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Update: Kuwait – Extended detention of human rights defender Abdulhakim Al Fadhliposted on: 2014/07/29

On 24 July 2014, the trial of Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli was postponed to 7 August 2014 by the Kuwaiti Misdemeanour Court.

Tajikistan – Pre-trial detention of human rights lawyer Mr Shukhrat Kudratovposted on: 2014/07/25

On 21 July 2014, human rights lawyer Mr Shukhrat Kudratov was arrested in his office in Dushanbe city. On 23 July, he was charged with three criminal offences – including attempted bribery of a judge – and, on the same day, the court ruled to hold him in pre-trial detention.

Niger – Illegal detention of Ali Idrissa and ten other human rights defenders arrested during the state visit of the French Presidentposted on: 2014/07/18

At 4am on 18 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Ali Idrissa was arrested at his home without an arrest warrant. He was released in the afternoon of the same day.

Thailand - Detention of land rights defenders Mr Prom Jarana, member of the Assembly of the Poor, and Mr Paiboon Soisotposted on: 2014/07/18

On the morning of 17 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Prom Jarana was arrested at his home in Pakam District by a group of Thai officials including five police officers and five soldiers. No reasons were given for his arrest.

Oman – Incommunicado detention of human rights defender Mr Noah Saadiposted on: 2014/07/15

On 12 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Noah Saadi was arbitrarily detained by the national security intelligence agency of Oman, the Internal Security Service (ISS), and is being held incommunicado in the Special Section of the Omani Police in Muscat.

Kuwait – Human rights defender Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli detainedposted on: 2014/07/09

On the night of 7 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli was detained in the office of the Criminal Investigation Department in Salmiyah.

China - Human rights defender Mr Lü Gengsong detained on 'subversion' chargesposted on: 2014/07/09

On 7 July 2014, Hangzhou-based human rights defender Mr Lü Gengsong was placed under criminal detention on suspicion of “subversion of state power” following a raid on his home.

Guatemala – Continued detention of members of CODECAposted on: 2014/07/07

Members of the Comité de Desarrollo Campesino - CODECA (Association of Farmers' Development Committee), Messrs Mauro Vay Gonón, Mariano García Carrillo and Ms Blanca Julia Ajtum Mejía, continue to be held in preventative detention after their false imprisonment on 26 June 2014 by five unidentified men in the municipality of Chantla, Huehuetenango department.

Update: China – Human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti finally granted access to lawyer, who reveals he was deprived of food for ten daysposted on: 2014/06/27

On 26 June 2014 human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti, who has been in custody for over five months, was finally permitted to see his lawyer, Mr Li Fangping. The lawyer reported that the human rights defender was deprived of food for ten days during his detention.

Mexico – Threats, detention, raids, harassment, surveillance and stigmatisation of human rights defenders in the state of Chiapasposted on: 2014/06/27

Over the past month, human rights defenders in Chiapas have been the victims of a series of attacks, threats, harassment, surveillance and stigmatisation.