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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/10/1

On 30 September 2014, Krasnodar Regional Court upheld a three-year suspended sentence with two years probation and a 70,000 rubles fine (approximately €1,440) against human rights defender Dr Mikhail Savva...

2014/10/1

On 22 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Ilgar Nasibov was accused of 'deliberately inflicting damage to health' under Article 127.1 of the Azerbaijan's Criminal Code and the police imposed a...

Dónal Kearney and Caitriona Rice at Front Line Defenders office
2014/10/1

I arrived into Bogotá airport on Sunday evening, ready to meet with local and national human rights defenders and organisations to talk about the current situation they are facing in terms of security risks and the measures they have to take in order to keep...

2014/09/30

Azerbaijani human rights defender (HRD) Anar Mammadli has been awarded the prestigious Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, on the second occasion the award has been made.

A demonstration organised by the Southern Peasants' Federation of Thailand last
2014/09/30

On 24 September 2014, at about 4.30 p.m., a group of eight men – including two local policemen in uniform, one military officer in uniform, two members of local mafia group and three unidentified men – came to the Khlong Sai Pattana Community in Chaiburi...

2014/09/30

On 29 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was conditionally released from prison on grounds of ill health. The court placed travel restrictions on the human...

2014/09/29

In the early hours of 18 September 2014, Israeli forces arrested human rights defender Mr Ayman Nasser at his house in the West Bank village of Saffa.

2014/09/29

On 23 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Osama Al-Najjar appeared before the State Security Court at the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi for the first hearing of his trial.

Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez (left), with Mario Luna Romero
2014/09/29

Early on 23 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Fernando Jiménez Gutiérrez was arrested as he made his way to work in the town of Vícam, Sonora State.

2014/09/26

On 24 September 2014, the Krasnodar Regional Court ruled to leave human rights defender Mr Evgeny Vitishko in penal colony where he is serving a three-year prison term.