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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/09/2

On 1 September 2014, the Jeddah Court of Appeal upheld the sentence of human rights defender Mr Raif Badawi. On 7 May 2014, Raif Badawi was...

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2014/09/2

Since 10 August 2014, several human rights defenders have been threatened and targeted by media groups in El Salvador. These threats are part of an ongoing smear campaign targeting human rights defenders and organisations in El Salvador that have called for the...

2014/09/2

On 26 August 2014, the house of human rights defender Ms Damaris Moya Portieles was raided by state security agents. Since 30 August 2014, the house has been under surveillance. This is the...

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2014/09/2

On 30 August 2014, human rights defender Ms Maryam Al-Khawaja was detained upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport. She was travelling to visit Mr Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja in detention, who has...

2014/09/1

On 29 August 2014, Russia's Ministry of Justice added two prominent human rights groups, theInstitute for Freedom of Information and Soldiers' Mothers of Saint-Petersburg to the list of 'foreign agents', which now includes thirteen non-governmental...

2014/08/31

On Saturday, 30 August, Maryam Al-Khawaja, daughter of imprisoned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, and a prominent HRD in her own right, was detained at Bahrain's airport upon her arrival to visit her...

Cheikh ould Vall is a memeber of IRA Mauritania
2014/08/29

On 25 August 2014, human rights defender Mr Cheikh ould Vall finished serving a six-month prison sentence imposed by the Mauritanian justice system in April 2014. However, he has not been released...

2014/08/29

On 27 August 2014 human rights defender Mr. Mohamed Al- Agami was arrested inside the Criminal Investigation Department of Al-Salmiya district and initially detained for ten days on charges of “blasphemy”.

2014/08/29

We, the undersigned civil society groups, are gravely concerned about the criminal legal action taken for defamation and libel against the Cross Cultural Foundation, headed by Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, by the Army’s Task Force 41.

2014/08/29

On 28 August 2014, human rights defender Ms Mary Conteh received a call from an unknown number where the caller threatened to spread false information that she contracted Ebola if she does not stop her human rights work.