ARTICLE 19
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Amidst an escalating crackdown on civil society and freedom of expression, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution calling attention to the rapid deterioration of civic space and fundamental freedoms in the country.

For over a month, hundreds of thousands of people have protested across the country against the decision of the Constitutional Court to ban abortions in cases of foetal abnormality. Police have responded with excessive use of force and arbitrary detentions.

Ten human rights groups have signed a statement calling for the release of student activists who participated in protests condemning the atrocities in Rakhine and Chin States aside from criticizing the continued internet restriction in the region.

“Access to a safe and secure Internet is key in amplifying women’s voices, highlighting their lived experiences and needs, and in combating violence against women world-wide.”

Thailand asked to uphold the right to protest of its citizens after police used water cannons and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters.

The results offer a new approach to human rights after a challenging four years, where a free press was under repeated attack by the political leadership.

A statement by the Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Network stresses that media freedom has never been more important given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for people to have access to accurate information and for moral leadership has never been as evident.

One year after an International Mission to Mexico, the government has failed to fulfil its commitments, and the freedom of expression situation in the country is worsening.