• Members of the Pakistani Christian community chant slogans during demonstration to condemn the death of a Christian couple on November 6, 2014.
    Pakistan’s blasphemy law has claimed its first Bollywood victim.


Free Speech

  • Apr 24, 2015
    Authorities in Turkmenistan are forcing residents to dismantle privately owned satellite dishes. A move that unjustifiably interferes with the right to receive and impart information and ideas, this serves to further isolate people in Turkmenistan, one of the most closed and repressive countries in the world, from independent sources of news and information.
  • Apr 23, 2015
    The United States Senate should definitively end bulk data collection and reject a new bill that would endorse and extend the National Security Agency’s mass violation of privacy rights in the US.
  • Apr 23, 2015
  • Apr 22, 2015
    A court in Azerbaijan on April 22, 2015, sentenced Intigam Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s leading human rights lawyer, to seven years and six months in prison on bogus charges. The authorities should immediately release Aliyev, 52, and vacate his politically motivated conviction.
  • Apr 22, 2015
  • Apr 20, 2015
    Pakistani lawmakers should reject a new cybercrime prevention bill which contains provisions which threaten rights of privacy and freedom of expression.
  • Apr 19, 2015
    A review of the prosecution’s evidence in a mass trial of 51 alleged supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood shows that the government presented no evidence of criminal behavior besides the testimony of one police officer.
  • Apr 18, 2015
    Ukrainian authorities should ensure that the investigation into the murder of Oles Buzyna, a journalist who was shot and killed on April 16, 2015, is effective, impartial, and transparent.
  • Apr 17, 2015
    The systems of surveillance that Edward Snowden revealed in both the UK and US depend on law for their justification, and are facing legal challenges in both countries’ legislatures.
  • Apr 17, 2015
    Uzbek authorities have transferred an imprisoned human rights defender to a punishment cell, a move that indicates they may intend to arbitrarily extend his sentence on trumped-up charges. The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release the human rights defender, Azam Farmonov, and should not arbitrarily extend his sentence.