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Sierra Leone Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Sierra Leone: A force for good? Restrictions on peaceful assembly and impunity for excessive use of force by the Sierra Leone police

Impunity for police abuses is deeply entrenched in Sierra Leone. For years, authorities and law-enforcement agencies routinely outlawed peaceful protests, used disproportionate force against demonstrators and limited citizens’ right to freedom of peaceful assembly. With the election of a new...
Malaysia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Malaysia: Time to break with the past: Amnesty International Submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review: 31st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2018

In May 2018, Malaysia underwent its first change in government since independence and Amnesty International has urged the new government to address the human rights concerns highlighted in this submission. It is also an occasion to reverse repressive laws and policies, and to end the use of legal...
Chad Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Chad: Crackdown on fundamental freedoms: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 31st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2018

In this submission Amnesty International expresses concern about the increasing use of repressive laws and the intelligence service to muzzle critics and to hamper the work of human rights defenders, citizens’ movements, unionists and journalists critical of the government. Amnesty International...