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Update: Bangladesh – Human rights defenders Ms Moshrefa Mishu and Ms Jesmin Jui temporarily detainedposted on: 2014/08/21

On 20 August 2014, human rights defenders Ms Moshrefa Mishu and Ms Jesmin Jui were temporarily detained. Ms Moshrefa Mishu is the President of the Garments Sromik Oikko, also known as the Garment Workers Unity Forum (GWUF). Ms Jesmin Jui is an organiser of the GWUF.

Guatemala – Killings and detention of Mayan Q'eqchi indigenous community leaders in Alta Verapaz for defending environmental rightsposted on: 2014/08/21

On 15 August 2014, three Mayan Q'eqchi community leaders were shot and killed in Alta Verapaz during the protests in Semococh, Raxuhá; namely, Messrs Sebastian Rax Caal, Luciano Can Cujub and Oscar Chen Quej.

Azerbaijan: Human rights defender Mr Rasul Jafarov in pre-trial detention on charges of economic crimesposted on: 2014/08/06

On 2 August 2014, human rights defender Mr Rasul Jafarov was interrogated by the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office and was subsequently charged under the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan with illegal enterprise (Article 192), tax evasion (Article 213), and abuse of official power (article 308). The Nasimi District Court in Baku has ordered Rasul Jafarov to serve three months of pre-trial detention.

Azerbaijan – Detention of human rights defenders Ms Leyla Yunus and Mr Arif Yunus and travel ban ordered against Mr Rasul Jafarovposted on: 2014/07/31

On 30 July 2014, Ms Leyla Yunus, Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was arrested before being interrogated for approximately six hours in the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor's Office.

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.