Ending the Target digital Surveillance ofthose who defend ourrights



A Summary of the Impact of the Digital Surveillance Industy on Human Rights Defenders. The tactics and tools of the repression carried out against human rights defenders (HRDs)with almost total impunityinclude personal attacks such as threats, smear campaigns, criminalization, beatings, killings, and enforced disappearances. In addition, states have also introduced a barrage of restrictions in law and practice on the rights to peaceful assembly and association, expression, and freedom of movement. HRDswho face inequality, exclusion and discrimination, such as women, LGBTI people, migrants, black people, Indigenous communities, are doubly at risk because they are attacked not only on the basis of their struggles, but also because of who they are.



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