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Bahrain: UN expert alarmed by prolonged detention of human rights defenders

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GENEVA (22 June 2021) – A UN expert called on Bahrain to immediately release three human rights defenders suffering long…
• 22nd Jun 2021
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UAE: UN expert condemns long-term detention of human rights defenders

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GENEVA (10 June 2021) – A UN expert has expressed serious concern at the long-term imprisonment of five human rights defenders…
• 11th Jun 2021

India: Arrest and detention of Woman Human Rights Defender Hidme Markam

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On 8 April 2021, I wrote a letter jointly with six other Special Procedures mandate holders to the Government of…
• 10th Jun 2021

Turkey: Stop mis-using the law to detain human rights defenders

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GENEVA (9 June 2021) – A UN expert today urged Turkey to release imprisoned human rights defenders and to stop…
• 9th Jun 2021

Comunicado de Prensa – Nicaragua: Experta de la ONU lamenta crecientes ataques y detenciones de defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos

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• 3rd Jun 2021

Human Rights Defenders killed in Lebanon and Syria

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On 16 and 17 March 2021 I sent letters jointly with other UN Special Procedures mandate holders, to the Governments…
• 26th May 2021

Joint Communication – Italy: Search and seizure at home of migrants rights defenders

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In the early hours of the morning on 23 March 2021, the home of Ms. Lorena Fornasir and Mr. Gian Andrea Franchi was raided by members of the Italian police.
• 21st May 2021
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Comunicado de Prensa – Perú: Hay que poner fin a la criminalización de los defensores de derechos humanos medioambientales

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Experta de la ONU ha instado hoy al Gobierno de Perú a poner fin a la criminalización de los defensores de derechos humanos medioambientales y a garantizar que el poder judicial del país no se utilice como medio para silenciarlos.
• 18th May 2021
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Guatemala: Atentado contra la vida de un defensor de derechos humanos y amenazas contra otras personas defensoras

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Se puede leer todas las comunicaciones mandadas por la Relatora Especial sobre la situación de las personas defensoras de los…
• 26th Apr 2021
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Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary arrest and sentencing of human rights defenders on national security offences

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(Joint Communication sent to the Government of Saudi Arabia) The responses of the Government of Saudi Arabia will become available…
• 19th Apr 2021
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Brazil: Human rights defenders killed and arbitrarily detained

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On 8 February 2021, The Special Rapporteur on the environment and the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial or summary executions…
• 9th Apr 2021
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Lao PDR: Human rights defender Sombath Somphone forcibly disappeared since 2012

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(Joint Communication sent to the Government of Lao PDR) Prior to his disappearance, Mr. Somphone participated in and was co-Chair…
• 6th Apr 2021