Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders

MONITORING PLATFORM OF ALERTS AND ATTACKS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Human Rights Defenders are increasingly targeted because of their work to defend Human Rights. Their physical security and ability to work is often at stake. ProtectDefenders.eu Index is a monitoring platform contributing to the mapping of violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to illustrate and give visibility to the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

Although this monitoring platform is fed by public alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners and is based on verified information, the list of alerts can not be taken as complete nor exhaustive in any way. Real figures are much higher and many alerts and attacks still go unreported. Moreover, this tool does not compile alerts on EU countries.

The information in this tool is illustrative and indicative of the scope of the threats and attacks against individuals acting in defence of human rights. The content of this tool does not reflect the official opinion of ProtectDefenders.eu. Neither ProtectDefenders.eu nor any of its partners may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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IN 2018, AT LEAST
321
DEFENDERS WERE KILLED
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Main figures (PROVISIONAL COUNTER)
Sources: compilation of public alerts on individual attacks reported by FIDH, OMCT, RSF and Front Line Defenders @ 2017 PROTECTDEFENDERS.EU
5
REPORTED VIOLATIONS AGAINST DEFENDERS


Alerts by region
 
Type of alert
 
Field of action of defenders targeted


Specific type of threats


Specific field of action of defenders targeted
Affected defenders by gender
Affected defenders by profile
1
Activist
0
Artist
0
Blogger
1
Journalist
0
Lawyer
3
NGO/ Grassroots group member
0
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-01-15 ] Israel: human rights defender Jonathan Pollak detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Jonathan Pollak Middle East and North Africa / Israel Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Self-determination Male Journalist
[ 2020-01-15 ] Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu Al-Khair’s health deteriorates drastically while on hunger strike
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Waleed Abu Al-Khair Middle East and North Africa / Saudi Arabia Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-01-10 ] Iran: Ill-treatment of imprisoned women human rights defenders Narges Mohammadi and Atena Daemi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Narges Mohammadi Asia & the Pacific / Iran Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-01-10 ] Iran: Ill-treatment of imprisoned women human rights defenders Narges Mohammadi and Atena Daemi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Atena Daemi Asia & the Pacific / Iran Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Child rights Female Activist
[ 2020-01-09 ] Bangladesh: Killing attempt against Sarwar Ali
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sarwar Ali Asia & the Pacific / Bangladesh Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-12-31 ] Colombia: Intento de asesinato contra la Sra. Milena Quiroz Jiménez
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Milena Quiroz Jiménez Americas / Colombia Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member

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