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Monthly Archives: November 2016

KENYA: NCHRD-K and DefendDefenders condemn the killing of human rights defender John Waweru in Nairobi

The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Kenya (NCHRD-K) and DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) are outraged by the killing of human rights defender John Waweru on Monday 11 April 2016 in Zimmerman, Nairobi. John Waweru was the director of Githunguri Constituency Ranching Company and an avid and committed

STATE OF SURVEILLANCE IN KENYA

Introduction Acknowledgement  The State of Surveillance in Kenya is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders – Kenya. Right to Privacy The constitution Article 31 of the Constitution specifically protects the right to privacy. It states: “Every person has the right to privacy, which includes the right

Kenya: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of ten land rights defenders from Taita Taveta County

EN 003 / 1116 / OBS 100 Arbitrary detention / Harassment / Restrictions to freedom of assembly Kenya November 22, 2016 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in

PUBLIC STATEMENT ON TAVETA 10

NCHRD-K Concerned with criminalization of human rights defense, punitive bail against human rights defenders and whistleblowers Nairobi, 14 November 2016 Ten persons, including local farmers and activists are languishing in Taveta GK Prison for protesting against illegal land acquisitions and corruption in the county. The ten were arrested on 31 October 2016 and charged in

PRESS STATEMENT CONDEMNING BRUTAL USE OF FORCE BY POLICE IN NAIROBI 03/11/2016

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CELEBRATING WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN KENYA

November 29th is a day of recognition for women human rights defenders, and it is a day to commemorate activism, advocacy and courageous acts of resistance. The campaign focuses on defense of rights and the impact of abuses by state and non-state actors (including family and community members), the rise in militarism and fundamentalism’s. They

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