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Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. We work to provide fast and effective action to help protect human rights defenders at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of social change.
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK
Russian Federation:Update- Harassment in detention of human rights defender, Mikhail Savva, as both he and his wife are threatened with further legal action
Zimbabwe: Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an "unregistered" organisation
Malaysia: Update – Trial against human rights defender Ms Lena Hendry to go ahead despite High Court challenge
China: Liu Xia, wife of Liu Xiaobo, appeals to Chinese government amid worsening health while under house arrest
Argentina: Second physical attack in a week against the family of human rights defender, Mr Félix Díaz
Protecting activists should be centrepiece of diplomatic efforts with Syria, Iran and other governments in the region