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1822 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    05 May 2022
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Comentarios sobre la Ley General de Regulación y control de Organismos sin Fines de Lucro (la "Ley de OSFL"), que introduce amplios requisitos de registro y presentación de informes a las OSFL, así como severas sanciones administrativas para los organismos concernidos.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 May 2022
    Israel
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Counter-Terrorism Law 5776-2016 and related regulations and orders.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Apr 2022
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de décret (ci-après, « projet de décret ») qui viserait à réviser de nombreuses dispositions du décret-loi n° 2011-88 du 24 septembre 2011, portant sur l’organisation des associations. Si ledit projet de décret venait à être adopté, il constituerait un obstacle important à l’exercice du droit à la liberté d’association et remettrait en question le respect par la Tunisie de ses obligations au regard du droit international.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Apr 2022
    Serbia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a draft law on Seasonal and Other Occasional Employment in Specific Business Activities (“Draft Law”) proposed by your Excellency’s Government that if adopted, may impinge on the exercise of the right to freedom of association, including the right to form and join a trade union and collective bargaining, the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, specifically the right to strike, and the right to freedom of opinion and expression in the labour sector.
Alleged victims: -
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13 May 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Libya
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received on the Anti-Cybercrime Law adopted by the House of Representatives on 26 October 2021, which could have a grave impact on the enjoyment of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Mar 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the detention of Mr. Lukpan Akhmedyarov.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the violations of due process and fair trial standards in the sentencing of human rights lawyer, Mohamed El-Baqer by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Misdemeanours Court in December 2021; the continued inclusion of his name on the terrorist watch list despite lack of evidence; his continued pre-trial detention in connection with another case; and the threat of a long term prison sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Mar 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of lethal and excessive force against protesters in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) of Tajikistan followed by the shutdown of mobile internet services and subsequent threats and harassment of the members of the Pamiri minority.
Alleged victims: 3
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    09 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las agresiones en contra de la señora Alma Rosa Villalobos Valdés e integrantes de su familia, quienes habrían sido detenidos, golpeados y sometidos a otros malos tratos por agentes de la Agencia de Investigación Criminal de Guanajuato (AIC). La señora Villalobos es integrante de la organización Hasta Encontrarte, un colectivo dedicado a proteger y defender los derechos humanos de las mujeres víctimas de la desaparición u homicidios en el estado de Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Mar 2022
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
The authorities are aware of certain deaths which is proven by death certificates issued by the government.
Alleged victims: 35
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11 May 2022
    24 Feb 2022
    Togo
    JAL
  • 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
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    21 Feb 2022
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • 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
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12 May 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • 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
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18 Apr 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • 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
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    15 Feb 2022
    Turkey
    JAL
  • 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
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29 Apr 2022
    11 Feb 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • 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
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11 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • 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
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    08 Feb 2022
    Qatar
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    07 Feb 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • 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
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06 Apr 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
  • 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
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01 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
  • 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
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14 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • 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
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    28 Jan 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • 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
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30 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
  • 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
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02 Feb 2022
16 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • 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
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08 Mar 2022
    25 Jan 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • 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
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25 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • 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
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    21 Jan 2022
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • 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
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    19 Jan 2022
    New Zealand
    JOL
  • 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: -
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08 Mar 2022
02 May 2022
    18 Jan 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • 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
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18 Mar 2022
    14 Jan 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • 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
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    11 Jan 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • 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
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    06 Jan 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • 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: -
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    06 Jan 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
  • 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
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    30 Dec 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • 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
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    27 Dec 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • 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
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    27 Dec 2021
    Algeria
    JOL
  • 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: -
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28 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
03 Mar 2022
    21 Dec 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • 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
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    21 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • 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
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    20 Dec 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • 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: -
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22 Dec 2021
    16 Dec 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JOL
  • 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: -
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20 Dec 2021
    14 Dec 2021
    Togo
    JAL
  • 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
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24 Feb 2022
    10 Dec 2021
    Viet Nam
    JOL
  • 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: -
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27 Jan 2022
28 Apr 2022
    09 Dec 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • 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: -
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10 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021
16 Dec 2021
    09 Dec 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • 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
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09 Feb 2022
    08 Dec 2021
    Singapore
    JOL
  • 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: -
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17 Feb 2022
    07 Dec 2021
    Sudan
    JUA
  • 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
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    07 Dec 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • 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
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    06 Dec 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • 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
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    06 Dec 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • 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
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03 Feb 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
    30 Nov 2021
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information recivida en relation con el proyecto de Ley de Agentes Extranjeros (en adelante “proyecto de Ley” o “proyecto”) que fue presentado ante la Asamblea Legislativa el 9 de noviembre de 2021 y discutido el pasado 16 de noviembre por la Comisión Legislativa de Relaciones Exteriores, Integración Centroamericana y Salvadoreños en el Exterior, la cual dictaminó favorablemente para su aprobación.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and reprisals against Mr. Ahmed Mefreh, in relation to his work and his cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights as the Executive Director of a Geneva-based human rights association.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Nov 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización y hostigamiento de la organización de derechos humanos ACOGUATE, la cual se enmarca en el contexto de deterioro y cierre de espacios democráticos para el trabajo y la defensa de los derechos humanos en Guatemala.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la implementación de un proyecto comercial (un supermercado) en el territorio de la comunidad Marta Cayulef de la comuna de Pucón (Provincia de Cautín, Región Araucanía) sin su consentimiento y alegaciones de agresiones de Carabineros a los miembros de la comunidad mapuche Marta Cayulef para disolver las protestas pacíficas contra este proyecto comercial que podría dañar irreparablemente sitios sagrados de los mapuches, entre los cuales un cementerio milenario de valor arqueológico nacional.
Alleged victims: 4
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26 Jan 2022
    24 Nov 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the impending involuntary liquidation of the human rights organisations International Memorial Society and Human Rights Center “Memorial”.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jan 2022
    22 Nov 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • women and girls
Follow up on previous communications sent to the Governement on the long term detention, alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 43
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13 Jan 2022
    22 Nov 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning Mr. Salah Al-Hamouri, and Ms. Shatha Odeh, both of them were, among other human rights defenders, the subjects of an allegation letter sent to your Government on 3 August 2021.Another letter was also already sent on behalf of Mr. Al-Hamouri on 14 October 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Nov 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Consideraciones sobre diversas normas vigentes o en proceso de aprobación, incluyendo entre otras la Providencia administrativa N° ONCDOFT-002-2021, la Circular SIB-DSB-CJ-OD-06524 (SUDEBAN), Ley de Defensa de la Soberanía y Autodeterminación Nacional y el Proyecto de Ley de Cooperación Internacional relativas al registro, control y financiamiento de las organizaciones no gubernamentales sin fines de lucro (ONG) en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
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    16 Nov 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Information received concerning the alleged threats and intimidation against Mr. Mohammad Ahmad Samir Sablouh, in relation to his work as a human rights lawyer working on documenting cases and assisting victims of torture and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jan 2022
    16 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and continued detention of Mr. Reda Abdulrahman Ali Mohamed, a former teacher, and member of the Quranist minority belief movement in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Nov 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged extrajudicial killings, abductions and enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Jan 2022
    12 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the life-threatening health status of Dr. Abdel Moniem Aboul Fotouh Abdel Hadi as a result of his conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received in follow-up to the case of Dr. Moussa Al-Garni, a national of Saudi Arabia, whose case was examined by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in 2007.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Dec 2021
    05 Nov 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con las amenazas, ataques y asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos y de la tierra Ramón López Jiménez, lo cual estaría relacionado con su trabajo en la defensa de la tierra.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Dec 2021
    05 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued renewal of the pretrial detention of a number of journalists and human rights defenders, which in all cases, this detention exceeds the legal limit for which an individual can be held in pretrial detention under Egyptian law. Moreover, we have received equally worrisome information in relation to the physical and psychological integrity of these individuals and information concerning their trials.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Nov 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la situation d'au moins 37 défenseur-e-s des droits humains et de l'environnement qui ont été déclarés coupables et condamnés à des peines d'emprisonnement allant jusqu'à 90 jours à la suite de leur occupation pacifique de la colline du Mormont, dans le canton de Vaud en Suisse
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Dec 2021
    01 Nov 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, alleged arbitrary detention and legal prosecution of journalists and human rights defenders, Chung Hoang Chuong, Nguyen Van Nghiem, Le Van Dung, Dinh Thi Thu Thuy and Do Nam Trung.
Alleged victims: 7
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21 Dec 2021
    01 Nov 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged physical attacks, threats and judicial harassment against Mr. Karar al-Assaf, in relation to his work as a journalist and human rights defender covering anti-government protests in Iraq.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Oct 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the use of disproportionate force against peaceful protestors since the start of August 2021 in the Bangkok region of Thailand resulting in serious injuries of both protestors and journalists. We would like to bring further attention to information received on widespread arrests and acts of intimidation against peaceful protestors, including children, and journalists.
Alleged victims: 9
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02 Nov 2021
    28 Oct 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the killings of human rights defenders Mr. Emmanuel Asuncion, Mr. Mark ‘Makmak’ Licoros Bacasno, Mr. Melvin Dasigao, Mrs. Ana Mariz “Chai” Lemita-Evangelista and Mr. Ariel Evangelista, allegedly in relation to their human rights work.
Alleged victims: 5
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11 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
    27 Oct 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a spate of alleged arbitrary arrests and detention of and the levying of charges against journalists, human rights defenders, student union leaders and politicians in recent months.
