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16th May 2017, 00:01:09 UTC

In a new briefing, ‘Human rights defenders under threat – a shrinking space for civil society’, published today to accompany the new human rights defenders campaign, Amnesty International details the unprecedented dangers those defending human rights face. It has become an increasingly deadly pursuit: In 2016, 281 people were killed globally for defending human rights, up from 156 in 2015, according to evidence from the NGO Front Line Defenders.

Read the briefing