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Egypt: Rights activist Gamal Eid brutally attacked by security forces

This statement was originally published on gc4hr.org on 29 December 2019. On 29 December 2019, members of Egypt’s security forces attacked prominent human rights lawyer Gamal Eid, director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), beating him badly and covering him in paint from head to toe. This is the fourth attack on

Longest internet disruption in Myanmar’s Rakhine state sets dangerous precedent

This statement was originally published on globalvoices.org on 29 December 2019. It is republished here under Creative Commons license CC-BY 3.0. On 21 June 2019, Myanmar authorities ordered the blocking of the internet in nine townships of Rakhine and Chin States in northern Myanmar. Six months later, the internet remains blocked in four Rakhine townships,

Judge delays trial in 2012 killing of Brazilian radio journalist, citing lack of resources

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 20 December 2019. Brazilian authorities must quickly resume the trial of the alleged killers of radio journalist Valério Luiz de Oliveira and ensure that justice is served without further delays, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Judge Jesseir Coelho de Alcântara announced on December 17 he

Venezuelan intelligence services raid, shutter news outlets Venepress and Telecaribe

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 20 December 2019. Venezuelan authorities must immediately allow local news outlets Telecaribe and Venepress to resume their work informing the public and cease their harassment of independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.On December 18, agents from Venezuela’s intelligence services, known as SEBIN, shuttered the

Nepal’s press freedom at risk amid restrictive bills, government pressure

The following is an excerpt of a 26 December 2019 CPJ blog post by Aliya Iftikhar/CPJ Senior Asia Researcher. Last year, when Raju Basnet was covering landgrabs in the Nepali city of Lalitpur, he knew he was playing with fire. His reports in the weekly Khojtalas alleged that powerful people, including government officials, were involved

Justice not done: Turkish civil society leader Osman Kavala remains behind bars despite ECtHR ruling

This statement was originally published on expressioninterrupted.com on 24 December 2019. Court hears two witnesses of the prosecution at Gezi Park trial’s fourth hearing; trial adjourned until 28 January The fourth hearing in the Gezi Park trial, where jailed businessperson Osman Kavala and 15 other civil society members face aggravated life imprisonment on the charge

RSF calls for Julian Assange to be released on humanitarian grounds

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 24 December 2019. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by reports that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s health has deteriorated in detention, and calls for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds. RSF condemns the continued targeting of Assange for his journalistic-like activities, which sets a dangerous precedent. Assange’s

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