Communications report to session 50 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Dec 2021 to 28 Feb 2022 and their replies received until 30 Apr 2022. 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
    28 Feb 2022
    Morocco
    OL
    MAR 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    25 Feb 2022
    Algeria
    OL
    DZA 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    25 Feb 2022
    Belarus
    JUA
    BLR 2/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Mr. Vladimir Matskevich, a Belarusian public figure, who was allegedly arbitrarily arrested on 4 August 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
    25 Feb 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 2/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning two nationals of Saudi Arabia, reportedly facing the death penalty, after having allegedly been arbitrarily arrested and following an unfair trial marred by torture allegations. We would also like to welcome the release of a third national of Saudi Arabia whose case was brought to the attention of Your Excellency’s Government on different occasions.
Alleged victims: 3
20 Apr 2022
    25 Feb 2022
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JUA
    TTO 2/2022
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing practice of pushbacks of migrants by the Coast Guard of Trinidad and Tobago, including a recent incident of interception of a boat with 39 Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers on board, including 10 children, and the alleged use of firearms during this operation, which reportedly resulted in the death of a one-year-old child and the injury of his mother.
Alleged victims: 39
    25 Feb 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 1/2022
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the ongoing prolonged solitary confinement, under Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), of Mr. Nizar Abdelaziz Trabelsi and his deteriorating physical and mental health.
Alleged victims: 1
    24 Feb 2022
    Togo
    JAL
    TGO 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des actes de harcèlement et la détention de courte durée des défenseurs des droits de l'homme M. Ferdinand Mensah Ayité, M. Joël Vignon Egah, M. Isidore Kouwonou et M. Fovi Katakou, en lien avec l'exercice de leur droit à la liberté d'expression et de leurs activités en faveur des droits de l'homme.
Alleged victims: 4
27 May 2022
    23 Feb 2022
    Spain
    AL
    ESP 3/2022
  • poverty
Referencia a la carta del Gobierno de su Excelencia de 3 de diciembre de 2021 en la que da respuesta a la comunicación conjunta que varios Relatores Especiales de Naciones Unidas enviamos al Gobierno de su Excelencia el 18 de diciembre de 2020 (UA ESP 6/2020). Agradezco al Gobierno de su Excelencia su cooperación con el sistema de los Procedimientos Especiales del Consejo de Derechos Humanos, así como la información adicional que nos ha proporcionado con respecto a algunas medidas que se han adoptado para hacer frente a la grave situación a la que se enfrentan las personas que viven en la Cañada Real Galiana.
Alleged victims: -
    22 Feb 2022
    Chad
    OL
    TCD 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    22 Feb 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
    TUR 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the multiple criminal proceedings against human rights defender Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chairperson of the Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği – İHD) in Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
21 Apr 2022
    21 Feb 2022
    Bahrain
    JAL
    BHR 1/2022
  • torture
  • executions
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention in Serbia of Mr. Ahmed Jaafar Mohammed Ali, and his extradition to Bahrain, on 24 January 2022, based on a red notice by the Interpol issued on Bahrain’s request, and despite interim measures instructed by the European Court of Human Rights. Since his arrival in Bahrain, Mr. Ali, who may be facing death penalty, remains without access to legal assistance.
Alleged victims: 1
14 Apr 2022
16 May 2022
    21 Feb 2022
    Bangladesh
    JUA
    BGD 2/2022
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged acts of intimidation and harassment against relatives of disappeared persons, human rights defenders and civil society organizations in Bangladesh because of their work and co-operation with international bodies and UN mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 6
12 May 2022
    21 Feb 2022
    Serbia
    JAL
    SRB 2/2022
  • torture
  • executions
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention in Serbia of Mr. Ahmed Jaafar Mohammed Ali, and his extradition to Bahrain, on 24 January 2022, based on a red notice by the Interpol, issued on Bahrain’s request and despite interim measures instructed by the European Court of Human Rights. Since his arrival in Bahrain, Mr. Ali, who may be facing death penalty, remains without access to legal assistance.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Apr 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged threats and intimidation of indigenous human rights defender Alessandra Korap Munduruku following her participation in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Alleged victims: 1
19 Apr 2022
03 May 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Ecuador
    JAL
    ECU 3/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
Infomacion recibida en relación con la muerte del defensor de derechos humanos Víctor Guaillas.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Apr 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
    SGP 2/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • migrants
Information received concerning the imminent execution of two individuals with intellectual disabilities; Singaporean national Mr Roslan bin Bakar, whose lawyer is currently not practicing law, and of Malaysian national Mr Pausi bin Jefridin.
Alleged victims: 1
02 Mar 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
    VNM 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Huynh Thuc Vy and environmental rights defender Mr. Dang Dinh Bach, in connection with the exercise of their freedom of expression and human rights activities, respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
18 Apr 2022
    17 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
    CHN 14/2021
  • cultural rights
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the arrest, detention and subsequent enforced disappearance of Tibetan writer Mr. Lobsang Lhundup (pen name of Dhi Lhaden), musician Mr. Lhundrup Drakpa, and teacher Ms. Rinchen Kyi, allegedly in connection with their cultural activities in favour of the Tibetan minority language and culture.
Alleged victims: 3
14 Apr 2022
    16 Feb 2022
    Australia
    JUA
    AUS 2/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of forty-six Australian citizens, including thirty children, who are currently being held in different camps in North-Eastern Syria. We have deep concerns about the conditions of detention in the camps, notably Al-Hol and Roj where most of these individuals are held and are deprived of their liberty without any judicial process.
