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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/09/18

We, the undersigned 155 civil society organisations based in over 60 countries write to you united in our condemnation of the politically motivated arrest of human rights defender and co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, ...

2014/09/17

On 10 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Musa Usman Ndamba was scheduled to appear before a judge at the Court of First Instance of Bamenda on charges of defamation.

2014/09/17

Human rights defender Ms Maryam Al-Khawaja will face trial on 1 October 2014 before the High Criminal Court for allegedly “assaulting a police officer”.

2014/09/17

On 9 September 2014, Ms Dinara Mukanbaeva was struck in the head by an unknown assailant while getting into her car.

An office of the Malindi Rights Forum
2014/09/17

On 16 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Joel Ogada appeared before a magistrate at the Malindi Law Courts to seek release on bail pending the hearing of his appeal. The court did not render a decision immediately, postponing the ruling to 6 October...

2014/09/17

On 14 September 2014, two human rights defenders, Ms Neema Bitu and Mr Jacques Muganga, were found after being kidnapped and held for two days by members of a rebel group.

2014/09/16

On 13 September 2014, the corpse of human rights defender Mr Mutebwa Kaboko was found in a forest, eight days after he was kidnapped by an armed group.

Alaa Abd El Fattah
2014/09/16

On 15 September 2014, Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release on bail of Mr Alaa Abd El Fattah upon payment of 5,000 Egyptian Pounds (approximately €540).

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2014/09/16

In the early hours of 13 September 2014, unknown assailants attacked the flat of human rights defender Ms Natalia Zviagina in the city of Voronezh.

"Free Hasan Ishaq" campaign by Girifna
2014/09/16

On 15 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Hassan Ishaq declared that he has begun a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention.