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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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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...

2014/11/25

On 13 November 2014 human rights defender Ms Tatiana Kotlyar appealed to the Obninsk City Court to nullify the decision to bring a new criminal case against her. The court hearing on Tatiana...

Mr Martín Solís Bustamante
2014/11/24

Environmental rights defender, Mr Martín Solís Bustamante, has been forced to temporarily leave the state of Chihuahua as a result of renewed threats against him. The director of El Barzón Chihuahua, the state branch of El Barzón, a national...

Mr Venerable Luon Sovath
2014/11/24

November 22, 2014 – We, the undersigned 16 endorsing non-governmental organizations, urge the Cambodian authorities to drop the charges against renowned human rights defender Venerable Luon Sovath. He is facing trial on 25 November 2014 in a flawed and protracted...

Ms Lena Klimova
2014/11/24

On 18 November 2014, the Russian Federation's Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) filed an administrative case against LGBTI rights defender Ms ...