February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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April 1, 2014

Another of the seven men from Kuwait’s Bidun (“stateless”) community arrested in February
was released on 31 March. The two still detained will be facing trial. They may be prisoners of
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March 28, 2014

The trial of two Bahraini women protesters resumed on 25 March. They told the court they had been tortured but allegations have been ignored.

March 27, 2014

A court ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah and Ahmed Abdel Rahman on 23 March. However, they still face trial for breaking Egypt’s repressive protest law, along with 23 other men.

March 21, 2014

Community activists in Mexico state received telephone threats which could be linked to their work defending the right to fair access to water. They are at risk of further attacks.