Jineth Bedoya Lima is an award-winning investigative journalist and an advocate for the rights of women victims of violence in Colombia. Recognized for her reporting on the activities of Colombian paramilitaries, she was following up on a lead about alleged arms sales between paramilitaries and Colombian state officials at a maximum-security prison on 25 May 2000. Jineth was abducted from the prison, tortured, and sexually assaulted as a “message to the press”.
Erin Woycik for IFEX
It's a familiar story that always has the same sad ending. Anabel Flores Salazar, a crime reporter for El Sol de Orizaba newspaper, was found dead on 9 February 2016 in the state of Puebla, becoming the 15th journalist killed in Veracruz since 2010.
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Bahrain Center for Human Rights
Five years ago this week, hundreds of thousands of people rose up in support of democracy and human rights in Bahrain. Despite constant pressure and continued crackdowns, Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement has endured.
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