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12 يوليو / تموز 2016

This blog was originally published in English for The Diplomat.

On July 12-13, 2016, the annual EU-China Summit will take place in Beijing. After two weeks of Brexit-induced European turmoil, China is likely to see this as an opportunity to take advantage of the EU’s member states for better trade deals.

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Colombia Killings
11 يوليو / تموز 2016

The announcement of the ceasefire between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP is a historic moment that we hope will mark a turning point in the history of Colombia. It offers the Colombian people an opportunity to make a break with the endemic violence of the past. The direct reference to the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) in the peace agreement is one more reason to celebrate.

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Indigenous people protest, Brazil 2016
15 يونيو / حزيران 2016
By Renata Oliveira, Former Front Line Defenders Research & Training Fellow for the Americas

At the end of April, my last activity with Front Line Defenders was to accompany Brazilian human rights defender and indigenous leader Tonico Benites to Brussels. Tonico had the chance to meet with several policymakers and diplomats to discuss the challenges faced by indigenous persons in Brazil, particularly his group, the Guarani-Kaiowás. As a Brazilian who comes from a state that has practically decimated its native population, I thought I already knew how bad the situation was.

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andrew Anderson and Andrea Rocca meeting Issa Amro in Hebron
9 يونيو / حزيران 2016

I returned last week from a visit to Palestine and Israel. Over six days my colleague and I met with brilliant, tenacious, creative and brave human rights defenders who work non-violently on behalf of others in the brutally occupied West Bank or in an increasingly hostile Israel. We were not allowed access to meet with beleaguered human rights defenders in Gaza.

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Dawit Isaak
27 مايو / أيار 2016

Last week the government and people of Eritrea celebrated 25 years since independence. No one can deny the courage, resilience and sacrifice of those Eritreans who fought for the independence of their country, yet sadly this very fact prompts the question as to what exactly there is to celebrate 25 years on.

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Zainab Al Khawaja
24 مايو / أيار 2016

عبد الهادي، له سنتان من العمر ويجري حاليا احتجازه مع والدته زينب الخواجة في سجن مدينة عيسى للنساء في البحرين. زينب هي إحدى المدافعات البارزات عن حقوق الإنسان في البحرين. تواجه ثلاث سنوات وشهر واحد في السجن بعدة تهم، من بينها "تخريب ممتلكات عامة"، وذلك لممارستها حقها في حرية التعبير عبر تمزيق صور (الملك) حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة.

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