Defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos

Los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos sacan a la luz violaciones de estos derechos y hacen campaña para que se otorgue reparación a las víctimas. Son quienes, solos o con la ayuda de otros, actúan para garantizar la promoción y la protección de los derechos humanos de todas las personas. Pero lo importante no es quiénes son, sino qué hacen. Los defensores y defensoras de los derechos humanos emprenden acciones pacíficas y consideran que todos los seres humanos tienen los mismos derechos.

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News and Updates

Egypt urged to allow peaceful mass protests

24 January 2011

Demonstrations against unemployment, police abuses and corruption are planned in Egypt, but opposition activists have reportedly been threatened with arrest.

Release of political prisoners in Tunisia is a welcome first step

20 January 2011

New caretaker government frees some of those detained during the rule of the country's recently ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Angola political detainees held under non-existent law

17 January 2011

More than 30 Angolan detainees still imprisoned in appalling conditions under a vague security law overturned last year must be released,

Tunisian government urged to respect rights amid fresh protests

17 January 2011

Amnesty International has reiterated its call on the Tunisian authorities to respect human rights amid a renewed wave of anti-government protests across the country today.

Authorities urged to release or charge Tunisian activists

14 January 2011

The Tunisian authorities must either release or promptly charge two men arrested after one of them gave media interviews about ongoing protests.

Video and Audio

Teargas in Egypt's Tahrir Square

29 June 2011

Amnesty International's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui reports from demonstrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

Video: The role of Western countries in the Egypt crisis

Senior Director of Amnesty International Widney Brown gives an international political analysis and human rights update on the Egypt demonstrations.

Salil Shetty on Egypt protests

Amnesty International's Secretary General disappointed by military failure to protect protesters

Amnesty International staff member reports from a raid on a Cairo law centre

3 February 2011

The Hisham Mubarak Law Centre has been raided by security forces and surrounded by army and police.

Tunisian government must respect rights amid protests

18 January 2011

Tunisian government must respect rights amid protests

Networking for change

Amnesty International analyses the role of social media in unrest across the Middle East and North Africa.

Gambia Global Day of Action

22 July 2010

Government urged to end its widespread use of arbitrary detentions and torture as activists worldwide stage protests against the authorities' appalling human rights record.

Mexican activist jailed for defending human rights

Interview with Raúl Hernández, a Mexican human rights defender who has been wrongfully imprisoned for his work with an Indigenous community.

Video: Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

22 December 2008

Thousands of people around the world took part in actions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December.