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#Front Line Defenders

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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.

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

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