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India: Human rights defender and trade union leader Mr Murali Mohan beaten to death by policeposted on: 2012/02/07

On 27 January 2012, human rights defender and trade union leader Mr Murali Mohan was beaten to death by police officers outside the Regency Ceramics Limited factory in Yanam, Andhra Pradesh State.

Uzbekistan: Human rights defenders Mr Bahtiyor Hamrayev and Mr Mamir Azimov beaten by policeposted on: 2009/11/17

On 11 November 2009, human rights defenders Mr Bahtiyor Hamrayev and Mr Mamir Azimov were beaten by police in Jizzakh, Uzbekistan, reportedly because they met with Mr Bahodir Choriyev, the leader of the Birdamlik (Solidarity) Movement. Bahtiyor Hamrayev is head of the Jizzakh Region branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU). Mamir Azimov is the Chairperson of the HRSU's Jizzakh district branch. Bahodir Choriyev recently returned to Uzbekistan after spending time in exile in the United States. The Birdamlik Movement aims to peacefully change the regime of President Islam Karimov in Uzbekistan.

Honduras: Members of youth movement AJEM beaten, robbed, harassed and arbitrarily detainedposted on: 2009/10/06

Between 22 and 24 September 2009, human rights defenders from la Asociación Jóvenes en Movimiento - AJEM (The Association of Youth in Movement) have been beaten, harassed, arbitrarily detained, and had possessions damaged and stolen during various instances of police abuse which have followed the recent weeks of unrest in Honduras.

Mauritania: Human rights defender, Mr Boubacar Messaoud, severely beaten by police officersposted on: 2009/04/07

Front Line is seriously concerned following reports that human rights defender, Mr Boubacar Messaoud, was severely beaten by police officers during a demonstration on 2 April 2009 in Nouakchott. Boubacar Messaoud is the President of the Association SOS Esclaves (Slaves Association SOS) and a member of the Commission Nationale des Droits de l'Homme – CNDH (National Human Rights Commission).

Mauritania: Human rights defender, Mr Boubacar Messaoud, severely beaten by police officersposted on: 2009/04/07

Front Line is seriously concerned following reports that human rights defender, Mr Boubacar Messaoud, was severely beaten by police officers during a demonstration on 2 April 2009 in Nouakchott. Boubacar Messaoud is the President of the Association SOS Esclaves (Slaves Association SOS) and a member of the Commission Nationale des Droits de l'Homme – CNDH (National Human Rights Commission).

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On 2 April, Boubacar Messaoud was participating as an observer to the demonstration organised by the Coordination des Forces Démocratiques – CFD (Coordination of Democratic Forces) in the context of the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Niamey, Niger, at the end of March. It is reported that the riot police tried to disperse the demonstrators using excessive force, including tear gas, and clashes between protesters and the police ensued. Several protesters have been severely injured as a result. While far from the main cortege, on a side street, Boubacar Messaoud was reportedly singled out and targeted by police superintendent Ould Nejib, who alerted the three colleagues accompanying him.

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.