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Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Israel/OPT: Flag restrictions are the latest attempt to silence Palestinians and reduce their visibility 

An Israeli government directive which places additional restrictions on the display of Palestinian flags in public spaces in Israel is an audacious attack on the rights to nationality, freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today. The directive, which was...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Melilla: Between silence and lies

Sifting through Facebook, Huwaida stumbled upon the footage she was dreading. But it was only when further photos of her uncle Anwar’s lifeless body emerged & a human rights organization on the ground confirmed it, that she knew for sure. Anwar was dead. Anwar from Sudan, was just one of...
Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Morocco: “They beat him in the head, to check if he was dead”: Evidence of crimes under international law by Morocco and Spain at the Melilla border

On 24 June 2022, the deadliest incident ever recorded at the Melilla border between Morocco and Spain left at least 37 Black people dead and 77 more missing. The victims, refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa seeking safety, were met with prolonged and unlawful use of force by Moroccan and...