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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November 12, 2013

On 13 November two activists in Sudan are due to stand trial for ‘indecent behavior’. They are at risk of imprisonment or flogging.

September 20, 2013

Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman Hamed is to go on trial on 19 September for refusing to cover her hair in public. She is at risk of receiving up to 40 lashes for ‘indecent or immoral d...

September 20, 2013

A 37-year-old pregnant woman, Nadia ‘Ali Yousef Saleh, has been detained without charge or trial in Bahrain since 30 May and was reportedly beaten upon her arrest. She is now eight months pregnant....

September 20, 2013

A law that criminalizes violent acts against women in Nicaragua is at risk of being reformed, which would weaken its protections. There are concerns for the safety of women if these changes are int...