Alleged victims: 46
30 Mar 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Djibouti
    OL
    DJI 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    15 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
    IND 21/2021
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received regarding the alleged killing of Mr. Zia Mustafa in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir after he was removed from jail by the police and the alleged lack of investigation into his killing.
Alleged victims: 1
    15 Feb 2022
    Poland
    JAL
    POL 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning multiple legal cases brought against Atlas of Hate for defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Apr 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
    TUR 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation and ill-treatment of human rights defenders Ersin Berke Gök and Caner Perit Özen.
Alleged victims: 2
29 Apr 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
    ZWE 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received regarding the years-long harassment of members of The Amalgamated Rural Teacher’s Union of Zimbabwe, including the recent arrest of 16 members while exercising their right to assemble peacefully.
Alleged victims: 3
    14 Feb 2022
    Cameroon
    OL
    CMR 2/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    14 Feb 2022
    Chile
    JAL
    CHL 1/2022
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Información recibida en relación con el confinamiento solitario prolongado en curso de Mauricio Hernández Norambuena, quien se encuentra detenido a la espera de juicio en el Centro Penitenciario de Rancagua, en la Sección de Máxima Seguridad, en Chile.
Alleged victims: 1
18 Mar 2022
    14 Feb 2022
    China
    OL
    CHN 3/2022
  • terrorism
comments on the applicability of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR” or the “Covenant”) to law enforcement and judicial activity carried out under The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law” or “NSL”).
Alleged victims: -
    14 Feb 2022
    Ethiopia
    JAL
    ETH 3/2021
  • racism
  • disappearances
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance against members of the Tigrayan ethnic group, as well as other serious human rights violations committed against them, since the outbreak of the conflict between the Ethiopian federal Government and its armed forces and the Tigray People's Liberation Front in November 2020.
Alleged victims: -
14 Apr 2022
    14 Feb 2022
    Rwanda
    OL
    RWA 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    14 Feb 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de la blogueuse et défenseuse des droits humains Meriem Bribri.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 Feb 2022
    Madagascar
    JUA
    MDG 2/2022
  • albinism
  • disability
  • executions
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des attaques et des enlèvements en cours contre des personnes atteintes d'albinisme à Madagascar, en particulier dans les régions du Sud-Ouest et du Centre-Ouest, notamment à Atsimo andrefana et Menabe. Des attaques ont également été signalées dans les régions du sud-est et du centre-sud, notamment à Haute Matisatra, Ihorombe et Anosy.
Alleged victims: -
05 Apr 2022
12 May 2022
12 May 2022
    11 Feb 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged designation of the human rights project OVD-Info as a “foreign agent public association”, as well as the blocking of its website and the impending blocking of its social media pages based on a court decision allegedly adopted following violations of the right to a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 2
11 Apr 2022
    11 Feb 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
    GBR 3/2022
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Concerns about the Nationality and Borders Bill and, specifically, the recently introduced Clause 9 on notice of decision to deprive a person of citizenship. We would like to highlight the concerns arising in relation to Clause 9 and its compliance with the State’s obligations under international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
05 May 2022
    11 Feb 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
    VEN 2/2022
  • freedom of opinion and expression
informacion recibida sobre la demanda de difamacion y la subasta del medio de comunicacion El Nactional, en reaccion de sus informes criticos sobre el gobierno.
Alleged victims: 1
29 Apr 2022
    10 Feb 2022
    Central African Republic
    OL
    CAF 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    10 Feb 2022
    Colombia
    AL
    COL 2/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con investigaciones abiertas por la Fiscalía y por la Contraloría sobre el Señor Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, líder del movimiento político compromiso ciudadano, ex Gobernador y ex Alcalde de Antioquia, sobre las cuales hay alegaciones de que no se habrían cumplido los estándares internacionales de independencia e imparcialidad. Estas investigaciones y las decisiones que en ellas se van adoptando, tendrían, entre otros, el efecto de limitar los derechos políticos del señor Fajardo.
Alleged victims: 1
08 Apr 2022
    10 Feb 2022
    Ecuador
    AL
    ECU 2/2022
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida en relación con el uso de Plaguicidas Altamente Peligrosos (PAP) en los cultivos de banano en Ecuador. Estos plaguicidas tóxicos pueden causar daños graves o irreversibles a la salud humana y al medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 1
08 Apr 2022
    10 Feb 2022
    Liberia
    JAL
    LBR 2/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the abduction of a 16-year old girl by traditional leaders of the Sande secret society for forceful initiation, which included being subjected to female genital mutilation.
Alleged victims: 5
    10 Feb 2022
    Madagascar
    OL
    MDG 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
05 Apr 2022
    10 Feb 2022
    Peru
    OL
    PER 2/2022
  • toxics and human rights
La aprobación del Plan Especial Multisectorial para la intervención integral a favor de la población expuesta a metales pesados, metaloides y otras sustancias químicas tóxicas, mediante el Decreto Supremo N° 037-2021-MINAM del 23 de diciembre 2021. Creo firmemente que este plan refleja una política importante de prevención, mitigación y atención integral para personas expuestas y afectadas, y que servirá de referente para otros países que enfrentan escenarios similares.
Alleged victims: 1
    10 Feb 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
    GBR 2/2022
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • housing
Concerns about the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and its compatibility with the State’s international human rights law obligations, including the prohibition of discrimination and the rights of minorities.
