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The practice of judicial harassment against union leaders is still at work in the country. Mr Baltabay and Ms Kharkova, trade union activists who have both been imprisoned in recent years, are still respectively subject to imprisonment and restricted freedom of movement. Mr Baltabay, leader of (...)

In the afternoon of Thursday 24 February 2022, unknown persons in civilian clothes broke into the office of the Free Metalworkers’ Union (SPM) without presenting documents, searched the office, and seized office equipment and mobile phones from the office management and employees. The SPM deputy (...)

On 11 June 2011, trade unionist Rodney Álvarez was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for homicide in a travesty of justice. To this day, he is still seeking a fair trial while facing dire circumstances in prison. According to national unions, the proceedings brought against Rodney Álvarez (...)

A journalist was killed and five workers were injured in Port-au-Prince on 23 February 2022 when police opened fire on peaceful demonstrators opposing the amount of the wage increase announced by the government following weeks of protest. On 21 February, the government announced increases for (...)

Fellah Hamoudi, member of the Executive Bureau of SNAPAP and CGATA and president of the Office of the Algerian League for Human Rights (LADDH), was arrested on 19 February in the wilaya of Tlemcen. Fellah Hamoudi has been continuously harassed over the past months in connection to his (...)

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