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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December 4, 2012

Ho Thi Bich Khuong, Vietnamese human rights defender jailed for “conducting propaganda”, has been beaten by a group of prisoners. She is said to be seriously injured and in need of medical care....

November 30, 2012

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has ended her hunger strike on 4 December 2012 after the travel ban on her 13-year old daughter was lifted by Iran’s judiciary. She requires medical care...

November 30, 2012

Cuban officials have threatened one of the country's leading human rights defenders because of his work, and a prominent government critic has been publically assaulted, apparently by authorities....

November 30, 2012

An environmental journalist has received a death threat after publicly condemning the environmental impacts of opencast mining and illegal logging in Honduras.