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Intensification of attacks against HRDs in Honduras, killings reported in Pakistan, and the sentencing of Oyub Titiev

The monthly digest of alerts reports on the intensification of attacks against HRDs in Honduras, in a series of events seen as part of a systematic campaign of public, verbal and physical attacks against human rights defenders and journalists in the country.

The digest also reports on the killings of human rights defender Afzal Kohistani in Pakistan. Kohistani shot dead for seeking justice for 'honour killings' in the country.

Moreover, on 18 March, following a more than 9-hour court session in the context of an unfair trial, Oyub Titiev was found guilty of false charges of drug possession and sentenced to 4 years in a prison colony settlement.

Only in March 2019, reported at least 29 new attacks and threats against human rights defenders.

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