Saudi Arabia: Eight Women’s Rights Defenders Temporarily Released | News
Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award | News
Myanmar: Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Freed from Prison After More Than 500 Days | News
Iran: Abdolfattah Soltani freed after 10 years of wrongful imprisonment | News
Saudi Arabia: Three Saudi Arabian Human Rights Advocates Awarded the 2018 Right Livelihood Award | News
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Canada: A Big Win for Equality and Non-discrimination (& LRWC) at the Supreme Court of Canada | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada and allowed the appeal in Law Society of BC v Trinity Western University The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on 15 June 2018 that the … [Read more...]

Vietnam: On 7 June 2018 Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu Ha were released from prison in Viet Nam and exiled to Germany | News

Nguyen Van Dai (human rights advocate) with his wife and Le Thu Ha (human rights advocate) Photo Credit: Viet Tan Nguyen Van Dai has been detained since 18 December 2015 for his human rights advocacy. In April 2018, both Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha were found guilty of “carrying out … [Read more...]

Thailand: Appeal Court reverses criminal defamation conviction against human rights defender Andy Hall | News

Read the full story HERE. Andy Hall, British human rights defender Photo Credit: Bangkok OHCHR On 31 May 2018, Thailand’s Appeals Court reversed the September 2016 conviction of Andy Hall, a British human rights defender, on criminal defamation charges and offences under the Computer … [Read more...]

Sudan: Over 50 Critics Released Without Charge

Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch The government of Sudan released 56 opposition party members and human rights defenders without charge on 10 April 2018. Those released include Omer Yousef El Digair, the chairperson of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), … [Read more...]

Turkey: Istar Gozaydin Acquitted of All Charges | 31 January 2018

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China: Son of Detained Rights Lawyers Arrives in Australia After Battle to Leave China | News

This post originally appeared at https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/china-son-of-detained-rights-lawyers-arrives-in-australia-after-battle-to-leave-china/ The son of top human rights lawyer Wang Yu and her legal activist husband Bao Longjun, detained in a massive nationwide … [Read more...]

Egypt: Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat Acquitted | News

This post first originally posted on https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2018/01/14/egypt-breaking-news-mahienour-and-moatasem-acquitted/ Mahienour el-Massry Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat have been acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria, the … [Read more...]

France/Canada: French Judge Dismisses Allegations and Releases Hassan Diab from Prison | News

This press release was originally posted on http://www.justiceforhassandiab.org/french-investigative-judges-dismiss-allegations-dr-hassan-diab-set-released-prison-france PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release 12 January 2018, Ottawa – Today, Judges Jean-Marc Herbaut and Richard Foltzer … [Read more...]

Honduras: Group of Experts Calls for International Supervision of Honduras police investigation in Berta Caceres’ murder | Press Release

GAIPE, an international group of experts, have examined and reported on the investigation by Honduras of the 3 March 2016 assassination of prominent indigenous land rights activist Berta Cáceres. The report, entitled "Dam of Violence: the Plan to Kill Berta Cáceres," reveals a failure on the part … [Read more...]

Turkey: Eight Human Rights Defenders Released Pending Trial

On 25 October 2017, an Istanbul court issued a decision to conditionally release eight human rights defenders while the court proceedings regarding charges continue. Released are: İdil Eser, Director of Amnesty Turkey, Özlem Dalkıran, Günal Kurşun, Veli Acu, Ali Gharavi, Peter Steudtner, Nalan Erkem … [Read more...]