As a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition, Defend International has sent a letter to the European Mint Directors Working Group, urging them to remove the South Korean company Poongsan from its list of vetted suppliers.
Defend International coordinator in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Mr. Zar Ali khan Afridi, has issued a brief report on violations of human rights in FATA, where the residents are by law deprived of three basic human rights namely, (1) appeal, (2) wakeel and (3) daleel.
Given that President Erdogan’s crackdown on human rights has paralyzed every aspect of life, Defend International expresses solidarity with those affected, calling on the world leaders to denounce Mr. Erdogan’s move toward authoritarianism and his misuse of the emergency provisions.
Defend International raises concern about the increasing number of terrorist attacks on soft targets and urges the international community to redefine its objectives to meet the challenges posed by armed conflicts and terrorism.
Defend International condemned the decision taken by the government of Pakistan to put the renowned journalist, Mr. Cyril Almeida, on the Exit Control List and called on the authorities to refrain from imposing any restrictions on media freedom.