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 2019, AT LEAST
304
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
113
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
26
Activist
0
Artist
1
Blogger
8
Journalist
4
Lawyer
70
NGO/ Grassroots group member
2
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2021-02-24 ] Belarus: Human rights defender Dzmitry Salauyou sentenced to 12 days administrative detention
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Dzmitry Salauyou Europe and Central Asia / Belarus Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-02-19 ] Marruecos/Sáhara Occidental: Deterioro del estado de salud de Mohamed Lamin Haddi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mohamed Lamin Haddi Africa / Western Sahara Physical violence Denial of access to health treatment Civil and Political Rights Self-determination Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-02-19 ] Egypt: Arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of master's student Ahmed Samir Santawy
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ahmed Samir Santawy Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Women‘s rights / Gender Male Researcher (Academic)
[ 2021-02-17 ] Western Sahara: Ongoing harassment and intimidation against Sahrawi human rights defender
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sultana Khaya Africa / Western Sahara Intimidation Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Self-determination Female Activist
[ 2021-02-17 ] Turkey: Woman human rights defender Eren Keskin sentenced
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Eren Keskin Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-02-16 ] Iran: Women human rights rights defenders Najmeh Vahedi and Hoda Amid convicted
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hoda Amid Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Gender and Sexual rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female Activist

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