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

Family demands release of 'outspoken' Yemeni journalist

6 October 2009

Muhammad al-Maqalih was abducted by a group of men in an unmarked van. It is thought  he is being held because of his criticism of the government over the armed clashes in Sa'da.

Russian President must act to end attacks on human rights activists

5 October 2009

Human rights activists in Russia and the North Caucasus face increasing violence and intimidation three years after the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Prominent lawyer banned from leaving Iran

2 October 2009

The Iranian authorities banned a prominent human rights activist from leaving the country on Friday.

International inquiry needed into violence by Guinea security forces

1 October 2009

Amnesty International  has called for an international commission of inquiry to investigate the brutal attacks committed by soliders during the suppression of a mass rally in Conakry earlier this week.

Crackdown on China's activists escalates ahead of 60th anniversary

30 September 2009

The government's increased surveillance, harassment and imprisonment of activists is to prevent them from raising human rights concerns that challenge the authorities' image of social harmony.

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.