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Kenya: Protester killings must lead to end of police violence

24 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the killing of three protestors…

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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Peaceful Protest Continues

23 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the Kazakh authorities’…

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Egypt: Mohamed Nagi and 151 other protesters must be released with convictions quashed

20 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the convictions and harsh sentences…

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Kazakhstan: Persecution of Peaceful Protesters must cease

19 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 calls on the government of Kazakhstan to…

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Kenya: Teargas, brutality and the killing of a protester at electoral reform demonstration

17 May 2016

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns yesterday’s killing…

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#WhyProtest? Kicking off the conversation

28 Apr 2016

To coincide with hundreds of activists gathering Bogotá…

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UK: Calls for protection of Right to Protest

22 Apr 2016

After the conclusion of the official visit of Maina…

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Gambia: Death of Ebrima Solo Sandeng must be investigated and protesters released

18 Apr 2016

Following the violent crackdown and arrest of several…

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Country Report: Protest in Kenya 2015

12 Apr 2016

see the full infographic here  Introduction:…

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UNHRC 31: Joint Letter on the resolution on peaceful protests

23 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 has been joined by leading human rights…

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Brazil: From Cyber Security to Cyber War

10 Mar 2016

From Cyber Security to Cyber War - the development…


UNHRC 31: States must implement guidelines on management of assemblies

09 Mar 2016

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the joint report of UN Special…

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Brazil: Civil rights at risk

04 Mar 2016

On 24 February, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved…


Myanmar: Imprisoning Than Than Maw worsens gender-based violation of free expression

26 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the extended trial, and illegitimate…

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Saudi Arabia: End use of death penalty for activists

16 Feb 2016

14 February 2016 marked the fourth anniversary of the…

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Malaysia: Judicial harassment of human rights defender Jannie Lasimbang must end

24 Jan 2016

ARTICLE 19, joint with over 200 civil society organisations,…

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Tunisia: Right to protest must be protected

22 Jan 2016

Demonstrations in favour of dignity and employment…

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Brazil: Anti-Terrorism Bill threatens to restrict Right to Protest

21 Oct 2015

An Anti-Terrorism Bill is on the agenda for the Brazillian…

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Turkey: Government must protect Protest and Debate after Ankara Attack

12 Oct 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the 10 October bomb attack in Ankara…

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Burkina Faso: A week of attacks for media and demonstrators

29 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 condemns the assaults on journalists and…

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Myanmar: National Human Rights Commission and UN urge justice for student protesters

14 Sep 2015

ARTICLE 19 welcomes calls from Myanmar’s National…

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Malaysia: Restrictions on freedom of expression around Bersih 4.0 must be lifted

01 Sep 2015

On August 27, ARTICLE 19 signed a joint letter to the…

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Malaysia: Blocking websites to prevent protest violates international law

27 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to retract…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

05 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Malaysia: Crackdown on independent voices must end

04 Aug 2015

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian government to restore…

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Protests planned across Europe on 12th June to mark Opening of European Games in Azerbaijan

10 Jun 2015

With human rights advocacy and campaigning impossible…

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Protests: Have we got this right?

01 May 2015

From #Occupy, #JusticeForAll, to #UmbrellaRevolution new…

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Egypt: UPR calls for end to crackdown on protest and civil society

20 Mar 2015

ARTICLE 19 and the Association for Free Thought and…

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Myanmar: Crackdown on protests shows Special Rapporteur still needed

11 Mar 2015

The excessive violence used against peaceful protesters…

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Mexico: Judge acknowledges violation of journalist Pedro Canché’s right to due process

10 Mar 2015

On 24 February, the Sixth District Judge of the State…

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Brazil: Digital censorship of activist reaches two years

06 Mar 2015

Ricardo Fraga was forbidden by a Brazilian court to…

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Brazil: A month of protests and violations

09 Feb 2015

Today (9th February 2015) marks one month since public…

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Hong Kong: Curb excessive police force and uphold protesters' rights

01 Dec 2014

ARTICLE 19 calls for the Hong Kong authorities to curb…

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Mexico: Police attack journalists and human rights defenders at protest over 43 missing students

21 Nov 2014

At least 18 journalists and human rights defenders…

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Tajikistan: New draft law on demonstrations is not needed in a democratic society

21 Nov 2014

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned that the new draft law…

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The Black Fish of Urmia

21 Nov 2014

A car tyre lies in the growing salt flats of Lake Urmia,…


Mexico: ARTICLE 19 statement on disappeared students

09 Oct 2014

Thomas Hughes Executive Director of Article 19 said: ARTICLE19…

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Myanmar: Amended Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law

22 Aug 2014

On 24 June 2014, following months of campaigning by…

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Brazil: Police must be regulated during protests

30 May 2014

With the start of the World Cup only a week away, ARTICLE…

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Brazil's own goal: Protests, police and the World Cup

29 May 2014

The countdown to the 2014 World Cup has been marked…

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Human Rights Council: States must protect rights during protests

31 Mar 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption by the UN Human Rights…

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Venezuela: Government must take concrete actions to enable dialogue

21 Mar 2014

After 38 days of widespread protests in Venezuela 31…

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Mexico: Non-fatal violence against journalists soars in 2013.

18 Mar 2014

Article 19 hold a silent demonstration in Mexico City…

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Russia: Crackdown starts as Sochi ends

24 Feb 2014

As the global spotlight on Russia for the 2014 Sochi…

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Cambodia: UN human rights review as protest crackdown continues

27 Jan 2014

A coalition of human rights groups will urge the international…