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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
Sri Lanka – Death threats against human rights defender Mr Sunil Jayasekara after publicly condemning harassment of Tamil journalists
Azerbaijan – Detention of human rights defenders Ms Leyla Yunus and Mr Arif Yunus and travel ban ordered against Mr Rasul Jafarov
Update: Uzbekistan – Sentencing of human rights defender Mr Sid Yanyshev upheld despite procedural concerns