Front Line News Archive

Cambodia: Front Line joins international NGOs in calling on the Asian Development Bank to press for the abandonment of draft NGO lawposted on: 2011/11/22

On 19 November 2011, Front Line, together with 9 other NGOs, submitted an open letter to the Asian Development Bank, urging it to persuade the Cambodian authorities to abandon attempts to promulgate the draft Law on Associations and NGOs.

Belarus: Update – Trial of human rights defender Ales Bialiatski adjourned until tomorrowposted on: 2011/11/22

The latest hearing of Ales Bialiatski's case started today at 10 am and lasted 15 minutes. Ales Bialiatski declared that he continues to plead not guilty and that he has nothing to add to his previous declarations.

Dublin: Front Line Defenders launches new security workbook for human rights defenders at riskposted on: 2011/11/18

Human rights defenders need new strategies that are inspired by a theory of security and human rights, of dignity, freedom and justice. This new Security Workbook, created with a view to protecting human rights defenders, is aimed at them.

Greetings From Front Line Defenders...posted on: 2011/11/16

Mary Lawlor Introduction of Front Line's November 2011 Newsletter.

"In this email you will find our November Newsletter which highlights some of the work that Front Line has been doing to support to human rights defenders at risk..."

Front Line Advocacy Updateposted on: 2011/11/15

To expand international support of human rights defenders at risk, Front Line continues to advocate for individual HRD cases and for improvement in the way the international community views and assists human rights defenders as critical agents of legitimate change in some of the most difficult environments in the world.

Vietnam: Front Line joins international NGOs in calling for the release of imprisoned journalists, bloggers, and human rights defendersposted on: 2011/11/14

On 9 November 2011, Front Line, together with six other organisations, submitted a letter to Hoang Chi Trung, Director-General of the Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, calling for the release of over 20 detained journalists, bloggers, and human rights defenders.

UAE: Update - Five detained human rights defenders plan hunger strikeposted on: 2011/11/11

Five human rights defenders who have been in detention in the United Arab Emirates since April 2011 have announced their intention to commence a hunger strike on 13 November 2011.

China: Update – Human rights defender Mr Liu Zhengyou releasedposted on: 2011/11/11

Front Line Defenders welcomes the release of human rights defender Mr Liu Zhengyou on 11 November 2011, following his completion of a two year prison sentence.

Belarus: Update – Prosecutor seeks adjournment to bring new charges against human rights defender Mr Ales Bialiatskiposted on: 2011/11/10

The trial of human rights defender Mr Ales Bialiatski's case was adjourned this morning, 10 November 2011. The trial will resume on 16 November at 10 am in Moskousky district court of Minsk.

Today Front Line Defenders declares support for campaign in China to help human rights defender Chen Guangchengposted on: 2011/11/10

Front Line Defenders Executive Director Mary Lawlor (centre) and staff celebrate the birthday of Chinese HRD Chen Guangcheng in expression of solidarity with Chinese human rights defenders.

The Gambia: Update – Further delay in case of human rights defenders Dr Isatou Touray and Ms Amie Bojang-Sissohoposted on: 2011/11/09

The trial of human rights defenders Dr Isatou Touray and Ms Amie Bojang-Sissoho has once again been adjourned. The next hearing is scheduled to take place on 10 November at 12 pm.

Belarus: Update – Observers intimidated as trial of human rights defender Mr Ales Bialiatski continuesposted on: 2011/11/08

The next hearing of human rights defender Mr Ales Bialiatski's case will take place at 10 am on 10 November 2011 in Maskousky District Court.

Brussels: Front Line Defenders publishes Guidelines to Schengen Visa Application Processposted on: 2011/11/08

This guidebook is a useful tool for anyone who wants to better understand the Schengen visa procedure and find their way in a labyrinth that may be seen as arbitrary and bureaucratic.

Guinea: Update – 5 members of NGO Mêmes Droits pour Tous released without chargeposted on: 2011/11/07

Five human rights defenders, all members of the NGO Mêmes Droits pour Tous – MDT (Same Rights for Everyone), were released in the late afternoon of Friday 4 November 2011 without charge.