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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Manch (MASUM)
2014/08/1

On 27 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Mohar Ali Mondal was threatened by a police officer while temporarily detained inside Swarupnagar Police Station in Parganas (North) District of West Bengal.

Protesters in Gezi Park, Istanbul (Photo: The Guardian)
2014/08/1

As Turkey prepares to go to the polls on 10 August to elect the first directly elected president in its political history, Turkish journalist Rengin Arslan looks at the...

Activists in the courtroom in Kampala (Photo: The Guardian)
2014/08/1

"Today is a vindication of those courageous LGBT rights defenders who have stood their ground and refused to be silenced by the hostility of the state, the violence of the mob or the indifference of the police" said Front Line Defenders Executive Director...

(Photo: www.cpj.org)
2014/08/1

On 26 July 2014, human rights defender Mr Sunil Jayasekara condemned the harassment faced by a group of Tamil journalists as they travelled to Colombo for a workshop on digital security co-facilitated by Jaffna Press Club.

Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus, and Rasul Jafarov are once again being persecuted
2014/07/31

On 30 July 2014, Ms Leyla Yunus, Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy, was arrested before being interrogated for approximately six hours in the Serious Crimes Investigation...

2014/07/31

On 30 July 2014, Uyghur human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti was formally indicted on charges of 'separatism' in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Province in north-western China.

2014/07/30

On 21 July 2014, Tashkent City Court dismissed the appeal filed by the legal team of human rights defender and investigative journalist Mr Sid Yanyshev, upholding his conviction.

2014/07/30

On 24 July 2014, human rights defender Ms Tatiana Kotlyar received a notification from Russian authorities stating that the head of the Investigative Committee in the city of Obninsk had annulled...

2014/07/29

HRDs in the News is a regular news round-up which draws together news about human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been appearing in the world media.