October 2013 (4)
Oct 8 2013 12:49PM
Ability to endure death threats and harassment… all part of a front line activist's CV

James Savage is our Human Rights Defenders Programme Manager, supporting and protecting activists around the world who face grave risks conducting their work. Boarding a plane to Dublin a day or two before your birthday usually signals...

Oct 7 2013 9:23AM
Azerbaijan's pre-election crackdown on dissent: why I'm taking it personally

When I was 17, I was arrested while peacefully participating in a protest. So when I heard that 17-year-old Azerbaijani activist Shahin Novruzlu had been arrested, it really struck a chord with me. But the similarities start and end...

Oct 1 2013 1:21PM
Help get Soni Sori home

This SMS action is now closed. Thank you to everyone who added their names - we have handed in the petition to the Indian authorities. Already signed our petition? Thank you! Please now share Soni’s story with friends on Twitter or...

Oct 1 2013 1:18PM
Help get Hossein Ronaghi Maleki home

This SMS action is now. Thank you to everyone who added their names - we have now sent the petition to the Iranian authorities. Already signed our petition? Thank you! Please now share Hossein’s story with friends on Twitter or...