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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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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...

Members of "Zone9" (Source: addisstandard.com)
2014/07/22

On 17 July 2014, Ethiopian authorities formally charged seven human rights defenders and bloggers, including Ms Soliana Shimelis, under anti-terrorism legislation.

2014/07/22

On 20 July 2014, the Sidi Gaber Appeal Misdemeanour Court in Alexandria upheld a sentence against Ms Mahienour El-Masry to six months' imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 Egyptian pounds (€5,000...

2014/07/18

At 4am on 18 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Ali Idrissa was arrested at his home without an arrest warrant. He was released in the afternoon of the same day.