Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. We work to provide fast and effective action to help protect human rights defenders at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of social change.

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

Subscribe rss email
2015/08/31

Fifteen international and Syrian human rights organizations sent the following letter to members of the UN Security Council regarding the ongoing detention and persecution of human rights defenders in Syria.

2015/08/28

On 24 August 2015 human rights defender Mr Abdullah Abdelkader was shot and killed, reportedly by members of an armed group, while visiting his hometown El Abbasiya Tagali in South Kordofan State.

2015/08/28

On 21 August 2015, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appeared on national television and made hostile statements agsinst human rights organisation Programa Venezolano de Educación Acción en Derechos Humanos – PROVEA, (Venezuelan Programme for Education and...

2015/08/28

A hearing which was due to take place on 24 August 2015 in the case of human
rights defender Mr Bernardo Ermitaño López Reyes has been postponed. No further dates have been proposed, while the human rights defender remains in detention in Huehuetenango...

2015/08/28

On 26 August 2015 Hargeisa Regional Court issued a ruling closing the criminal case against human rights defender Mr Guleid Ahmed Jama. The Attorney General has a right to appeal this decision within 15 days.

2015/08/31

27 August 2015, London – Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace today hits a milestone 160 days of hunger strike as rights organisations appeal for his freedom.

2015/08/27

On 26 August 2015, the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan upheld the sentence of five and a half years in prison against human rights defender Mr Anar Mammadli.

2015/08/27

On 25 August 2015, human rights defender Mr Hicham Mansouri was taken to Casablanca by the National Brigade for the Judicial Police (BNPJ), where he was interrogated regarding his involvement in media and human rights activities.

2015/08/27

Approximately three weeks since he was arbitrarily detained by South Sudanese security forces on 6 August 2015, the whereabouts of human rights defender Mr Clement Lochio Lomornana are unknown.

2015/08/27

On 21 August 2015, human rights defender Miguel Ángel Zenón was finally able to enter his home four days after it had been broken into by force, which caused damage to the main entrance. Identification and various documents containing information on cases the...