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.
Six Ahwazi-Arabs are currently awaiting execution. In a joint campaign, Defend International and Ahwaz Human Rights Organization call on the Iranian authorities to halt their execution.
DI has several times expressed deep concern over the recent upsurge in violence in South Yemen, calling the Yemeni government to ensure the safety of civilians.