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Oyub Titiev in court
5 12 2018
By Masha Chichtchenkova

Last week I attended the court hearings on case of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Human Rights Center Memorial branch in Grozny who was absurdly charged with drug possession. I first met Oyub Titiev in 2009 after our common beloved colleague Natalya Estemirova had been abducted and assassinated.

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Sun Shihua
3 12 2018
By Sun Shihua

这篇文字,每写下一个字,都往我的心头扎上一刀。

 

2018年9月20日,是我近二十年律师生涯中最黑暗、恐惧、屈辱的一天。

 

一.菜鸟初办刑案
 

这天中午,我的委托人、访民李小贞接到广州市公安局荔湾分局华林街派出所通知,同意她与辩护律师同赴派出所,就李的丈夫周建斌办理取保问题与案件经办警官沟通协商。

 

周李夫妇是广州市荔湾区居民,因拆迁补偿问题上访多年,并因此曾被判刑,被行政拘留更是家常便饭。这次周李夫妇以扰乱国家机关工作秩序罪再遭刑拘,起因是中非论坛峰会期间,夫妇二人赴京,被北京警方拘留遣返。因孩子年幼,李小贞取保获释。

周李夫妇到北京,并未踏足过任何国家机关大门。扰乱机关秩序的罪名,法律上无法成立。因此我认为周也有机会取保,还可以劝说他不再上访,通过法律途径解决拆迁赔偿问题。

下午约3点,我和李小贞应约来到华林派出所。

没想到,与身穿便装的经办警察陈某刚一见面,面色阴沉的陈警察就厉声宣布传唤李小贞。
 

我是老律师,但第一次办刑案。

虽然觉得陈警察把约见变成传唤不妥,但不认为会有什么事,也就未提异议,只上前表明辩护律师身份,说明来意。

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28 11 2018
By Erin Kilbride

A few days before my friend Fatima* boarded a plane back to Bahrain last month, she sent me an blank email with no subject line. Attached was a PDF file labelled “RISKS.” It listed nearly twenty dates on which she had been threatened, harassed, interrogated, banned from travel, or watched her brothers be thrown in prison in retaliation for her human rights work.

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Le Dinh Luong
24 10 2018

Le Dinh Luong is a Vietnamese HRD who advocated on behalf of victims of the 2016 Formosa factory pollution incident, which resulted in the loss of livelihood and sometimes life of thousands of Vietnamese fishermen and farmers. In August, he was found guilty of "carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” and sentenced to 20 years in prison, with an extra 5 years of house arrest afterward.

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Berta Caceres - protest
22 10 2018
By Emma Achilli

The European Union is currently developing Guidelines on the Right to Water. Human rights defenders protecting their communities’ access to water around the world face lethal risks for their work, and their expertise must be central to the EU’s proposed Guidelines.

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Helena Heloisa
27 9 2018
By Heloisa Helena Costa Berto

A guest blog by Afro-Brazilian HRD Heloisa Helena Costa Berto, from correspondence to Front Line Defenders Americas Protection Coordinator (published at request of the HRD, translated from Portuguese)

Good morning, I know you have nothing to do with this, but I have to express myself. I need to make a complaint about how public bodies treat people who thinks differently. I am looking for rights, not only mine, but for a community, defending and denouncing injustices.

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30 3 2018
By Erin Kilbride

Palestinian HRDs Endure Israeli Military Assault on Land Day

The Israeli military is nearly 24 hours into a violent assault on tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians and human rights defenders demanding the return of their land in Gaza. Twenty-four hours or 70 years, depending on how you're counting.

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Niober Garcia Fournier
1 11 2017
By Lorena Cotza

Niober had been planning and looking forward to this trip for months. It took him almost two days to reach Havana international airport from his town in Guantanamo, Cuba, but he still arrived well before his flight. He'd budgeted in plenty of time, knowing security is tight and checkpoints are common across the island. At the airport, just before the final security line, an officer from the Ministry of Interior quietly took him to a side. The officer told Niober he could not board the plane.

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