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
80
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
3
Activist
0
Artist
0
Blogger
7
Journalist
12
Lawyer
46
NGO/ Grassroots group member
7
Researcher (Academic)
4
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-10-18 ] Saudia Arabia: Ongoing arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Mr. Mohamed Al-Otaibi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mohamed Al-Otaibi Middle East and North Africa / Saudi Arabia Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-10-17 ] Chile: upcoming trial of Mapuche leader Alberto Curamil
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Alberto Curamil Americas / Chile Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-10-17 ] México: Desaparición del defensor Arnulfo Cerón Soriano en Guerrero
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Arnulfo Cerón Soriano Americas / Mexico Physical violence Enforced disappearance Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-10-17 ] Egypt: Enforced disappearance of Mr. Amr Imam and physical assault of Mr. Gamal Eid
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Amr Imam Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Physical violence Enforced disappearance Civil and Political Rights Male Lawyer
[ 2019-10-17 ] Egypt: Enforced disappearance of Mr. Amr Imam and physical assault of Mr. Gamal Eid
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Gamal Eid Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-10-17 ] Western Sahara: Human rights defender Waleed Al-Batal physically abused in police custody and sentenced to six years in prison
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Waleed Al-Bateel Middle East and North Africa / Morocco Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Self-determination Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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