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 February 2018 issue of the ProtectDefenders.eu digest warns about the killings and intimidation against human rights defenders in Mexico; the judicial harassment and criminalisation of defenders in Cambodia and attacks against activists in Russia. The EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism's partners are actively raising their voices to alert on the dire situation of defenders in those countries.
Moreover, only during January 2018, the ProtectDefenders.eu Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders has already reported 82 new violations against HRDs.
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The Senior Campaigns Coordinator of APCOM is one of the 25 LGBTI human rights defenders who joined a training around digital security conducted by ILGA in Bangkok in July 2017 with the support of ProtectDefenders.eu. Our partner ILGA met him to learn more about his work.
Watch the full interview and read more about his story