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HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AT RISK

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2014/09/19

On 17 September 2014 at about 5:00 p.m., a plain-clothed police officer visited the home of Mr Gustaf Kawer to deliver a summons in relation to his actions during a court hearing on 12 June 2014.

2014/09/19

On the evening of 14 September 2014, human rights defender Ms Ghada Jamsheer was arrested after the Public Prosecution ordered her detention for one week, during which she will be interrogated on...

2014/09/19

On 18 September 2014, the public prosecution ordered the release of human rights defender Ms Maryam Al-Khawaja pending trial on 1 October 2014 for allegedly “assaulting a police officer”.

2014/09/19

On 15 September 2014, South Giza Court ordered the release on bail of human rights defender Mr El Husseiny Hassan upon payment of 10,000 Egyptian Pounds (approximately €1,080).

2014/09/17

On 10 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Musa Usman Ndamba was scheduled to appear before a judge at the Court of First Instance of Bamenda on charges of defamation.

2014/09/17

On 9 September 2014, Ms Dinara Mukanbaeva was struck in the head by an unknown assailant while getting into her car.

An office of the Malindi Rights Forum
2014/09/17

On 16 September 2014, human rights defender Mr Joel Ogada appeared before a magistrate at the Malindi Law Courts to seek release on bail pending the hearing of his appeal. The court did not render a decision immediately, postponing the ruling to 6 October...

2014/09/17

On 14 September 2014, two human rights defenders, Ms Neema Bitu and Mr Jacques Muganga, were found after being kidnapped and held for two days by members of a rebel group.

2014/09/16

On 13 September 2014, the corpse of human rights defender Mr Mutebwa Kaboko was found in a forest, eight days after he was kidnapped by an armed group.

Alaa Abd El Fattah
2014/09/16

On 15 September 2014, Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release on bail of Mr Alaa Abd El Fattah upon payment of 5,000 Egyptian Pounds (approximately €540).