February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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April 16, 2014

Iranian trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani, a prisoner of conscience, has ended a hunger strike after 38 days, which has left him in poor health.

April 15, 2014
On 2 April Pierre Espérance, a prominent Haitian human rights defender, received a letter containing a bullet and death threats related to his work.
April 15, 2014

Migrants and migrants’ rights defenders were shot at in the vicinity of Lechería shelter, Mexico State, Mexico. There are concerns that the authorities are not taking the threat seriously.

April 11, 2014

On 9 April magazine editor, Bhekithemba Makhubu, and human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, were re-detained. They had spent 20 days in detention for criticizing a public official.