In August 2007, two young Sahrawis were arrested by the Moroccan security forces. DI launched a campaign, urging the Moroccan authorities to release them immediately and unconditionally unless they have been charged with recognizable criminal offences. In September 2007, one of them was released.
Syrian authorities arrests a 70 years old man, who suffers from health problems and his fate still unknown. Defend International calls upon the authorities to release Mr. Habib immediately and unconditionally unless he is charged with a recognizable criminal offence.
Defend International urges the Tunisian authorities to drop the accusations against Omar Al-Mesteery as he is held solely for his peaceful criticism of the procedures adopted by Lawyer’s syndicate.
Although the Kurdish journalists Hasanpour & Butimar are in critical health condition, they have decided to continue their hunger strike. Defend International calls on the authorities to respect their rights and agree to save their lives immediately.
More than two tons of explosives were used in the bloody explosions in Sinjar district recently. The attacks were aimed at intimidate the Ezidis in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are in huge danger. “There is no time anymore to postpone coordination between the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional government to cover the security vacuum in the areas of Sinjar and Mosul,” said Dr. Widad Akrawi. President of Kurdistan region promised to provide protection for Ezidis