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Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

India: Right to peaceful protest under threat due to mounting restrictions and escalating crackdown on farmers’ march

Responding to the mounting restrictions and escalating crackdown by the Indian authorities on the ‘Dilli Chalo’ peaceful march of farmers, Aakar Patel, chair of board at Amnesty International India, said: “Instead of facilitating the right to protest, the Indian government is yet again going to...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Kyrgyzstan at a crossroads: unprecedented crackdown on civil society threatens country’s standing on human rights and international cooperation

The space for freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association in Kyrgyzstan has shrunk significantly in recent years. Over the past 18 months in particular the authorities have intensified their campaign to stifle all forms of legitimate public criticism and peaceful dissent in defiance of...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Armed Conflict

Israel/OPT: Civilians in Gaza at unprecedented risk as Israel imposes communication black-out during bombardment and expanding ground attacks

Responding to reports of a total communications blackout in the occupied Gaza Strip, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Senior Director of Research, Advocacy, Policy and Campaigns at Amnesty International, said: “Palestinian civilians are already besieged in the occupied Gaza Strip and are now also trapped in a...