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April 15, 2015

Five women rights activists detained after planning events to mark International Women’s Day were released on bail on 13 April. This follows a huge outcry about their detention both in China and in...

April 14, 2015

An Indigenous leader who was monitoring artisanal mining was killed in the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reservation in central Colombia. Many other Indigenous leaders from the Reservation have be...

April 10, 2015

Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was arrested on 2 April and is facing new charges. The hearing of his appeal against his six-month sentence has been adjourned until 4 May. He is a priso...

April 9, 2015

Political activist Ko Wai Lu has received a one-year prison sentence for providing support to peaceful protesters who were calling on the authorities to resolve their land dispute in Myanmar. His d...