On 21 September 2010, human rights defender Mr Emad Baghi was sentenced to six years in prison. When added to a previous sentence, he now faces a seven-year term in prison, in addition to five years of “civil deprivation”.
Human rights defender Mr Manuel Hernández Pérez was attacked while en route to his home on 1 September 2010, yet despite filing a complaint with the community authorities in Santa Elena no investigation has been carried out and no perpetrators have been brought to justice.
Front Line is gravely concerned that the Prosecutor General of Bahrain has denied that a file has been opened regarding human rights defender Mr Ali Abdulemam, who has not been seen since his arrest on 4 September 2010.
Human rights defender Ms Jenni Williams has been arrested in Harare outside a court house following the release of 83 protesters from police detention. She was released later the same day amidst emerging reports that the 83 protesters had been ill-treated whilst in detention.
Uzbek human rights defender, Mr Dilmurod Sayid, was sentenced to 12.5 years of imprisonment on 30 July 2009, following a procedurally flawed trial which had allegedly been instigated by politically-motivated charges.
On 20 September 2010, human rights defender Mr Al-Amin Kimathi was charged with various counts of murder, attempted murder and terrorism in connection to the terrorist bombings in Kampala on 11 July 2010.
On 18 September 2010, human rights defender Ms Shiva Nazarahari was sentenced to six years in prison, to exile in Izzeh - a city in Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran - and to 76 lashes. Shiva Nazarahari later had her sentence of 76 lashes commuted to a fine of approximately £250.
On 10 September 2010, it was reported that an assassination was being planned against a human rights lawyer working with the Corporación Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” - CCAJAR (“José Alvear Restrepo” Lawyers' Collective). It is alleged that this plot involves elements of military intelligence.