بسبب عملهم الشجاع، يتعرض المدافعون عن حقوق الإنسان في كثير من الأحيان إلى الاضطهاد أو المضايقة أو العقاب أو الاعتقال التعسفي أو الاحتجاز، لا سيما في البلدان التي تفتقر إلى قاعدة فعالة من القانون.
The ProtectDefenders.eu monthly digest of alerts sounds an alarm bell about the pattern of increasing attacks against land rights defenders in Brazil. The recent killings of two members of the Movement of Rural Landless Workers (MST), together with the climate of stigmatization against people who defend land rights show the intensification of the crisis of the right to defend human rights in the country.
Moreover, ProtectDefenders.eu partners are calling on the Thai authorities to ensure that no person is prosecuted or held criminally liable for defamation for activities protected under international law, in the context of recent complaints brought against human rights defenders. Finally, the digest shares recent reports of acts of harassment and interrogation of human rights defenders in Kazakhstan. which are believed to be part of the tactic applied by the Kazakh authorities in order to intimidate human rights defenders and activists and, consequently, prevent participants from taking part in peaceful protests.
Have a look at the digest of alerts, and share on Twitter.
7th February 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Organised in collaboration with the International Civil Society Center, this webinar will focus on the different tools and resources that ProtectDefenders.eu has available for activists at risk working in the frontline. ProtectDefenders.eu, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, provides emergency assistance and support to activists in many ways: from advocacy and capacity-building to material support, including temporary relocation, tailored to the specific needs of each individual, community or organization. Please join us to find out more about the resources that might be useful for you, answer your questions (in public or privately), etc. so you can continue the good work on defending Human Rights!