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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/07/29

HRDs in the News is a regular news round-up which draws together news about human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been appearing in the world media.

2014/07/29

On 24 July 2014, the trial of Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli was postponed to 7 August 2014 by the Kuwaiti Misdemeanour Court.

2014/07/29

On 24 July 2014, family members of Ms Yomaira Mendoza and Mr Enrique Cabezas received death threats via SMS. Later that night, two unknown men attempted to attack the human rights defenders.

2014/07/25

On 21 July 2014, human rights lawyer Mr Shukhrat Kudratov was arrested in his office in Dushanbe city. On 23 July, he was charged with three criminal offences – including attempted bribery of a judge – and, on the same day, the court ruled to hold him in pre-...

2014/07/25

On 24 July 2014, Front Line Defenders signed the following letter along with 41 other organisations regarding the formal charges brought against seven human rights defenders and bloggers with Zone 9. To read the Front Line Defenders urgent appeal on this case...

2014/07/22

FLD in Focus is a new regular feature which takes a look at how the media has been reporting on the campaigns and appeals of Front Line Defenders.

Members of the Sindicato
2014/07/25

On 14 July 2014, the Regional Management of Labour and Promotion of Employment of the High Andean Provinces of the Regional Government of Cusco ratified the sanctions imposed on the mining company Antapaccay, a subsidiary of Glencore Xstrata (Xstrata Tintaya...

2014/07/23

On 21 July 2014, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation registered five prominent Russian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on the 'Foreign Agents' list.

2014/07/22

On 17 July 2014, two women human rights defenders Ms Médiatrice Riziki and Ms Angelica Navura, who were released after being abducted for four days by an armed group in eastern DRC, were released following intense negotiations with the leader of the...

Guatemalan migrants waiting for train to US from Mexico (Photo: MotherJones.com)
2014/07/22

Following the publication of my recent Opinion Piece in The Irish Times regarding the humanitarian crisis of undocumented children...