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
137
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
70
Activist
2
Artist
3
Blogger
7
Journalist
14
Lawyer
37
NGO/ Grassroots group member
3
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-04-19 ] Nigeria: Ibrahim Garba Wala sentenced to 12 years in jail
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ibrahim Garba Wala Africa / Nigeria Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-04-19 ] India: Human rights defender Anand Teltumbde facing imminent arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Anand Teltumbde Asia & the Pacific / India Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male Researcher (Academic)
[ 2019-04-19 ] Morocco: Judicial harassment of journalist and human rights defender Omar Radi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Omar Radi Middle East and North Africa / Morocco Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2019-04-18 ] Gabon: Dr Marie Claudette Ndagui’s health deteriorates while in prison
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Dr Marie Claudette Ndagui Africa / Gabon Physical violence Denial of access to health treatment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Labour Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-04-17 ] Iran: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Vida Movahedi, women’s rights defender
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Vida Movahedi Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Detention Gender and Sexual rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female Activist
[ 2019-04-17 ] Malaysia: Numan Afifi summoned for questioning by police over speech delivered at UN
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Numan Afifi Asia & the Pacific / Malaysia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment LGBTI Rights LGBTI rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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