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Amnesty International launches new global campaign ‘Brave’

Amnesty International today launched a new global campaign ‘Brave’ to fight against a growing wave of attacks against those defending human rights.

Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, it warned.

In India, the human rights group said that activists face repressive laws, surveillance, threats and physical violence while carrying out legitimate work.

Aakar Patel, executive director at Amnesty International India said, human rights defenders in India often work in extremely dangerous conditions and continue to face threats to their life and safety from state and non-state actors. Authorities have failed to protect their constitutionally guaranteed rights to freedom of expression and association.

In a new briefing, ‘Human rights defenders under threat – A shrinking space for civil society’, published today in London, to accompany the new campaign, Amnesty details the dangers those defending human rights face.

Last year, 281 people were killed globally for defending human rights, up from 156 in 2015, according to evidence from the NGO Front Line Defenders.

According to Front Line Defenders’ estimates, six human rights defenders were killed in India in 2016 and activists using the RTI to expose human rights abuses, corruption and environmental issues have been routinely targeted.

The new Brave campaign calls on states to recognise the legitimate work of those working to stand up for the inherent dignity and equal rights of all people, and to ensure their freedom and safety under the United Nations declaration adopted in 1998.

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