights groups protest draft legislation that would seriously restrict the work of human rights defenders in Hungary.
Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.
A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX and 64 co-signatories at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.
On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.
NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region