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.


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Abdallah Abu Rahma

On 23 February 2015, human rights defender Mr Abdallah Abu Rahma was sentenced by the Ofer Israeli Military Court to four months imprisonment, suspended, and 5,000 Israeli Shekel (approximately...

Biram Dah Abeid

On 23 February 2015, human rights defenders Messrs Biram Dah Abeid, Brahim Ramdhane Bilal et Djiby Sow began a hunger strike in Aleg prison, following the refusal of the Prison...

Wilfred Mukonyezi

On 23 February 2015, human rights journalist Mr Wilfred Mukonyezi recorded a statement at a police station in Fort Portal, Western Uganda, requesting a criminal investigation into the attempted break-in at his home the previous night.

Human Rights Defenders Alert - India

In the morning of 26 February 2015, human rights defender Mr Kalimuthu Kandhasamy was remanded to judicial custody after having been arbitrarily arrested at his home in Kavarangulam, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, at approximately 7:15 pm the evening before.

Lema Nazeeh

On 23 February 2015, human rights defender Ms Lema Nazeeh was arrested in Al Eizariya in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, by the Israeli occupation forces. She was transferred to Maale Adomim Police station and accused of "attacking and disturbing...

Intissar Al Hasairi

On the morning of 24 February 2015, the bodies of human rights defender Ms Intissar Al Hasairi and her aunt were discovered in the boot of the human rights defender's car in Tripoli by security forces. The human rights defender and her aunt had allegedly been...


Today Front Line Defenders and Tactical Technology Collective, in cooperation with Brazilian organisation Escola de Activismo and Macedonian Foundation Metamorphosis, launched the newest language editions of Security in a Box, in...

Comité National pour la Défense des Droits de Chômeurs - CNDDC

On 11 March 2015, the appeal will be heard against the conviction of Messrs Khencha Belkacem, Brahimi Belelmi, Mazouzi Benallal, Azzouzi Boubakeur, Korini Belkacem, Bekouider Faouzi, Bensarkha Tahar and Djaballah Abdelkader on charges related to participating...

Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)

At approximately 10:15 am on 22 February 2015, human rights defender Mr Ajijul Haque was beaten by a group of unknown men at New Cooch Behar train station in West Bengal, allegedly in the presence of police officers. The human rights defender was then taken...

Stavros Lambrinidis

(Brussels, February 23, 2015) – The European Union special representative for human rights should use his visit to Azerbaijan beginning February 23, 2015, to insist that the authorities release dozens of activists and journalists imprisoned on politically motivated...