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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/09/1

On 29 August 2014, Russia's Ministry of Justice added two prominent human rights groups, theInstitute for Freedom of Information and Soldiers' Mothers of Saint-Petersburg to the list of 'foreign agents', which now includes thirteen non-governmental...

2014/08/31

On Saturday, 30 August, Maryam Al-Khawaja, daughter of imprisoned human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, and a prominent HRD in her own right, was detained at Bahrain's airport upon her arrival to visit her...

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2014/08/29

On 25 August 2014, human rights defender Mr Cheikh ould Vall finished serving a six-month prison sentence imposed by the Mauritanian justice system in April 2014. However, he has not been released...

2014/08/29

On 27 August 2014 human rights defender Mr. Mohamed Al- Agami was arrested inside the Criminal Investigation Department of Al-Salmiya district and initially detained for ten days on charges of “blasphemy”.

2014/08/29

We, the undersigned civil society groups, are gravely concerned about the criminal legal action taken for defamation and libel against the Cross Cultural Foundation, headed by Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, by the Army’s Task Force 41.

2014/08/29

On 28 August 2014, human rights defender Ms Mary Conteh received a call from an unknown number where the caller threatened to spread false information that she contracted Ebola if she does not stop her human rights work.

2014/08/28

Prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif El Islam Hamad passed away on Wednesday at 63 after entering a coma for several days following heart surgery earlier this month.

2014/08/28

The brutal attack on the journalist Ilgar Nasibov, in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, is an outrage, and Azerbaijan’s authorities should ensure a prompt, effective and impartial investigation.

2014/08/28

On 26 August 2014, human rights defender and blogger Ms Bui Thi Minh Hang was sentenced to three years imprisonment by the People’s Court of Dong Thap province.

2014/08/28

On 25 August 2014, at approximately 6.30 pm, human rights defender Ms Hana Shams Ahmed was the victim of an attack reportedly committed by members of Somo Odhikar Andolan, a nationalist group, in the Bandarban district.