United? ?and? ?maltreatment? ?of? ?peaceful? ?protesters.? ?After? ?the?

United? ?States? ?of? ?America

 ‘The? ?right?
?of? ?the? ?people? ?peaceably? ?to? ?assemble’? ?is? ?mentioned? ?in? ?the?
?first? ?amendment? ?of? ?the American? ?Constitution.? ?However,? ?sadly,?
?the? ?past? ?few? ?years? ?there? ?have? ?been? ?many? ?cases? ?of police?
?abuse? ?and? ?maltreatment? ?of? ?peaceful? ?protesters.? ?After? ?the?
?death? ?of? ?Michael? ?Brown?,? ?and? ?the? ?protests? ?following? ?this,?
?Law? ?Enforcement? ?in? ?Ferguson? ?impeded? ?several measures? ?on? ?the?
?citizens? ?to? ?limit? ?their? ?ability? ?of? ?protesting.? ?The? ?initial?
?peaceful? ?protests? ?started to? ?escalate,? ?and? ?the? ?tension? ?between?
?police? ?forces? ?and? ?the? ?protesters? ?were? ?incredibly? ?high. Overall,?
?during? ?the? ?12? ?days? ?following? ?the? ?death? ?of? ?Michael? ?Brown,?
?172? ?arrests? ?were? ?made? ?in the? ?Ferguson? ?protest? ?zone? ?with? ?132?
?people? ?charged? ?solely? ?with? ?the? ?crime? ?of? ?refusal? ?to disperse.

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Syria

Anti-government? ?protests? ?in? ?Syria? ?erupted?
?in? ?the? ?southern? ?governorate? ?of? ?Daraa? ?in? ?March 2012,? ?and?
?quickly? ?spread? ?to? ?other? ?parts? ?of? ?the? ?country.? ?Security?
?forces? ?responded? ?brutally, killing? ?at? ?least? ?3,500? ?protesters?
?and? ?arbitrarily? ?detaining? ?thousands,? ?including? ?children? ?under age?
?18,? ?holding? ?most? ?of? ?them? ?incommunicado? ?and? ?subjecting? ?many?
?to? ?torture.? ?The? ?security forces? ?also? ?launched? ?large-scale?
?military? ?operations? ?in? ?restive? ?towns? ?nationwide.

Spain

In? ?face? ?of? ?an? ?enormous? ?opposition? ?by?
?citizens? ?(80%),? ?the? ?Citizen’s? ?Security? ?Law? ?was? ?passed by? ?the?
?upper? ?house? ?on? ?the? ?26?? ??March? ?2015.? ?Under? ?this? ?law,?
?police? ?will? ?have? ?the? ?discretionary ability? ?to? ?hand? ?out? ?fines?
?up? ?to? ?$650,000? ?to? ?unauthorized? ?demonstrators? ?who? ?protest? ?near?
?a transport? ?hub? ?or? ?nuclear? ?power? ?plant.? ?They? ?will? ?be?
?allowed? ?to? ?issue? ?fines? ?of? ?up? ?to? ?$30,000? ?for taking? ?pictures?
?of? ?police? ?during? ?protest,? ?failing? ?to? ?show? ?police? ?ID? ?or?
?just? ?gathering? ?in? ?an unauthorized? ?way? ?near? ?government? ?buildings.

Human? ?Rights? ?Watch

Human? ?rights? ?Watch? ?is? ?a? ?non-governmental?
?fact-finding? ?organization? ?that? ?publishes? ?around 100? ?reports? ?on?
?human? ?rights? ?conditions? ?in? ?more? ?than? ?90? ?countries? ?yearly.? ?
Its? ?staff? ?consists? ?of human? ?rights? ?professionals? ?including?
?country? ?experts,? ?lawyers,? ?journalists,? ?and? ?academics? ?of diverse?
?backgrounds? ?and? ?nationalities.? ?Their? ?mission? ?is? ?to? ?defend?
?human? ?rights? ?worldwide. 

 

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