On 26 January 2012, Front Line Defenders launched its 2012 Annual Report on human rights defenders, which highlights global trends and developments in the situation of human rights defenders in 2011 and analyses the situation in each region of the world. The Report highlights the fact that while international media and public attention focused on the dramatic events unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, elsewhere repressive governments continued to respond to any challenge to their power and privileges with violent repression.
The Report is based on Front Line Defenders’ work in support of human rights defenders at risk. In 2011, Front Line Defenders issued 256 urgent appeals on 594 human rights defenders at risk in 70 countries; it provided 189 security grants and trained more than 470 human rights defenders. Overall, more than 1380 HRDs benefited from Front Line Defenders’ protection support in 2011.
The report might be downloaded here: Front Line Defenders 2012 Annual Report on HRDs