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KYRGYZSTAN UPDATE: Kyrgyzstan Must Free Human Rights Defender Azimjon Askarov

Four years ago, during two media appearances in Berlin and Bishkek, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev publicly stated that he had no interest in keeping an innocent man in jail. The man Atambayev spoke about– first during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then with Kyrgyz media– is...
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Kyrgyzstan Must Free Human Rights Defender Azimjon Askarov

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01/19/2017 at 10:10. Facebook
BREAKING NEWS SERBIA: Human Rights Defenders Attacked by Members of the Ruling Party in Serbia

Civil Rights Defenders condemns the recent attack against several human rights defenders from the Youth Initiative of Human Rights (YIHR) of Serbia, a long time partner of Civil Rights Defenders and demands that swift legal action be taken in bringing the perpetrators to justice. Please show your...
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CIVIL RIGHTS DEFENDERS is pleased to announce human rights defender EDMUND YAKANI from South Sudan as recipient of the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2017.

Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2017

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01/19/2017 at 08:12. Facebook
BREAKING NEWS SERBIA: Human Rights Defenders Attacked by Members of the Ruling Party in Serbia

Civil Rights Defenders condemns the recent attack against several human rights defenders from the Youth Initiative of Human Rights (YIHR) of Serbia, a long time partner of Civil Rights Defenders and demands that swift legal action be taken in bringing the perpetrators to justice. Please show your...
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SERBIA INTERVIEW: Smokescreen or Reality; Protecting the LGBT Community in Serbia.

In 2016 Boban Stojanovic and his partner Adam Puskar two leading figures of the Belgrade Pride Organisation and LGBT activists were forced into exile to Canada fearing for their lives and safety. After years of combatting hate speech and fighting for the rights of the LGBT community in Serbia and further afield...
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Smokescreen or Reality; Protecting the LGBT Community in Serbia

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80 DAYS DETAINED: Me Nam/Mother Mushroom was the 2015 winner of the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award, nominated and selected for her courage to speak out against inequalities and human rights abuses in Vietnam. Today marks 80 days since she was arbitrarily detained for the very same actions. Civil Rights Defenders asks the international community to speak up and campaign for her...
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VIETNAM UPDATE: "Two Vietnamese Activists Receive Lengthy Sentences for Peaceful Advocacy"

"This verdict epitomises Vietnam’s relentless attempts to silence those who use peaceful means to express ideas that are not in line with official positions. The fact that Trần Anh Kim and Lê Thanh Tùng were convicted solely on the purpose of intending to set up an organisation adds to this injustice”,...
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Two Vietnamese Activists Receive Lengthy Sentences for Peaceful Advocacy

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking an intern for Natalia Project at the Support for Human Rights Defenders at Risk Department.The internship will be based at our Head Office in Stockholm - Closing date for applications is January 10, 2017

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LAOS STATEMENT: Civil Society Demands to Know: “Where is Sombath Somphone?”

On the fourth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, Civil Rights Defenders and 131 undersigned organisations in a statement have urged the authorities to immediately act in conducting an effective investigation with a view to determining his fate or...
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Civil Society Demands to Know: “Where is Sombath Somphone?”

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UGANDA INTERVIEW: "Fighting for Freedom of Speech in Uganda – The Untold Story"

Civil Rights Defenders had the opportunity to interview Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala – CEO of Unwanted Witness, a partner of #CRD to find out more about the case his organisation has brought against the Ugandan government, regarding the numerous laws that impinge on Internet freedom and the current landscape for...
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Interview: Fighting for Freedom of Speech in Uganda – The Untold Story

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STATEMENT AZERBAIJAN: "Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan"

Civil Rights Defenders and several of its partners from the Sport for Rights coalition call upon the Azerbaijani authorities to reverse the alarming trend as it carries out a multi-pronged attack on freedom of expression. Please share and show your support.

Statement: Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan

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BREAKING NEWS BELARUS: "Belarus Executes Three People in Secrecy"

“This shows that the Lukashenka regime has no intention of making any real improvements to the country´s human rights record. The EU imposed sanctions as a result of human rights abuses, but lifted them despite lack of progress. It is high time that the EU gives Belarus a clear signal that the regimes human rights abuses are...
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Belarus Executes Three People in Secrecy

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UPDATE BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: "Honouring Free Speech – Openness for a More Equal and Fair Society"

In a shrinking democratic world, free speech and access to information is now more important than ever. Civil Rights Defenders together with the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina mark the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act: the world’s first law dedicated to...
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50 DAYS IN DETENTION: Using her words as a tool for change, Vietnamese blogger Me Nam is one of several Women Human Rights Defenders who currently suffer the consequences of advocating for human rights in a repressive society. 50 days have passed since she was arbitrarily detained and she has yet not been allowed any contact with either her lawyer or her family. In recognition of this year’s...
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International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

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CUBA UPDATE: Hear our partner Antonio Rodiles, Coordinator of Eastado de Sats talk on Swedish Radio about the death of Fidel Castro. Estado de Sats is a forum created in 2010 by a group of young artists, intellectuals and professionals to encourage debate around social, political and cultural issues in Cuba.

”Jag ser en öppning till politisk förändring” - Nyheter (Ekot)

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UGANDA UPDATE:Today, Unwanted Witness a partner of Civil Rights Defenders sues the government and eight Internet Service Providers for violating online freedoms, most importantly, the right to freedom of speech. During the elections early this year all Internet Provides were directed to block social media platforms for a period of four days, again curtailing citizens’ rights. #CRD will be...
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OPENING SPEECH: "Human Rights the Central Topic at the Regional Roma Summit"

The Regional Roma Summit kicked off on November 23, in the Kosovar capital Prishtina with an opening speech by Ulrike Lunacek, the Vice President of the European Parliament. The event organized by Civil Rights Defenders will last two days and sees human rights defenders from across Europe gather to discuss and...
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CHECHNYA PUBLICATION: "Repression Without Borders"

Today, on November 22 an essay was launched by the Foreign Policy Centre (UK) compiled by an anonymous Human Rights Defender from Chechnya in cooperation with Civil Rights Defenders about the repressions faced by Chechens living abroad from the far reaching tentacles of the regime.

Chechnya: Repression Without Borders

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