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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: Bangladesh – Human rights defenders Ms Moshrefa Mishu and Ms Jesmin Jui temporarily detained
Guatemala – Killings and detention of Mayan Q'eqchi indigenous community leaders in Alta Verapaz for defending environmental rights
In the past 2-3 years everyone was asking, half-joking, half-serious, when I was going to be arrested
Russian Federation – Harassment continues against human rights defender Mr Ivan Pavlov as court upholds decision to deport his wife to USA
Morocco – Human rights defender Ms Ouafa Charaf imprisoned for reporting assault and Mr Boubker ElKhamlichi acquitted
DRC – Three members of human rights organisation AGAPE Hauts-Plateaux held by rebel group in eastern DRC