Human Rights Day tribute to Defenders of Human Rights

By Shazeera Ahmad Zawawi

Cartoons the laughable state of human rights in Malaysia.

This year’s International Human Rights Day is dedicated to the human rights defenders. Who are actually human rights defenders?

According to the International Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (the name of the declaration is longer than that but I am not bothered to write the full name, so Google, people!) they can be anyone who uphold and protect human rights in the course of their work and daily life.

Hence, it can be activists who risked being detained by the State for challenging acts of human rights violation, a journalist who exposed corruption or even a teacher who protect his or her students from harm as evident in Nepal.

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