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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/09/30

Azerbaijani human rights defender (HRD) Anar Mammadli has been awarded the prestigious Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, on the second occasion the award has been made.

A demonstration organised by the Southern Peasants' Federation of Thailand last
2014/09/30

On 24 September 2014, at about 4.30 p.m., a group of eight men – including two local policemen in uniform, one military officer in uniform, two members of local mafia group and three unidentified men – came to the Khlong Sai Pattana Community in Chaiburi...

2014/09/30

On 29 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was conditionally released from prison on grounds of ill health. The court placed travel restrictions on the human...

2014/09/29

In the early hours of 18 September 2014, Israeli forces arrested human rights defender Mr Ayman Nasser at his house in the West Bank village of Saffa.

2014/09/29

On 23 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Osama Al-Najjar appeared before the State Security Court at the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi for the first hearing of his trial.

Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez (left), with Mario Luna Romero
2014/09/29

Early on 23 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez was arrested as he made his way to work in the town of Vícam, Sonora State.

2014/09/26

On 24 September 2014, the Krasnodar Regional Court ruled to leave human rights defender Mr Evgeny Vitishko in penal colony where he is serving a three-year prison term.

2014/09/26

I've just returned from conducting a workshop with Afghan Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) in Kabul, at which I was truly inspired by these extraordinary women working for the rights of women.

2014/09/26

On 22 September 2014, human rights defender Ms Samira Saleh Al-Naimi was publicly executed in Al Mosul city, Iraq by the Islamic State's (ISIS) militia.

2014/09/25

On 22 September 2014, Ms Héla Boujneh was fined approximately €2 for “disturbing public tranquillity” by the First Instance Court in Sousse.