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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
Laos: Joint Statement- "Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance"
Syria – Abduction of human rights defenders Ms Razan Zaitouna, Mr Wael Hamada, Mr Nazem Hamaadi and Ms Samira Khalil by unknown assailants
Colombia:Update- Gunshots at members of the campesino community of Pitalito, journalists and human rights laywer Mr Rommel Durán Castellanos
Russian Federation:Update- Harassment in detention of human rights defender, Mikhail Savva, as both he and his wife are threatened with further legal action
Zimbabwe: Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an "unregistered" organisation
Malaysia: Update – Trial against human rights defender Ms Lena Hendry to go ahead despite High Court challenge