Human Rights House - Voronezh faces a real threat of closure again. On 13 August, human rights defenders learnt the local authorities of Voronezh decided not to prolong the rental agreement for the Human Rights House office.
In a letter to the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyevin and the Prosecutor General Zakir, several Human Rights NGOs express a profound concern regarding the continued harassment and intimidation of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova and the resulting interference in her work.
More than 150 civil society organisations defending human rights, digital rights and media rights in countries as far afield as the UK to Uruguay, from the USA to Ukraine to Uganda, have written to President Obama to urge him to end the prosecution of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers like him.
NGOs from different countries of the world announced the International Day of Solidarity with Civil Society of Belarus. It will be held on 4 August, on the second anniversary of the arrest of a well-known Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski.
The International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus accepts applications for the post of the Representative on Human Rights Defenders.
60 non-governmental organisations from all over the world, including about 20 members of the Civic Solidarity Platform, signed a letter calling for England libel law reform, including limiting corporations ability to use libel law to silence civil society critics.