IFEX Statements

On 31 December 2018, the Bahraini Court of Cassation upheld renowned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab’s 5-year prison sentence for tweeting.

Cambodia's armed forces display anti-riot gear and assault rifles at the Olympic stadium ahead of a general election this weekend, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 25, 2018. , REUTERS/Samrang Pring

On 29 July, Cambodians will go to the polls under the shadow of a relentless attack on critical voices. The IFEX network condemns these actions, which have deprived the election of all credibility, and calls for the full restoration of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country.

A Bahraini court has upheld a five-year prison sentence against renowned human rights defender and IFEX member Nabeel Rajab for tweets about human rights violations. The IFEX network is calling on Bahraini authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Turkish MPs voting in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey., Yildiz Yazicioglu

During World Press Freedom Day, IFEX lets Turkey know that becoming the world’s biggest jailer of journalists is not an accomplishment to be proud of.

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

IFEX calls for the full and immediate withdrawal of Hungary’s proposed foreign funding bill, due to the threat it poses to local members and other independent civil society groups.

Nadire Mater (3rd L), accompanied by her fellow journalists and guest editors of Özgür Gündem, Faruk Balikci (2nd L), Yildirim Turker (2nd R) and Tugrul Eryilmaz (R). Outside the Justice Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, June 27, 2016., Reuters

Mater’s suspended sentence after an “unlawful trial” is one way Turkey’s government is trying to silence its critics.

Spokesperson for the Initiative for Freedom of Expression - Turkey, Şanar Yurdatapan.

IFEX condemns the conviction of IFEX member spokesperson Şanar Yurdapatan as a an attempt to silence him for the next two years.