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#human rights defenders

# human-rights-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.

# human-rights-defenders - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

# human-rights-defenders - Friday 14 March, 2014

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

# human-rights-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.