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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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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.

2014/07/29

On 24 July 2014, the trial of Mr Abdulhakim Al Fadhli was postponed to 7 August 2014 by the Kuwaiti Misdemeanour Court.

2014/07/29

On 24 July 2014, family members of Ms Yomaira Mendoza and Mr Enrique Cabezas received death threats via SMS. Later that night, two unknown men attempted to attack the human rights defenders.

2014/07/25

On 21 July 2014, human rights lawyer Mr Shukhrat Kudratov was arrested in his office in Dushanbe city. On 23 July, he was charged with three criminal offences – including attempted bribery of a judge – and, on the same day, the court ruled to hold him in pre-...

2014/07/25

On 24 July 2014, Front Line Defenders signed the following letter along with 41 other organisations regarding the formal charges brought against seven human rights defenders and bloggers with Zone 9. To read the Front Line Defenders urgent appeal on this case...