A university in North Sumatra, Indonesia, gave students who publish a student news website 48 hours to shut down the site after a story about a woman expressing her love for another young woman went viral.
Myanmar’s Supreme Court will hear the appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in December 2017 while investigating a massacre by the military in Rakhine State and have been in prison ever since.
On March 31, Ukraine will hold its second presidential election since 2014, when conflict broke out between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed groups. Whoever wins will inherit a number of human rights issues, from attacks on freedom of expression to hate crimes and threats to the health and safety of those living near the front lines in the east.
Authorities in Burundi have jailed three schoolgirls who are accused of having scribbled on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose security services have killed, arbitrarily arrested, abducted, beaten, raped, and intimidated real and perceived political opponents with impunity. Now, Twitter users have rallied to the girls’ cause.