Alleged victims: -
08 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 1/2022
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning allegations of systemic and structural racial discrimination against Afro-Brazilians that has been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
28 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
    COD 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort contre le défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Kizito Bin Hangi, en lien avec son travail dans le domaine des droits de l’Homme et ses droits à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, ainsi qu’à la liberté d’association.
Alleged victims: 1
    09 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
    IND 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged repeated attacks against woman human rights defender, Ms. Bindu Ammini, due to her attempts and successes in entering the Sabarimala Temple.
Alleged victims: 1
02 Aug 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
    JAL
    OTH 264/2021
  • housing
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning plans for resettlement, forced evictions, home demolitions and additional restrictions to livelihood, which are due to affect by 2027 some 82,000 residents of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including indigenous Maasai pastoralists. Such plans have allegedly not been consulted with the Maasai people with a view to obtaining their free, prior and informed consent and would jeopardize their physical and cultural survival in the name of “nature conservation”, ignoring the close relationship that the Maasai have traditionally had with their territories, their stewardship role and the root causes of the current threats to the healthy environment of these territories.
Alleged victims: 82001
27 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
    JAL
    OTH 263/2021
  • housing
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning plans for resettlement, forced evictions, home demolitions and additional restrictions to livelihood, which are due to affect by 2027 some 82,000 residents of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including indigenous Maasai pastoralists. Such plans have allegedly not been consulted with the Maasai people with a view to obtaining their free, prior and informed consent and would jeopardize their physical and cultural survival in the name of “nature conservation”, ignoring the close relationship that the Maasai have traditionally had with their territories, their stewardship role and the root causes of the current threats to the healthy environment of these territories.
Alleged victims: 82001
06 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    Nepal
    JAL
    NPL 1/2022
  • violence against women
  • health
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of sexual violence perpetrated in 2001 by State agents, in the context of the armed conflict in Nepal (1996-2006), while the victim was 13 years old, and the failure to investigate, prosecute and punish any perpetrators in connection with these crimes, or to provide redress.
Alleged victims: 1
    09 Feb 2022
    UNESCO
    JAL
    OTH 262/2021
  • housing
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning plans for resettlement, forced evictions, home demolitions and additional restrictions to livelihood, which are due to affect by 2027 some 82,000 residents of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including indigenous Maasai pastoralists. Such plans have allegedly not been consulted with the Maasai people with a view to obtaining their free, prior and informed consent and would jeopardize their physical and cultural survival in the name of “nature conservation”, ignoring the close relationship that the Maasai have traditionally had with their territories, their stewardship role and the root causes of the current threats to the healthy environment of these territories.
Alleged victims: 82001
08 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
    TZA 3/2021
  • housing
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • food
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning plans for resettlement, forced evictions, home demolitions and additional restrictions to livelihood, which are due to affect by 2027 some 82,000 residents of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including indigenous Maasai pastoralists. Such plans have allegedly not been consulted with the Maasai people with a view to obtaining their free, prior and informed consent and would jeopardize their physical and cultural survival in the name of “nature conservation”, ignoring the close relationship that the Maasai have traditionally had with their territories, their stewardship role and the root causes of the current threats to the healthy environment of these territories.
Alleged victims: 82001
08 Apr 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
    HND 7/2021
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el presunto homicidio de Erick Barú Rivera y las lesiones sufridas por Merlin Allen Dias, Tecsi Jackson López, Sergio Renan Herrera, Franklin Casildo Harris, miembros del pueblo indígena Miskito y otras tres personas, luego del uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte del ejército hondureño el 16 de septiembre de 2021.
Alleged victims: 6
11 Apr 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Mexico
    OL
    MEX 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la legislación y normativa en torno a los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento, así como lo relacionado con la prohibición de cortes de suministro de agua en México, especialmente durante el periodo de pandemia provocado por el COVID-19. A este respecto, le ruego se remita al Informe de la misión a México (A/HRC/36/45/add.2) presentado en el 36º periodo de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos en septiembre de 2017 y al Informe de Seguimiento de la visita oficial a México (A/HRC/45/10/Add.1) presentado en el 45º periodo de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos en septiembre de 2020 y a su correspondiente Resumen, elaborados por mi antecesor, Leo Heller.
Alleged victims: -
07 Apr 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Peru
    JAL
    PER 1/2022
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con los presuntos actos de desprestigio e incitación a la violencia dirigidos contra el memorial “El Ojo que Llora” y los actos de estigmatización, intimidación y amenaza dirigidos contra las personas que participaron en el acto de reconocimiento del sitio como Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación, todos ellos registrados en las redes sociales.
Alleged victims: -
04 May 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Qatar
    JOL
    QAT 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning Law No. 20 of 2019 Promulgating the Law on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Law No. 20).
Alleged victims: -
    07 Feb 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement de M. Faleh Hammoudi, défenseur des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
06 Apr 2022
    04 Feb 2022
    Sudan
    JUA
    SDN 2/2022
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Ms. Amira Osman, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, who has been arbitrarily arrested in Khartoum, on 22 January 2022, and ever since subjected to enforced disappearance with no information on her fate or whereabouts.
Alleged victims: 1
11 Mar 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
    CHN 2/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent enforced disappearances of human rights defenders Mr. Wang Jianbing and Mr. Yang Maodong (pen-name Guo Feixiong), who are facing the charge of “inciting subversion of State power”, and concerning Mr. Tang Jitian, who has been reported as forcibly disappeared since 10 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 9
01 Apr 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
    IND 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the intimidation of and threats against by Ms. Meena Kotwal, a Dalit journalist and woman human rights defender working and reporting on human rights issues.
