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Syria – Abduction of human rights defenders Ms Razan Zaitouna, Mr Wael Hamada, Mr Nazem Hamaadi and Ms Samira Khalil by unknown assailants

On 9 December 2013, human rights defenders Ms Razan Zaitouna, Mr Wael Hamada, Mr Nazem Hamaadi and Ms Samira Khalil were abducted by masked armed men and taken to unknown whereabouts.

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Syria – Abduction of human rights defenders Ms Razan Zaitouna, Mr Wael Hamada, Mr Nazem Hamaadi and Ms Samira Khalil by unknown assailants

On 9 December 2013, human rights defenders Ms Razan Zaitouna, Mr Wael Hamada, Mr Nazem Hamaadi and Ms Samira Khalil were abducted by masked armed men and taken to unknown whereabouts.

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Sign on to protest gang rape of a woman and arrest of a WHRD in Papua New Guinea

Today December 10, International Human Rights Day, women still continue to face sexual violence, and to be persecuted for fighting for the rights of others. 

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Sri Lanka: Harassment and intimidation suffered by a group of women protesters, including Ms. Nimalka Fernando

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Sri Lanka.

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Zimbabwe: Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an "unregistered" organisation

On 4 December 2013, human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah was summoned to appear in Rotten Row Magistrate Court.

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COFADEH: Human rights defenders under threat

The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) is one of the country’s main human rights organizations. Its work includes seeking justice for current human rights abuses by the security forces and for “disappearances” in the 1980s, and training local human rights activists. Their brave work places them at great risk.

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Karapatan Urgent Appeal for the Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

We thank you and the various organizations and peoples all over the worlds for responding to the Filipino people’s appeal for relief support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. 

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Global campaign targets violence against women and girls caused by 'militarism'

Amnesty International supporters worldwide today begin a 16-day global campaign challenging violence against women and girls exacerbated by increasingly militarized societies or "militarism".

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Your tweet gives her wings! Send a 'solidarity-tweet' to a WHRD on November 29th!

With a short message from you, you hearten a Women Human Rights Defender in Mesoamerica, or you give her that boost she just needed. Your tweet gives these women and her colleagues the strength and courage to continue to speak out against human rights violators.

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Cambodia: Release land rights activist Yorm Bopha immediately

As an appeal hearing for land and housing rights activist YORM BOPHA will be held at Cambodia’s Supreme Court on 22 November 2013, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) reiterates its call to the Cambodian authorities for Ms. Yorm Bopha's immediate and unconditional release.

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