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Kyrgyzstan: Human rights defender Azimjan Askarov at risk of torture as life sentence upheld posted on: 2010/11/10

Human rights defender Azimjan Askarov has had his life sentence confirmed after trial and appeal hearings, attended in part by Front Line, and which were marred by procedural irregularities and threats of violence. Front Line has also received reports that Azimjan Askarov has been systematically beaten and is currently in urgent need of medical attention.

Iran: Abduction of trade union leader and human rights defenderposted on: 2007/07/13

Human rights defender and President of Sandikaye Kargarane Sherkat-e Vahed (Syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company), Mansour Osanloo abducted on 10 July 2007 by unknown assailants is now been held in Evin Prison, Front Line has learned.

Yemen: Arrest of human rights defender and journalistposted on: 2007/07/02

Front Line is deeply concerned over the arrest and detention of human rights defender and journalist Abdul-Karim al-Khaiwani in Sana'a, on 20 June 2007

Syria: Harsh sentencing of seven human rights defendersposted on: 2007/06/22

A Syrian Supreme court sentenced seven human rights defenders to between five and seven years' imprisonment on 17 June 2007 for allegedly taking part in a pro-democracy discussion group and publishing articles on the internet which criticized the lack of democracy and freedom in Syria.