Alleged victims: 1
    03 Feb 2022
    Sweden
    JAL
    SWE 2/2022
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations of the Saami and of threats to the World Heritage Site Laponia due to the proposed Gállok/Kallak mining project by the British company Beowulf Mining’s and their fully-owned Swedish subsidiary Jokkmokk Iron Mines AB. Concerns have been raised over the failure to consult and seek the free, prior and informed consent of the indigenous community, the impact on their traditional cultural practices and the lack of sufficient documentation and recognition of environmental risks and irreversible damage to the nearby heritage-listed site, Laponia.
Alleged victims: 1
04 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Benin
    OL
    BEN 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    02 Feb 2022
    Burundi
    OL
    BDI 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
12 May 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 1/2022
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, imprisonment as well as critical health condition while in state custody of Mr. Baktash Abtin (Mehdi Kazemi), a poet and human rights defender, following contracting COVID-19 in prison, subsequently resulting in his death in state custody.
Alleged victims: 1
20 Jun 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
    IRQ 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender and activist Mr Ammar Al-Helfi.
Alleged victims: 1
14 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Togo
    OL
    TGO 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
03 Feb 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    Australia
    JAL
    AUS 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
30 Mar 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    Austria
    JAL
    AUT 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
19 Apr 2022
16 May 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    France
    JAL
    FRA 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
    01 Feb 2022
    Germany
    JAL
    DEU 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
29 Mar 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    Israel
    JUA
    ISR 1/2022
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
New information received concerning the administrative detention and health situation of Amal Nakhleh.
Alleged victims: 1
    01 Feb 2022
    Sweden
    JAL
    SWE 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
01 Apr 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
    GBR 1/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Apr 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    United States of America
    JUA
    USA 3/2022
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the imminent forced evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic of 21 families (63 persons) who self-identify as belonging to the Nooksack indigenous Tribe, living in homes funded by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Alleged victims: 21
24 Feb 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
    USA 2/2022
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
12 Jul 2022
    28 Jan 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de amenazas de muerte públicas contra el defensor de derechos humanos y miembro del CAJAR, el Señor Alirio Uribe Muñoz, y contra varios otros representantes del Comité del Paro, debido a su labor en la defensa de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
30 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Ecuador
    AL
    ECU 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación al proceso en contra de los señores Walter Hipólito Solís, Christian Viteri, Viviana Bonilla y Roldán Alvarado en el caso conocido como “Sobornos”, respecto del cual se alegan varios hechos violatorios a la independencia judicial y la imparcialidad de los jueces y otros operadores de justicia.
Alleged victims: 4
25 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 37/2021
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the water and environmental policies in Khuzestan province which have led to a serious water and environmental crisis impacting life, livelihood, biodiversity and the environment. Further information is received at the violent dispersal by police and security forces of peaceful protests in Khuzestan province who protested the water crisis; the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters leading to the killing of at least nine individuals, including at least one child, and the injuring of a number of others; arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of protesters some of them being or have been subjected to enforced disappearance; and disruptions to internet access and mobile data.
Alleged victims: 10
08 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
    PHL 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the alleged disappearance of human rights defender, Mr. Steve Abua.
Alleged victims: 1
02 Feb 2022
16 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
    SAU 1/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Jaafar Sultan and Mr. Sadiq Majeed Thamer, two nationals of Bahrain, who reportedly face the death penalty, after having allegedly been arbitrarily arrested and following an unfair trial marred by torture allegations.
Alleged victims: 2
24 Mar 2022
    25 Jan 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 13/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la liquidation de l'ONG RAJ le 13 octobre 2021 par le tribunal administratif d'Alger.
Alleged victims: 1
25 Mar 2022
    25 Jan 2022
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
    ARE 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received about the inclusion on a terrorist list of two human rights defenders, Mr. Hamad Mohammed Al-Shamsi and Mr. Mohammed Saqr Al-Zaabi; and academics and activists Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi, and Mr Saeed Nasser Al-Tenaiji.
Alleged victims: 4
    24 Jan 2022
    Guinea
    OL
    GIN 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    24 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 36/2021
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning reports of acts constituting torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment resulting in deaths of individuals under custody of the State, without subsequent independent investigation into the cause of death and without accountability for perpetrators.
Alleged victims: 2
09 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Poland
    JAL
    POL 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged attacks, short-term detentions, stop and search, harassment, and ill-treatment of human rights defenders assisting migrants and asylum-seekers near the Poland-Belarus border and monitoring and publicising their human rights situation, as well as the alleged lack of legal basis for the actions of the military.
Alleged victims: 5
22 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
    UGA 1/2022
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the judicial harassment and acts of intimidation against non-governmental organizations working on oil and gas issues, and the arrest of human rights defenders working in the same field.
Alleged victims: 3
    21 Jan 2022
    Cameroon
    JAL
    CMR 1/2022
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’interdictions de réunions pacifiques et d’actes de harcèlement à l’encontre de défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Jul 2022
    21 Jan 2022
    Spain
    OL
    ESP 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la legislación y normativa en torno a la prohibición de cortes de suministro de agua en España a aquellas personas que no pueden hacer frente al pago por ese servicio, en particular, en el contexto del COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
08 Jun 2022
    20 Jan 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
    SGP 1/2022
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
New information received concerning the case of Mr. Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian national with deteriorating mental health, who is at risk of imminent execution for drug offences in Singapore.
