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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
Update: Saudi Arabia – Ten-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes upheld against human rights defender Mr Raif Badawi
El Salvador – Ongoing smear campaign and threats targeting human rights defenders campaigning for sexual and reproductive rights
Russia – Human rights organisations the Institute for Freedom of Information and Soldiers' Mothers of Saint-Petersburg registered as “foreign agents”
Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja Detained Upon Arrival in Bahrain to Visit Her Father Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
Thailand - Statement on the Judicial Harassment of Leading Human Rights Defender Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet