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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.

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.

Colombia – Threats and surveillance of human rights defender Ms Nevys Niño Rodríguez and members of Movice Atlánticoposted on: 2014/05/07

On 3 May 2014, human rights defender Ms Nevys Niño Rodríguez received a threatening text message which warned her to be careful and that she was under surveillance.

Venezuela: Defamation and threats against human rights defender Ms Rocío San Miguelposted on: 2014/04/02

On 25 March 2014, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, made defamatory statements on national television against human rights defender Ms Rocío San Miguel and accused her of being involved in an attempted coup d'etat.

Colombia: Threats and harassment against members of the Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Pazposted on: 2014/03/04

On 28 February 2014, human rights defenders Ms Janeth Hernández and Mr Abilio Peña were followed by unknown men on a motorbike during the afternoon.