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Individuals at Risk
Right now, thousands of individuals around the world are at risk of, or are experiencing, human rights violations. These people, who are just like you, face human rights abuses like discrimination, violence, imprisonment or even death.
Chills ran down Tomás Gómez Membreño’s spine when he first heard about the brutal murder of his renowned friend and ally, the Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, six months ago this week. Erika Guevara-Rosas, our Americas Director, takes a look at the current situation.
Editors, 6 September 2016
It’s been one year since China began its assault on human rights lawyers and activists across the country on 9 July 2015. We take a look at the key events as they unfolded and the situation today.
Editors, 6 July 2016
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We explain how you can get involved and make a difference for people whose human rights have been violated,
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Right now, there's someone being targeted by their government, though they've committed no crime.
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