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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
Ethiopia - Formal charges brought against seven human rights defenders and bloggers with Zone9, including Ms Soliana Shimelis
Niger – Illegal detention of Ali Idrissa and ten other human rights defenders arrested during the state visit of the French President
DRC - Death threats against human rights defenders, Messrs Jean Marie Dhena Diro and Josué Bura Thenga
Joint Statement: Brazil – Two human rights defenders arrested amidst violent police repression of protests in Rio de Janeiro
Thailand - Detention of land rights defenders Mr Prom Jarana, member of the Assembly of the Poor, and Mr Paiboon Soisot