Centa Rek (HRF)
El régimen persiste en asfixiar el disenso y en amordazar al pueblo venezolano, esta vez con un decreto ley ilegal—promulgado por la ilegítima Asamblea Constituyente controlada por Maduro—que criminalizaría formalmente y "con severidad" las opiniones en las redes sociales. Nota de El Nuevo Herald.
In 2011, Manal al-Sharif filmed herself driving through the city of Khobar and posted the video on social media. The video was viewed by millions in Saudi and abroad, and sparked a renewed conversation about women’s rights. Last September, her bravery and perseverance paid off. Learn more in vox.com
Nearly 15 days have passed since the disappearance of Robert Jiménez Gutiérrez and César Ivan Mendoza Regal in Cuba. Jiménez and Mendoza vanished on October 23 when they were on their way to Havana’s airport to board a flight to Miami. Regime officials remain silent. Learn more in REDLAD's alert.
Despite the fact that the 2009 constitution explicitly prohibits Bolivian President Evo Morales from running for reelection when his current term expires in 2019 and that he lost a 2016 referendum to allow his re-election, he is happily planning to change the laws and run for a fourth five-year term
Azerbaijan's dictatorship has barred investigative journalist & former prisoner of conscience Khadija Ismayilova from traveling to collect the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity for her work in challenging government corruption & "inspiring a new age of political activism."