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Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. We work to provide fast and effective action to help protect human rights defenders at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of social change.
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK
Mauritania: 2013 Front Line Defenders Award Recipient Biram Dah Abeid Returns Home to Rapturous Welcome.
Russian Federation: Update – Human rights defender Ms Sapiyat Magomedova applies to have case reopened
Honduras: Update – Human rights defender Ms Berta Cáceres granted temporary stay in proceedings due to lack of evidence
Vigil held at Iranian Embassy Dublin to protest against authorities efforts to silence human rights defenders and activists in run up to Presidential Election
Cambodia: Update – Appeal court upholds conviction but reduces sentence of human rights defender Ms Yorm Bopha
Mexico: Update – Ongoing threats against human rights defender Mr Rubén Figueroa and non-implementation of security measures
Bangladesh: Update – Pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr Mahmudur Rahman further extended and charges confirmed