Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. We work to provide fast and effective action to help protect human rights defenders at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of social change.

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

Subscribe rss email
2016/02/10

On 4 February 2016, human rights defender Mr Damián Gallardo Martínez was placed in solitary confinement in retaliation for his filing of a writ of amparo against the Director of the Jalisco prison where he is encarcerated, accusing him of torture and ill treatment...

2016/02/10

On 8 February 2016, the home of human rights defender Ms Malini Subramaniam in Jagdalpur city was attacked by unknown assailants. The attack follows months of harassment of the human rights defender by the government and police authorities of Chhattisgarh state.

2016/02/10

David Rabelo Crespo, a prominent Colombian human rights defender, has to this date served five of the more than 18 years of prison he was condemned to, for allegedly plotting the murder of a Colombian public official in 1991.

2016/02/9

On 29 January, the Chinese government targeted for closure a renowned women’s legal aid center in Beijing.

2016/02/9

On 28 January 2016, the Orenburg regional department of the Ministry of Justice accused the Committee for Prevention of Torture (CPT) and its chairman Mr Igor Kalyapin of committing administrative offences.

Rebecca Masika Katsuva
2016/02/5

They called her Mama Masika. Members of her community, residents of a village in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, knew Rebecca Masika Katsuva as a town mother.

Clement Lochio Lomornana
2016/02/8

On 6 August 2015, South Sudanese security forces arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mr Clement Lochio Lomornana. Six months later, his whereabouts are still unknown.

Saeed Al Samahiji
2016/02/8

Bahrain's Ninth Minor Criminal Court postponed the trial of human rights defender Dr Saeed Al Samahiji until 17 February 2016.

2016/02/5

On 3 February 2016, human rights defender Mr Awni Abu Shamsiyya, son of human rights defender Mr Emad Abu Shamsiyya, was arrested alongside youth activist Mr Nizar Silhab Al-tamimi.

Jelili Atiku
2016/02/5

On 1 February 2016, the Magistrate's Court of Ejigbo initiated judicial proceedings against human rights defender and artist Mr Jelili Atiku and adjourned his trial to 7 March 2016.