Alleged victims: 1
02 Mar 2022
    19 Jan 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 15/2021
  • racism
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning allegations of systemic and structural discrimination against indigenous peoples that has been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information we have received raises concerns that these alleged discriminatory policies and practices would violate your Government’s obligations under international law, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the international standards contained in the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). We are alarmed by reports that systemic racial discrimination and racist violence against indigenous peoples has been exacerbated in recent years, this regression being accelerated by the public and private response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
21 Mar 2022
    19 Jan 2022
    New Zealand
    JOL
    NZL 1/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Act 2021 and its compatibility with New Zealand’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
08 Mar 2022
02 May 2022
    19 Jan 2022
    Niger
    OL
    NER 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    19 Jan 2022
    Senegal
    OL
    SEN 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    19 Jan 2022
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
    TTO 1/2022
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of forced returns of Venezuelan migrants, including asylum seekers, without any individualised assessment of their protection needs and risks faced upon return; as well as allegations of pushbacks carried out at sea by the Trinidadian authorities.
Alleged victims: 204
    18 Jan 2022
    China
    JUA
    CHN 1/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
15 Mar 2022
    18 Jan 2022
    China Energy Engineering Group Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd
    JUA
    OTH 2/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Công Ty C? Ph?n Qu?c T? Kaizen
    JUA
    OTH 3/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Công Ty Trách Nhi?m H?u H?n Qu?c T? Song H? Gia Lai
    JUA
    OTH 4/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Công Ty Xu?t Kh?u Lao Ð?ng B?o Son
    JUA
    OTH 5/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
    KAZ 1/2022
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received received about the excessive and lethal use of force against protesters in the context of the large demonstrations held across many cities in Kazakhstan since the beginning of January 2022, as well as the widespread arrests and detention of protesters on charges related to counter-terrorism and the alleged enforced disappearances of trade unionists. We would like to bring further attention to information received on the targeted harassment of civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists.
Alleged victims: 2
18 Mar 2022
    18 Jan 2022
    Linglong International Europe d.o.o. Zrenjanin
    JUA
    OTH 6/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: 3
    18 Jan 2022
    Patrol 023 d.o.o. Zrenjanin
    JUA
    OTH 7/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Serbia
    JUA
    SRB 1/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for the purpose of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Shandong Linglong Tire Co
    JUA
    OTH 1/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Sichuan Dinglong Electric Power Engineering
    JUA
    OTH 8/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
    18 Jan 2022
    Viet Nam
    JUA
    VNM 1/2022
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning allegations of human rights abuses faced by a group of Vietnamese migrant workers, who are reported to be victims of trafficking for purposes of forced labour, or slavery or practices similar to slavery, or servitude, located at Linglong construction site near the northern town of Zrenjanin in Serbia.
Alleged victims: -
15 Mar 2022
19 Apr 2022
    17 Jan 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    OL
    COD 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer et l'accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement de la population en situation de vulnérabilité, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    17 Jan 2022
    Romania
    AL
    ROU 4/2021
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the trial of Mr. Popoviciu, a Rumanian businessman, indicating the Judge on his case had a long-standing – and undisclosed – relationship with a key prosecution witness.
Alleged victims: 1
    14 Jan 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
    VEN 9/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas amenazas, hostigamientos, vigilancia e intimidación en contra del Señor Engels Wladimir Puertas Ochoa, de la Sra. Theresly Malavé Wadskier y de la Sra. Yasnaia Villalobos Montiel, todas personas defensoras de derechos humanos, quienes habrían sido objeto de las citadas violaciones por su labor de promoción y tutela de los derechos humanos, y en particular a raíz de la defensa legal que ejercen en juicios relativos a casos de alto impacto en el país.
Alleged victims: 5
    13 Jan 2022
    Mali
    OL
    MLI 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant la règlementation en matière d’eau potable et assainissement, plus précisément sur la suspension des coupures d’eau pour non-paiement dans le cadre de l’urgence COVID-19 et leur résiliation.
Alleged victims: -
    13 Jan 2022
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    JUA
    OTH 9/2022
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged imminent execution of Khaled Abdu Al Ramadi, a person of African descent, following an unfair trial.
Alleged victims: 1
    13 Jan 2022
    South Africa
    OL
    ZAF 1/2022
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation to the legislative and policy framework on the prohibition of water disconnections for those who are incapable of paying, in particular, in the context of COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    12 Jan 2022
    Libya
    JAL
    LBY 1/2022
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged lack of investigations into the killing and subsequent concealment and disappearance of the mortal remains of South African-Austrian photojournalist Anton Lazarus Hammerl on 5 April 2011, in the desert on the outskirts of Brega, eastern Libya, reportedly by troops loyal to Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 Jan 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 10/2021
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Olga Gorbunova, publicly known for her work as a women’s human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 Jan 2022
    Japan
    JAL
    JPN 6/2021
  • cultural rights
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning a request for the repatriation of Ryukyuan indigenous human remains, kept at the Kyoto University.
Alleged victims: 2
01 Mar 2022
    11 Jan 2022
    Romania
    AL
    ROU 1/2022
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning alleged violations of the right to a trial.
Alleged victims: 1
    11 Jan 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
    SAU 15/2021
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Follow-up on the cases of Mr. Ali al-Nimr, Mr. Abdullah al-Zaher, Mr. Dawood al-Marhoon, Mr. Abdullah al-Howaiti, Mr. Ali Hassan Al-Rabie and Mr. Mustafa al Darwish. The situation of these persons has been the subject of several communications by several Special Procedures mandates.
