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Afghanistan: Humanitarian aid workers killedposted on: 2008/08/15

Front Line is deeply saddened by the news of the killing of three staff members of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Afghanistan on 13 August 2008. The IRC advocates on behalf of displaced communities, addressing the root causes of violence and protecting the rights of vulnerable populations.

Colombia: Human rights defender and community leader José Dionisio Lozano Torralvo assassinated on 12 August 2007posted on: 2007/08/17

Front Line is greatly saddened to learn of the assassination of José Dionisio Lozano Torralvo. He was Vice President of the Municipal Coordination of Social Organisations (Coordinación Municipal de Organizaciones Sociales) in San Ofofre, President of the Committee of Peasant Farm Workers (Comité de Usuarios Campesinos) in the region of Pajonal and leader of the National Movement for Victims of State Crimes (El Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado) for San Ofofre.

Somalia: Two journalists killed in Mogadishu on Saturday 11 August 2007posted on: 2007/08/14

Front Line is saddened to hear of the assassination of two journalists and human rights defenders, Ali Iman Sharmarke and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, on 11 August 2007. Ali Iman Sharmarke, Director and founder of independent media group Horn Afrik, and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, Director of the radio station Capital Voice, were killed in separate attacks.

Front Line mourns the death of Iraqi journalist Sahar Al-Haidariposted on: 2007/06/08

Front Line is greatly saddened to learn about the murder of the Iraqi journalist, Sahar Al-Haidari in her home town of Mosul on 7 June 2007. She was the mother of three children and worked as a news reporter for Iraq Voices, a news agency based in Mosul, the National Iraq News Agency - Nina and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Sahar Al-Haidari is the third journalist to be killed in Iraq in the last two weeks. Read more on Article 19 website

Iraqi human rights defender and doctor assassinatedposted on: 2007/05/22

Front Line is deeply concerned by the assassination of a respected doctor and human rights defender, Dr. Adeeb Ibraheem Al-Jalabi.He was reportedly assasinated by elements linked to al-Qaeda shortly after leaving his clinic in Mosul City on 12 May 2007.

Human rights defender and community leader murdered in Colombiaposted on: 2007/05/17

Human rights defender, Francisco Puerta was assassinated reportedly by paramilitaries in front of the main transport terminal in Apartadó, Colombia on 14 May 2007.

Two human rights defenders killed in Somaliaposted on: 2007/05/17

On 15 May 2007, journalists Abshir Ali Gabra and Ahmed Hassan were shot dead by unidentified gunmen when a convoy they were traveling in from Jowhar to Addale to broker peace between rival clans was ambushed

Prominent Mexican Journalist Murderedposted on: 2007/04/29

The body of Diario de Agua Prieta journalist, Saúl Martínez Ortega, was found on 23 April 2007, six days after he was kidnapped by an armed gang. Rosie Palomares, the director of "Diario de Agua Prieta" newspaper, said that when Saul Martínez Ortega's body was found "it was difficult to recognize him, due to the decomposition of his body.”

Cambodian Human Rights Defender Killedposted on: 2007/03/04

Hy Vuthy, the President of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) was shot dead by two unidentified assailants on his way home from work on 24 February 2007.

Hy Vuthy's killing is the latest act in a pattern of intimidation against FTUWKC members at the Suntex and Bright Sky garment factories in Phnom Penh. He is the fourth member of the FTUWKC to be killed in relation to his work with the trade union. Former Presidents of the FTUWKC, Chea Vichea and Ros Sovannareth, were both killed in similar attacks in 2004. Reportedly, Hy Vuthy’s widow has been the subject of intimidating behaviour since the killing of her husband. On the same evening as her husband's death her home was surrounded by unidentified men on motorbikes who hurled stones at her house, and on 25 February motorcycles again surrounded her house.

Human rights defender from Bosnia and Herzegovina killedposted on: 2007/03/01

Dusko Kondor

Dusko Kondor, the founder and director of the human rights education section of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina was shot dead on 22 February 2007 at the door of his apartment; his daughter was also injured in the attack.

Dusko Kondor has been the subject of repeated death threats in the past eighteen months and he reported these threats to the relevant authorities. On the day of his murder, Dusko Kondor had reportedly gone to the police station in Bijeljina to request that protective measures be taken but the requests were not granted.

Front Line believes that Dusko Kondor was killed in relation to his legitimate activities in defence of human rights. Front Line calls on the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to carry out a full impartial and prompt investigation into the killing of Dusko Kondor with the results made public and those responsible brought to justice. Front Line also urges the authorities to guarantee that all human rights defenders in the Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina are free to carry out their legitimate activities in defending and protecting the rights of others.