Update: Burma – Body of human rights journalist Mr Aung Kyaw Naing found with possible evidence of tortureposted on: 2014/11/07

On 5 November 2014, during the exhumation of the body of human rights journalist Mr Aung Kyaw Naing, witnesses observed clear signs of torture which are believed to have been committed by the Burmese military forces during the time the journalist was held in incommunicado detention. He was later killed on 4 October 2014.

Burma - Human rights journalist killed in detention by military forcesposted on: 2014/10/28

On 24 October 2014, Burma's military forces reported that freelance journalist Mr Aung Kyaw Naing was killed while in detention on 4 October 2014.

Iraq – Human rights lawyer Samira Saleh Al-Naimi abducted and killed by ISISposted on: 2014/09/26

On 22 September 2014, human rights defender Ms Samira Saleh Al-Naimi was publicly executed in Al Mosul city, Iraq by the Islamic State's (ISIS) militia.

DRC – Body of human rights defender Mr Mutebwa Kaboko found after abduction by armed groupposted on: 2014/09/16

On 13 September 2014, the corpse of human rights defender Mr Mutebwa Kaboko was found in a forest, eight days after he was kidnapped by an armed group.

Afghanistan: Humanitarian aid workers killedposted on: 2008/08/15

Front Line is deeply saddened by the news of the killing of three staff members of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Afghanistan on 13 August 2008. The IRC advocates on behalf of displaced communities, addressing the root causes of violence and protecting the rights of vulnerable populations.

Colombia: Human rights defender and community leader José Dionisio Lozano Torralvo assassinated on 12 August 2007posted on: 2007/08/17

Front Line is greatly saddened to learn of the assassination of José Dionisio Lozano Torralvo. He was Vice President of the Municipal Coordination of Social Organisations (Coordinación Municipal de Organizaciones Sociales) in San Ofofre, President of the Committee of Peasant Farm Workers (Comité de Usuarios Campesinos) in the region of Pajonal and leader of the National Movement for Victims of State Crimes (El Movimiento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado) for San Ofofre.

Somalia: Two journalists killed in Mogadishu on Saturday 11 August 2007posted on: 2007/08/14

Front Line is saddened to hear of the assassination of two journalists and human rights defenders, Ali Iman Sharmarke and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, on 11 August 2007. Ali Iman Sharmarke, Director and founder of independent media group Horn Afrik, and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, Director of the radio station Capital Voice, were killed in separate attacks.

Front Line mourns the death of Iraqi journalist Sahar Al-Haidariposted on: 2007/06/08

Front Line is greatly saddened to learn about the murder of the Iraqi journalist, Sahar Al-Haidari in her home town of Mosul on 7 June 2007. She was the mother of three children and worked as a news reporter for Iraq Voices, a news agency based in Mosul, the National Iraq News Agency - Nina and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Sahar Al-Haidari is the third journalist to be killed in Iraq in the last two weeks. Read more on Article 19 website

Iraqi human rights defender and doctor assassinatedposted on: 2007/05/22

Front Line is deeply concerned by the assassination of a respected doctor and human rights defender, Dr. Adeeb Ibraheem Al-Jalabi.He was reportedly assasinated by elements linked to al-Qaeda shortly after leaving his clinic in Mosul City on 12 May 2007.

Human rights defender and community leader murdered in Colombiaposted on: 2007/05/17

Human rights defender, Francisco Puerta was assassinated reportedly by paramilitaries in front of the main transport terminal in Apartadó, Colombia on 14 May 2007.