Front Line News Archive

Cambodia: Update- Court closes investigation into the killing of human rights defender and environmentalist Mr Chut Wuttyposted on: 2012/10/11

On 4 October 2012, the Koh Kong provincial court decided to dismiss the case investigating the death of Mr Chut Wutty, a high-profile human rights defender and environmentalist who was shot dead in his car on 26 April 2012.

Bahrain: Prominent Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab on Hunger Strikeposted on: 2012/10/08

On 5 October 2012, imprisoned Bahraini human rights defender Mr Nabeel Rajab went on a hunger, water and medicine strike in protest of denying him the opportunity to attend the 3-day ritual mourning gatherings for his deceased mother.

Front Line Defenders launches Cycle for Protectionposted on: 2012/10/07

0n 7 October the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Naoise Ó'Muirí launched the first ever Front Line Defenders Cycle For Protection. The Lord Mayor was joined by Front Line Defenders Founder & Executive Director Mary Lawlor and special guest speakers Olga Sadovskaya from the Russian Federation and Farai Maguwu from Zimbabwe. They were also accompanied by the team of 20 cyclists who will undertake the Front Line Defenders Cycle for Protection Challenge; cycling from Dublin to Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Athlone.

Front Line Defenders Staff Launch Cycle for Protection with Dublin City Lord Mayor Naoise Ó'MuiríFront Line Defenders Staff Launch Cycle for Protection with Dublin City Lord Mayor Naoise Ó'Muirí

Cambodia: Update- Trade union leader and human rights defender Mr Rong Chhun questioned in court regarding incitement and defamation chargesposted on: 2012/10/05

On 27 September 2012, trade union leader and human rights defender Mr Rong Chhun was questioned in Kandal Provincial Court because of accusations of incitement and defamation made against him.

Geneva: 2012 Martin Ennals Award goes to Cambodian Monk working to prevent Forced Evictionsposted on: 2012/10/04

The Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA), met in Geneva today and selected the Venerable LUON Sovath as the 2012 Martin Ennals Award winner.

Vietnam: Update - Results of the appeal of human rights defenders Dau Van Duong, Tran Huu Duc and Chu Manh Sonposted on: 2012/10/03

The appeal of human rights defenders Mr Dau Van Duong, Mr Tran Huu Duc, and Mr Chu Manh Son took place in the People's Court of Nghe An on 26 September 2012.

Philippines: Update – Plot to kill human rights defender Mr Temogen 'Cocoy' Tulawie in prisonposted on: 2012/09/26

Front Line Defenders has been informed of a plot to kill human rights defender Mr Temogen 'Cocoy' Tulawie if the Supreme Court order to transfer him from Davao City to Manila is carried out.

Colombia: Front Line Defenders & MOVICE Launch Radio Public Service Announcement Campaign in Colombia to Protect & Promote Human Rights Defenders posted on: 2012/09/26

On Wednesday, 26 September, Front Line Defenders and the National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) will launch a 6-episode Public Service Announcement (PSA) radio campaign focusing on 6 Colombian human rights defenders.

Vietnam: Update – Appeal of human rights defenders Dau Van Duoang, Tran Huu Duc, and Chu Manh Son to take place on 26 September 2012posted on: 2012/09/24

The appeal of human rights defenders Mr Dau Van Duong, Mr Tran Huu Duc, and Mr Chu Manh Son will begin in the People's Court of Nghe An on 26 September 2012 at 7:30 am.

Bahrain/Geneva: Concerns on ongoing intimidation against human rights defender Mohammed Al-Maskatiposted on: 2012/09/21

On 19 September 2012, three organisations issued a joint press statement and expressed concerns on the ongoing intimidation against human rights defender ‘’‘Mohammed Al-Maskati’‘’.

Russia: Memorial Gets Hrant Dink Award posted on: 2012/09/21

The ‬international historical and human rights charitable society Memorial has been awarded the 2012 International Hrant Dink Prize.

Uzbekistan: Update – Ongoing harassment of human rights defender Uktam Pardayev posted on: 2012/09/20

Human rights defender Mr Uktam Pardayev has reported being subjected to constant harassment in recent weeks after he was visited at his home by representatives of the American Embassy in Uzbekistan.

Peru: Update – Acquittal of human rights defender Mr Jhon Kennedy Vega Carrascalposted on: 2012/09/19

On 18 September 2012, human rights defender Mr Jhon Kennedy Vega Carrascal was acquitted of charges of aggravated violence against a public authority.