Cambodia – Prime Minister Hun Sen threatens legal action against human rights defender Vorn Paoposted on: 2016/01/13

On 5 January 2016, Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a threat of legal action against human rights defender Mr Vorn Pao while giving a speech at the inauguration of the Pram Makara overpass in Phnom Penh.

Pakistan: Reports of rape of woman health worker working to immunise against polioposted on: 2015/12/31

Front Line Defenders is deeply concerned at reports of the rape of a woman health worker involved in the polio immunisation programme in Peshawar, Pakistan and the failure of the police to adequately investigate the allegations amid accusations of police involvement in the attack.

El Salvador: Intimidation, threats and judicial harassment against human rights lawyers Bertha de Leon and Teresa Navesposted on: 2015/11/26

On 18 November 2015, human rights lawyer Teresa Naves reported that she was being followed by the same unidentified man riding a motorcycle for the twelfth consecutive day.

DRC: Intimidation and threats against members of ANMDHposted on: 2015/10/29

On 21 October 2015, the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) intimidated and threatened members of the Amis de Nelson Mandela pour la défense des Droits Humains – Friends of Nelson Mandela for the Defence of Human Rights (ANMDH).

The threats followed a meeting organised by several human rights NGOs at the offices of ANMDH.

ANMDH is a Kinshasa-based human rights organisation that was founded in the 1990s inspired by the struggle of Nelson Mandela against apartheid in South Africa. The organisation works for the promotion of democracy and human rights through non-violent activism and denounces human rights violations.

On 21 October 2015, at approximately 12pm, two unidentified men in civilian clothes entered ANMDH offices and started asking questions about a press conference meeting that had just taken place. The two men later identified themselves as officials of ANR and told the members of ANMDH that the press conference was conducted without proper authorisation, since ANMDH failed to get permission from the local authorities.

Armenia: Harassment and threats against LGBTI rights defendersposted on: 2015/10/28

LGBTI rights defenders and participants in the first Armenian LGBTI forum have been exposed to ongoing harassment and personal threats since the publication of an article about the forum and its participants on 20 October 2015.

Colombia – Pamphlets Threatening Human Rights Defenders Publishedposted on: 2015/10/16

On 15 October 2015 pamphlets with death threats against human rights defenders were circulating in Bogotá, Colombia.

Honduras: Human rights defender Dina Meza subject to serious intimidation and threatsposted on: 2015/10/05

On 28 September 2015, unidentified men attempted to run over human rights defender Ms Dina Meza.

Mexico: Intimidation and threats against members of human rights organisation DESIDEposted on: 2015/09/10

On 5 September 2015, human rights defender and member of human rights organisation Defensoría y Estrategias Integrales para los Derechos Humanos y Territoriales – DESIDE (Defence of and Integral Strategies for Human and Territorial Rights) Ms María Edith Escalón Portilla lodged a formal complaint with the public prosecutor of Veracruz State regarding threats, intimidation and surveillance against her and other members of the organisation.

Honduras - Intimidation and threats against human rights defender Elizabeth Zúñigaposted on: 2015/08/24

On 17 August 2015, journalist and human rights defender Ms Elizabeth Zúñiga publicly denounced the fact that her vehicle had been sabotaged, in an act possibly intended to kill her.

Brazil – Ka'apor Indigenous leaders facing increasing death threats and intimidationsposted on: 2015/06/04

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Over a month after the assassination of indigenous leader Eusébio Ka'apor, other Ka'apor indigenous leaders have reported an upsurge in the number of death threats and intimidations they are receiving from loggers.