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AI Week 1995 appeal cases: The front line: human rights defenders at risk

, Index number: ACT 31/004/1995

This circular contains 11 cases, describing a range of violations suffered by those who work for human rights around the world. The cases are: China: Bao Ge, a prisoner of conscience; Colombia: Meta Civic Committee for Human Rights, threatened and intimidated; Cuba: Sebastian Arocs Bergnes and other members of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights, harassed and detained; Indonesia / East Timor: human rights defenders intimidated, imprisoned and threatened; Mexico: Manual Manriquez San Augustin, Otomi Indian activist, prisoner of conscience; Myanmar: Khin Zaw Win, prisoner of conscience; Nigeria: Chief Gani Fawehinmi and other human rights lawyers and workers, routinely harassed, threatened and detained; Rwanda: Edouard Mutsinzi, editor of Le Messager, attacked and other human rights defenders harassed; Sudan: Samira Hassan Ali Karrar, relative of executed army officer, threatened and harassed; Syria: Aktham Nu'aysa and colleagues on the CDF human rights committee, prisoners of conscience; Turkey: Mahmut Sakar, member of the HRA detained and other HRA members harassed, threatened, tortured and killed.

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