بسبب عملهم الشجاع، يتعرض المدافعون عن حقوق الإنسان في كثير من الأحيان إلى الاضطهاد أو المضايقة أو العقاب أو الاعتقال التعسفي أو الاحتجاز، لا سيما في البلدان التي تفتقر إلى قاعدة فعالة من القانون.
The ProtectDefenders.eu monthly digest of alerts reports on the constant aggravation of the situation of human rights defenders in Mexico. A few months after ProtectDefenders.eu warned about the pattern of assassinations of defenders, the country is this month, once again the main source of reports of violations and attacks against human rights defenders worldwide.
Moreover, ProtectDefenders.eu partners are expressing serious concern at the ongoing harassment of the human rights defenders in Western Sahara, which is seen as a direct consequence of their peaceful and legitimate work in defence of human rights. The judicial harassment of human rights defenders in Belarus, in the context of the repression of an environmental protest, is also featured in this digest of alerts.
Only in February 2019, ProtectDefenders.eu has reported at least 64 new attacks and threats against human rights defenders. Click to read the digest of alerts, and share!
(Geneva, Paris) Human rights defenders in the Philippines have been increasingly subjected to killings, attacks, threats, and other forms of harassment under President Rodrigo Duterte, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint FIDH-OMCT programme, said in a new report released today.
The 40-page report, produced in the framework of ProtectDefenders.eu and titled “ I’ll kill you along with drug addicts - President Duterte’s war on human rights defenders in the Philippines,” documents the dramatic deterioration of the situation for human rights defenders in the Philippines as a direct result of Duterte’s policies, actions, and words.