Mr. Nur H Khan was allegedly tortured while in police custody. In a joint campaign, DI & OMCT call on the authorities to put an end to impunity for human rights crimes and guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of Mr. Khan, including access to medical assistance if necessary.
The World Coalition against the Death Penalty reaching out to support the two Kurdish journalists Hasanpoor and Butimar, both of whom are at risk of execution in Iran. Defend International marks the world Day against the death penalty and urges its members and friends to support the momentum to end capital punishment.
Defend International expresses its appreciation for the united efforts worldwide to address violence at all levels. We are committed to spreading a culture of peace – a culture based on human rights, dialogue, democracy and non-violence values that are much-needed nationally and globally.
Concern over clear evidence of the constant harassment of the Uzbek authorities’ against human rights defenders. DI calls for his immediate release as his detention is arbitrary as it seems to aim at merely sanctioning his human rights activities.
The ambassador for “Orphans Culture” in Iraq, Mr. Rashid was arrested and threatened. Defend International denounces his arrest and expresses concern for his safety, especially after being subjected to death threats.