March 03, 2021

Malaysia: New report on the state of fundamental freedoms under the Perikatan Nasional government

Joint research report on the state of civic freedoms in Malaysia The Perikatan Nasional government has undermined and obstructed the exercise of fundamental freedoms…
March 01, 2021

Pakistan: Rights group calls for release of activist Professor Muhammad Ismail ahead of bail hearing

Rights groups call for release of Professor Ismail ahead of bail hearing on 5 March March 2 marks one month in detention for human…
February 23, 2021

45 Human rights and foreign policy organisations call on Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton to…

Fourty-Five organisations sent a joint letter to Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton calling on him to speak out against the Saudi government's human rights…
February 15, 2021

Pakistan: Rights group calls for release of activist Professor Muhammad Ismail following bail rejection

Anti-terrorism court refuses bail to Professor Muhammad Ismail despite his fragile post-COVID health  Professor Ismail and family persecuted due to human rights work in…
February 12, 2021

Indian activist Sudha Bharadwaj spends 900 days in detention

13 February 2021 marks Sudha Bharadwaj’s 900th day in pre-trial detention Questions raised about validity of letters used to incriminate Sudha Indian authorities have…
February 08, 2021

Saudi rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul spends 1000th day in prison

Today,  as Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul spends her 1000th day in prison, global civil society alliance CIVICUS and the Free Saudi Activists…
February 05, 2021

Pakistan: Human rights activist Muhammad Ismail detained and ill-treated

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, is extremely concerned about the detention and ill-treatment of Mohammed Ismail, a human rights defender and CIVICUS partner,…
December 08, 2020

11 countries downgraded in new global report on civic freedoms

Civic freedoms are under severe attack around the world. New #PeoplePower2020 report launched today shows where civil society conditions are improving and getting worse…