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16 August 2016

On 10 August 2016, a staff member of Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights received an email from an anonymous person threatening him and his family with death. This is a part of a systematic campaign of incitement, pressure and intimidation against the organisation.

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15 February 2018

On 9 February 2018, human rights defender Chen Wuquan (陈武权) and five others from his village were arrested for taking action against illegal land appropriation and reclamation in the tidal zones adjacent to their village. Chen Wuquan and his colleagues were taken into custody after responding to a summons for questioning with local law enforcement. They are currently being held at Mazhang District Detention Centre (also in Zhanjiang City) under suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”, a charge frequently used by Chinese authorities to justify arresting human rights defenders.

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Blog Post
Dawit Isaak
27 May 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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Publication
5 April 2017

Dispatches 2016 presents the work Front Line Defenders has undertaken around the world for the protection and security of human rights defenders at risk in 2016, including the impact of grants, training, advocacy, visibility, rest & respite and other programs, as well as the launch of the HRD Memorial, honoring HRDs killed since the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders in 1998.

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31 May 2016

On 29 May 2016, Egyptian authorities detained human rights defender and journalist Mr Khaled Elbalshy on charges of “disseminating false news and rumours” and “sheltering criminals”. Downtown Cairo Prosecution granted the human rights defender LE10 000 bail, which was paid. He was subsequently released pending trial on 4 June 2016.

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Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival 2020

Campaign
10 September 2019

Smashing Times and Front Line Defenders are delighted to host the 2020 Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today.

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Closed Case
20 February 2018

On 15 February 2018, members of the army and plainclothes police arrived at Rangmati Sadar Hospital in Chittagong Division, where Rani Yan Yan and a companion were visiting two sisters who were recovering from a sexual assault. The soldiers and plainclothes police entered the ward, switched off the lights and attacked Rani Yan Yan and her companion. Rani Yan Yan reported that prior to the attack, she had noticed that her movements in the hospital were being recorded by a number of men in plainclothes using the cameras on their smartphones.

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Closed Case
10 May 2019

On 7 April 2019, the Aswan Misdemeanour State Security Emergency Court sentenced 25 Nubian human rights defenders who were prosecuted in the case known as the “Dofof Trial”, including Maysara Abdoun and Mohamed Azmy, to a suspended fine of 50,000 EGP (approx. 2,600 euros) each.

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Closed Case
3 January 2016

On 29 August 2015, four human rights defenders were among those physically attacked by policemen and a number of unidentified individuals in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, in Vietnam, following a celebration to mark the release of human rights journalist Mr Tran Minh Nhat. Among those attacked were human rights defenders Ms Tran Thi Nga, Mr Truong Minh Tam, Mr Chu Manh Son and Mr Le Dinh Luong.

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