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Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento, Colombia

Colombian senator and presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento was murdered at a political rally in 1989. His death was ordered by drugs baron Pablo Escobar and apparently plotted by high-level members of the security forces.
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Jaime Ricaurte Hurtado González, Ecuador

MP and presidential hopeful Jaime Ricaurte Hurtado González was murdered outside Ecuador’s parliament building in 1999. Another MP and an official also died. The masterminds have never been brought to justice. Jaime Ricaurte Hurtado González had just walked out of
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Germano Nati, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Germano Nati has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isaias Afwerki.
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Manuel Cepeda Vargas, Colombia

Colombian MP Manuel Cepeda Vargas was shot dead in the capital, Bogota, in an attack later ruled to have been the responsibility of the state. No one has been brought to justice for masterminding the killing, one of a string
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Joseph Pararajasingham, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan MP Joseph Pararajasingham was murdered in a cathedral during a Christmas service in 2005. He was a leading campaigner for the rights of the Tamil minority, and there are concerns his murder may have been carried out with
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Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Nadarajah Raviraj was murdered on his way to work in 2006, one of a series of Tamil MPs to be killed. Those who ordered or carried out his killing have never been brought to justice. Sri Lankan MP
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Galina Starovoitova, Russia

Russian human rights campaigner and MP Galina Starovoitova was murdered in 1998. After years of delay, some of those responsible have been brought to justice but others are thought to remain at large. Russian MP Galina Starovoitova was shot and
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Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has faced a long battle in the country’s courts over allegations of sodomy and corruption. The death of his defence lawyer and fellow MP Karpal Singh only a month after another court defeat heightened concerns
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Pedro Nel Jiménez Obando, Colombia

Pedro Nel Jiménez Obando was one of a string of Colombian MPs murdered in a bloody period in the country’s history in the 1980s and 90s. No one has been brought to justice. Pedro Nel Jiménez Obando was shot dead
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Jawad Fairooz, Bahrain

Former Bahraini MP Jawad Fairooz has been rendered stateless after being stripped of his nationality in 2012. He had previously been detained and allegedly ill-treated, after challenging the state’s harsh crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Jawad Fairooz resigned from Bahrain’s parliament
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Ahmad Sa’adat, Palestine

Palestinian MP Ahmad Sa’adat was abducted by Israeli forces from a Jericho jail before being sentenced to 30 years in prison in Israel.
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Petros Solomon, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Petros Solomon has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isaias Afwerki. Petros Solomon was a commander and intelligence chief during Eritrea’s struggle for independence from
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Saleh Kekiya, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Saleh Kekiya has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isaias Afwerki.
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Leonard Hitimana, Rwanda

Leonard Hitimana vanished without trace in April 2003. Despite repeated IPU calls, a thorough investigation by Rwandan authorities into the MP’s disappearance has yet to take place. Rwandan MP and doctor Leonard Hitimana disappeared from the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on
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Estifanos Seyoum, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Estifanos Seyoum has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isaias Afwerki.
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Zorig Sanjasuuren, Mongolia

Zorig Sanjasuuren, an MP and pro-democracy activist, was murdered at his home in Mongolia in 1998. No one has been brought to justice. Mongolian MP Zorig Sanjasuuren, 36, was stabbed to death in 1998 by attackers who lay in wait
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Haile Woldetensae, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Haile Woldetensae has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isais Afwerki.
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Aster Fissehatsion, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Aster Fissehatsion has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isaias Afwerki.
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Mahmoud Ahmed Sheriffo, Eritrea

Eritrean MP Mahmoud Ahmed Sheriffo has been held incommunicado without trial since 2001, one of a group of 11 seized after criticizing the country’s president, Isaias Afwerki.
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Mohammed Al-Dainy, Iraq

Iraqi MP Mohammed Al-Dainy was sentenced to death in his absence for masterminding the suicide bombing of the Iraqi parliament in 2007, along with other charges which have since turned out to be false. Iraqi MP and human rights activist
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