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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2015/09/4

On 31 August 2015 human rights defender Ms Gladys Lanza Ochoa presented a complaint before the Directorate of the Protection Mechanisms and Analysis of Social Conflicts (Dirección de Mecanismos de Protección y Analisis de Conflictos...

2015/09/4

On 1 September 2015, the university employing human rights defender Ms. Elizabeth Zúñiga summonsed and questioned her about statements she made regarding recent death threats she received.

2015/09/4

On 2 September 2015, human rights defender Ms Balendran Jeyakumari was summoned to the Kebithigollewa Magistrate Court and detained later that same day.

2015/09/4

On 1 September 2015, the provincial court in southern Thailand dismissed the defamation charges against two human rights journalists, Mr Alan Morrison and Ms Chutima Sidasathian.

2015/09/4

Human rights defender Mr Azimuddin Sarkar has suffered ongoing harassment and intimidation by the local police after her provided legal assistance in a case of police torture.

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 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.

2015/09/3

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

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.