Alleged victims: 13
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02 Nov 2021
    22 Oct 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of a human rights defender and trade unionist, Mr. Yang Kyeung-soo, for the legitimate exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Dec 2021
    22 Oct 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Dec 2021
    22 Oct 2021
    Bulgaria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jan 2022
    21 Oct 2021
    Permanent Delegation of the European Union
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
Information received regarding two pieces of pending European Union (“EU”) legislation: the counter-terrorism agenda entitled “A Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU: Anticipate, Prevent, Protect, Respond” [hereinafter “Agenda”] and the Proposal for Amending Regulation (EU) 2016/794 [hereinafter “Proposal”]
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Oct 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • international order
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Comments on the Bill to “Protect the Rights of Users in Cyberspace and Organize Social Media” which raises serious concerns regarding the rights to freedom of expression, of peaceful assembly and of association, and we respectfully request these comments to be shared with Parliament, its sub-committee and the Guardian Council.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Oct 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Fatia Maulidiyanti and human rights defender Mr. Haris Azhar, in relation to two cease and desist letters and a defamation complaint filed against them for the expression of their opinions regarding the alleged involvement of Indonesian military officials in the gold mining business and exploitation of Blok Wabu in Intan Jaya, Papua.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Nov 2021
24 Dec 2021
    20 Oct 2021
    Cuba
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Comentarios preliminares sobre el “Decreto de Ley No. 35 sobre las telecomunicaciones, las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación y el uso del espectro radioeléctrico”, aprobada por el Consejo de Estado el 13 de abril de 2021, al igual que su reglamento establecido en el Decreto No. 42 y la Resolución 105/2021, publicados en la Gaceta Oficial el 17 de agosto de 2021, que podrían socavar los derechos a la libertad de opinión y de expresión, la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación y las actividades de las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos y de la sociedad civil en general.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Oct 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas amenazas, hostigamientos, vigilancia e intimidación en contra de la defensora de derechos humanos Ligia del Carmen Ramos Zúñiga lo cual estaría vinculado con su trabajo de denuncia sobre presuntos actos de corrupción asociados con el sistema de salud hondureño.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Nov 2021
    14 Oct 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre alegaciones de represalias contra personas periodistas y defensoras de derechos humanos que reportaban lo sucedido en las protestas desde el 28 de abril de 2021, en el marco del paro nacional en contra de las reformas fiscales en Colombia, así como los ataques en línea durante la protesta.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
    14 Oct 2021
    Burundi
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à la condamnation de M. Tony Germain Nkina à cinq ans de prison.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 May 2022
    11 Oct 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con los ataques y amenazas en contra de la señora Paula Rojas Nieto, integrante de la organización no gubernamental Colectivo Buscadoras en el estado de Guanajuato. El Colectivo Buscadoras es una entidad que reúne a familias de personas desaparecidas.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Oct 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning cyber-attacks in May and June 2021 against independent media outlets, Bulatlat and Altermidya, and the civil society alliance Karapatan allegedly conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Jan 2022
    07 Oct 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the sentencing of woman human rights defender and lawyer Ms. Farzaneh Zilabi to one year in prison and a two-year travel ban on the charge of “propaganda activities against the state.”
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Dec 2021
    30 Sep 2021
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention and potential deportation of Ms. Valentina Chupik.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Nov 2021
    27 Sep 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations lies a l’ impact négatif que la législation et les régulations adoptées en Algérie depuis la fin de la guerre civile ont eu sur la réalisation des droits des victimes à un recours effectif, à la justice, et à la vérité en relation aux graves violations des droits humains commises pendant cette période, ainsi que des allégations lies au restrictions excessives aux droits à la liberté d'expression, de réunion pacifique et d'association contenu dans le cadre juridique algérienne qui porteraient atteinte aux activités des victimes et leurs association et qui auraient abouti à la criminalisation de leurs manifestations pacifiques demandant justice pour les violations susmentionnées.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021
30 Nov 2021
    24 Sep 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the suspension and closure of 54 national civil society organizations, including the African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), Citizen’s Concerns Africa, Centre for Sustainable Innovation and Research, Environmental Governance Institute Uganda (EGI), Youth for Green Communities and Chapter Four Uganda 2016-2020
Alleged victims: 54
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    24 Sep 2021
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of barrister, woman human rights defender and pro-democracy activist Ms. Chow Hang-Tung, who was arrested on 8 September, along with other pro-democracy activists, and charged with breaching the implementation rules under article 43 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”) which allows the police to demand information during national security probes. Ms. Chow Hang-Tung was reportedly later charged with incitement to subversion pursuant articles 22 and 23 of the National Security Law in connection with her activities with the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (the “Hong Kong Alliance”) between 1 July 2020 and 8 September 2021 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Sep 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état de détention arbitraire des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Messieurs Elisée Lwatumba, Eric Muhindo, et Parfait Muhani.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Sep 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the 28 June 2021 Thai Cabinet Resolution, which requires the Council of State to incorporate eight principles on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism into the forthcoming Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations, in potential contravention of Thailand’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Oct 2021
    08 Sep 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
información recibidA en relación con las alegaciones de amenazas, vigilancia y supuestas detenciones arbitrarias en contra de periodistas y defensores de derechos humanos del Comité por la Integración Racial (ICR) y el Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL)
Alleged victims: 14
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    07 Sep 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding multiple raids of human rights organisations, the initiation of liquidation proceedings against scores of them and the detention and charges brought against large numbers of human rights defenders in Belarus.
Alleged victims: 38
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23 Nov 2021
    25 Aug 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de detención arbitraria y posterior desaparición forzada, y amenazas en perjuicio de un defensor de derechos humanos, quien se mantiene incomunicado y sin acceso a medicinas y atención médica, por actos presuntamente relacionados con su labor como defensor de derechos humanos y participación en protestas sociales.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning; the abduction of human rights defender Mr. Nitin Verghese in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh; police violence against and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Mr. Ravinder Singh and Ms. Rajveer Kaur in Faridabad, Haryana; and the process of externment against human rights defenders Mr. Ramjanam Kushwaha and Mr. Santosh Mane.
Alleged victims: 5
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    24 Aug 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and charging of human rights defender Alice Kuvheya.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Aug 2021
    24 Aug 2021
    Austria
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Concern with the recently enacted Anti-Terrorism Act (the “Act”), which introduces “religiously motivated extremist association” as a basis for criminalization and implements a new electronic surveillance system for individuals on conditional release – all in potential contravention of Austria’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Oct 2021
04 Jan 2022
    17 Aug 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, threats and intimidation against human rights defenders, journalists and trade union leaders Mr. Sudesh Nandimal Silva, Mr. Senaka Perera, Mr. Tharindu Jayawardhana and Mr. Joseph Stalin.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Oct 2021
24 Nov 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Zia Nabavi in apparent retaliation for his defence of human rights and for exercising his right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of and charges against 7 environmental rights defenders and members of Mother Nature Cambodia.
Alleged victims: 9
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27 Sep 2021
    13 Aug 2021
    Togo
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues à propos de l’avant-projet de loi relatif à la liberté d’association au Togo (ci-après : l’avant-projet) adopté le 7 avril 2016 et qui prévoit de remplacer la loi de 1901 en vigueur. L’avant-projet a par la suite été retiré pour être amélioré avec l’implication des organisations de la société civile (CCPR/C/TGO/5), et relancé en 2020. Lors de la 132e session du Comité des droits de l’Homme le 1er juillet 2021, la délégation togolaise a indiqué que 16 associations seraient invitées pour participer à l’élaboration du nouveau projet de loi (CCPR/C/SR.3783).
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jan 2022
    13 Aug 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and criminal prosecution of human rights defender Mr. Semyon Simonov, which appear to be related to his legitimate human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Oct 2021
    13 Aug 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, and the decision of the Court of Cassation to maintain his name in the terrorist entities and terrorist list; and the alleged arbitrary detention of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer, and his inclusion in the terrorist entities and terrorist list.
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Aug 2021
    China
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the erosion of the right to freedom of speech, education and academic freedom in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) since the enactment of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, also known as the National Security Law (NSL), on 30 June 2020. Issues of concern include the disciplining of educators for their social activism and for exploring political issues in class, particularly in the university context, textbook censorship, the removal of educational components aimed at fostering critical thinking from a core secondary school curriculum, and an announced plan to insert national security components into almost all subjects in primary and secondary curricula. Also of concern is the possible chilling effect of the NSL on the freedom of expression of journalists and teachers due to increased self-censorship.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Nov 2021
    12 Aug 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing, kidnapping, alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, and threatening of human rights defenders, civil society activists, lawyers and journalists in the context of popular demonstrations in Iraq.
Alleged victims: 7
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    10 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on the offices of Defense of Children International Palestine (DCIP) in Ramallah on 29 July.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2021
    Ghana
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the tabling of a bill entitled “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” before the Parliament of Ghana. According to information at our disposal, the first reading of the bill took place on 2 August. The consideration of the bill is expected to resume in October, after Parliamentary recess and public engagement.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Aug 2021
    Haiti
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du Décret portant sur la création, l’organisation et le fonctionnement de l’agence nationale de renseignements et du Décret pour le renforcement de la sécurité publique, adoptés le 25 novembre 2020 et révisés le 31 décembre 2020, ainsi que la révision du Code Pénal adoptée par décret le 24 juin 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Aug 2021
    NSO Group Technologies
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries.
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20 Sep 2021
    05 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Aug 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received regarding the physical attack and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Mohannad Karajah, and the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Jihad Abdo and Mr. Ezz El Din Zaaloul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    04 Aug 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d’agressions sexuelles, de tortures et de mauvais traitements commis à l’encontre de Messieurs Ayoub Chahetou, Nabil Bousekkine, Sami Dernouni et d'un mineur, qui auraient été arrêtés suite à leur participation alléguée à des manifestations pacifiques organisées par le mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: 4
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01 Oct 2021
    03 Aug 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre los ataques en contra del señor Wilson Bautista Sánchez por parte de autoridades estatales y personas no identificadas por su labor en defensa del Área de Conservación Privada Chaparrí, así como la falta de implementación efectiva de medidas de protección a su favor.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Oct 2021
    03 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrests, judicial harassment, criminalisation and threats against human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel.
Alleged victims: 8
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    03 Aug 2021
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the context of the “Pro-Democracy Protests” in the country. In particular, we have received various allegations of summary executions during the protests, excessive use of force by police officers, arrests and criminal prosecution of protesters, attacks on activists and journalists, as well as restrictions to internet and telecommunications access.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Aug 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones sobre las posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas, alegaciones de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de policías y militares contra manifestantes, periodistas y personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el contexto de protestas pacíficas que se iniciaron el 11 de julio de 2021, así como reportes de suspensión del servicio de internet y telecomunicaciones durante las manifestaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021
    29 Jul 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JOL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the recent act “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organisations”, signed into law by the President of Uzbekistan on 5 July 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Oct 2021
    29 Jul 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de 21 personas defensoras de derechos humanos de la comunidad Maya Qéqchi de Chicoyogüito, así como el uso excesivo de la fuerza en su contra por su participación en una protesta pacífica en Cobán, departamento de Alta Verapaz.
