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#Violations

Repression

Human rights defenders face numerous forms of repression and efforts to stop their work.  The fact that governments and non-governmental actors around the world continue to focus repression on human rights defenders is a tribute to their importance in the struggle for justice and accountability.

Among the repressive measures that HRDs face are:

#Arbitrary Detention

#Arrest / Detention / Imprisonment

#Attempted Killing

#Cyber-Attack

#Defamation

#Enforced Disappearance

#Judicial Harassment

#Killing

#Other Harassment

#Physical Attack

#Questioning / Interrogation

#Raid / Break-In / Theft

#Reprisals

#Sexual Violence / Sexual Harassment

#Smear Campaign

#Surveillance

#Threats / Intimidation

#Torture / Ill-Treatment

#Travel Ban

#Verbal Abuse