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Arbitrary detention

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5 December 2018

China: Why protests by China’s truck drivers could put the brakes on the economy

Author: South China Morning Post

25 June, 2018...

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4 December 2018

China: rights group calls for release of detained labour activists

Author: Reuters

"China should release detained labour activists, says rights group", 4 December 2018...

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25 November 2018
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El periodista Jairo López de la ciudad sureña de Choluteca, fue detenido supuestamente con violencia, por una acusación establecida por la Empresa Energía Hondureña (EEH), quien le acusa de haber convocado en medio a una protesta que resultó en daños...

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24 November 2018
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Por invitación del gobierno colombiano y ante la actual crisis originada en el asesinato de cientos de líderes sociales y personas defensoras de los derechos humanos, incluyendo a defensoras del territorio, ambientalistas y miembros de organizaciones...

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18 November 2018

Vietnam: Protesters arrested for opposing forced evictions & land grabs

Author: Radio Free Asia

"At Least 10 Vietnamese Arrested Amid Forced Evictions in Land Grabs in Danang", 15 November 2018...

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13 November 2018
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13 November 2018

Intl. Finance Corporation’s position statement on reprisals against defenders supported by Defenders in development coalition

Author: Coalition for Human Rights in Development (USA)

"Release: Defenders in Development Campaign Welcomes IFC Position Statement on Reprisals", 12 Nov 2018...

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8 November 2018

USA: California State Teachers’ Retirement System divests from for-profit prison companies GEO Group & Core Civic

In November 2018, the Teachers’ Retirement Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System voted to divest from CoreCivic and GEO Group, two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private prisons. CoreCivic and GEO Group had been accused...

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22 October 2018

Kenya: Patient sues private hospital for "illegally" detaining her over unpaid bills

Author: Galgallo Fayo, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Patient sues Nairobi Women's Hospital for ‘detention’"...

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19 October 2018
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Author: Jean Stern et Franck Petit, Amnesty International France

« Les porte-voix de la société civile », 18 octobre 2018...

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