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 monitoring platform compiles alerts about the violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to document the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

This monitoring platform is fed by alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners based on verified information. The list of alerts does not pretend to be exhaustive and real figures are likely much higher, as many alerts and attacks go unreported.

An adequate warning helps to break the isolation in which actors of repression attempt to place Human Rights Defenders. The objective of this tool is to provide the necessary information for organizations, bodies and institutions to engage and take action to alleviate the plight of Human Rights Defenders at risk.

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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
244
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
65
Activist
3
Artist
2
Blogger
25
Journalist
18
Lawyer
111
NGO/ Grassroots group member
5
Researcher (Academic)
4
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-08-06 ] Cambodia: Human rights defender Rong Chhun arrested and charged
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Rong Chhun Asia & the Pacific / Cambodia Judicial abuses Detention Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Union worker
[ 2020-08-06 ] Belarus: Judicial harassment of Mr. Ales Burakou
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ales Burakou Europe and Central Asia / Belarus Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-08-04 ] Afghanistan: Killing of Mr. Asmatullah Salaam, director of Zhowand in Ghazni
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Asmatullah Salaam Asia & the Pacific / Afghanistan Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-07-31 ] Costa Rica: Agresiones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte, contra los defensores indígenas José Enrique Ortiz y Pablo Sibar
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Pablo Sibar Americas / Costa Rica Intimidation Threats or Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2020-07-31 ] Costa Rica: Agresiones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte, contra los defensores indígenas José Enrique Ortiz y Pablo Sibar
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
José Enrique Ortiz Americas / Costa Rica Intimidation Threats or Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2020-07-31 ] India: Kashmir journalist and human rights defender Qazi Shibli detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Qazi Shibli Asia & the Pacific / India Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist

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