Reach tens of thousands of people instantly by advertising with Ekklesia. Find out more
The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, has been condemned by human rights activists.
Palestinian police in the West Bank have been accused by Amnesty International of mounting violent attacks on peaceful protesters.
The UN Secretary- General has condemned the upsurge of violence in Egypt, calling for peaceful protest and respect for the right to free speech and assembly.
The Turkish authorities have been told to order police to stop using excessive force against peaceful protesters in Istanbul, and investigate other abuses.
Amnesty International says that human rights must be high on the agenda at the G8 summit in 2013 and that policing must respect the right of peaceful protest.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and refrain from detaining those who exercise their right to peaceful protest, Amnesty International says.
The canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral in London has asked the police to leave the area occupied by protesters against corporate greed.
Today (15 October) has seen a global day of action against corporate greed, financial mismanagement and government cuts, which has grown out of New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration.
Liberty is seeking a judicial review of the decision by the Metropolitan Police to search peaceful protesters en route to a non-violent demonstration at an Essex oil refinery.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is preparing to mark the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the first activists at the Greenham Common US Air Force base.