Alleged victims: 22
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27 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
    28 Jul 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à trois ans de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, pour des accusations potentiellement infondées, ainsi que des conditions de détention assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Sep 2020
    28 Jul 2021
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the harassment and prosecution of human rights defender and journalist Mr. Coque Mukuta.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Nov 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización, ataques, hostigamientos y amenazas en contra de los defensores y defensora de derechos humanos Orlando Moreno, Gerardo Ernesto Carrero Delgado, Javier Tarazona, Rodney Antonio Álvarez Rodríguez, Guillermo Zárraga, Eudis Girot y Karen Caruci, quien también habría sido objeto de tortura y tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes.
Alleged victims: 7
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    27 Jul 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment against and sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Sevda Özbingöl Çelik, as well as the judicial harassment against human rights defender Mr. Cihan Aydın.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Sep 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les intimidations, attaques et menaces de mort contre le défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Pierre Espérance et contre le Réseau National de Défense des Droits de l'Homme.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Jul 2021
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning an executive order to restrict access to the social media platform Twitter in Nigeria.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jul 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a number of reported incidents and issues related to the holding and postponement of elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jul 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de acoso por parte de los autoridades en perjuicio de los miembros de la entonces Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorros, supuestamente por la actividad política que desempeña su ex directora; el periódico Confidencial por la presión a los medios periodísticos durante el proceso electoral; así como a Juan Sebastián Chamorro García, por su actividad política en contra del Gobierno.
Alleged victims: 5
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    16 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con las medidas tomadas por el Gobierno para restringir el acceso de personas migrantes por vía terrestre al territorio mexicano y la obstaculización del trabajo de acompañamiento que realiza el COMDHSE en el puente fronterizo Rodolfo Robles. Así como los presuntos actos de hostigamiento perpetrados por autoridades de orden federal y distintos cuerpos de seguridad y militares en contra de las defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos y las personas migrantes.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning an alleged pattern of wire-tapping and surveillance by public prosecutors in 2017 of several journalists, as well as staff members of humanitarian relief organisations and human rights defenders, who appear to have been covering or working on the central Mediterranean migration crisis at that time.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the reportedly imminent execution of 12 individuals following a mass trial, which failed to meet due process and fair trial standards, marred by allegations of enforced disappearances, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 12
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08 Sep 2021
    15 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos del señor Javier Barajas Piña y la señora Rosario Zavala Aguilar y las amenazas en contra de las señoras Norma Patricia Barrón Núñez y Angélica Zamudio Almanza en el marco del aumento de agresiones en contra de familiares y colectivos en búsqueda de personas desaparecidas en Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 4
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    15 Jul 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged surveillance and attempts to break into the office of non-governmental organisation (NGO) Kyrgyz Indigo and the alleged privacy violations against its employees, who appear to be targeted for their legitimate human rights activity, as well as the alleged widespread privacy violations against people in Kyrgyzstan based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, and the alleged marginalisation of LGBTI people and human rights defenders working to protect and promote the rights of the LGBTI people in Kyrgyzstan.
Alleged victims: 11
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06 Sep 2021
    15 Jul 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Gulzada Serzhan and Zhanar Sekerbayeva.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Sep 2021
    14 Jul 2021
    India
    JUA
  • housing
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the imminent threat of forced evictions and demolitions of around 10,000 homes, which will leave over 100,000 people, primarily belonging to minorities, at risk of homelessness, in the Khori Gaon informal settlement, Faridabad, Haryana state.
Alleged victims: 100000
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    13 Jul 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • housing
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre los cargos penales presentados contra un defensor de los derechos humanos, el Sr. Jaime Palomera y de dos arrendatarios, la Sra. Paula Geriboni Mikeliunas y el Sr. Francisco José Ortega García por la legítima labor realizada en defensa del derecho a una vivienda digna.
Alleged victims: 3
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    08 Jul 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the Law 149/2019 (hereinafter: NGO Law) and its 2021 by-law (or regulations), which limit civil society’s access to funding and enable the executive to carry out supervisory control and broad discretion to regulate and dissolve civil society organisations.
Alleged victims: 50
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    07 Jul 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • torture
Follow-up on the case of Mr. Mustafa al Darwish, a national of Saudi Arabia, whose death sentence was enforced on 15 June 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Sep 2021
    05 Jul 2021
    Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l'arrestation et la détention du défenseur des droits humains Alexandre Ibacka Dazabana.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Jul 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • racism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of advocacy of hatred that constitutes incitement to, and targeted violence at religious communities, as well as the restrictions to their freedom of religion or belief in Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Jun 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the targeting of human rights defenders in Indonesia, including in alleged reprisal for Mr. Victor Yeimo’s cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Aug 2021
    25 Jun 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de detención arbitraria y violencia física en contra de la señora Francys Valdivia Machado y otras integrantes de la Asociación Madres de Abril, en el municipio de Estelí en Nicaragua, al igual que las detenciones, hostigamientos y declaraciones por parte del Gobierno en perjuicio de miembros del CENIDH.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jun 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued solitary confinement of Habib Afkari and Vahid Afkari in violation of international human rights law; gross due process and fair trial violations in connection with their sentencing to long prison sentences, including the use of forced confessions as evidence and lack of investigation into torture allegations.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Jul 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d'arrestations, d’interdiction de manifester et d’usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de l’ordre à l’encontre des manifestants pacifiques du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jun 2021
29 Jul 2021
    17 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information reçue concernant des allégations relatives au harcèlement judiciaire de trois défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Aug 2021
    15 Jun 2021
    Brazil
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
We express our serious concern with the amendment and expansion of anti-terrorism laws to be implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and their compatibility with Brazil’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Senate Bill No. 272/2016, which seeks to reinstate provisions in Brazil’s Anti-Terrorism Law (Law No. 13.260/2016, approved on 16 March 2016) and Draft Bill No. 1595/2019, which also amends prior legislation (Laws No. 10,257, of July 10, 2001, and No. 9,807, of July 13, 1999). The amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Law proposed in Senate Bill No. 272/2016 (“Bill 272/2016”) by Your Excellency’s Government includes measures that could significantly expand the definition of terrorism under domestic law. This change may lead to limitations on the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including those of opinion, expression, and association and remove protection for civil society actors and human rights defenders. Furthermore, we express our serious concern with the process of expanding the list of acts considered terrorist acts, and the enhanced sentencing for broadly or ill-defined terms like “reward or praise,” and “incite”, all of which when coupled with the broad use of “terrorism” makes it easier to classify many acts as “terrorist acts” but undermine the principles of legality and legal certainty in contravention of your Excellency’s government international law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jun 2021
    14 Jun 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • poverty
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, allanamientos, robos y amenazas de muerte en contra de la señora Francia Nelly Henao Agudelo relacionados con la búsqueda de justicia, verdad y reparación en el caso de su hijo, que ha traído como consecuencia un deterioro en su salud, vivienda, alimentación y situación de pobreza extrema.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Jun 2021
    India
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments on the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, published on 25 February 2021 under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jun 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Morocco
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant les allégations d'agressions physiques et sexuelles, de harcèlement, de menaces et de raids que les journalistes et les défenseurs des droits de l'homme qui défendent le droit à l'autodétermination du peuple du Sahara occidental, et les membres de l'organisation ISACOM (Organe Sahraoui contre l'Occupation Marocaine) ont subi depuis novembre 2020, et l'escalade notable de ce harcèlement depuis lors.
Alleged victims: 14
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16 Sep 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the ongoing pre-trial detention and continued denial of bail of seven human rights defenders Ms. Chhoeun Daravy, Mr. Hun Vannak, Mr. Koet Saray, Mr. Tha Lavy, Ms. Eng Malai, Mr. Muong Sopheak and Mr. Mean Prommony.
Alleged victims: 7
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28 Jul 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest and alleged torture and ill-treatment of journalist and human rights defender Mr. Vladyslav Yesypenko in Crimea.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Aug 2021
    07 Jun 2021
    Denmark
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the recent “Security for All Danes” bill, submitted by your Excellency’s Government to the Danish Parliament on 8 October 2020. If adopted into law in its current version, this bill may have a grave impact on the civic space and fundamental in particular with the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jun 2021
    02 Jun 2021
    Ghana
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and arbitrary detention of 21 persons defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) persons in Ho, Ghana.
Alleged victims: 21
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13 Aug 2021
    02 Jun 2021
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Roman Protasevich, as well as severe restrictions to media freedom in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Jun 2021
    01 Jun 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con violaciones graves de derechos humanos cometidos en el periodo electoral, las cuales constituyen limitaciones importantes a los derechos a la vida, a la no-discriminación, a la libertad de expresión, a la libertad de asociación y a la libertad de participación política. Adicionalmente, los presuntos ataques a las instituciones electorales representan una fuente de preocupación. Asimismo, quisiéramos señalar nuestra preocupación sobre la situación preocupante de los periodistas, agudizada por el contexto electoral.
Alleged victims: 563
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26 Jul 2021
26 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
    27 May 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, harassment and criminalisation of woman human rights defender Ms. Renalyn Tejero, and the raid on the homes and subsequent arrest of human rights defenders Ms. Maria Jesusa “Sasah” Sta. Rosa and Mr. Dan Balucio.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 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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    26 May 2021
    France
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information reçue concernant la version révisée du projet de loi « confortant le respect des principes de la République et de lutte contre le séparatisme » transmise à l’Assemblée nationale le 14 mai 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 May 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received about the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the Bill) put forward by the government of the United Kingdom as of March 2021 and specifically the sections Part 3 of the Bill entitled “Public order and unauthorised encampments” (cl.54-cl.60).