Alleged victims: 5
03 Mar 2022
    10 Jan 2022
    China
    JUA
    CHN 13/2021
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and threat of repatriation of 6 individuals of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in China.
Alleged victims: 7
04 Apr 2022
    10 Jan 2022
    Netherlands
    AL
    NLD 1/2022
  • torture
Information received regarding alleged excessive use of force by law enforcement officers against protesters, in apparent violation of the principles of necessity and proportionality, amid rallies denouncing COVID-19 State regulations in the Netherlands.
Alleged victims: 5
10 Mar 2022
    07 Jan 2022
    Russian Federation
    JUA
    RUS 1/2022
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Dzmitry Padlobnikau, who is reportedly at risk of forced return from the Russian Federation to Belarus, where he is likely to be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
03 Mar 2022
    06 Jan 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
    HND 8/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la posible utilización indebido del derecho penal en contra del defensor de derechos humanos Fabio Almendarez Pereira, en el contexto de reformas al Código Penal aprobadas el 7 de octubre de este año, que presuntamente estaría vinculada con su labor de defensa de la tierra y territorio en el departamento de Valle.
Alleged victims: 1
    06 Jan 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
    KGZ 5/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the adoption of legislative amendments to the Law on Non-Commercial Organizations (NCOs) may impinge on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association in the country.
Alleged victims: -
    06 Jan 2022
    Spain
    JOL
    ESP 7/2021
  • disappearances
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a la Proposición de Ley sobre bebés robados en el Estado español.
Alleged victims: -
    31 Dec 2021
    Dominican Republic
    OL
    DOM 1/2021
  • water and sanitation
Información recibid en relación con la legislación y normativa en torno a la prohibición de cortes de suministro de agua en República Dominicana a aquellas personas que no pueden hacer frente al pago por ese servicio, en particular, en el contexto del COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
29 Mar 2022
    30 Dec 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
    BHR 5/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning the further deterioration of the health of human rights defender Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Alleged victims: 1
01 Feb 2022
01 Feb 2022
    30 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 35/2021
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest ill-treatment, enforced disappearance,continued detention and sentencing of student activist Ms. Leila Hosseinzadeh and the arrest and continued detention of labor rights defender Mr. Hirad Pirbodaghi.
Alleged victims: 2
28 Jul 2022
    30 Dec 2021
    Norway
    AL
    NOR 2/2021
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the implementation of the Øyfjellet Wind Park project by the Swedish-based Eolus Vind AB and financed by the German-based Aquila Capital in the Jillen-Njaarke district in Nordland County, Norway.
Alleged victims: -
31 Jan 2022
01 Mar 2022
01 Mar 2022
01 Mar 2022
    30 Dec 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
    UKR 8/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received concerning Mr. Mykola Vyhovsky (Микола Виговський). Mykola Vychnovsky is a human rights defender, who currently works for the CHESNO Movement, a non-governmental organization with expertise in the fields of parliamentary democracy, local government, political finance and elections.
Alleged victims: 1
    27 Dec 2021
    Algeria
    JOL
    DZA 12/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Commentaires et suggestions à propos de certains textes de loi en rapport avec le domaine sécuritaire et la lutte antiterroriste récemment approuvés, en particulier l’Ordonnance n° 21-08 modifiant et complétant l’Ordonnance n° 66-156 du 8 juin 1966 portant Code pénal et la loi n° 20-06 du 22 avril 2020 modifiant également le Code pénal.
Alleged victims: -
28 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
03 Mar 2022
    27 Dec 2021
    Gabon
    OL
    GAB 1/2021
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    27 Dec 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
    IDN 11/2021
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against indigenous Papuan in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua Province.
Alleged victims: 7
20 Feb 2022
    27 Dec 2021
    Israel
    JAL
    ISR 11/2021
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received that Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) was identified in at least six devices belonging to staff members of Palestinian non-governmental organizations only two weeks after the designation of these organizations as “terrorist associations by your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 6
    27 Dec 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 10/2021
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des demandes de création d’un cimetière destiné à la communauté bahaïe en Tunisie restées sans réponse.
Alleged victims: 1
    23 Dec 2021
    Guatemala
    JUA
    GTM 13/2021
  • women and girls
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con una sentencia judicial alarmante basada en estereotipos y prejuicios de género en el caso de una mujer víctima de delito sexual (Caso N°2067-2021-01633 / Juzgado de Turno de Primera Instancia Penal de Delitos de Feminicidio y otras Formas de Violencia Contra la Mujer y Violencia Sexual del departamento de Guatemala).
Alleged victims: 1
21 Feb 2022
    23 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
    IRN 34/2021
  • migrants
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of undocumented Afghan nationals in the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the ongoing risk of refoulement and obstacles they face in exercising their right to seek asylum.
Alleged victims: 118
14 Feb 2022
    23 Dec 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
    PAK 13/2021
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Afghan nationals in Pakistan, including the ongoing risk of refoulement.
Alleged victims: 118
    23 Dec 2021
    Tajikistan
    JUA
    TJK 4/2021
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of undocumented Afghan nationals in the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the ongoing risk of refoulement and obstacles they face in exercising their right to seek asylum.
