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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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Ozlem Dalkiran
14 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2017

Well-being is apparently dangerous in Turkey. When my friend Ozlem Dalkiran attended a training workshop on holistic security she was asked to draw something which represented what she was worried about. It is the sort of well meaning flipchart & post-it note psycho-babble which messes with my stress levels, but Ozlem gamely drew a map of Turkey with icons representing people fleeing war in Iraq & Syria in the East and friends in prison in Istanbul.

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3 أغُسطُس / آب 2017

These are hard times for human rights, but pessimists should not underestimate how resilient and powerful human rights defenders can be.

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24 يَنايِر/ كانون الثاني 2017

My friend Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam is currently chained by hands and feet to a wall in Kober Prison in Khartoum. He has been badly beaten. He started a hunger strike on Sunday in protest at his detention without access to a lawyer since the 7th of December 2016. He was allowed a brief visit from his brothers 10 days ago, but has otherwise been denied access also to his family.

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5 يَنايِر/ كانون الثاني 2017

Autocrats had a good year in 2016.

Brutal repression received a lot of encouragement.

Killers and torturers enjoyed impunity.

The commitment to human rights of supposedly democratic political leaders remained weak, an optional extra, a nice thing to do if it did not interfere with other interests.

Putin and Xi Jinping led an idealogical assault on the very idea of human rights.

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Lottie Cunningham Wren
17 ديسَمْبِر / كانون الأول 2016

There is growing concern over how democracy and the rule of law have deteriorated in Nicaragua, bearing important consequences for human rights defenders and society at large. As the presidential family has solidified its grip on Parliament, the Army, the Police and the media, civil society space has steadily narrowed.

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13 ديسَمْبِر / كانون الأول 2016

بقلم أندرو أندرسون

صديقي الدكتور مضوي إبراهيم آدم رهن الاعتقال ثانيةً في الخرطوم. فقد اعتقله جهاز المخابرات والأمن الوطني من جامعة الخرطوم في 7 ديسمبر/كانون الأول وتم احتجازه دون السماح له بالوصول إلى محاميه أو عائلته. وقد سبق أن اعتقل عدة مرات لأكثر من شهر خلال عام 2010، وقبل ذلك لما مجموعه 18 شهرا لمرات عديدة خلال الفترة ما بين 2003-2005.

 

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Crackdown on Russian Civil Society
8 سِبْتَمْبِر / أيلول 2016

In light of unprecedented attacks on human rights defenders, Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders argues for increased direct support to human rights defenders working at the local and national levels, flexibility in funding, and a greater focus on core, multi-year support.

Originally posted in the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) Blog

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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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