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jul 2021
    25 May 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 5
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25 Jun 2021
    25 May 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
informations reçues concernant des allégations selon lesquelles M. Walid Nekiche aurait été détenu au secret et torturé. Ces allégations font également état de la lenteur des procédures juridiques destinées à enquêter indépendamment sur ces allégations, et si elles étaient avérées, de poursuivre les tortionnaires et garantir réparation à la victime. Elles font aussi état de pressions exercées sur M. Nekiche pour qu’il retire sa plainte de torture.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Aug 2021
    20 May 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informationreceived concerning cases of human rights defenders who have allegedly been arbitrarily detained and sentenced to 10 years or more, or those at risk of being sentenced to 10 years or more, in connection to the promotion and defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 22
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14 Jul 2021
    20 May 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 20
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15 Jul 2021
    19 May 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Información recibida sobre la alegada detención arbitraria y sentencia de la señora Celia Cruz y el señor John Christopher Cerna Zúñiga, al igual que los presuntos actos de maltrato, tortura, amenaza e intimidaciones sufridas por estos defensores en prisión.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 May 2021
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force lors des manifestations du 27 et 28 Avril 2021 causant la mort de 7 personnes et l’arrestation massive de plus de 680 personnes.
Alleged victims: 7
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11 May 2022
    12 May 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning participants of the Saturday Mothers/People (CurmatesiAnneleri/Insanlari)
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2021
    12 May 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the dispersal by law enforcement authorities and members of the ruling party Awami League of a series of peaceful demonstrations organized by different political and civil society groups during and after Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to attend the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the country's independence and the birth centenary of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the alleged related excessive use of force against demonstrators which led to at least 17 people being killed and several injured.
Alleged victims: 218
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    10 May 2021
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sana’a, Yemen
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning a fire at the Immigration, Passports and Naturalisation Authority (IPNA) compound in Sana'a, controlled by Ansar Allah, which has led to the deaths of at least 44 migrants held in the detention facility and injured over 200 others.
Alleged victims: 450
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    07 May 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza y armas de fuego por parte de policías y miembros del Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD) empleadas contra manifestantes y personas defensoras de derechos humanos que protestaban de forma pacífica desde el 28 de abril de 2021 en contra de las reformas fiscales en Colombia, así como en relación a las alegaciones recibidas sobre posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas de estas personas. Tomamos nota del anuncio del pasado 2 de mayo por parte del Presidente de la República que retiraría el proyecto de ley sobre la reforma fiscal.
Alleged victims: 2000
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08 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
    06 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of seventeen human rights defenders in the Islamic Republic of Iran for alleged crimes against the State in connection with their work in the promotion and protection of human rights. In particular, we wish to highlight those detentions, which carry penalties of ten years or more in prison, constituting a long-term detention, as well as where detainees are ill-treated or have access to medical facilities restricted. This letter is a follow up to previous communications sent on human rights defenders: Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mr. Esmail Abdi, Mr. Soheil Arabi, Ms. Farangis Mazloum, Ms. Atena Daemi, Ms. Saba Kord Afshari, Ms. Raheleh Ahmadi, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, Ms. Sepideh Gholian, Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi, Mr. Farhad Meysami, Ms. Golrokh Iraee, Ms. Hoda Amid and Ms. Najmeh Vahedi. It also addresses for the first time allegations concerning human rights defenders Mr. Amirsalah Davoudi and Mohammad Najafi.
Alleged victims: 18
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    03 May 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning a recent cyber-attack against the civil society organisation The Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE) reportedly carried out by a government-backed hacking group named Ocean Lotus.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 May 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of five human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 5
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28 Jun 2021
    29 Apr 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à des arrestations, des interdictions de manifester et d’un usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de sécurité à l’encontre des manifestants du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: 2500
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29 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force et des restrictions illégitimes au droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jun 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con lo que parecen ser crecientes restricciones a los medios de comunicación independientes en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (Venezuela), desde finales de 2020 y principios de 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jul 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre la confirmación en última instancia de la sentencia a 10 años de prisión del Sr. César Estrada Chuquilín y los nuevos actos de hostigamiento en contra de su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera. Por otra parte, la información recibida sobre las sentencias a 12 años y 4 meses y 7 años y 4 meses; respectivamente de los señores Jaime Trinidad de la Cruz Gallegos y Jesús Mariano Cornejo Reynoso.
Alleged victims: 4
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    26 Apr 2021
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détentions arbitraires à l’encontre de nombreuses personnes, y compris des opposants politiques, suite aux manifestations qui ont eu lieu en février 2021, et des interdictions d’exercer le droit de réunion pacifique en relation avec la manifestation prévue pour le 20 mars 2021.
Alleged victims: 652
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28 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a legislative amendment to the Development of Inter-Korean Relations Act.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Nepal
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the appointment of new members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that is not in compliance with the Paris Princplies and severely undermines the NHRC’s independence thereby restricting the ability of the people of Nepal to access remedies for alleged human rights violations which is a key component of a free and enabling civic space.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Apr 2021
    12 Apr 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les meurtres de M. Floribert Chebeya, défenseur des droits de l'homme, et de son collègue, M. Fidèle Bazana, en 2010. En particulier, nous avons reçu de nouvelles allégations concernant les circonstances et les responsables présumés de ces meurtres. Ces nouvelles informations semblent confirmer que les enquêtes et les procédures judiciaires effectuées antérieurement n'ont pas permis de garantir la pleine responsabilité de tous les auteurs de ces crimes.
Alleged victims: 2
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    09 Apr 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of the arbitrary arrest and detention on terrorism charges of Adivasi human rights defender Hidme Markam.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Jun 2021
    06 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire de Rania Amdouni, et les actes de harcèlement, intimidation, diffamation en ligne et d’incitation à la violence, notamment de menaces de mort et de viol, et d’agressions physiques et verbales dont elle a été victime
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Jun 2021
    01 Apr 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and continued imprisonment of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations,– including arbitrary detentions and arrests, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture, impediments to the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression as well as obstacles to freedom of assembly that have been reported in the context of the electoral process 2020-2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Apr 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests, torture, and in some cases inappropriate access to medical care while in detention, as well as prosecution of several human rights defenders and persons associated to them.
Alleged victims: 7
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    31 Mar 2021
    Greece
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the recently adopted Law 4686/2020 (hereinafter: the Law on NGOs) and Joint Ministerial Decision 10616/2020 (hereinafter: the JMD), which introduced new onerous legal requirements and conditions for registrations of non-profit organizations (NGOs) that work with migrants and refugees. This might severely hamper the work of independent NGOs, especially smaller organizations that that do not have the financial means to comply with all the reporting requirements.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Oct 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations on the deteriorating environment for civil society organizations in Cyprus in the context of the amendment made in 2020 to the Law on Associations and Foundations and Other Related Issues. We are particularly concerned about the deregistration of Action for Support, Equality and Antiracism (KISA) from the Register of Associations and Foundations on 14 December 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 May 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Cambodia
    JOL
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the draft Law on the Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and other Serious, Dangerous and Contagious Diseases.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Mar 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning two Draft Laws aimed at providing oversight of not-for-profit organisations in Thailand.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Mar 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning arbitrary arrests, detention and the excessive use of force and ill-treatment against protesters and the repression on journalists and media personnel.
Alleged victims: 13
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    23 Mar 2021
    Iraq
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial killing by individuals linked to the Iraqi armed forces of Mr Jasib Hattab Abboud Al Heliji, father of human rights defender Ali Jasib Hattab Al Holaijy, who remains forcibly disappeared.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the killing of between 12 to 23 fuel couriers, protesters and bystanders belonging to the Baluch minority through the use of lethal and excessive force by security and law enforcement in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, arbitrary arrest of protesters, and restrictions on freedom of expression, including internet shutdowns, and restrictions on freedom of peaceful assembly imposed during the protests in Sistan and Baluchestan.
Alleged victims: 23
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10 Jan 2022
    16 Mar 2021
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the forced eviction of about 1,0800 railway workers in Yangon/Myanmar and the arbitrary arrest of three locomotive drivers and intimidation of railway workers and their families that took part in a nationwide general strike against the military regime that ousted on 1 February 2021 the democratically elected Government.
Alleged victims: 803
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    12 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the continued criminalisation of human rights defenders in Belarus, many of whom are accused of economic crimes, or have had their right to freedom of expression restricted, following their support for demonstrations that have taken place across the country since August 2020.
Alleged victims: 12
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    09 Mar 2021
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • terrorism
Information received concerning increasingly severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the context of the ongoing “Farmers’ Protests” around New Delhi.
Alleged victims: -
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05 May 2021
    08 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
In this regard, we offer the following comments and suggestions on the Law No. 14-Z of 13 May 2020 which amends Law No. 165-З of 30 June 2014 on “actions to be taken to prevent legitimization of the proceeds of crime and the financing of terrorism and financing the weapons of mass destruction proliferation” and the Decree Nº 153-1 issued by the Ministry of Justice on 7 November 2020 on “information about the activities of public associations and foundations”. In the context of our review of these legal bodies, and the legislation they draw and build upon, we are concerned that their application may result in the imposition of serious restrictions to non-profit civil society organizations including those working for the promotion and protection of human rights in Belarus.
Alleged victims: -
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17 May 2021
    02 Mar 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, trial, and continued imprisonment of Mr. Alexei Anatolievich Navalny
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Apr 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued and recently renewed judicial harassment and criminal prosecution of Mr. Erol Önderoglu, a journalist, who had allegedly been accused of and faced trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” following his public support for a Kurdish media outlet in 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant la dissolution de l’Association de Défense des Droits de l’Homme-Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France. La dissolution de cette organisation fait suite à l’annonce du Ministre de l’Intérieur qui le 19 octobre 2020 avait indiqué qu’il allait proposer en Conseil des ministres la dissolution de plusieurs associations considérées comme « séparatistes ».
Alleged victims: 1
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07 May 2021
    24 Feb 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de acoso institucional y discriminación en contra de integrantes de la Red Feminista Quintanarroense por parte de las autoridades del Estado de Quintana Roo como consecuencia del ejercicio del derecho de reunión pacífica y el derecho a defender los derechos de las mujeres y niñas, en particular la despenalización de la interrupción del embarazo y abogar por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos.
Alleged victims: 47
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    22 Feb 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the in the context of the recent protests.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protestors in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2021
    18 Feb 2021
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged violations of the right to peaceful assembly, the internet shutdowns, arbitrary arrest and detention of journalists, protesters and political figures in the aftermath of the military coup on 1 February 2021.
Alleged victims: 450
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29 Apr 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre des défenseurs humains.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 May 2021
    16 Feb 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, detention and sentencing of human rights defenders and others on charges connected to counter-terrorism and the protection of national security.
