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

South Ossetia civil society activist beaten

27 July 2010

Timur Tskhovrebov, who was attacked by up to 10 people, believes he was targeted because of his journalistic work and dissenting political views.

Justice urged for Russian human rights defender's murder

15 July 2010

A year ago, Natalia Estemirova of the Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial was abducted outside her home in Grozny in the Chechen Republic and killed.

Egypt releases Bedouin rights activist

14 July 2010

Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.

Zimbabwe diamond fields activist released on bail

13 July 2010

Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.

China must halt harassment and censorship of HIV/AIDS activists

9 July 2010

Chinese security forces last night cancelled a documentary screening by an HIV/AIDS education group, which Amnesty International is strongly criticising as part of the ongoing harassment of peaceful public health educators.

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.