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Serbia: denigrating statements against election observers and members of civil society (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Serbia about denigrating statements against election observers and members of civil society, in particular the NGO CRTA.
• 3rd May 2024
UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor delivering her preliminary findings after her country visit to Brazil.

End-of-Mission Statement – Official Country Visit to Brazil [English / Português]

Official Letters and Statements
[English / Português] Preliminary findings and recommendations following my official country visit to Brazil.
• 19th Apr 2024
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Brazil: Systemic impunity and economic interests are killing human rights defenders one after the other, says UN expert (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
[English / Português] Press Release: Brazil needs to prioritise the demarcation and titling of land – the root cause at the heart of most attacks against human rights defenders.
• 19th Apr 2024
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République Démocratique du Congo : tentatives d’assassinat et menaces de mort contre les défenseuses Zawadi Maulizo et Shakurani Ethiene (communication conjointe)

Official Letters and Statements
Ce qui suit est basé sur une communication envoyée au gouvernement de la RDC à propos des tentatives d’assassinat et menaces de mort contre les défenseuses des droits humains Zawadi Maulizo et Shakurani Ethiene, de l’organisation Lutte pour le changement (LUCHA).
• 9th Apr 2024
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UN expert on situation of human rights defenders to visit Brazil (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press Release: The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, will conduct an official visit to Brazil from 8 to 19 April 2024. 
• 5th Apr 2024
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Suisse : suspension du financement de onze ONG israéliennes et palestiniennes (communication conjointe)

Official Letters and Statements
Ce qui suit est basé sur une communication conjointe envoyée au gouvernement suisse à propos de la suspension du financement de onze organisations non-gouvernementales, six israéliennes et cinq palestiniennes, en novembre 2023.
• 5th Apr 2024
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Argentina: hostigamiento judicial contra los abogados Nadia Schujman y Diego Rodríguez (comunicación conjunta)

Official Letters and Statements
Lo que sigue se basa en una comunicación conjunta enviada al Gobierno de Argentina sobre el hostigamiento judicial en contra de los abogados y defensores de derechos humanos Nadia Schujman y Diego Rodríguez.
• 3rd Apr 2024
Peruvian indigenous human rights defender Quinto Inuma Alvarado standing in front of lush tropical plants and trees. He is wearing a blue jean shirt and has his black hair neatly parted in the middle.

Perú: asesinato del defensor indígena Quinto Inuma Alvarado (comunicación conjunta)

Official Letters and Statements
Lo que sigue se basa en una comunicación enviada al Gobierno del Perú sobre el asesinato del defensor indígena Quinto Inuma Alvarado en noviembre de 2023.
• 29th Mar 2024
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Egypt: enforced disappearance and use of repeated charges against HRDs Hoda Abdel-Moneim and Moaaz Al-Sharqawy (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Egypt about the enforced disappearance and the use of repeated charges against human rights defenders Hoda Abdel-Moneim and Moaaz Al-Sharqawy, in a practice commonly known as “rotation”.
• 28th Mar 2024
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Togo : aggravation de l’état de santé du défenseur des droits de l’homme Abdoul Aziz Goma durant sa détention arbitraire (communication conjointe)

Official Letters and Statements
Ce qui suit est basé sur une communication conjointe envoyée au gouvernement du Togo à propos de l’aggravation de l’état de santé du défenseur des droits de l’homme Abdoul Aziz Goma durant sa détention arbitraire.
• 27th Mar 2024
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Russia: arbitrary arrest and indictment of five HRDs associated with youth democratic movement Vesna (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Russian Government about the arbitrary arrest and indictment of five human rights defenders associated with the non-profit organization Vesna, in relation to their human rights activities in the context of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine.
• 26th Mar 2024
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Thailand: UN experts alarmed by sentences handed down to human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa on lèse-majesté charges (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press Release: UN experts express alarm over the use of Thailand’s lèse-majesté laws to convict and sentence human rights defender and lawyer, Arnon Nampa.
• 25th Mar 2024