Alleged victims: 8
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15 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the prosecution and suspension of several NGOs, including Echo, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, International Legal Initiative, Kadyr Kassyet, Erkindik Qanaty, Legal Media Centre and MediaNet International Centre for Journalism, for alleged irregularities in their tax filing. Kadyr Kassyet had already been the subject of two previous communication, KAZ 4/2016, sent on 20 December 2016 and KAZ 2/2017, sent on 16 June 2017. International Legal Initiative had also been subject of the latter communication. We thank your Excellency’s Government for the response provided to these communications, received on 27 February 2017 and 8 September 2019 respectively.
Alleged victims: 7
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14 Apr 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à onze mois de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, ainsi que des conditions d’emprisonnement assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the practice of prosecuting the display of red-white-red flags and other symbols of the political opposition in Belarus, as well as a refusal to investigate, prosecute and punish offences committed against individuals displaying.
Alleged victims: -
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17 May 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de seis integrantes de la organización Azul Positivo, en Zulia, así como el allanamiento de la organización Convite A.C. en Caracas y la criminalización de la defensora Vanessa Rosales, en Mérida.
Alleged victims: 8
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22 Feb 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Law No. 7262 on Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which was adopted on 27 December 2020 and entered into force on 31 December 2020, in view of its conformity with Turkey’s obligations under international law, in particular those contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ratified by Turkey on 23 September 2003. We are particularly concerned about possible restrictions on freedom of association, on the activities of human rights defenders and the activities of the civil society in general.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Apr 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    India
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the elimination of Jammu and Kashmir’s special autonomy status under Article 370 of the Constitution of India and the implementation of the new Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (“Domicile Rules”) and other legislation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the alleged enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mr. Sombath Somphone since 2012.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Feb 2021
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une série d'attaques, y compris des menaces de mort, des intimidations et des violences contre des représentants d'ONG locales de défense des droits humains reflétant un schéma de représailles contre des défenseurs et défenseuses des droits humains pour l'exercice de leur travail.
Alleged victims: 5
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    05 Feb 2021
    Germany
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a series of attacks, including death threats against Mr. Camille Occius related to his work as a human rights defender in the case of the contract of a company with a registered address in Hamburg, Germany.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Mar 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a series of attacks, including death threats against Mr. Camille Occius related to his work as a human rights defender in the case of a contract between your company with a registered address in Hamburg, Germany and the Haitian government concerning the biometric devices for the renewal of the national identifications in 2017 in Haiti.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Mar 2021
    27 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Information received concerning recurrent cases of anti-union dismissals of Cargill production workers at the Bursa-Orhangazi plant, in Turkey, and especially the dismissals perpetrated in 2018.
Alleged victims: 22
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09 Jun 2021
    27 Jan 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Information received concerning recurrent cases of anti-union dismissals of Cargill production workers at the Bursa-Orhangazi plant, in Turkey, and especially the dismissals perpetrated in 2018.
Alleged victims: 22
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24 Mar 2021
    27 Jan 2021
    Cargill USA
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Information received concerning recurrent cases of anti-union dismissals of Cargill production workers at the Bursa-Orhangazi plant, in Turkey, and especially the dismissals perpetrated in 2018.
Alleged victims: 22
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    27 Jan 2021
    Cargill Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • business
Information received concerning recurrent cases of anti-union dismissals of Cargill production workers at the Bursa-Orhangazi plant, in Turkey, and especially the dismissals perpetrated in 2018.
Alleged victims: 22
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26 Mar 2021
    21 Jan 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the cremation of dead bodies belonging to the Muslim community during COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 6
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    20 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning (i) the increased use of hate speech and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (“LGBT”) persons, including the creation of so-called “LGBT Free” zones by municipalities, (ii) restrictions on and attacks against Pride marches, (iii) a proposed bill to criminalize sexuality education, and (iv) restrictions on Polish schools’ initiative “Rainbow Friday”; (v) possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and (vi) the Polish Episcopal Conference’s calling for the creation of “conversion therapy” clinics.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Mar 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning persistent and severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) in the context of the October 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Feb 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de vigilancia, amenazas, prohibiciones de viaje, y supuestas detenciones arbitrarias de forma periódica contra ocho integrantes del Comité́ por la Integración Racial, así como la supuesta detención arbitraria del Sr. Denis Solís y la Sra. Tania Bruguera y la represión de protestas pacíficas organizadas para la liberación del Sr. Solís, entre otros, en la Habana.
Alleged victims: 10
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03 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
    15 Jan 2021
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations arbitraires des multiples défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 5
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    14 Jan 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Guatemala, en el contexto de las movilizaciones desencadenadas debido a la indignación generada ante la aprobación del Presupuesto General de la Nación 2021 que presuntamente aumenta el gasto público del Congreso de la República en Guatemala, entre otros motivos.
Alleged victims: 58
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16 Mar 2021
    13 Jan 2021
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • internally displaced persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the management of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power) and the serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, the grave consequences which nuclear contamination poses to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of affected populations, including children, recent developments concerning the lifting of a number of evacuation orders, resignation of highly contaminated areas as well as the lack of access to information, and lack of public consultation regarding data, envisaged solutions, past and future decisions affecting directly the wellbeing and human rights of concerned segments of the population.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Mar 2021
    11 Jan 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant le refus depuis 2013 des autorités tunisiennes de permettre l’enregistrement de l’Association Bahaï de Tunisie.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Mar 2021
    11 Jan 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against peaceful protesters for their organization and participation in demonstrations over the last months.
Alleged victims: 828
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13 Jan 2021
    08 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l’arrestation et la détention arbitraires ainsi que la condamnation à un an de prison et une amende de 50 milles de dinars (environ 380 USD) contre M. Yacine Mebarki.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Feb 2021
    07 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of police excessive use of force in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in the city of Philadelphia during May-June 2020.
Alleged victims: 10
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12 Jan 2022
    04 Jan 2021
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
comentarios sobre la Ley Contra el Lavado de Activos, el Financiamiento al Terrorismo y el Financiamiento a la Proliferación de Armas de Destrucción Masiva (Ley nº 977), aprobada por el Parlamento nicaragüense el 16 de julio de 2018. La misma modifica los artículos 394 y 395 de la Ley nº 641 que vale Código Penal, relativos al terrorismo y su financiamiento.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information we have received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of Nicholas Opiyo, human rights defender and Executive Director and lead Attorney at the NGO Chapter Four Uganda, Herbert Dakasi, Anthony Odur and Esomu Obure, lawyers, and Hamid Tenywa, National Unity Platform Human Rights Officer
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Dec 2020
    Honduras
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Reacciones al Código Penal que entró en vigor el 25 de junio de 2020. Esta carta basa su análisis en las obligaciones de Honduras de respetar y garantizar el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos, así como la relación entre estas leyes y el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP), al que Honduras se adhirió en 1997.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Dec 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la detención arbitraria de las defensoras de derechos humanos Gricel Ñancul y Nora Ñancul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    23 Dec 2020
    ING Holdings
    JAL
  • housing
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
Information received regarding an urban development project carried out by ING Holdings that involves the reclassification and in-filling of the Tompoun/Cheung Ek wetlands, which are used for housing, fishing and farming by at least 1,000 families, in southern Phnom Penh, Khans Mean Chey and Dangkao, and Kandal province, near Ta Khmao city, without consultation with the affected families. Allegedly, not only does the project threaten the livelihoods and homes of these families, but it will also cause irreparable damage to the wetlands ecosystem, place more than a million people at increased risk of flooding and pollute the Mekong and Bassac rivers with untreated sewage and harmful pollutants posing serious risks for the communities living along the rivers and relying on them as a source of income and food.
Alleged victims: 1000
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    23 Dec 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • housing
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning an urban development project involving the reclassification and in-filling of the Tompoun Cheung Ek wetlands, which are used for housing, fishing and farming by at least 1,000 families, in southern Phnom Penh, Khans Mean Chey and Dangkao, and Kandal province, near Ta Khmao city, without consultation with the affected families. Allegedly, not only does the project threaten the livelihoods and homes of these families, but it will also cause irreparable damage to the wetlands ecosystem, place more than a million people at increased risk of flooding and pollute the Mekong and Bassac rivers with untreated sewage and harmful pollutants posing serious risks for the communities living along the rivers and relying on them as a source of income and food.
Alleged victims: 1000
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17 Feb 2021
19 Feb 2021
    22 Dec 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Información recibida en relación con la detención arbitraria de Fredy García, Pablo López Alávez, César Hernandez y José Luis Gutierrez en Chiapas y Oaxaca asi como ataques y hostigamientos contra la defensora Teresa Roldán Soria en Quéretaro.
Alleged victims: 5
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    22 Dec 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received regarding allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents in Jammu & Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Jan 2021
    21 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning arbitrary arrest and detention, as well as judicial harassment of Mr. Kyagulanyi, Ms. Florence Namayanja, Mr. Mathias Mpuuga, and Dr. Abed Bwanika, and the use of force by Ugandan Police Forces during the 17 and 18 November protests in Uganda.
Alleged victims: 4
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    11 Dec 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least six alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing abroad, namely Wanchalearm Satsaksit, Siam Theerawut, Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, and Itthipol Sukpan, and concern that this may point to a pattern of extraterritorial enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 8
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14 Dec 2020
    10 Dec 2020
    Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Section 22 of the Electoral Act 1997, which in practice restricts civil society organization’s effective exercise of the right to freedom of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Dec 2020
    08 Dec 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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04 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
    08 Dec 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Mauritius
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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01 Feb 2021
    08 Dec 2020
    Kiryandongo Sugar Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Great Seasons SMC
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Agilis Partners
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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04 Feb 2021
    02 Dec 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de fermeture de lieux de culte et d’églises affiliés à l’Eglise Protestante d’Algérie (EPA), ainsi que des actes de discrimination à l’encontre des membres de la minorité chrétienne protestante.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
    30 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometido a torturas ni a penas o tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión y a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Perú, en el contexto de las manifestaciones públicas que ocurrieron ante la destitución del presidente de la República.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación a asesinatos, intimidación, amenazas y hostigamiento contra líderes indígenas y defensores de los derechos a la tierra y el medio ambiente en los departamentos Amazónicos de Ucayali, Huanuco, Amazonas y Madre de Dios.
