FOAA News Roundup: May 28, 2014

May 28 2014

Logo sidebar2 “Indigenous protesters in traditional headdress” clash with police in Brazil ahead of the World Cup. One officer was shot in the leg with an arrow and a ceremony to open the cup trophy exhibition was cancelled ( Photos (Daily Mail)

 Thailand’s coup leader appeals for protesters to stand down: “Everyone must help me,” he said, adding: but “do not criticize, do not create new problems. It’s no use.” (

 Kenya’s police inspector general bans “political” assemblies saying “Criminals may take advantage of such gatherings” (the ban also comes just in advance of former PM Raila Odinga’s return to the country on Saturday) (

 In Russia, a court orders a prominent NGO, the Memorial Human Rights Center, to register as a “foreign agent” for its human rights work. “Shameful,” says OMCT, “Is claiming rights contained under the Russian Constitution really a foreign interest?” (

 Maina Kiai and Community of Democracies release a set of “general principles” summarizing key aspects of civil society’s right to funding – a “rights cheat sheet” (

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