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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2015/09/3

On 28 August 2015, on the last day of José Marcos Mavungo's trial, the sub-General Prosecutor in Cabinda, Mr Antonio Nito, asked the court in the Angolan province of Cabinda (Tribunal Provincial de Cabinda) to sentence the human...

2015/09/3

On 1 September 2015, human rights defender and director of an education initiative for the Lumad indigenous people, Mr Emerito Samarca was found dead in a classroom in the school at which he was the director. Local sources told Front Line Defenders that they believe...

2015/09/3

On 25 August 2015, unidentified individuals attacked and killed human rights defender Mr Raimundo dos Santos Rodrigues, a prominent environmental rights defender in Brazil.

The individuals attacked both Raimundo dos Santos Rodrigues and Ms Maria da Conceição...

2015/09/3

On 2 September 2015, police questioned seven human rights defenders regarding the two-day Bersih 4 rally which took place in Kuala Lumpur on 29-30 August 2015.

2015/09/2

On 1 September 2015, the Baku Court of Serious Crimes sentenced prominent investigative journalist and human rights defender Ms Khadija Ismail (Khadija Ismayilova) to 7.5 years in prison.

2015/09/2

On 31 August 2015, human rights defender and trans woman Ms Jlo Córdoba was threatened in a shop near her home in Tegucigalpa. She was told she was on a list, along with “all the others”. The threat follows a series of violent attacks, killings, and threats against...

2015/09/1

On 29 August, Bangladesh's National Press Club cancelled a solidarity meeting for family members of victims of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh.

Family members of victims of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh planned to have a solidarity meeting at the...

2015/09/1

The Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail.

2015/08/31

Student human rights defenders, Naing Ye Wai, Aung San Oo, Gist Too and Nyan Lin Htet, are being held in solitary confinement at Obo prison as a result of their recent hunger strike.

2015/08/31

Fifteen international and Syrian human rights organizations sent the following letter to members of the UN Security Council regarding the ongoing detention and persecution of human rights defenders in Syria.