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 2016, AT LEAST
296
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
486
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
2
Activist
0
Artist
1
Blogger
54
Journalist
39
Lawyer
227
NGO/ Grassroots group member
14
Researcher (Academic)
3
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2017-08-03 ] Russian Federation: Moscow court orders deportation of human rights journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov (aka Ali Feruz) to Uzbekistan
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Khudoberdi Nurmatov Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2017-08-02 ] Venezuela: Ataque en contra del Sr. Melanio Escobar, director de RedesAyuda.
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Melanio Escobar Americas / Venezuela Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2017-08-02 ] Myanmar: Human rights defender prevented from travelling and detained in connection with defamation charges
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ko Swe Win Asia & the Pacific / Myanmar (Burma) Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2017-07-30 ] Vietnam: Four human rights defenders arrested, detained for anti-State activities
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Truong Minh Duc Asia & the Pacific / Vietnam Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-07-30 ] Vietnam: Four human rights defenders arrested, detained for anti-State activities
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Pham Van Troi Asia & the Pacific / Vietnam Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-07-30 ] Vietnam: Four human rights defenders arrested, detained for anti-State activities
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nguyen Bac Truyen Asia & the Pacific / Vietnam Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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