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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2015/09/2

On 1 September 2015, the Baku Court of Serious Crimes sentenced prominent investigative journalist and human rights defender Ms Khadija Ismail (Khadija Ismayilova) to 7.5 years in prison.

2015/09/2

On 31 August 2015, human rights defender and trans woman Ms Jlo Córdoba was threatened in a shop near her home in Tegucigalpa. She was told she was on a list, along with “all the others”. The threat follows a series of violent attacks, killings, and threats against...

2015/09/1

On 29 August, Bangladesh's National Press Club cancelled a solidarity meeting for family members of victims of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh.

Family members of victims of enforced disappearance in Bangladesh planned to have a solidarity meeting at the...

2015/09/1

The Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail.

2015/08/31

Student human rights defenders, Naing Ye Wai, Aung San Oo, Gist Too and Nyan Lin Htet, are being held in solitary confinement at Obo prison as a result of their recent hunger strike.

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.