The Spanish NGO Safeguard Defenders claims on their website in different languages to have been founded in 2016.
Safeguard Defenders is a human rights NGO founded in late 2016 [...]
The foundation for Safeguard Defenders was laid in 2016, and was publicly launched in 2017.
According to the official registration papers it was only founded in June 2019.
La Fundación anteriormente citada fue constituida por don Peter Jesper Dahlin [...] el 13 de junio de 2019 con el número 767 de protocolo.
Is the organization lying about their foundation date, or is there some other explanation? For example, was there a precursory organization of the same name existing unofficially outside Spain?
PS: I do not doubt that China is prosecuting its citizens abroad, and it is not the aim of my questions to defend the Chinese government.