Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders

MONITORING PLATFORM OF ALERTS AND ATTACKS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Human Rights Defenders are increasingly targeted because of their work to defend Human Rights. Their physical security and ability to work is often at stake. ProtectDefenders.eu Index is a monitoring platform contributing to the mapping of violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to illustrate and give visibility to the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

Although this monitoring platform is fed by public alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners and is based on verified information, the list of alerts can not be taken as complete nor exhaustive in any way. Real figures are much higher and many alerts and attacks still go unreported. Moreover, this tool does not compile alerts on EU countries.

The information in this tool is illustrative and indicative of the scope of the threats and attacks against individuals acting in defence of human rights. The content of this tool does not reflect the official opinion of ProtectDefenders.eu. Neither ProtectDefenders.eu nor any of its partners may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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IN 2018, AT LEAST
321
DEFENDERS WERE KILLED
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Main figures (PROVISIONAL COUNTER)
Sources: compilation of public alerts on individual attacks reported by FIDH, OMCT, RSF and Front Line Defenders @ 2017 PROTECTDEFENDERS.EU
105
REPORTED VIOLATIONS AGAINST DEFENDERS


Alerts by region
 
Type of alert
 
Field of action of defenders targeted


Specific type of threats


Specific field of action of defenders targeted
Affected defenders by gender
Affected defenders by profile
58
Activist
1
Artist
2
Blogger
3
Journalist
13
Lawyer
25
NGO/ Grassroots group member
2
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-03-19 ] Saudi Arabia: Continuing judicial harassment and arbitrary detention of 10 women human rights defenders
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
10 women human rights defenders Middle East and North Africa / Saudi Arabia Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female Activist
[ 2019-03-15 ] Venezuela: Detención arbitraria y allanamiento de la vivienda del Sr. Geovany Zambrano Rodríguez
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Geovany Zambrano Rodríguez Americas / Venezuela Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male Activist
[ 2019-03-14 ] Pakistan: Human rights defender Afzal Kohistani shot dead for seeking justice for “honour killings”
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Afzal Kohistani Asia & the Pacific / Pakistan Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Activist
[ 2019-03-12 ] Venezuela: Luis Carlos Díaz, detained on charges of conspiring to provoke a national power shortage, remains in incommunicado detention
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Luis Carlos Díaz Americas / Venezuela Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Blogger
[ 2019-03-12 ] Iran: Sentencing of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years in jail
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nasrin Sotoudeh Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female Lawyer
[ 2019-03-12 ] Update - Russia: Prosecutor requests four year prison term for Oyub Titiev
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Oyub Titiev Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Activist

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