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25 April 2018

Colombia: Civil Society groups urges VP Pence to address Human Rights Defenders crisis

Author: Wola and 17 members of the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network (US)

'Civil Society Groups: Pence Must Address Killings of Colombia Human Rights Leaders' 13 Apr 2018...

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25 April 2018
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Author: Wola y 17 organizaciones del Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network

'Grupos de sociedad civil: Pence debe abordar asesinatos de líderes de derechos humanos en Colombia' 19 de abril de 2018...

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24 April 2018

Investors call on companies to take systematic action to protect human rights defenders following increasing harassment & attacks

Author: Investor Alliance for Human Rights

In light of the increasing threats against human rights defenders globally, and the urgent situation facing defenders in the Philippines currently, the undersigned investors are calling on companies to take broad, systemic action to protect defenders,...

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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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22 April 2018

Vietnam: Villagers hold officials hostage demanding release of a dozen protesters over wind power plant construction

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Hundreds of Villagers Hold Officials Hostage Over Vietnam Power Plant Plans", 20 April 2018...

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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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17 April 2018
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A Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT) divulgou em 16 de abril os dados de assassinatos em conflitos no campo no Brasil em 2017 – o maior número desde o ano de 2003. A CPT também denunciou também ataques hackers que sofreu no último ano. A organização acr...

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16 April 2018
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11 April 2018

Azerbaijan: Communities located near gas & oil fields suffer from air & water pollution, other human rights abuses, says NGO report; includes company comments

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