Yearly Archives: 2020

On 16 April Shohmansur District Court in Dushanbe sentenced independent journalist Daler Sharipov to one year’s imprisonment for inciting religious hatred under Article 189, part...

Recently IPHR and partners published a guide: COVID-19 and its impact on prison monitoring and freedom of expression – a compilation of useful resources. The publication...

Since the introduction of quarantine measures on 15 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries across the world are facing a sharp rise...

COVID 19 has plunged the world into a serious health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 has now been confirmed in more...

“We want to believe that this virus will spare us, Inshallah,“ a Facebook user in Tajikistan writes in an appeal to the authorities. “Please...

On 22 March, the Government of Kyrgyzstan declared state of emergency measures and introduced restrictions on public life after several people in the country were...

This update covers developments on freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly in Kazakhstan in December 2019, and was prepared for the CIVICUS Monitor...

This is an update on developments affecting freedoms of expression, association and assembly in Turkmenistan in the period from November 2019 to January 2020. International...

The right to free expression is enshrined in the Russian constitution, yet the authorities have curtailed this right with restrictive legislation, making it difficult for...

This joint NGO submission summarizes the state of implementation of the recommendations issued by the Committee under the relevant paragraphs and provides case examples where...