EU Governments Use Pandemic Measures to Restrict Civic Space and Freedoms: Liberties & Greenpeace Report

Article originally published on 24th September 2020 by Liberties and Greenpeace European Unit. Restrictions on the right to protest, free speech, access to information and freedom of association. This is…

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ITALY: The right to assembly and protest during the lockdown
Detainees protest on the roofs of the San Vittore prison in Milan, northern Italy, 09 March 2020. Violent protests broke out on the day in 27 Italian prisons against the novel coronavirus restrictions affecting the country with many inmates asking for an amnesty due to the virus emergency. Serious riots are taking place at San Vittore in Milan and Rebibbia in Rome where, as well as burning mattresses, some inmates attacked the infirmaries, media reported. ANSA/ANDREA FASANI

ITALY: The right to assembly and protest during the lockdown

By Osservatorio Repressione Download the report here.   Since the beginning of the COVID - 19 pandemic, in Italy, 226,699 people were infected, 65,129 are currently positive and, above all,…

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FRANCE: Families of victims of police violence demand the prohibition of deadly arrest techniques and weapons used by the police

Local groups and families demand the truth in court cases concerning victims of police violence are calling for a demonstration on 14 March 2020. The petitioners: Collectif Vies Volées (Paris,…

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FRANCE: Interview with Comité pour Adama – Fighting for justice and truth for victims of mistreatment by the police

In July 2019, we interviewed Assa Traoré and Almamy Kanouté from the Comité pour Adama. Camille Champeaux, Project officer at the Centre de recherche et d’information pour le développement (CRID) said,…

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GREECE: Protest to remember police shooting of teeneger turns violent

(Liberties on CIVICUS Monitor) On 6th and 7th December 2018 more than 100 people were detained in Athens and in Thessaloniki according to the authorities, following violent protests started by some of the protesters mobilised to commemorate…

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