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Oyub Titiev in court
5 ديسَمْبِر / كانون الأول 2018
By Masha Chichtchenkova

Last week I attended the court hearings on case of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Human Rights Center Memorial branch in Grozny who was absurdly charged with drug possession. I first met Oyub Titiev in 2009 after our common beloved colleague Natalya Estemirova had been abducted and assassinated.

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Sun Shihua
3 ديسَمْبِر / كانون الأول 2018
By Sun Shihua

Every word in this article is a stab in my heart. 20 September 2018 was the darkest, most frightening and most humiliating day in my near two decades’ practice as a lawyer.

1. A newbie to a criminal case

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28 نوفَمْبِر / تشرين الثاني 2018
By Erin Kilbride

A few days before my friend Fatima* boarded a plane back to Bahrain last month, she sent me an blank email with no subject line. Attached was a PDF file labelled “RISKS.” It listed nearly twenty dates on which she had been threatened, harassed, interrogated, banned from travel, or watched her brothers be thrown in prison in retaliation for her human rights work.

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Le Dinh Luong
24 اكتوبر / تشرين الأول 2018

Le Dinh Luong is a Vietnamese HRD who advocated on behalf of victims of the 2016 Formosa factory pollution incident, which resulted in the loss of livelihood and sometimes life of thousands of Vietnamese fishermen and farmers. In August, he was found guilty of "carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” and sentenced to 20 years in prison, with an extra 5 years of house arrest afterward.

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Berta Caceres - protest
22 اكتوبر / تشرين الأول 2018
By Emma Achilli

The European Union is currently developing Guidelines on the Right to Water. Human rights defenders protecting their communities’ access to water around the world face lethal risks for their work, and their expertise must be central to the EU’s proposed Guidelines.

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Reuters
19 اكتوبر / تشرين الأول 2018
By Tanya Singh & Haseena Manek
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Helena Heloisa
27 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2018
By Heloisa Helena Costa Berto

A guest blog by Afro-Brazilian HRD Heloisa Helena Costa Berto, from correspondence to Front Line Defenders Americas Protection Coordinator (published at request of the HRD, translated from Portuguese)

Good morning, I know you have nothing to do with this, but I have to express myself. I need to make a complaint about how public bodies treat people who thinks differently. I am looking for rights, not only mine, but for a community, defending and denouncing injustices.

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30 مارِس / آذار 2018
By Erin Kilbride

 المدافعون الفلسطينيون يصمدون أمام الإعتداءات العسكرية الإسرائيلية في يوم الأرض

بقلم: إيرن كيلبرايد

منذ ما يقرب من 24 ساعة والجيش الإسرائيلي يواصل هجماته العنيفه على عشرات الآلاف من المدنيين الفلسطينيين والمدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان الذين يطالبون بعودة أراضيهم في غزة. 24 ساعة أم 70 عاما، أحسبوها كيفما شئتم.

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Niober Garcia Fournier
1 نوفَمْبِر / تشرين الثاني 2017
By Lorena Cotza

Niober had been planning and looking forward to this trip for months. It took him almost two days to reach Havana international airport from his town in Guantanamo, Cuba, but he still arrived well before his flight. He'd budgeted in plenty of time, knowing security is tight and checkpoints are common across the island. At the airport, just before the final security line, an officer from the Ministry of Interior quietly took him to a side. The officer told Niober he could not board the plane.

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