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Four Asháninka Indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon have been killed by suspected illegal loggers. It is likely that it was in retaliation to the leaders’ activism against illegal logging....
At least 80 human rights defenders received death threats by email on or just prior to Colombia’s Human Rights Day on 9 September. Paramilitaries declared them a military target.
Egyptian human rights organizations have been warned they face closure and criminal prosecution if they fail to register under the Law on Associations.
25 year old Ghoncheh Ghavami has been imprisoned since June 30, largely in solitary confinement, for peacefully protesting the ban on women attending Volleyball World League matches.