Attacks and criminalisation of defenders in Philippines, the USA, and Bangladesh — Protect Defenders Now!

In the June digest of alerts, ProtectDefenders.eu partners reiterate their utmost concern over ongoing killings and attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines and call upon the authorities to adopt effective measures to ensure the protection of human rights defenders in the country. Moreover, ProtectDefenders.eu partners express their concern about the systematic efforts by the authorities in the United States to criminalise migrant rights defenders, in a context of a migration crisis exacerbated by the border enforcement policy of “prevention through deterrence.” Recent information on criminalisation and intimidation of human rights defenders in Bangladesh is also reported in this issue of the digest.

 

Only in May 2019, the ProtectDefenders.eu Index of Attacks and Alerts has reported 25 new incidents and attacks against human rights defenders. 

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