• Sep 8, 2014
    Bahrain authorities should free 13 high-profile dissidents serving long prison terms solely for exercising their human rights. The deteriorating health of Abdullhadi al-Khawaja, one of the 13, who began a hunger strike on August 24, 2014, to protest his unlawful detention, makes the situation especially urgent.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Brazil should speak out in support of human rights in Russia and Russia’s independent activists at the BRICS summit.

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Freedom of Association

  • Sep 8, 2014
    Bahrain authorities should free 13 high-profile dissidents serving long prison terms solely for exercising their human rights. The deteriorating health of Abdullhadi al-Khawaja, one of the 13, who began a hunger strike on August 24, 2014, to protest his unlawful detention, makes the situation especially urgent.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Brazil should speak out in support of human rights in Russia and Russia’s independent activists at the BRICS summit.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    A draft law to regulate nongovernmental organizations would give the government and security agencies veto power over all activities of associations in Egypt and would sound the death knell for the independence these groups have fought to maintain.
  • Jul 1, 2014
    São Paulo authorities should conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into allegations that police planted evidence of criminal activity on two protesters who were arrested on June 23, 2014.
  • Jun 25, 2014
    Brazilian authorities should conduct thorough and impartial investigations into allegations of excessive force by police in crowd-control operations during the opening weeks of the World Cup.
  • Jun 9, 2014
    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi takes office in Egypt in the midst of a human rights crisis as dire as in any period in the country’s modern history, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The new president should make addressing Egypt’s dismal human rights record a top priority.
  • May 28, 2014
    As Egypt concludes its third day of voting for a new president, the intense crackdown on dissent over the last 10 months has created a repressive environment that severely undermines the fairness of the elections.
  • Apr 30, 2014
    An Egyptian court’s ban on the activities of the 6 April Movement is a clear violation of citizens’ rights to free association, peaceful assembly, and free expression. Rather than enforce the ruling against the youth opposition movement, authorities should dedicate themselves to overturning it in court.
  • Feb 11, 2014
    Algeria should uphold the values of the United Nations Human Rights Council by allowing UN human rights experts and international human rights nongovernmental organizations to visit the country, five human rights organizations said today. Algeria joined the Human Rights Council in January 2014.
  • Nov 20, 2013
    President Barack Obama should tell King Mohammed VI of Morocco that US support for the reform process in Morocco depends on moving beyond rhetoric and making tangible chang. The reforms should include stronger legal protections for rights and an end to impunity for police who use violence and commit other abuses. The king will meet with a US president in Washington for the first time in 11 years on November 22, 2013.