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Ahmed Ismail Hassan: A shuttered case of impunity

Bahraini videographer and journalist Ahmed Ismail Hassan was fatally shot by Bahraini government authorities. Five years after his murder, his case remains classified as “pending investigation”.

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Kem Ley: Breaking down the façade of justice

Cambodian activist Kem Ley was gunned down just two days after publicly criticizing the powerful Hun Sen family. Although his killer was sentenced to life in prison, the main question remains: Who ordered Kem Ley's murder?

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Shan Dahar: A family's fight for justice

On 1 January 2014, Pakistani journalist Shan Dahar was shot by armed men and taken to a local hospital where he remained unattended until he succumbed to his injuries. More than two years later, none of the perpetrators have been brought to justice.

Country Backgrounder

22 September 2017


In the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in Bahrain, the country has seen harsher punishments and retaliations against human rights defenders while countries such as the UK and USA have become less inclined to condemn the abuses.
21 September 2017


With a general election looming in 2018, the Cambodian government has become increasingly hostile to dissent. Our No impunity country backgrounder looks at the escalating crackdown on activism and independent media in the country.
20 December 2016


Why is Pakistan one of the most dangerous environments in the world for journalists and human rights defenders?
20 December 2016


Over the past few decades, freedom of expression has been one of the many victims of Colombia's civil war. Our No Impunity profile details the long road to justice and new hopes under the peace agreement.
23 October 2016

The Gambia

After years of despotic rule, former president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, was ousted from power following a general election in December 2016. Our No Impunity profile examines the new environment for media and civil society and hopes for an end to impunity for past abuses.

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