Alleged victims: 11
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    27 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of journalist Mr Sherwan Amin Naao Sherwani.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Dec 2020
    25 Nov 2020
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d’actes de violence et de discours incitant à la haine et à la violence dans les médias par des dirigeants politiques dans le cadre de la campagne électorale.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Nov 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and filing of official charges for terrorism and national security related crimes against human rights defenders Gasser Abdel Rakez, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer in apparent retaliation for a human rights meeting they held with representatives of the diplomatic community, under the auspices of their NGO, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). We also bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information regarding the continued pre-trial detention of another EIPR staff, Patrick Zaki as well as the ongoing criminalization, travel ban and freeze of assets of Hossam Bahgat founder and former Executive Director of the same organization.
Alleged victims: 6
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    25 Nov 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et disparition forcée à l’encontre de Mme Gbalet Pulcherie Edith, de MM. Djehi Bi Cyrille et Gbaou Gédéon Junior, de M. Kouakou N’goran Aime César, ainsi que de M. Pascal Affi N'Guessan, ainsi qu’à des restrictions indues au droit de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Dec 2020
25 Jan 2021
    18 Nov 2020
    Nepal
    JAL
  • torture
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning Bijay Mahara and Sambhu Sada Musahar from the Dalit community, Rasikul Alam, a Muslim and Durgesh Yadav, and Mr. X who belong to the Madhesi minority community, as well as Mr. Suraj Kumar Pandey, born in Nepal to Indian parents who have reportedly been subjected to arbitrary killings, torture, or custodial deaths.
Alleged victims: 6
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10 Feb 2021
    16 Nov 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning several provisions of the “Electronic and Postal Communications (online content) Regulations, 2020 (Cap 306)” published on 17 July 2020, which could undermine the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, the right to privacy and the right to health.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Nov 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Comments and suggestions on the 2014 Law No. 7 On Combatting Terrorism Offences (Law 7) which abrogated Federal Decree-Law no. 1/2004.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Nov 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning threats of arson and destruction made against the Director of NGO Amnesty International Nigeria, Mrs. Osai Ojigho and the staff of the organisation, if they fail to leave the country following a 7 day ultimatum issued by the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER).
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Nov 2020
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Reacciones preliminares a la Ley de Regulación de Agentes Extranjeros y la Ley Especial de Ciberdelitos, aprobadas recientemente por el Parlamento nicaragüense.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Nov 2020
    France
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Commentaires et suggestions à propos de la proposition de loi n° 3452 relative à la sécurité globale datant du 20 octobre 2020 (« la proposition de loi »).
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Nov 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the reported persecution of members of the Christian minority in Iran, including of those who have converted from Islam, as well as the detention of dozens of them, most whom have been convicted for their right to freely observe and worship their religion.
Alleged victims: 24
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12 Jan 2021
    10 Nov 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones desencadenadas por la muerte de un individuo en manos de la Policía Nacional.
Alleged victims: 13
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14 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
    10 Nov 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of a number of Cambodian human rights defenders in recent months for their participation in, intent to participate in or organization of, peaceful demonstrations against the detention of fellow human rights defenders and activists, and on environmental issues and labour rights.
Alleged victims: 20
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26 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con descalificaciones públicas y en redes sociales, por parte de altos funcionarios del Estado de ONGs venezolanas de derechos humanos que parecerían ser actos de represalias por su cooperación la Misión de Internacional de Determinación de los Hechos para Venezuela, así como el hostigamiento y ataques contra la defensora de derechos humanos Raquel Sanchez, y el hostigamiento, criminalización y riesgo de detención de los defensores Charles Thomas Nwebury y Pedro Hernández, en un aparente contexto de estigmatización y ataques sistemáticos de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil en Venezuela.
Alleged victims: 11
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06 May 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged regression in the transitional justice measures that Sri Lanka had adopted, or committed to implement, to address the serious human rights violations committed during the 25-year conflict, as well as the obstacles imposed on memorialization efforts led by victim’s groups and the intimidation of victims and civil society
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JOL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning new tax compliance requirements for non-profit organizations introduced by the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (Notification 79/2020). The new requirements have been in effect as of 1 October 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Nov 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged detention of land rights defender Mr. Nicholas Tilsen, in the context of a peaceful protest in Mt. Rushmore, along the Black Hills area in the State of South Dakota.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Nov 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the use of the Serbian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the “Serbian Law”) to obtain banking documents and transaction information of NGOs, media associations, other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and individuals associated with those entities.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Dec 2020
24 Dec 2020
    06 Nov 2020
    FATF
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the use of the Serbian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the “Serbian Law”) to obtain banking documents and transaction information of NGOs, media associations, other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and individuals associated with those entities.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Dec 2020
    06 Nov 2020
    Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism – MONEYVAL
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the use of the Serbian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the “Serbian Law”) to obtain banking documents and transaction information of NGOs, media associations, other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and individuals associated with those entities.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Dec 2020
    05 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning widespread arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters after joining protests or sticker campaigns critical of the Government or the military, including of specific Government policies, such as the mobile internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states.
Alleged victims: 9
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    28 Oct 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use of force by police and soldiers agaisnt individuals protesting police brutality leading to the deaths of several protesters, as well as the lack of investigaitons into human rights violations allegedly committed by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Alleged victims: 15
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    23 Oct 2020
    Portugal
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received concerning racist harassment, intimidation and death threats made against human rights defender Mr Mamadou Ba.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Oct 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of and judicial proceedings against woman human rights defenders Marina Dubina, Irina Sukhiy, and Maria Rabkova.
Alleged victims: 3
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30 Nov 2020
    21 Oct 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of police and judicial harassment of the NGO Amnesty International India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Oct 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement officials and the military against peaceful demonstrators over the past three months across the United States
Alleged victims: 1000
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    13 Oct 2020
    Mauritania
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 5
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    12 Oct 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution and sentences concerning Mr. Jolovan Wham in relation to the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and to freedom of expression in Singapore, and the reported increasingly shrinking space for civil society in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Dec 2020
    09 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Información recibida relativa al Acuerdo por el que se dispone de la Fuerza Armada permanente para llevar a cabo tareas de seguridad pública de manera extraordinaria, regulada, fiscalizada, subordinada y complementaria (el Acuerdo), publicado el 11 de mayo de 2020 y que está en vigor desde el 12 de mayo de 2020 hasta el 27 de marzo de 2024.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Oct 2020
    09 Oct 2020
    India
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning hate speech, violent attacks and harassment of peaceful anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters, disproportionately targeting Muslim religious minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Oct 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de restrictions au droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique, d’usage excessif de la force lors de manifestations pacifiques du 22 septembre 2020, ainsi que des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires des manifestants et d’actes de tortures, traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants à leur encontre.
Alleged victims: 622
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07 Dec 2020
    06 Oct 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning alleged police harassment and excessive use of force against demonstrators during a peaceful assembly for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances held on 30 August 2020, in the districts of Jaffna and Batticaloa.
Alleged victims: 8
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    02 Oct 2020
    Bulgaria
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the recently introduced draft law on amendments to the Law on Non-Profit Legal Persons/Entities (the bill), submitted by a group of members of the Bulgarian Parliament on 1 July 2020. If adopted into law, the bill may hamper the work of independent non-profit organizations (NGOs), including those that promote and protect human rights and stigmatize those that receive funding from abroad.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jan 2021
    01 Oct 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the proscription of the “Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)” in September 2017 as a terrorist organization, seemingly in accordance with the procedure established with Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 as amended by the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con la detención e inicio de investigaciones penales en contra de Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya y Verónica Durán Lara, todas ellas familiares de personas desaparecidas, defensoras de derechos humanos, y también miembros de la organización Colectivo A Tu Encuentro, así como de la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez, activista de la organización civil Guanajuato Despertó, por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, en México. El Colectivo A Tu Encuentro lleva a cabo actividades para la búsqueda de verdad y justicia sobre las personas desaparecidas, incluyendo la interposición de denuncias, búsquedas forenses en campo y en servicios forenses, así como búsquedas de vida en centros penitenciarios y hospitalarios. Además dicha organización participa en mesas de interlocución con autoridades estatales y federales para que se de atención a la búsqueda de sus familiares bajo un enfoque integral y participativo. Según la información recibida: El 10 de julio a las 9:00 a.m., las Señoras Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Verónica Durán Lara y María del Carmen Ramírez, fueron detenidas durante una manifestación, por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, cerca de la glorieta Santa Fe a unos metros de la caseta de cobro Guanajuato-Silao, en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Dicha manifestación pacífica, tenía como propósito denunciar la falta de participación de familiares de personas desaparecidas en la elección del titular de la Comisión de Búsqueda estatal recientemente establecida mediante la Ley sobre desapariciones. Anteriormente, el 9 de julio 2020, las personas mencionadas se reunieron durante la manifestación para mostrar las fotografías de sus familiares en el Teatro Juárez en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Cabe destacar que la movilización, según se informa, se dio de manera pacífica y haciendo ejercicio de los derechos a la libertad de expresión y a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación. Después de su arresto, las señoras Olimpia Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez, fueron trasladadas a las instalaciones de la Dirección de Policía Municipal Preventiva de Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Inicialmente se les comunicó que se les detenía por haber obstruido la vía pública. En los registros policiales de la detención en el apartado de circunstancias que motivaron la detención únicamente se mencionan las conductas de obstrucción. Se señala que en ningún momento se informó a las defensoras de que estaban detenidas por lesiones. Sin embargo, posteriormente se declaró legal la detención por obstrucción y lesiones. Se inició la carpeta de investigación identificada con el número 63433/2020 del índice de la Agencia de investigación número 3 de la ciudad de Guanajuato. A las 3:00 p.m. del mismo día, las personas mencionadas fueron liberadas. Sin embargo, se les informó que seguirían siendo investigadas. Tras la solicitud de la copia de la carpeta de investigación, se descubrió que la investigación oficial se sostiene mediante