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Safeguard Defenders is a human rights NGO founded in late 2016 that undertakes and supports local field activities that contribute to the protection of basic rights, promote the rule of law and enhance the ability of local civil society and human rights defenders in some of the most hostile environments in Asia. 

At any given time, Safeguard Defenders is running about a dozen programs in target countries. From our small head office in Madrid, Spain we work with local partners, who include teachers, lawyers, local independent media organizations and civil society organizations engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law. 

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Rape and execution threats, flogging, electrocution, torturing family members within earshot, and breaking teeth are just some of the ways Iran forces prisoners to confess on camera.

UK’s TV-regulator Ofcom finds China Global Television Network (CGTN) guilty on all counts concerning an investigation launched after a complaint by the UK's Peter Humphrey concerning the extraction and broadcast of several TV confessions he was forced to make. Both broadcasts were anchored by James Chau. 

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