On Wednesday 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo a formal review by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Sudanese human rights defenders and international civil society are urging all all concerned actors to hold the government of Sudan accountable for ongoing human rights violations including the use of of lethal force during peaceful demonstrations, and the arbitrary arrest and detention of newspaper editors and journalists.
A leaked document shows that the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa in collaboration with the private sector has the technical ability, and the willingness, to block and censor websites throughout the national territory.
“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”