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Burma/Myanmar: Release of Ms. Su Su Nway, leader of the Myanmar Farmers Union

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders has been informed by reliable sources of the release of Ms. Su Su Nway, leader of the Myanmar Farmers Union. However, the Observatory strongly condemns the fact that she was handed a guilty verdict in the first place and deeply regrets that she was arbitrarily detained on trumped-up charges for over 20 days.

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India: Human rights defender the target of slander campaign by police

Human rights defender Ms Soni Sori has been the target of an ongoing slander campaign led by the Inspector General of the Police of Bastar region, Mr Kalluri, following a press conference in which she drew attention to an alleged arbitrary killing by the police. She further received direct threats from the Inspector General.

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India: Human rights defender the target of slander campaign by police

Human rights defender Ms Soni Sori has been the target of an ongoing slander campaign led by the Inspector General of the Police of Bastar region, Mr Kalluri, following a press conference in which she drew attention to an alleged arbitrary killing by the police. She further received direct threats from the Inspector General.

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Philippines: Ongoing harassment and surveillance of human rights defender Honey May Suazo

For several months human rights defender Ms Honey May Suazo has been the target of continuous harassment and surveillance by local police. The most recent acts of harassment follow her involvement in providing assistance to victims of forced eviction due to the military presence in the Talaingod region, Davao del Norte Province.

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Philippines: Ongoing harassment and surveillance of human rights defender Honey May Suazo

For several months human rights defender Ms Honey May Suazo has been the target of continuous harassment and surveillance by local police. The most recent acts of harassment follow her involvement in providing assistance to victims of forced eviction due to the military presence in the Talaingod region, Davao del Norte Province.

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Ecuador: Ongoing intimidation against human rights defender Paulina Muñoz Samaniego

On 30 July 2015, human rights defender Ms Paulina Muñoz Samaniego filed a criminal complaint concerning the continuing intimidation she has been subjected to for the past eight months. Among the incidents that motivated the human rights defender to file the complaint were a series of threatening notes sent to her house, a warning phone call made to her father and the hacking of her work e-mail and her organisation's facebook page.

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“We are here for you Kemal”: Trans sex work activist Kemal Ördek was brutally attacked in Ankara, Turkey

AWID stands in solidarity with human rights defender Kemal Ördek who was raped, robbed and assaulted in Ankara, Turkey and joins Turkish and international human rights organizations to demand an immediate, effective and impartial investigation into the attacks against Kemal.

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“We are here for you Kemal”: Trans sex work activist Kemal Ördek was brutally attacked in Ankara, Turkey

AWID stands in solidarity with human rights defender Kemal Ördek who was raped, robbed and assaulted in Ankara, Turkey and joins Turkish and international human rights organizations to demand an immediate, effective and impartial investigation into the attacks against Kemal.

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“We are here for you Kemal”: Trans sex work activist Kemal Ördek was brutally attacked in Ankara, Turkey

AWID stands in solidarity with human rights defender Kemal Ördek who was raped, robbed and assaulted in Ankara, Turkey and joins Turkish and international human rights organizations to demand an immediate, effective and impartial investigation into the attacks against Kemal.

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Colombia: Death threats against human rights defender Nicolasa Díaz Ortiz

On 23 July 2015, human rights defender Ms Nicolasa Díaz Ortiz received two anonymous telephone calls to her home in which her life was threatened.

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