IFEX This Week: week of 9 July 2012

Peruvians in London protest the Yanacocha gold mine project
5 July 2012 | Peru

Five journalists assaulted on first day of state of emergency

The journalists were assaulted by police while covering events in Cajamarca a day after a violent episode there left three people dead during anti-mining protests.

Compiled by Diane Partenio

10 July 2012 | South Sudan

Step up urgent human rights reforms, says rights group

On the first anniversary of its independence, South Sudan should address impunity, release unlawfully detained prisoners and guarantee freedom of speech, says a new report by Human Rights Watch.

Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras

10 July 2012 | Cambodia

Release of Boeung Kak lake activists overshadowed by failure to achieve justice and further violence against peaceful demonstrators

The Appeal Court upheld the convictions of the women but reduced the sentences to one month and three days - the time served since their convictions.

Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi

10 July 2012 | Kuwait

Journalists, activists arrested during Bidun peaceful demonstration

Several representatives of human rights organisations and some journalists were banned from joining the demonstration, while protesters were attacked with tear gas, and sound and water cannons.

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