Defend International member Mr. Zar Ali khan Afridi, the President of FATA Commission of Human Rights, has issued a statement about the assassination of human rights defender, Mr. Hamid Hussain Turi, in Pakistan.
Dr. Widad Akreyi extended her gratitude to Ms. Rachael Harder, Member of Parliament for Lethbridge, for supporting the Yazidis and asking the Canadian government to acknowledge the heinous acts committed by ISIS against the Yazidis and others as genocide.
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, Defend International condemns the exploitation of Syrian refugee children in Turkey and calls on the authorities to provide refugee children with the opportunity to attend public schools that are suited to their needs.
Congratulations to our member artist Kani Alan! He was recently selected among the winner of an international art competition for the creation of an art work entitled “September 11.”
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued a press release concerning opioid abuse from state prescription drug monitoring programs. The CDC study shows an urgent need for improved prescribing practices.