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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/11/28

On 23 September 2014, the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) raided Mr Rashid Shikhaldeen Abash's company and arrested him for allegedly printing posters intending to commemorate protesters who were killed during protests in September 2013. The...

Mohammed Hassan Sedif (L) and Abdul Aziz Moussa
2014/11/28

In an opinion adopted at its 70th session on 28 August 2014, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that the detention of Bahraini human rights defenders Mr Mohammed Hassan Sedif...

2014/11/28

On 27 November 2014, the First Instance Criminal Chamber at the Court of Appeal in Agadir sentenced human rights defender Mr Abdelkhalik Elmarkhi to four years' imprisonment. He spent more...

2014/11/27

On 21 November 2014, human rights defender Mr Azimuddin Sarkar was detained during the night by local police at his home in the village of Bardhanpur, Murshidabad district, West Bengal. Following...

2014/11/25

On 25 November 2014, the State Security Court at the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced human rights defender Mr Osama Al-Najjar to 3 years' imprisonment, a fine of 500,000 Emirati...

2014/11/25

On 19 November 2014, Mangistau Regional Court in Kazakhstan ruled to grant parole and to release human rights defender Ms Roza Tuletaeva, a leader of the workers' strike in Zhanaozen, from the...

2014/11/25

On 19 November 2014, human rights defender Ms Zainab Al-Khawaja was provisionally released after more than one a month in detention for tearing up a photograph of the King.

Kennedy Masiye recovering in hospital following police attack (newzimbabwe.com)
2014/11/25

On 9 November 2014, Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Mr Kennedy Masiye was honoured as Human Right Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society of Zimbabwe for his outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights in the country.

2014/11/25

The Martin Ennals Award (MEA) has announced the opening of nominations for the 2015 award, designed to promote the protection of human rights defenders who are at risk.

2014/11/25

On 19 November 2014, human rights defender Mr Fowzan Al-Harbi was sentenced in appeal to 10 years' imprisonment and a further 10-year travel ban by Riyadh Criminal Court. The court increased the...