Alleged victims: 118
    21 Dec 2021
    Côte d'Ivoire
    OL
    CIV 1/2021
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    21 Dec 2021
    India
    AL
    IND 22/2021
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the claim for compensation of Marie-Emmanuelle Verhoeven, a French national, for her alleged arbitrary detention between February 2015 and July 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
16 Feb 2022
04 May 2022
04 May 2022
    21 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 32/2021
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning the protests in the city of Esfahan and the authorities’ use of unlawful force against protesters resulting in severe injuries and arrest of individuals participating in the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
    21 Dec 2021
    Panama
    OL
    PAN 1/2021
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con los cortes en el suministro de agua en Panamá y su impacto en los derechos humanos al agua y el saneamiento.
Alleged victims: -
    21 Dec 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
    TUN 9/2021
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les actes présumés de harcèlement, d’agression physique, de menaces et d’intimidation perpétrés par deux agents de l’État à l’encontre de Mr. Badr Baabou, directeur de l’Association Damj, Association Tunisienne pour la justice et l’égalité (ci-après “Association Damj”), en raison de son activité de défenseur des droits de l’homme des personnes LGBT.
Alleged victims: 1
    20 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
    IRN 33/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
New information received regarding the re-arrest of woman human rights defender Ms. Narges Mohammadi.
Alleged victims: 1
    20 Dec 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
    THA 7/2021
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the two draft amendments proposed by your Excellency’s Government that if adopted, may impinge on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association which are guaranteed under international human rights law, in particular under articles 19 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Thailand acceded on 29 October 1996.
Alleged victims: -
22 Dec 2021
    17 Dec 2021
    Burkina Faso
    OL
    BFA 1/2021
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant le cadre légal et les politiques interdisant les coupures d’eau pour les personnes incapables de payer, en particulier dans le contexte de la COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
    17 Dec 2021
    Timor-Leste
    JAL
    TLS 1/2021
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the reading of a judicial decision in a case of sexual violence against girls, expected to take place on 21 December, which would expose the identities of the victims.
Alleged victims: 14
    16 Dec 2021
    Bank of England
    JAL
    OTH 259/2021
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the freezing of gold assets of the Central Bank of Venezuela (CBV) by the Bank of England (BOE), which has been holding the gold on behalf of the CBV
Alleged victims: 1
    16 Dec 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
    CUB 7/2021
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la detención, posterior desaparición forzada de corta duración, malos tratos y procesamiento de Sr. Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo, pastor de la Iglesia Monte de Sion en Palma Soriano, Cuba.
Alleged victims: 2
01 Mar 2022
    16 Dec 2021
    Guatemala
    JUA
    GTM 12/2021
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación los presuntos ataques y amenazas en contra de la señora Coline Manon Christine Fanon y contra su hermano el señor Dino Ernesto Suchite Rodríguez y otros integrantes de su familia, así como en contra la fundación Racines Perdues - Raices Perdidas.
Alleged victims: 2
14 Feb 2022
    16 Dec 2021
    India
    JOL
    IND 20/2021
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill 2021 and its compliance with the State’s obligations under international law to prevent trafficking in persons, assist and protect trafficked persons without discrimination, ensuring gender equality and promoting the human rights of trafficked persons.
Alleged victims: -
05 Jan 2022
    16 Dec 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
    GBR 12/2021
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the freezing of gold assets of the Central Bank of Venezuela (CBV) by the Bank of England (BOE), which has been holding the gold on behalf of the CBV.
Alleged victims: 1
07 Mar 2022
    16 Dec 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JOL
    ZWE 3/2021
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Comments on the “Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill, 2021” (hereinafter the “Amendment Bill”). If adopted into law in its current version, this bill will have grave consequences for the exercise of civil and political rights, including the right to freedom of association, of Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs) in Zimbabwe.
Alleged victims: -
20 Dec 2021
    15 Dec 2021
    Ecuador
    JAL
    ECU 4/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización de la periodista y defensora de derechos humanos, Dayanna Monroy.
Alleged victims: 1
15 Feb 2022
    15 Dec 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
    LKA 8/2021
  • executions
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Arumahandige Janith Madushanka, a national of Sri Lanka who fears for his life and safety, while currently being held in custody.
Alleged victims: 1
    15 Dec 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
    UGA 5/2021
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of 29 persons in Uganda (16 in Kyengera and 13 in Nansana), followed by violations of their right to health and freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 62
    14 Dec 2021
    Togo
    JAL
    TGO 4/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Informations reçues à propos de M. Abdoul Aziz Goma concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et prolongée, et sans accès à un avocat depuis plus de deux ans, pendant laquelle sa santé s'est détériorée gravement.
Alleged victims: 1
24 Feb 2022
    13 Dec 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
    BLR 11/2021
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Belarus
Information received concerning the Ministry of Justice’s suspension of Ms. Matskevich from performing her professional duties in connection with the disciplinary proceedings initiated against her on the basis of the order of the former Minister of Justice. She was later excluded from the Minsk Bar Association.
Alleged victims: 1
27 Jan 2022
    13 Dec 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
    BRA 14/2021
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the allegations of human rights violations that occurred on 20, 21 and 22 November 2021, in the Salgueiro Complex in the city of São Gonçalo, in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro. We have also received information concerning systematic violent action by the police in operations carried out in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which has resulted in several killings, including the disproportionate killing of Afro-Brazilians.
Alleged victims: 8
15 Feb 2022
21 Feb 2022
    13 Dec 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
    RUS 14/2021
  • mercenaries
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the failure of Russian authorities to investigate and prosecute the torture and execution of a Syrian citizen, allegedly committed by individuals affiliated to the so-called Wagner Group.