la denuncia por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Guanajuato. En la información de la carpeta de investigación, se encuentra como único elemento de evidencia del delito, la presencia de las personas mencionadas en el lugar de los hechos, mientras se llevaba a cabo la manifestación. No se hace referencia a acciones o conductas llevadas a cabo por las señoras Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez de manera individualizada, señalando circunstancias específicas de tiempo, modo y lugar, que pudieran actualizar el delito de lesiones a los elementos de seguridad. Además, ninguno de los testimonios documentados en la carpeta de investigación señalaba explícitamente la participación de mujeres como autoras materiales de actos de violencia. Según la información recibida, se documentan también deficiencias procesales y un uso desviado del derecho penal, particularmente dirigido en contra de mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas que ejercían su derecho a la libertad de reunión para exigir verdad y justicia. Las personas mencionadas, debían firmar el acta de lectura de derecho sin presencia de un defensor legal para poder ser liberadas. El 16 de julio de 2020, las defensoras presentaron un escrito solicitando la terminación de la investigación penal en contra de ellas, sin obtener respuesta. El mismo día, las personas mencionadas interpusieron una denuncia por delito de abuso de autoridad y falsedad de declaraciones ante la autoridad del Ministerio Público, pero en vano. En el caso de la señora Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, la criminalización del hecho, mediática y por declaraciones de funcionarios, resultó en la pérdida de su empleo. Según la información recibida, las acciones por parte del Estado resultan no solamente en la detención arbitraria de personas ejerciendo su derecho a la libertad de expresión, a participar en asuntos públicos y el derecho a la libertad de reunión, sino que también sostiene la re victimización continua de familiares de personas desaparecidas, generando un contexto aún más adverso en su búsqueda de verdad y justicia. Tras los hechos de la manifestación, se señaló el uso arbitrario y desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de los agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, que fueron superiores en número a los protestantes durante la manifestación. Según la información recibida, la manifestación se llevó a cabo de forma pacífica y se informa de que el uso de la fuerza fue iniciado por la operación policial. El secretario de seguridad pública del Estado de Guanajuato dio declaraciones públicas justificando la acción policial de las cuáles se desprende que la decisión de actuar violentamente contra una manifestación hasta ese momento pacífica se debía únicamente a la afectación al tráfico rodado. Además, no se consideró la especial vulnerabilidad de las participantes de la manifestación, siendo principalmente mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas. Estos casos se darían en un contexto de creciente violencia y graves violaciones de derechos humanos, incluyendo desapariciones forzadas, así como la ausencia de mecanismos de participación por familiares de personas desaparecidas en procesos de búsqueda de verdad y justicia, generando así la re victimización institucional de familiares de personas desaparecidas en el estado de Guanajuato. Sin establecer de antemano una conclusión sobre los hechos anteriormente expuestos, quisiéramos expresar nuestra profunda preocupación por la reciente detención y las investigaciones penales en contra de las defensoras anteriormente mencionadas Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez y Verónica Durán Lara, familiares de personas desaparecidas y la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, México. De confirmarse, las alegaciones arriba mencionadas podrían configurar violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y a la seguridad personal, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación y a las garantías de debido proceso, estipulados en los artículos 9 y 10 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y los artículos 9, 14, 21 y 22 del Pacto internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP), ratificado por México el 23 marzo 1981. Asimismo, nos preocupa que estas alegaciones puedan constituir violaciones graves de las obligaciones contenidas en la Declaración sobre la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas y la Convención Internacional para la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas, ratificada por México en 18 de marzo de 2008. En cuanto a las medidas de seguridad de los Estados en su respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19, la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos declaró que las medidas para contener y combatir la propagación de COVID-19 deberían llevarse a cabo siempre en estricta conformidad con las normas de derechos humanos y de manera necesaria y proporcional al riesgo evaluado. Asimismo, el Experto Independiente sobre la protección contra la violencia y la discriminación por motivos de orientación sexual o identidad de género subrayó que los gobiernos no deben utilizar las medidas de COVID-19 para dirigirse a las personas por su orientación sexual o identidad de género o para enjuiciarlas. Los Estados deberán garantizar que las víctimas de violaciones de los derechos humanos que se hayan perpetrado utilizando la norma COVID-19 como excusa o como resultado de las medidas aplicadas para hacer frente a la pandemia tengan acceso a la reparación, incluida la no repetición y las reparaciones. En relación con las alegaciones arriba mencionadas, sírvase encontrar adjunto el Anexo de referencias al derecho internacional de los derechos humanos el cual resume los instrumentos y principios internacionales pertinentes.
Alleged victims: 4
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    30 Sep 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged targeted inspection of 25 civil society organizations related to human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and resettlement support of escapees from the DPRK as well as a request for documentations to 64 other civil society organizations announced by the Ministry of Unification.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Oct 2020
    29 Sep 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’irrégularités de procédure concernant la condamnation de M. Germain Rukuki, défenseur des droits humains burundais, qui, à ce jour, purge une peine de 32 ans de prison requit par le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Ntahangwa.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Sep 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and severe conditions of detention of Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah and of women TikTok social media users.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Sep 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a presuntas vulneraciones y afectaciones a los derechos a la vida, integridad y libertad y seguridad personal durante el desarrollo de las protestas y otras situaciones de tensión, derivadas con posterioridad a las elecciones generales del 20 de octubre de 2019 en Bolivia.
Alleged victims: 906
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    21 Sep 2020
    UN Habitat
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received about the possible impacts of the so-called Mayan Train Development Project on indigenous communities that could be affected in their territorial rights, their right not to be evicted and their right to health, among others, in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Concerns have been raised over the role assumed by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT Mexico), in the framework of the project, in particular whether adequate human rights due diligence has been exercised in the involvement of the project, and in relation to the allegations made in this communication.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    21 Sep 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre sobre los posibles impactos del llamado Proyecto de Desarrollo Tren Maya para las comunidades indígenas que podrían verse afectadas en sus derechos territoriales, en su derecho a no ser desalojados y en su derecho a la salud, entre otros, en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    21 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary executions of Mr. Mostafa Salehi and Mr. Navid Afkari, following their participation in protests in 2018 and on the basis of unsubstantiated charges of murder; the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Mehdi Salehi Ghaleh-Shahrokhi, Mohammad Bastami, Abbas Mohammadi, Majid Nazari and Hadi Kiani, on charges of moharabeh (taking up arms to take lives or property and to create fear in the public) and baghi (armed rebellion) in connection with their alleged participation in protests that took place in December 2017/January 2018 in Isfahan, Isfahan Province; and the lengthy prison sentences against Navid Afkari’s brothers Messrs. Vahid and Habib Afkari following their participation in protests. There are serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees, a lack of evidence and alleged use of torture to extract forced confessions, and failure to respect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression and assembly in all of these cases.
Alleged victims: 9
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29 Oct 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of four journalists affiliated with the Independent Journalists Association of Viet Nam (IJAVN) and acts of harassment, including cyber attacks, against the the Liberal Publishing House (LPH), and surveillance, intimidation, property seizures and alleged arbitrary detention of its members and readers, as well as intimidation of their family members.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Dec 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against Mr. Arnon Nampa, Mr. Panupong Jadnok, Mr. Parit Chiwarak, Mr. Baramee Chairat, Ms. Suwanna Tarnlek, Mr. Korakot Saengyenpan, Mr. Dechathorn Bamrungmuang, Mr. Tossaporn Sinsomboon, Mr. Tanee Sasom, Mr. Nattawut Somboonsap and Mr. Thanayut Na Ayutthaya, Mr. Tattep Ruangprapaikitsersee, Mr. Panumas Singprom and Ms. Jutatip Sirikhan as well as the forceful blocking of Facebook groups by your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 11
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18 Sep 2020
25 Nov 2020
    16 Sep 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning an alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Maria Kalesnikava, a prominent member of the opposition and one of the leaders of peaceful protests in Belarus. We have also received information on what appears to be a systematic targeting and persecution by security forces of the members of the opposition associated with the Coordination Council. According to the reports received, most of them were also subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Oct 2020
    08 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received regarding the deteriorating circumstances of human rights defenders who remain in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Oct 2020
17 Feb 2021
    07 Sep 2020
    KORINDO Group
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect rights to life and to health of Mr. Marius Betera.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
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04 Nov 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Dilik Bin Asap, Mr Hermanus Bin Bison and Mr. James Watt, and the failure to ensure the right to life, health and humane conditions of detention of Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Sep 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    BEST Group
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect the land rights of indigenous farmers Mr. Dilik Bin Asap and Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison, leading to their arbitrary arrest and to the failure to ensure the right to life of the former, and the arbitrary arrest of land human rights defender Mr. James Watt.
Alleged victims: 3
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    03 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of the continued refusal to disclose the circumstances of death and remains of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and then allegedly extrajudicial executed between July and early September in 1988 in 32 cities, and the authorities’ refusal to provide families with accurate and complete death certificates.
Alleged victims: 6
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    01 Sep 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the detention conditions of Mr. Dennis Christensen and the recent denial of mitigation of his sentence, despite a first positive decision by a judge of the Lgov District Court
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
    01 Sep 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Comments on The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”).
Alleged victims: -
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30 Oct 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning allegation of torture and ill-treatment against detained protesters
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Aug 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation a 3 ans de prison ferme de M. Mohamed Khaled Drareni. Monsieur Drareni est membre du mouvement Hirak, fondateur du site internet Casbah Tribune et correspondant en Algérie de la chaîne internationale francophone TV5 Monde.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2020
02 Nov 2020
    26 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Concern with the framework of anti-terrorism laws implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and its compatibility with Turkey’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Anti-Terror Law No. 3713 (“Anti-Terror Law”) and the amendments made to this law and the Penal Code through Law No. 7145 adopted on 31 July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Oct 2020
    26 Aug 2020
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force against demonstrators in protests following the explosion in Beirut’s port on 4 August 2020 and the State of emergency law adopted by the parliament.
Alleged victims: 300
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26 Oct 2020
    24 Aug 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding arrests and charges brought against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe in response to their work advocating against corruption in the country.
Alleged victims: 2
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20 Oct 2020
    21 Aug 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre nuevas agresiones y amenazas graves sufridas por el periodista y defensor de derechos humanos, Sr. César Estrada Chuquilin y su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Nov 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información adicional recibida en relación con nuestra comunicación anterior GTM 04/2020, del 7 de mayo 2020, relativa a la situación de las “madres cuidadoras” que laboraban para el programa de hogares comunitarios de la Secretaria de Obras Sociales de la Esposa del Presidente (en adelante “la SOSEP”). Agradecemos la respuesta del Estado al respecto, recibida el 4 de julio del 2020 (No. ES/2.7/770). Sin embargo, a la luz de nueva información recibida, quisiéramos reiterar nuestra preocupación respecto a posibles vulneraciones de los derechos fundamentales de las mujeres que trabajaban en aquel programa.
