Monthly Archives: November 2020

Bahrain: How authorities are silencing the struggle for women’s rights

This statement was originally published on bahrainrights.net on 25 November 2020. Human dignity cannot be founded on violations of collective and individual rights and freedoms. Women and children are the most vulnerable in societies. It is therefore that their rights and freedoms need greater protection, guaranteed by laws and their implementation. Women reflect the progress

Globe International Center asks Mongolia to uphold freedom of expression in pandemic response

Ulaanbaatar, 26 November 2020 Globe International Center (GIC) is deeply concerned over the recent restrictive measures imposed by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are enforced in addition to the already obstructive legal restrictions on freedom of expression. On 11 November 2020, authorities have tightened measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

Algeria: European Parliament highlights country’s state of heightened repression

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 26 November 2020. The European Parliament’s second urgency resolution on Algeria in a year is an important step and should be followed by stronger public action from the international community On 26 November, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution highlighting “The deteriorating human rights situation in

Poland: Police persecution of journalists and protesters must end

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 26 November 2020. ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the ongoing crackdown on protests against the abortion ban in Poland, and police brutality against protesters and journalists. We call for the immediate cessation of persecution and violence against those exercising their right to protest and to report on protest

As COVID-19 spreads through Belmarsh Prison, RSF calls for urgent release of Julian Assange

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 26 November 2020. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the urgent release of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange as an alarming increase of Covid infections has been reported at Belmarsh prison. Assange has been held in his cell 24 hours a day since 18 November and missed his

Urgent call to preserve the lives of the strikers gathered at Movimiento San Isidro’s headquarters

The undersigned – international and Cuban civil society organizations, members of Cuban independent media, activists, and Cuban citizens – condemn the harassment, police violence, human rights violations, and repressive acts perpetrated by Cuban authorities against artists, journalists, and independent civil society actors in response to peaceful demonstrations against the arrest and subsequent arbitrary conviction of

Myanmar asked to release arbitrarily detained student protesters

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 23 November 2020. We, the undersigned 10 human rights organizations, call on the Myanmar authorities to immediately end criminal proceedings against student activists and other individuals charged in relation to recent peaceful protest activities. We call on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release those detained

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