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 17, 2014

On 11 April Carlos Mejía was stabbed to death in his home in El Progreso. He had been threatened in the past for working on projects for the promotion of human rights and social justice.

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 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.

April 3, 2014

POC Liu Hua, an anti-corruption activist who exposed abuses in China’s Re-Education Through Labor (RTL) system, has been criminally detained on charges of “picking quarrels and making troubles."...