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Fadiah Nadwa Fikri

HRD, Lawyer & Member
Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism

Fadiah Nadwa Fikri is a human rights lawyer and member of the Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism, an independent non-profit organisation fighting corruption in Malaysia. In her capacity as the Legal Advisor and Campaign Manager, the woman human rights defender conducts research and drafts positions in response to institutional and legal reforms in Malaysia. She also works towards reforming policies concerning good governance, anti-corruption and human rights.

Human rights defenders in Malaysia face judicial harassment, arbitrary arrest, threats, intimidation and smear campaigns. HRDs active against corruption, calling for electoral reform and free and fair election, such as members of the Bersih 2.0 movement, are particularly vulnerable and can be targeted for participating in peaceful protests. LGBTI rights defenders also face widespread discrimination and harassment.