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Communications report to session 42 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Mar 2019 to 31 May 2019 and their replies received until 31 Jul 2019. 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
    01 May 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the charges against and detention of Sheikh Sayah Abu Madhi’m al-Turi, a Bedouin human and land rights defender from al-ʿArāgīb, in Negev/Naqab region. His detention is linked to his advocacy and work on Bedouin land claims in al-ʿArāgīb, and on the currently unrecognized Bedouin village in that region, which has been demolished numerous times since 2010 and whose residents forcibly removed.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 May 2019
    Other actors
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning Facebook’s initiative to create an Oversight Board for Content Decisions (“the Board”).
Alleged victims: -
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    01 May 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of, and charges against, five labour rights defenders, as a result of their advocacy for labour rights and better working conditions at the Jasic Technology plant in Shenzhen, and for their attempts to form a trade union.
Alleged victims: 31
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    01 May 2019
    Russian Federation
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning recently passed amendments to the law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” and the Code on Administrative Offenses, criminalizing “fake news” and “blatant disrespect for society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental bodies of Russia”, as well as amendments to the Law on the Distribution of Foreign Media.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Apr 2019
    China
    UA
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and threat of repatriation of seven citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), who are currently in detention in a police station in Shenyang city of Liaoning province.
Alleged victims: 8
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03 Jun 2019
    29 Apr 2019
    Other actors
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the prosecution’s response towards Mr. Hamid Kamali bin Haydara’s appeal against his death sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Apr 2019
    United States of America
    JAL
  • executions
  • Somalia
  • terrorism
Information received concerning five airstrikes in Somalia
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Apr 2019
    Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the prosecution’s response towards Mr. Hamid Kamali bin Haydara’s appeal against his death sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Apr 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’agression physique, de menaces de mort et d’intimidation à l’encontre du défenseur des droits de l’Homme, M. Jean Gédéon.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Apr 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
Informacion recibida en relación con la situación de la comunidad de Brisas del Cauca, en Cali, Colombia frente al Plan Jarillón implementado por la Alcaldía Municipal.
Alleged victims: 30002
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