Front Line News Archive

Connecting with HRDs in the field: Front Line Missions posted on: 2012/04/30

In February, Front Line Defenders’ Protection Coordinator for the Americas, Caitriona Rice, travelled to Guatemala and Honduras to meet with human rights defenders.

Front Line Defenders Speaker’s Tourposted on: 2012/04/30

In March 2012, Front Line Defenders welcomed human rights defender Dr. Basma Abdelrahman from Egypt to speak in Dublin, Cork, Galway and London.

Update on Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, Bahrain – on hunger strike in protest of his brutal arrest and detentionposted on: 2012/04/30

The 1st of May, 2012 marked the 83rd day of HRD and former Front Line Defenders Protection Coordinator Abdulhadi Al Khawaja’s hunger strike.

Front Line Training in Personal & Organisational Securityposted on: 2012/04/30

"This is exactly what we need -- a practical step-by-step guide to security".

- HRD, South Sudan

Грант Front Line Defenders на обеспечение безопасностиposted on: 2012/04/30

В первые три месяца 2012 года Front Line Defenders выделил индивидуальным правозащитникам и правозащитным организациям 74 гранта на обеспечение безопасности, общая сумма которых составила 168,500 евро / 221,000 долларов.

Executive Director Mary Lawlor visits Human Rights Defender Azimjan Askarov in Bishkek posted on: 2012/04/30

Azimjan Askarov is a prominent human rights defender and director of the human rights organisation “Vozdukh” (Air) based in Bazar Korgon, Jalalabad region of Kyrgyzstan.

Iran- UPDATE: Human rights defender Ms Narges Mohammadi begins six year prison sentenceposted on: 2012/04/27

On 22 April 2012, prominent Iranian human rights defender Ms Narges Mohammadi was summoned by the Ministry of the Intelligence to begin a six year prison sentence handed down by the Iranian Court of Appeal.

2nd Anniversary of Assassination of Mexican HRD Bety Cariñoposted on: 2012/04/26

On the 2nd anniversary of the murder of Mexican human rights defender Bety Cariño, Mexican authorities still have not initiated a process to hold anyone accountable.

Bahrain: authorities should provide a ‘proof of life’ to confirm that Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja on day 78 of hunger strike is still alive posted on: 2012/04/26

On the 78th Day of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s hunger strike in Bahrain, Front Line Defenders calls upon the Bahraini Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, to provide a ‘proof of life’ to confirm that Abdulhadi is still alive.

GENEVA:Nominees for 2012 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders Announcedposted on: 2012/04/24

Former Swiss President and newly-appointed Chair of the Martin Ennals Foundation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, today announced the nominees for the 2012 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders at a press conference at the Palais Eynard, Geneva, Switzerland.

Syria: Joint Letter concerning continued secret detention of Mr. Mazen Darwish and other human rights activists and prosecution of part of SCM staff before military courtposted on: 2012/04/24

Front Line Defenders together with other international human rights organisations have issued a joint statement condemning the ongoing secret detention of Mr. Mazen Darwish, President of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.

Bahrain: Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja denied justice again as ruling on re-hearing postponed for second time in a month posted on: 2012/04/23

On the 75th Day of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s hunger strike in Bahrain, the Court of Cassation has postponed ruling on the appeal of Abdulhadi and his 13 co-defendants, for the second time in a month.

Iran-UPDATE: Human rights defender Mr Kouhyar Goudarzi released on bailposted on: 2012/04/23

On 12 April 2012, Mr Kouhyar Goudarzi was released on bail after spending eight months of a five year sentence which he was serving at the remote Zabol Prison in the eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan Province.

Mexico: Human rights organisations urge support for National Mechanism for Protection of Human Rights Defendersposted on: 2012/04/20

Front Line Defenders and a coalition of international human rights organisations urge support for proposed National Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.

Uzbekistan-UPDATE: Human rights defender Mr Gaybullo Jalilov transferred to another prison colonyposted on: 2012/04/20

Front Line Defenders has learned from reliable sources that imprisoned human rights defender Mr. Gaybullo Jalilov was transferred from a colony in Zangiyat to the prison colony N64/62 situated in Navoi.