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#Front Line Defenders

From TheJournal.ie Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia Front Line Defenders

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.

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018 Frontline

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her' Human Rights Defenders

'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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin Front Line Defenders

Sean Penn to present human rights award in Dublin

The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: These are the incredible people we ignore... until it's too late. Listen Up

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.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee meets over human rights abuse in Bahrain Bahrain

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.