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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2015/04/17

Human rights defender Mr Adil Bakheit was arrested on 16 April 2015 by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum.

2015/04/16

Human rights defender Sandra Kodouda returned home injuries on 16 April 2015, three days after a group of unidentified men forcibly abducted her from her car in Omdurman, Khartoum. Initial reports indicate that she suffered a dislocated shoulder and shows signs of...

2015/04/17

On 15 April 2015, human rights defender Ms Teesta Setalvad released a statement detailing her full co-operation with an investigation launched by Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA) Unit after members of the Gujarat Government wrote to the Minister of Home...

2015/04/16

On 16 April 2015, human rights defender Rasul Jafarov was sentenced to six and a half years in prison by the Baku Court of Grave Crimes. In addition to his imprisonment on trumped-up charges, Judge Elday Ismailov ordered Mr. Jafarov to pay...

2015/04/15

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

Front Line Defenders calls once again for the immediate release of Syrian human rights defenders Mazen Darwish, Hani Zeitani and Hussein Ghreir, held for two years without charge and then an...

2015/04/16

Human rights lawyer Julia Cabello Alonso faces a possible one-year suspension from practicing law or disqualification from the Paraguay Bar Association for her outspoken activism in defense of indigenous communities in Paraguay.

Cabello Alonso is a human...

2015/04/15

On 09 April 2015, human rights defender Mbarek Daoudi was sentenced to six months' imprisonment by the Court of Appeal in Agadir. The decision came after the Public Prosecutor appealed the initial court decision against Mbarek Daoudi, and called for the stricter...

2015/04/14

On the evening of 13 April 2015, five women's rights activists, detained in China for over a month, were conditionally released.

2015/04/13

Imprisoned human rights defender Majid Moghadam began a hunger strike on 6 April 2015 and was consequently taken to solitary confinement. Moghadam, a civil activist arrested on 3 December 2014, began his hunger strike to protest his sentencing and the inhumane...

2015/04/13

On 11 April 2015, at approximately 4 pm, 10 Boeung Kak Lake activists, arrested and imprisoned on 10 November 2014, were released by royal pardon.

2015/04/13

As of 9 April 2015, human rights defender Ms Tilder Kumichi Ndichia has been receiving anonymous threatening phone calls. The threats began following her return to Yaoundé from Isaibal, a village located in the North West Region of Cameroon, where she was following...

2015/04/13

On 3 April 2015, two unknown men attempted to set fire to the office of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) organisation Labrys in Bishkek.

2015/04/10

Student activist Po Po spent the night of Thursday, 8 April 2015, in a Kamayut Township jail. The 20-year-old human rights defender was arrested that day from her home, less than a month after a Kamayut Township Judge issued an arrest warrant for Po Po and fellow...

2015/04/10

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Human rights defender Alex Pamplona is in hiding. Pamplona, his wife, and his daughters have received at least five threats over the past three weeks...