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Human rights defenders who challenge big corporations are being killed, assaulted, harassed and suppressed in growing numbers

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'Attacks and killings': human rights activists at growing risk, study claims

Research shows 34% rise in attacks against campaigners defending land, environment and labour rights in the face of corporate activity.

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Human rights defenders who challenge big corporations are being killed, assaulted, harassed and suppressed in growing numbers, researchers have claimed.

A survey by the Business and Human Rights Resource Center recorded a 34% global rise in attacks against human rights activists last year, including 120 alleged murders and hundreds of other cases involving threats, assaults and intimidation. The number of incidents were found to have risen sharply, with 388 attacks recorded in 2017 compared with 290 the previous year.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/09/human-rights-activists-growing-risk-attacks-and-killings-study-claims

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