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Honduras: Killing of LGTBI rights defender Paola Barraza

On 24 January 2016, human rights defender Ms Paola Barraza was assassinated by unknown attackers in front of her house in the neighbourhood of Lempira, in Comayaguela.

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Honduras: Killing of LGTBI rights defender Paola Barraza

On 24 January 2016, human rights defender Ms Paola Barraza was assassinated by unknown attackers in front of her house in the neighbourhood of Lempira, in Comayaguela.

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Honduras: Killing of LGTBI rights defender Paola Barraza

On 24 January 2016, human rights defender Ms Paola Barraza was assassinated by unknown attackers in front of her house in the neighbourhood of Lempira, in Comayaguela.

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Urgent Call from the Women’s Freedom Assembly: Help us stop massacre in Turkey!

Women’s Freedom Assembly (KÖM) is calling on your solidarity against the war and massacres that has been happening through for the past eight months in Turkey.

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DRC: Death threats against human rights journalists Godeliève Uwimana and Rozenn Kalafulo

On 7 January 2016, two human rights defenders were subjected to death threats while on a journalistic assignment at the border between Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Gisenyi, in Rwanda.

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Tunisia: Suspension of the activities of the LGBT rights association Shams

On 4 January 2016, the Tunisian Court of First Instance ordered the suspension of the activities of the LGBT rights association Shams for 30 days.

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Request for solidarity: For Safe Abortion in Sierra Leone

The International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion invites you demonstrate to President Koroma that the international community supports the Safe Abortion Act 2015 because it will save countless women's lives.

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Pakistan: Shooting of transgender human rights defender Adnan

On 5 January 2015, the transgender human rights defender Adnan (also known as Adnany), was shot and critically wounded near the Pir Zakori Bridge in the city of Peshawar.

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Pakistan: Shooting of transgender human rights defender Adnan

On 5 January 2015, the transgender human rights defender Adnan (also known as Adnany), was shot and critically wounded near the Pir Zakori Bridge in the city of Peshawar.

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Burma/Myanmar: Human rights defender Su Su Nway detained on old charges

On December 9 2015, Su Su Nway appeared at a local court in Pyin Oo Lwin, facing a charge for a protest against land grabs she organised in 2014.

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