Morocco v. Omar Radi II

The trial of Moroccan investigative journalist Omar Radi, who was convicted of national security offences and rape and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, “involved serious violations of international fair trial standards,” a TrialWatch report that gave Radi’s trial a grade of ‘D’.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region v. Tam Tak-chi

Tam Tak Chi, former opposition politician and radio host, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison in the first sedition trial in Hong Kong in over five decades. The trial violated the Tam Tak-Chi’s rights to free speech and a fair trial.

Cambodia v. Theary Seng (September 2022)

Cambodian-American lawyer Theary Seng was sentenced to six years in prison after a severely flawed trial during which the prosecution failed to present evidence of criminal conduct but instead focused on Facebook posts that expressed support for an opposition leader.

Abortion in Brazil: Substantive and Procedural Flaws in the Criminalization of Women

The criminalization of abortion in Brazil has a disproportionate, discriminatory, and intersectional impact across the race and income of the girls and women.

Aborto no Brasil: Falhas Substantivas e Processuais na Criminalização de Mulheres

A criminalização do aborto no Brasil tem um impacto desproporcional, discriminatório e interseccional, conforme raça e renda das mulheres e meninas.

Gendered Prosecutions: An Overview of Trials Targeting Women and Girls Around the World

Gender plays a role at every stage of women or girls’ experience with the criminal system, from arrest through incarceration.

Nigeria v. Eromosele Adene and Nicholas Mbah

These cases show how the Nigerian authorities have used criminal charges, detention, and trials to retaliate against those who have peacefully participated in the #EndSARS demonstrations against police brutality.

Socialist Republic of Vietnam v. Pham Thi Doan Trang

Over the last decade, Pham Thi Doan Trang has been repeatedly arrested, detained, and beaten by authorities in connection with her writing and activism—often at moment coinciding with attention to the human rights situation in Vietnam.

Final Report: The Case of Paul Rusesabagina

The proceedings against ‘Hotel Rwanda’ figure Paul Rusesabagina were seriously flawed. This report, which supplements prior TrialWatch reporting on the case, shows how the Court that tried and convicted him did not test the prosecution’s theory of the case.

Russian Federation vs. Alexander Pichugin

Journalist and editor Alexander Pichugin was convicted under vague fake news laws implemented by Russia during COVID-19 for his sarcastic commentary saying churches stayed open despite otherwise strict quarantine measures.

Cambodia v. Kak Sovannchhay

The criminal prosecution and conviction of Kak Sovannchhay, the autistic child of two opposition activists, violated a range of rights that Cambodia is obligated to protect under both domestic and international law.

Russia vs. Aleksey Navalny

Just weeks after returning to Russia from Germany—where he had been recuperating from having been poisoned—Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny was tried and convicted of slander.

Kazakhstan v. Aigul Utepova

Aigul Utepova was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric clinic, unjustly convicted under abusive anti-extremism laws, and banned from carrying out her profession as a journalist, should have her conviction reversed.

The Crime of Sedition: At the Crossroads of Reform and Resurgence

The use of sedition laws has escalated in recent years in several countries as a way to stifle dissent and restrict free speech, concludes this report by the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative.

Turkey vs. Ahmet Tuna Altınel

During a visit to Turkey, Ahmet Tuna Altınel’s passport was seized. When he inquired as to its whereabouts, he was arrested on suspicion of “propaganda for a terrorist organization,” soon thereafter charged with “membership in a terrorist organization,” and detained for nearly three months.