Western Sahara: human rights defender Aminatou Haidar wins Silver Rose Award 2007posted on: 2007/07/25

Aminatou Haidar the Saharawi woman human rights defender and member of the Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders (CODESA), has won the Silver Rose Award 2007. The Silver Rose is awarded annually by the international organisation Solidar, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations who are active in the fight for social justice.

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.