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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/12/18

Front Line Defenders remains extremely concerned at the charges against Mr Biram Dah Abeid and his fellow human rights defenders from the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist...

2014/12/18

On 12 December 2014, the Dong Thap Appellate Court in Vietnam upheld the previous sentence handed down to human rights defender Ms Bui Thi Minh Hang and two other protesters Mr Nguyen Van Minh...

Igor Kalyapin
2014/12/18

Dear Mr. President,

In the past few days a Russian human rights group in Chechnya and its staff have been the targets of an apparent arson attack, arbitrary arrest and detention, death threats, and serial harassment. Amnesty International, Front...

2014/12/17

Front Line Defenders is deeply disappointed with the awarding of the Chaillot Prize to two Bahraini national institutions, the Interior Ministry Ombudsman and the National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), amidst a flagrant and widely reported crack-down by the...

2014/12/16

On the morning of 9 December 2014, a pamphlet containing death threats against a number of human rights defenders, including members of Movimiento de Victimas de Crimenes de Estado – MOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes), was handed to a human rights...

2014/12/16

A coalition of international NGOs is seriously concerned about the impact of the Anti-Terrorism Law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was approved by President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in late August 2014. The coalition calls on the United Nations...

2014/12/16

As the European Union currently debates whether to cut off an additional EUR 150 million of development aid to The Gambia because of a lack of progress on human rights generally and the recent clampdown on LGBTI rights in particular, Front Line Defenders reiterates...

2014/12/16

Tang Jingling is currently in detention in China on charges of 'inciting subversion of state power'. Part of the evidence that will be used against him will likely include his possession of books on...

Sergey Babinets of JMG holding the charred 2011 FLD Award in JMG office
2014/12/15

On 14 December 2014, at approximately 1pm, several armed men entered the apartment of the Joint Mobile Group (JMG) in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. The apartment is located next to their office, which was badly damaged in an arson attack the previous day....

2014/12/15

Front Line Defenders and five other human rights organisations have issued a joint letter to the authorities of Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine regarding the situation of human rights defenders in the Transnistrian region.