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
899
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
32
Activist
15
Artist
0
Blogger
83
Journalist
70
Lawyer
174
NGO/ Grassroots group member
6
Researcher (Academic)
10
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-09-20 ] Russian Federation: Search of home of human rights defender Semyon Simonov
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Semyon Simonov Europe and Central Asia / Russia Intimidation Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-19 ] Zimbabwe: Abduction of human rights defender Peter Magombeyi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Peter Magombeyi Africa / Zimbabwe Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-17 ] Bahrain: Arbitrary detention and the ill-treatment of Mr. Nabeel Rajab
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nabeel Rajab Middle East and North Africa / Bahrain Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-13 ] Indonesia: Threats against and judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Veronica Koman
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Veronica Koman Asia & the Pacific / Indonesia Intimidation Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-13 ] Egypt: Arbitrary detention and torture of human rights defender Abdelrahman Tarek
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Abdelrahman Tarek Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Physical violence Torture Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-10 ] Perú: Desaparición y agresión física en contra del defensor Polico Díaz Sambache
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Polico Díaz Sambache Americas / Peru Physical violence Enforced disappearance Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist

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