Alleged victims: 2
25 Feb 2022
    10 Dec 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
    KHM 11/2021
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning to the recent killing of a political activist affiliated with the disbanded Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
Alleged victims: 1
    10 Dec 2021
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
    DOM 2/2021
  • migrants
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de arrestos y deportaciones masivos de mujeres haitianas embarazadas y en período de lactancia, sin tener en cuenta sus vulnerabilidades específicas.
Alleged victims: 79
27 Jan 2022
21 Feb 2022
    10 Dec 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
    KGZ 4/2021
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the ongoing criminal investigation against the Religious Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kyrgyzstan and the continued harassment and discrimination against this religious minority.
Alleged victims: 1
    10 Dec 2021
    Viet Nam
    JOL
    VNM 7/2021
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a number of amended Decrees and a Decision from the Prime Minister, which entered into force in 2020 and raise serious concerns regarding the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as to freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: -
27 Jan 2022
28 Apr 2022
    09 Dec 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
    IDN 10/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged threats and intimidation of woman human rights defender Ms. Veronica Koman and her family, in relation to her work advocating for human rights in West Papua.
Alleged victims: 1
09 Feb 2022
    09 Dec 2021
    Peru
    AL
    PER 7/2021
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con los actos de hostigamiento, persecución política, amenazas a la integridad física y amenazas de destitución en contra del señor Jorge Luis Salas Arenas, presidente del Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, dentro del contexto del clima de polarización política que se vive en el Perú en conexión a las elecciones presidenciales celebradas en el mes de junio de este año.
Alleged victims: 1
    09 Dec 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
    LKA 7/2021
  • terrorism
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Update on the action in process to review and bring the ‘Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 as amended by Act No. 10 of 1982’ [hereinafter ‘PTA’] published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2218/68 on 12 March 2021 in line with international norms and standards within a time bound process.
Alleged victims: -
10 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021
16 Dec 2021
    08 Dec 2021
    Netherlands
    JUA
    NLD 4/2021
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the rights of a Dutch citizen, currently detained in Al-Hawl camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic at least since 12 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
    08 Dec 2021
    Singapore
    JOL
    SGP 1/2021
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments on the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill, which was introduced by the Government on 13 September 2021.
Alleged victims: -
17 Feb 2022
    07 Dec 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
    DZA 11/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information reçue concernant l'arrestation et la condamnation subséquente du lanceur d'alerte et défenseur des droits humains, M. Noureddine Tounsi.
Alleged victims: 1
24 Jan 2022
    07 Dec 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
    BGD 6/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the ongoing judicial harassment against Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan and Mr. Nasiruddin Elan, respectively Secretary and Director of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar. Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan is also a member of the World Organization against Torture’s (OMCT) General Assembly, and Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights ( FIDH). Odhikar was founded in 1995 and advocates for civil and political rights, and reports on enforced disappearances. It is a member of various international networks.
Alleged victims: 2
    07 Dec 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
    MEX 20/2021
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los alegados actos de criminalización y persecución en contra de víctimas de graves violaciones de derechos humanos, y de personas quienes les defienden y acompañan, en el marco de la investigación penal del caso conocido como “Fosas Clandestinas en San Fernando”, en particular en contra de la defensora Ana Lorena Delgadillo Pérez, la periodista Marcela Turati y la perito Mercedes Doretti.
Alleged victims: 3
31 May 2022
    07 Dec 2021
    Sudan
    JUA
    SDN 6/2021
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the continuous use of force by the security forces to suppress peaceful protests taking part in Sudan in a response to the military coup of 25 October 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
    06 Dec 2021
    Chile
    JAL
    CHL 9/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato de la defensora de derechos humanos Denisse Cortés, que estaría relacionado con su trabajo de observación y monitoreo durante la “Marcha por la resistencia mapuche y autonomía de los pueblos”, celebrada el 10 de octubre de 2021 en Santiago de Chile.
Alleged victims: 1
03 Feb 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
    06 Dec 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
    COL 11/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informacíon recibida en relación con alegaciones de amenazas de muerte contra la defensora de derechos humanos Adriana Lizarazo, su familia e integrantes de la seccional Santander del Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos (CSPP), debido a su labor en la defensa de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
    06 Dec 2021
    Sri Lanka
    AL
    LKA 6/2021
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged detrimental impact which the extensive use of agrochemicals has produced and continues to produce on the health and livelihood of Sri Lankan farmers and their families, causing suffering, loss of life and impoverishment and violating a myriad of their human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
    06 Dec 2021
    Türkiye
    JUA
    TUR 13/2021
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention under accusations of membership of a terrorist organization of Ms. Ayşe Özdoğa who is in serious medical situation (Cancer stage 4) and strongly urge your Excellency’s Government to grant her immediate release on humanitarian grounds. This person is accused of being members of the so-called “Gülen” or “Gülenist” movement considered by the Turkish Government as “terrorist” and referred to as FETÖ (Turkish acronym for “Fethullahçı Terör Örgütü”).
Alleged victims: 1
03 Feb 2022
03 Feb 2022
    03 Dec 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
    MYS 8/2021
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged threats and harassment of human rights defender Mr. Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani, in response to his defence of the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, including the rights of Rohingya people.
Alleged victims: 1
28 Mar 2022
    01 Dec 2021
    India
    JUA
    IND 19/2021
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents on Mr. Khurram Parvez’s residence and office premises at Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights and civil society organisation - as well as his subsequent arbitrary arrest and detention on charges related to conspiracy and terrorism.
Alleged victims: 1
05 Jan 2022