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23 April 2018

Russia: Human Rights Watch praises FIFA for supporting activist documenting abuses related to 2018 World Cup, but says it could do more; includes comments by FIFA

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23 April 2018

Welcome support for workers’ rights advocate in Russia

Author: Jane Buchanan, Human Rights Watch

Last week was my first time in a Russian appeals courtroom. I and a colleague were there to support Semyon Simonov, a Russian human rights defender, who is taking a case against police for misconduct. Simonov had worked with Human Rights Watch to...

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20 April 2018

Uzbekistan: Govt lifts terms of probation for human rights defender monitoring forced labor in cotton fields, urged by activists to drop charges against other HRDs

Author: The Cotton Campaign

The Cotton Campaign welcomes the decision of a court in Uzbekistan to lift the terms of probation for human rights defender Uktam Pardaev 10 months early. Pardaev was arrested on November 16, 2015, following his reporting on forced labor during the...

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9 April 2018

Ethiopian court drops charges against human rights defender advocating for local community rights against agribusiness

Author: Anywaa Survival, Bread for All, GRAIN, Inclusive Development International, Oakland Institute

"Free at last: charges against indigenous land rights defender & former World Bank inspection panel translator dropped"...

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31 March 2018

Myanmar: Police detains two villagers seeking to block eviction on land claimed by China-operated copper mine

Author: Thet Su Aung, Radio Free Asia

"Two Detained in New Letpadaung Mine Protest in Myanmar", 29 March 2018...

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27 March 2018

Latin America: Infographic summarises criminalization of land & environmental rights defenders in the region

Author: Latin America Press

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27 March 2018

Ecuador: NGO report explores cases of judicial harassment of indigenous peoples & environmentalists opposing extractive projects

Author: Human Rights Watch

“Ecuador: Judicial Harassment of Amazonian Defenders” - March 26, 2018...

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27 March 2018
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21 March 2018
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Author: La Vanguardia (España)

“Un libro narra resistencia maya a dos proyectos hidroeléctricos en Guatemala”, 13 de marzo de 2018...

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21 March 2018

Kenya & Uganda: NGOs urge investors to stop funding Bridge International Academies due to unethical practices, including poor labour conditions; company denies allegations

A group of 88 NGOs have written a 'public letter of concern to current and prospective investors in Bridge International Academies' urging them to stop investing in the company due to alleged unethical practices including poor labour conditions. In...

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