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PROTECT DEFENDERS NOW – Urgent appeals February 2018


The February 2018 issue of the digest warns about the killings and intimidation against human rights defenders in Mexico; the judicial harassment and criminalisation of defenders in Cambodia and attacks against activists in Russia. The EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism's partners are actively raising their voices to alert on the dire situation of defenders in those countries.

Moreover, only during January 2018, the Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders has already reported 82 new violations against HRDs.

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