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Turkey: Detention of eight human rights defenders

Join Front Line Defenders to urge the authorities in Turkey to immediately release the eight human rights defenders and two consultants, arrested on 5 July. We ask them to take all necessary measures to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity and security of HRDs in the country.

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Intimidation and death threats against Aura Lolita Chávez

Take action by sending a letter to the government of Guatemala in order to protect Aura Lolita Chávez, leader of the Consejo de Pueblos K’iche’ por la Defensa de la Vida, Madre Naturaleza, Tierra y Territorio - CPK (Council of K'iche' People for the Defense of Life, Mother Nature, Land and Territory)

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Urge El Salvador legislators to decriminalize abortion

Join the International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion and Amnesty International to to reject the criminalisation of abortion and protect the health and lives of millions of women in El Salvador. Call on legislators to support the bill in order to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of women and girls.

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Journalist Poonam Agarwal charged after exposing military abuse

On 27 March 2017, human rights journalist Poonam Agarwal was charged under sections of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal trespass and abetting suicide. The Indian Army had filed a complaint against her in relation to a video report she had shot exposing the abuse of junior soldiers within the Army.

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Journalist Poonam Agarwal charged after exposing military abuse

On 27 March 2017, human rights journalist Poonam Agarwal was charged under sections of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal trespass and abetting suicide. The Indian Army had filed a complaint against her in relation to a video report she had shot exposing the abuse of junior soldiers within the Army.

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Honduras: Complaint against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer

On 28 February 2017, Suyapa Martínez was notified by the Civil Court of the district of Francisco Morazán, that the company Desarrollo Energético S.A. (DESA) had filed a lawsuit against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (Women Research Centre – Honduras, CEM-H) on the grounds of allegedly false declarations concerning the murder of human rights defender Berta Cáceres.

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Honduras: Complaint against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer

On 28 February 2017, Suyapa Martínez was notified by the Civil Court of the district of Francisco Morazán, that the company Desarrollo Energético S.A. (DESA) had filed a lawsuit against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (Women Research Centre – Honduras, CEM-H) on the grounds of allegedly false declarations concerning the murder of human rights defender Berta Cáceres.

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Honduras: Complaint against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer

On 28 February 2017, Suyapa Martínez was notified by the Civil Court of the district of Francisco Morazán, that the company Desarrollo Energético S.A. (DESA) had filed a lawsuit against Centro de Estudios de la Mujer – Honduras (Women Research Centre – Honduras, CEM-H) on the grounds of allegedly false declarations concerning the murder of human rights defender Berta Cáceres.

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Cambodia: Conviction and additional charge against Tep Vanny

On 23 February 2017, human rights defender Tep Vanny was convicted and sentenced to two and a half years in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court for ‘intentional violence with aggravating circumstances’.

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Egypt: Administrative closure of El Nadeem Center

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

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