Stories about Legal Threats from September, 2018
A Russian NGO tracking police brutality developed a chatbot on the popular Telegram messenger that allows people detained at rallies report their arrests and request legal assistance.
Arrested for fact-checking: Kazakh court fines Ukrainian journalist after police break up media workshop
The incident highlights the authorities' aversion to discussions of Ukraine in Kazakhstan.
"When a regime is governed by nothing but fear, it is often a sign that the regime might have lost its plot."
Investigative journalist Samuel Ogundipe spent three days in detention on spurious charges and was denied access to his lawyer. Now free on bail, he is telling his story.
"He never should have been behind bars. He was arrested while doing his job as a photographer."
As China faces record-breaking flood levels, authorities arrest two women for spreading ‘rumors’ of health risks
"If they could react to the floods as effectively [as they do to the 'rumors'], that would be great."
Gulf governments continue to deploy cybercrime laws as an arbitrary legal cover to target target human rights defenders.
“By reporting on militant activity, Sultan is performing an important public service, not committing a crime.”
The case has attracted outrage both internationally and inside Myanmar, with local activists and civil society organizations bravely speaking out against their arrest.