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Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins 2018 Sakharov Prize

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named in honour of the Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov, has been awarded annually since 1988 to individuals, groups of people and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The first prize was awarded...

200e vigile pour la libération de Raif Badawi le 26 octobre à Sherbrooke !

200e vigile pour la libération de Raif Badawi le 26 octobre à Sherbrooke !

Vous êtes nombreux à soutenir Raif Badawi, le blogueur Saudien emprisonné depuis 2012 pour avoir tenu un blog ‘libéral’ prônant la liberté d’expression. Il a été condamné à 10 ans de prison et 1000 coups de fouets pour « insulte à l’Islam ». Certains d’entre...

UN expert Clement N. Voule calls on Tunisia to safeguard democratic gains

We support Tunisia and its people, you can read our news and articles on our dedicate page to the country: En Route To Tunisia. Since the popular uprising in Tunisia in 2011 (it strarted on December 2010) that protested against corruption, poverty, and political, tunisians overcame heavy...

News Digest (Aug. 18, 2018): Omar al-Bashir’s nomination, Kleptocrats in DRC, Nabeel Rajab, Haitian Book Day…

News Digest (Aug. 18, 2018): Omar al-Bashir’s nomination, Kleptocrats in DRC, Nabeel Rajab, Haitian Book Day…

This is our third Weekly News Digest of August, it is a selected compilation of recent stories we publish each Saturday during Summertime. Today: Bashir’s nomination for a third term; Doctors threaten to strike in Sudan; Rainy season in Sudan; The Sentry reports on kleptocrats in...

Nabeel Rajab named an honorary citizen of the city of Paris

Nabeel Rajab named an honorary citizen of the city of Paris

Jailed Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was named an honorary citizen of the city of Paris a few days ago. We have already posted and tweeted about Rajab several times, a leading figure in pro-democracy protests that swept Bahrain in 2011. He is in jail for tweets condemning the use of...

Organizations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Ethiopia are complicated to say the least. Last month we were happy to announce that jailed Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega had been released, read our post here for more details on his story. In the post we wrote that this...

Mohammed bin Salman called out about jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

Mohammed bin Salman called out about jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

Last year Ensaf Haidar addressed Saudi Arabia at U.N human Rights Council regarding her husband, convicted on several charges in 2013 and sentenced to 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison for using his liberal blog to criticize Saudi Arabia’s clerics. On January, Haidar was in France and...

Open letter concerning the crackdown on peaceful protests in Sudan

In September 2017, we signed the letter by The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) with other NGOs calling for strong, action-oriented resolution on Sudan at UN Human Rights Council. Read our post here. Once again, Sudanese security forces have arrested scores of people...

Support Ensaf Haidar and take action for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi!

Support Ensaf Haidar and take action for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi!

Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, was in France over the weekend. As you know, we have been supporting his husband for years, advocating for his release and rallying for his freedom. Last week we tweeted about taking action and we also sent a Newsletter to our...

Sudanese newspaper suspended and Human Rights defender detained in Egypt

Sudanese newspaper suspended and Human Rights defender detained in Egypt

There is a crackdown on freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Sudan and in Egypt, once again. If you follow us on Twitter @MagkaSama, you may have seen our recent retweets, don’t hesitate to retweets those tweets as well. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies...




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