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Americas: Human rights defenders increasingly targeted and attacked

Headline Title:  Americas: Human rights defenders increasingly targeted and attacked 07 December 2012 Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime, Amnesty International said in a new report today.The report Transforming pain into hope: Human rights defenders in the Americas, is based on around 300 cases of intimidation, harassment, attacks and killings of human rights defenders in more than a dozen countries primarily between January 2010…

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