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#Front Line Defenders

# front-line-defenders - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Sex worker activists among world's most 'at risk' human rights defenders
# Report
# Report

Sex worker activists among world's most 'at risk' human rights defenders

Aug 12th 2021, 11:35 AM 12,724 Views 13 Comments

The report notes several cases of activists being asked to provide sex to police in exchange for the freedom of other detained sex workers.

# front-line-defenders - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,585 Views 24 Comments

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

# front-line-defenders - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018
# Frontline
# Frontline

Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018

Jan 8th 2019, 9:14 AM 6,710 Views 7 Comments

In total 321 people in 27 countries were targeted and killed for their work.

# front-line-defenders - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'
# Human Rights Defenders
# Human Rights Defenders

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'

Sep 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,131 Views 10 Comments

Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.

# front-line-defenders - Friday 18 May, 2018

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey
# Interview
# Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

May 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 12,493 Views 7 Comments

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

# front-line-defenders - Friday 28 February, 2014

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin

Feb 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,527 Views 12 Comments

The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.

# front-line-defenders - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.
# Listen Up
# Listen Up

Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late.

Feb 5th 2014, 12:57 PM 76 Views 6 Comments

In this age of digitalised 24-hour news, how can it be so difficult to find a space for stories of people with death-defying courage? Those who defend human rights deserve better, writes Mary Lawlor.

# front-line-defenders - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Oireachtas committee meets over human rights abuse in Bahrain
# Bahrain
# Bahrain

Oireachtas committee meets over human rights abuse in Bahrain

Feb 15th 2012, 7:15 AM 957 Views 6 Comments

Foreign affairs committee to hear of Irish-trained medics jailed over protests in Bahrain, as well as efforts to support human rights defenders.