Philippines – Surveillance and intimidation of human rights defender Anjo Bacarisasposted on: 2015/02/13

On 9 February 2015, an unknown man, purporting to be a member of the National Defense, visited the home of human rights defender Mr Anjo Bacarisas and pressured his relatives in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of the human rights defender. The man has allegedly been seen in the area several times in the previous days.

Anjo Bacarisas is a staff member of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Minanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR), which works with rural farmers, agricultural workers and fishermen for law reforms in the context of land rights and use of resources. The human rights organisation also defends the land rights and right to self-detemination of indigenous peoples.

Colombia – Renewed threats against members of MOVICE and other human rights defendersposted on: 2014/12/16

On the morning of 9 December 2014, a pamphlet containing death threats against a number of human rights defenders, including members of Movimiento de Victimas de Crimenes de Estado – MOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes), was handed to a human rights defender at the Centro de Memoria Paz y Reconciliación (Centre for Memory Peace and Reconciliation) in the city of Bogotá. The pamphlet was signed by the Águilas Negras paramilitary group, and as well as members of MOVICE, it also targeted other human rights defenders, victims of state crimes, employees of the High Council for Victims in Bogotá and independent media outlets.

Democratic Republic of Congo - Threats against human rights defender Mr Jean-Chrysostome Kijanaposted on: 2014/12/08

Since 1 December 2014, human rights defender Mr Jean-Chrysostome Kijana has received several threatening phone calls and text messages in which both he and his family were threatened.

Colombia – Renewed threats against human rights defenders and members of MOVICEposted on: 2014/10/09

On 6 October 2014 the Movimiento de Victimas de Crimenes de Estado – MOVICE (Movement of Victims of State Crimes) denounced a series of death threats made against members of the organisation.

Meeting Human Rights Defenders in Colombia

I arrived into Bogotá airport on Sunday evening, ready to meet with local and national human rights defenders and organisations to talk about the current situation they are facing in terms of security risks and the measures they have to take in order to keep themselves safe.

Kenya: Human rights lawyer Wendy Wanja Mutegi receives threatsposted on: 2014/09/25

On 23 September 2014, human rights lawyer Ms Wendy Wanja Mutegi was forced to cancel her scheduled community meetings for fear of attack from a group of men who had threatened to harm her if she does not halt her advocacy work on behalf of an indigenous community in Eastern Kenya.

Sierra Leone - Threats against human rights defender Ms Mary Contehposted on: 2014/08/29

On 28 August 2014, human rights defender Ms Mary Conteh received a call from an unknown number where the caller threatened to spread false information that she contracted Ebola if she does not stop her human rights work.

Mexico: Threats against Silvia Perez Yescas, human rights defender from CIARENAposted on: 2014/08/26

On 19 August 2014, the indigenous peoples's woman human rights defender Ms Silvia Perez Yescas had just returned to her hometown after being away for a long time, when she was informed that in San José Río Manzo community there is a bounty of 100.000 pesos on her head.

Colombia: Threats against environmental rights defenders from Movimiento Ríos Vivosposted on: 2014/08/18

Since January 2014, environmental human rights defenders from Movimiento Rios Vivos – MRV (Living Rivers Movement) have been facing death threats, surveillance, break-ins, smear campaigns and harassment. In 2013, two members of Movimiento Rios Vivos were murdered.

India – Threats against human rights defender Mr Mohar Ali Mondal by police officerposted on: 2014/08/01

On 27 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Mohar Ali Mondal was threatened by a police officer while temporarily detained inside Swarupnagar Police Station in Parganas (North) District of West Bengal.