Arbitrary detention

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30 June 2020

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Municipal Court charges a journalist over alleged incitement following his Facebook post criticising govt's response to COVID-19

Author: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, Khmer Times

"Journalist charged with incitement in capital", 30 June 2020...

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30 June 2020

Uzbekistan: NGO report says fair recruitment & effective accountability needed to end forced labour, documents harassment & arbitrary detention of defenders

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30 June 2020

“Tashkent's Reforms Haven Not Yet Reached Us” – Unfinished Work in the Fight Against Forced Labor in Uzbekistan's 2019 Cotton Harvest

Author: Uzbek Forum for Human Rights

...[E]radication of forced labor in the cotton sector in Uzbekistan remained elusive in the 2019 harvest, despite major progress...[T]he challenges that remain in eradicating forced labor definitively: structural labor shortages in some regions and at...

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19 June 2020

Mexico: Well-known labour rights lawyer and defender of maquila workers' rights is detained: incl. one company response

Susana Prieto Terrazas is a prominent labour rights lawyers who defends maquila workers in Matamoros, Tamaulipas in the North of Mexico.  On 8th June she was detained.  Since then, different national and international organisations and trade unions...

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17 June 2020
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Susana Prieto Terrazas es una abogada conocida por su defensa activa de los derechos laborales de las personas trabajadoras de maquila en Matamoros, Tamaulipas en el norte de México.  Fue detenida el 8 de junio de 2020.  Desde entonces, diferentes...

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11 June 2020

India: Journalists covering the pandemic targeted and detained; experts say laws are being misused

Author: Anjana Pasricha, VOA News

"India's Laws Used to Pressure Reporters Covering Pandemic", 12 June 2020...

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8 June 2020

Colombia: NGOs submit report on patters of business conduct during the conflict to the Truth Commission

The Colombian NGO Corporación Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CCAJAR) submitted a report on patterns of business conduct during the internal armed conflict to provide the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non...

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8 June 2020

Africa: Covid-19 pandemic-related economic pressure could compromise media outlets' independence & freedom of expression

Author: AFP

"Virus crisis piles pressure on African media"...

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1 June 2020

Cambodia: Unions urge factory producing for intl. apparel brands to withdraw charges against jailed union leader released on bail; Incl. company responses

On 2 April 2020, garment factory worker and union leader Soy Sros was arrested in Cambodia after posting a message on social media criticizing the planned dismissal of union members, including a pregnant woman, from Superl Cambodia Ltd during the Covid...

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1 June 2020

Extractive transparency watchdog releases strategy to support human rights defenders & civic freedoms

Author: Marion Mondain, Publish What You Pay (PWYP)

"Rebels with a cause – a lesson in courage", 13 May 2020...

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