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Communications report to session 48 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Mar 2021 to 31 May 2021 and their replies received until 31 Jul 2021. Some names of individuals or other information have been rendered anonymous or otherwise unidentifiable.
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    31 May 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • poverty
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the killing of at least 27 people in the course of a police operation in the Jacarezinho neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021
21 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
    31 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received regarding the decision of the official Organization of the Behesht Zahra to not allow members of the Baha’i faith to bury their dead in new gravesites at Golestan Javid cemetery in Tehran.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2021
    31 May 2021
    Latvia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • minority issues
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the adoption and enforcement of a series of measures which appear to impose limitations affecting the use of minority languages in Latvia. In particular we have received new information regarding education laws, some of which we had previously raised concerns about in 2018 and 2019, as well as about a range of new laws or related policies adopted or applied since 2020 that raise serious concerns about their potential effects on the enjoyment and promotion of minority linguistic rights in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Jul 2021
    31 May 2021
    Mali
    JAL
  • slavery
  • internally displaced persons
  • Mali
Informations reçues concernant les violations et atteintes aux droits de l’homme graves que continuent de subir les personnes considérées comme esclaves, particulièrement dans la région de Kayes.
Alleged victims: 3000
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    31 May 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged lack of effective remedies for the Kipsigis and Talai peoples which were subjected to human rights violations during the pre-colonial and colonial period in Kenya, associated primarily with the expropriation of land on Kericho County.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jul 2021
    28 May 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning escalating violence against Munduruku and Yanomami indigenous peoples, including attacks against the Munduruku Wakoborũn Women’s Association, mercury contamination in the Amazonian indigenous lands, and the proposed Bill no. 191/2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Jul 2021
    28 May 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • poverty
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la situación que sufren los trabajadores del comercio ambulante, en su mayoría miembros del pueblo indígena Mapuche, de la ciudad de Temuco, región de la Araucanía en Chile. Debido a políticas y normativas municipales, a estos trabajadores del comercio ambulante se les ha prohibido que realicen la actividad que les proporciona su principal fuente de ingreso, provocando una espiral de precariedad y pobreza.
Alleged victims: 150
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28 Jul 2021
    28 May 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Mustafa al Darwish, a national of Saudi Arabia, who reportedly faces imminent execution, after having been allegedly arbitrarily arrested, tortured and sentenced to death following a reportedly unfair trial, for crimes that allegedly occurred when he was seventeen years old.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
    27 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the transfer of several human rights defenders and political prisoners to prisons in distant locations, including Maryam Akbari Monfared, Zeinab Jalalian, Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, Mojgan Keshavarz, Atena Daemi, Sepideh Gholian, Golrokh Iraee, Saba Kord Afshari, Nasrin Sotoudeh as well as health condition of Raheleh Ahmadi and denial of temporary leave to Zeinab Jalalian, Maryam Akbari Monfared, and Atena Daemi, over the last 13, 12, and four years that they have remained in prison.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 Aug 2021
    27 May 2021
    Israel
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Information received concerning recent reports of violence, discrimination and incitement to racial hatred against Palestinian citizens of Israel, as well as the lack of bomb shelters and protection from the recent missiles fired in the Bedouin villages of the Naqab.
Alleged victims: -
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