In defense of those who defend human rights

5 March 2012

Journalists, human rights defenders and students activists world-wide are in dire need of protection.

That’s the finding of the annual report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, Margaret Sekaggya said these groups often face assault, arrest and even death threats in efforts to silence them.

Dianne Penn reports.

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