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Human Rights Defenders 2010

This video is about ordinary human rights defenders from various parts of the world. Human Rights Day, marked annually, is this year dedicated to human right...

The role, protection and effective participation of human rights defenders in development

What is the role of human rights defenders in identifying, preventing, mitigating and remedying the adverse impacts of large-scale development projects? What...

Eritrea interrupts human rights defender Meron Estafanos speaking on plight of Eritrean refugees

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The Natalia Project -- the first assault alarm system for human rights defenders at risk.

Everyday, people around the world risk their lives defending rights most people in the western world take for granted. The Natalia Project was founded to pro...

Human Rights Defender, Maryam Alkhawaja Talks about Scandinavian Prisoners in Bahrain

I filmed Maryam Alkhawaja being interviewed by Gothenburg Post newspaper last week, as part of Maryam's participation in a talk done later by Amnesty Interna...

Ales Bialiatski - imprisoned human rights defender - Belarus.mov

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Belarusian human rights organisation Viasna, has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison on tax evasion charges. In Au...

David Ravelo: Human Rights Defender under Threat

David Ravelo Crespo --economist, human rights defender and member of the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights-- is one of the most threatened...

Ann - human rights defender

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NDP Resolution on Recognizing Jaswant Singh Khalra as a Human Rights Defender

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#EnemyOfTheStateKE Google Hangout With Human Rights Defender (HRD) Gladwell Otieno

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Charter 97

Charter 97
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:24 -0700

Ahmed Samih, an Egyptian human rights defender, writer, political activist and director of the Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies, said it to charter97.org. He thinks the authorities have no chances to stifle the independent ...


Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0700

On 16 August 2014, the wife of Wang Saphung community leader Mr Surapan Rujichaiwat received a phone call during which an unidentified individual threatened him for his campaign work on behalf of the Wang Saphung community in relation to its dispute ...
Asian Human Rights Commission News (press release)
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:33:45 -0700

We, the undersigned 18 organisations, are deeply concerned about the Wang Saphung community's situation. The death threats against 10 community members are still standing. More worryingly, we have been told by community leader MrsVironRujichaiwat ...

The Guardian

Washington Post
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0700

WHEN AN autocrat who is intolerant of dissent begins to see spies and traitors around, it is a good time to be alert. Now is such a moment in Azerbaijan, the oil-rich but liberty-starved former Soviet republic in Central Asia. The regime of President ...
Huffington Post (blog)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:28:09 -0700

Yara is an internationally recognized activist, best known for her work in Egypt and The Gambia. In 2013 she was awarded the North Africa Shield, a human rights defender prize, for her work in Egypt with another leading NGO, Nazra for Feminist Studies.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:49:55 -0700

(Berlin, July 31, 2014) – Azerbaijani authorities should immediately secure the release of leading human rights defender Leyla Yunus from pretrial custody, and drop the politically motivated charges against her and her husband Arif Yunus. The ...
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:33:57 -0700

The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms today's [2 August 2014] arrest and fabricated charges of “illegal entrepreneurship”, “power abuse” and “tax evasion” brought against human rights defender ...

The Electronic Intifada (blog)

The Electronic Intifada (blog)
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:57:00 -0700

Two weeks earlier, on 25 July, an Israeli sniper killed human rights defender Hashem Abu Maria. Abu Maria worked with Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCI) on constructive child participation throughout the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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