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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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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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El Salvador: Jailed for obstetric complications

El Salvador bans abortion in all circumstances, including when pregnancy is a result of rape or when abortion is required to save a woman's life. Medical professionals face penalties for any involvement, and are obliged to report suspected abortions.

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El Salvador: Jailed for obstetric complications

El Salvador bans abortion in all circumstances, including when pregnancy is a result of rape or when abortion is required to save a woman's life. Medical professionals face penalties for any involvement, and are obliged to report suspected abortions.

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Israel: Khalida Jarrar sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by military court

Khalida Jarrar, Palestinian leftist and feminist parliamentarian and advocate for political prisoners, has been sentenced by an Israeli occupation military court in Ofer to 15 months imprisonment. Her imprisonment has sparked widespread Palestinian, Arab and international outrage.

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Saudi Arabia: Stop Stoning Sri Lankan Domestic Worker

A 45 year old, unnamed Sri Lankan migrant domestic worker and mother of 3 has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia for "adultery." Sign this petition to condemn the death penalty and stoning or flogging, including for private sexual relations between consenting adults. 

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We refuse war in Syria

We are opposed to the bombardments on Syrian territory, which will only lead to more unjust deaths there and here. France must immediately renounce its interventionist wars which are the problem and not the solution.

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We refuse war in Syria

We are opposed to the bombardments on Syrian territory, which will only lead to more unjust deaths there and here. France must immediately renounce its interventionist wars which are the problem and not the solution.

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El Salvador: Intimidation, threats and judicial harassment against human rights lawyers Bertha de Leon and Teresa Naves

On 18 November 2015, human rights lawyer Teresa Naves reported that she was being followed by the same unidentified man riding a motorcycle for the twelfth consecutive day.

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