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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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Moshrefa Mishu addressing supporters
2014/08/21

On 20 August 2014, human rights defenders Ms Moshrefa Mishu and Ms Jesmin Jui were temporarily detained. Ms Moshrefa Mishu is the President of the Garments Sromik Oikko, also known as the Garment Workers Unity Forum (GWUF). Ms Jesmin Jui is an...

2014/08/21

On 15 August 2014, three Mayan Q'eqchi community leaders were shot and killed in Alta Verapaz during the protests in Semococh, Raxuhá; namely, Messrs Sebastian Rax Caal, Luciano Can Cujub and Oscar Chen Quej.

2014/08/21

On 18 August 2014, human rights defender Mr Alaa Abd El Fattah began a hunger strike to protest his detention.

2014/08/20

In an open-letter from Baku Pre-Trial Detention Centre, Rasul Jafarov, Coordinator of the Art for Democracy, proclaims his innocence and challenges the basis for the charges against him.

2014/08/19

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 with the...

Jennifer Gaspar and Ivan Pavlov (Moscow Times)
2014/08/19

On 19 August 2014, Frunzenskiy District Court in Saint-Petersburg upheld the decision of the Federal Migration Service to deport Ms Jennifer Gaspar, a citizen of the USA.

2014/08/18

Since January 2014, environmental human rights defenders from Movimiento Rios Vivos – MRV (Living Rivers Movement) have been facing death threats, surveillance, break-ins, smear campaigns and harassment. In 2013, two members of Movimiento Rios Vivos were...

While Boubker ElKhamlichi has been acquitted, Ouafa Charaf faces prison
2014/08/15

On 11 August 2014, the Tanga First Instance Court sentenced Ms Ouafa Charaf to one year in prison and a 1,000 MAD fine (approximately €89) for “reporting a false incident” and 50,000 MAD (approximately €4,478) in compensation to Morocco’s police force for “...

2014/08/15

On 14 August 2014, human rights defenders Mr Prince Furaha, Ms Patricia Semuhanuko and Mr Afani Katabana, all members of the organisation AGAPE Hauts-Plateaux, were arrested and held by a rebel group in Burongi, South Kivu province.

2014/08/15

On 2 July 2014, human rights lawyer Ms Zinaida Mukhortova was detained by six unidentified individuals in plain clothes in the city of Balkhash, Kazakhstan, and transferred to Balkhash...