Nigeria : DSS Arrest Yet Another Government Critic In Crackdown On Free Speech

The government of Nigeria continues to wage  vicious crackdown on critics and dissenting voices YARPTI  said in a press release today following  the arrest of a  former  Governorship Aspirant in Lagos State  Babatunde Gbadamosi  who is a critic of the Nigerian authorities. He recently made a video which went  viral detailing how the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was selling […]

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Turkey: Journalists, Writers Face Terrorism, Separatism Charges

Trial Begins for Newspaper Advisory Board, Writers, Editors in Istanbul (Istanbul) – The prosecution of writers and journalists charged with terrorism and separatism for their association with a newspaper raises serious concerns for freedom of expression in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today. The first trial hearing begins on December 29, 2016, for four defendants detained since August and five […]

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UAE: Free Jordanian Journalist

Held a Year for Facebook Posts (Beirut) – UAE authorities have detained a Jordanian journalist without trial or access to a lawyer for over a year, Human Rights Watch said today. Tayseer al-Najjar was apparently detained over three Facebook posts in which he criticized Egypt, Israel, and gulf countries. On December 3, 2015, UAE authorities at Abu Dhabi airport prevented […]

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Nigeria : YARPTI condemns attack on Shiites

YARPTI has condemned the recent attack on the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) and called on government to ensure accountability for violence against the group.In a statement on Thursday, YARPTI  described the recent ban of the group as “The latest in a series of repressive actions by the Kaduna State government and Nigeria’s security forces targeting the group”. “The […]

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RELEASE FEMI FANI KAYODE NOW OR CHARGE HIM TO COURT

RELEASE FEMI FANI KAYODE NOW OR CHARGE HIM TO COURT Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative (YARPTI) has today called  on the Nigerian Government  to  released  Femi Fani Kayode or charge him to court. Kayode a former Minister and spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation was arrested on May 9, 2016 for allegedly receiving N840m during the […]

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