Alleged victims: 684
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19 Oct 2020
    18 Aug 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Rong Chhun, after he had voiced concern on the land encroachment along the Cambodia-Viet Nam border, and the subsequent violence against demonstrators calling for his release.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2020
    14 Aug 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators in several cities across Israel in the period of 14 July to 5 August 2020, including against Mr. Yonatan Kimmel, Ms. Miriam Bernstein, Ms. Rotem Heckman, Mr. Idan Dorfman, Ms. Lea Tunick, Ms. Calanit Sharon, and Ms. Shir Wertheim.
Alleged victims: 7
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    12 Aug 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the sealing of the offices of Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate for up to two years, the subsequent appointment by the Government of an interim board to run its activities, the arrest of all 13 members of the syndicate’s board, as well as the arrest of and the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.
Alleged victims: 30
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24 Dec 2020
    10 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the discrimination faced by the Protestant Christian minority in Turkey, and in particular with regard to the registration of their religious organizations, their places of worship, the training of their clergy and religious leaders, as well as with regard to cases of harassment and intimidation of Protestant religious actors and their families.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Nov 2020
    05 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the disproportionate and differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous communities across the United States of America, and indigenous women in particular, the inadequacy of the measures taken to support tribes in their efforts to reduce the spread and address the harms caused by COVID-19 on indigenous peoples and communities, as well as the lack of recognition and support of the legitimate actions undertaken by tribes in the exercise of their self-determination.
Alleged victims: 2000000
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11 Feb 2021
    05 Aug 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the reported arbitrary arrest, detention and ill-treatment of Ali Younesi.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Oct 2020
25 Nov 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding continued detention of human rights defenders and other individuals in Egyptian prisons, who, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had their communication with the outside world heavily restricted, their pre-trial detentions renewed in absentia and are at grave risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Alleged victims: 12
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    27 Jul 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegation of the excessive use of force by security forces against protesters, during protests which begun peacefully on 7 July 2020 and escalated to riots.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Sep 2020
    23 Jul 2020
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning numerous killings of human rights defenders in Afghanistan, including members of the national human rights institution.
Alleged victims: 4
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    20 Jul 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning continued allegations of infringements on the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in Tanzania, indicating a pattern of restrictions to civic space in Tanzania, particularly in the context of the upcoming 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: 5
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    20 Jul 2020
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Highlands Frieda Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Frieda River Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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23 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con dos denuncias penales presentadas por Carabineros de Chile en contra del colectivo artístico feminista "Las Tesis" (en adelante “el Colectivo”), tras la realización por el Colectivo de performances y videos donde denunciaban, entre otros, la violencia contra las mujeres.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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16 Sep 2020
    17 Jul 2020
    Ukraine
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the draft law No. 2681, which includes several provisions that, if approved, might be incompatible with Ukraine’s obligations under international human rights law and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Aug 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Dharisha Bastians.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2020
    08 Jul 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protesters belonging to the indigenous Papuan minority by security forces on 23 September 2019 at the anti-racism riots in the town of Wamena, Papua Province, which is reportedly the worst outbreak of violence in a single incident in West Papua since the end of the military dictatorship in 1998.
Alleged victims: 7
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22 Jul 2020
    01 Jul 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the sudden closure of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in October 2019 which has currently left the people of the region with limited legal recourse to seek justice for potential human rights violations committed against them including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual violence and created uncertainty as to how pending cases will be treated.
Alleged victims: 639
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    01 Jul 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la mort du défenseur des droits humains Fréderic-Marcus Kambale.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the final hearing and verdict of eleven human rights defenders in Turkey, who were arrested in 2017 for engaging in human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 11
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24 Jul 2020
    29 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Comments on ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act),
Alleged victims: -
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04 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
    29 Jun 2020
    Honduras
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con el maltrato físico y psicológico de un menor de edad que fue testigo casual de una protesta que se produjo tras los resultados de las elecciones presidenciales de 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Sep 2020
10 Sep 2020
    26 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the criminalisation of human rights defenders in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly and the intimidations faced by other human rights defenders documenting human rights violations in Papua province.
Alleged victims: 29
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09 Jul 2020
    24 Jun 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the amendments to the Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act (1994), adopted by the Parliament of Tanzania on 10 June 2020 through the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Act 2020
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jun 2020
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de intimidaciones y amenazas de muerte en contra de defensoras de derechos humanos que luchan contra la impunidad en casos del feminicidio.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
We express serious concern that the proposed changes to the Hong Kong SAR’s legal system and enforcement mechanisms proposed in the Draft National Security Law, fail to include assurances that the measures will be fully compliant with international human rights law, in particular with the obligations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Furthermore, we express concern that a lack of a precise definition in the Decision of the National People’s Congress for what types of conduct qualify as seriously endangering national security may result in the limiting or infringement of fundamental freedoms
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Comments expressing our concern about the statement made by the Attorney-General of the United States, William Barr, on May 31 2020, in regard to the ongoing protests in the United States.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2020
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against and detention of eleven human rights defenders linked to their participation in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 11
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31 Jul 2020
    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged use of lethal force by the police in the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine that was imposed across the Philippines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Jun 2020
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preocupación con el proyecto de “Ley de Urgente Consideración”
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2020
    05 Jun 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the systematic persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Aug 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killings of Mr. Ahmed Abdul Samad and Mr. Safaa Ghali, journalists for Diljah TV, an Iraq news agency.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Oct 2020
05 Jan 2022
    02 Jun 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, disappeance, torture and ill-treatment of members of the MDC Alliance Youth Assembly.
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the continued detention of five women human rights defenders and the death in prison of human rights defender Mr. Abdullah Hamid Al-Hamid.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Jul 2020
07 Aug 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of prominent labour rights activists and trade union leaders including Haytham Mohamadein, Hassan Barbary, Alla Essam and Khalil Rizk.
Alleged victims: 5
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    29 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of human rights defender Mr. Am Sam Ath.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020
    19 May 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning detention of over 120 persons in connection with their participation in protests or for having otherwise peacefully expressed their views.
Alleged victims: 120
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    15 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the physical and mental integrity of Iranian prisoner Mr Hossein Sepanta..
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2020
    13 May 2020
    Cuba
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con el presunto acoso continuado sufrido por el pastor Alain Toledano, pastor del Movimiento Apostólico de Cuba, su familia y los miembros de su congregación.
Alleged victims: 100
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23 Jul 2020
    11 May 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of torture and ill-treatment in the Ankara Police Headquarters of 56 students accused of being members of a terrorist organisation.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Jun 2020
    11 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment and prolonged detention of Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Habib and of Mr. Murtaja bin Abdallah bin Ali Qureiris.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las denominadas “madres cuidadoras” que laboran para la Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la esposa del Presidente. Las mujeres estarían sujetas a condiciones y posibles prácticas de explotación laboral que podrían constituir trabajo forzoso, y habrían sufrido actos de estigmatización de parte del gobierno tras reivindicar sus derechos. Además, estarían ahora en riesgo de perder su única fuente de ingresos sin ninguna posibilidad de reclamar sus derechos como trabajadoras, tras la intención anunciada del gobierno de cerrar el programa de “hogares sustitutos”.
Alleged victims: 684
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04 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Comments on the proposed law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Countering Terrorism.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    06 May 2020
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 (the amended Act), to the current counter-terrorism legislation, the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (the Act), and raising concerns in relation to its compatibility with your Excellency’s Government’s obligations under international human rights law and in relation to pertinent international standards of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of 15 pro-democracy activists in connection with their participation in peaceful protests between August and October 2019 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Alleged victims: 15
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10 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Greece
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding the expatriation of migrant rights defender Mr. Salam Kamal-Aldeen as well as the intimidation and criminalisation of non-governmental organisations defending the human rights of migrants on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Ven Rachana, an online clothes seller, and Ms. Morn Eva, a transgender woman. We also refer to the comments made by Government officials targeting human rights NGOs that issued a statement in defence of women’s rights following their detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de ataques a la Defensoría del Pueblo y en particular de amenazas, hostigamientos y otros actos de violencia en contra de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa, Defensora del Pueblo a.i., y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga, Delegado Departamental Defensorial de Cochabamba. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos otorgó, el 25 de diciembre de 2019, medidas cautelares y solicitó a Bolivia que adoptara las medidas necesarias para proteger los derechos a la vida e integridad personal de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Jul 2021
    23 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the possible continued detention of human rights defenders and other civil society actors despite amendments to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures which will authorise the early release of large groups of prisoners.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jun 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
In this connection, we offer the following comments on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap. 575 (“Anti-Terrorism Law”) and Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, Sections 9 and 10 (“Sedition Law”). We respectfully address a number of the human rights challenges evidenced in the legislation and advance our view on these ordinances, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that the ordinances are in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations in respect of Hong Kong SAR.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the physical abuse and deportation to Iran of Messrs. Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, who were later prosecuted and sentenced to death by the Iranian authorities
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jun 2020
17 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi, on charges of arson and property damage during the November 2019 protests in Tehran, and amid serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees and use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Apr 2020
    Kazakhstan
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the draft law “On the Procedure for Organising and Holding Peaceful Assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan” (the “draft law”) developed by the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MIPD) and which was published on the website www.legalacts.egov.kz on 7 February 2020 and the draft law “On Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan Concerning the Organization and Holding of Peaceful Assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan” (the “draft amendments law”).
Alleged victims: -
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12 May 2020
12 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Japan
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received relating to serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of contaminated water management at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the significant delays occurred in the clean-up of the contaminated water and the reported likelihood of discharging contaminated water into ocean waters.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the travel ban imposed on Mr. Laith Abu Zeyad preventing him from leaving Occupied Palestinian Territory which could be a reprisal for his cooperation with the United Nations on human rights issues and his endeavours to raise concerns at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020
    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
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    15 Apr 2020
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des actes d’agression et d’intimidation contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, ainsi qu’un incendie criminel perpétré contre le siège du REDHAC, une coalition des défenseurs des droits de l’homme dont Mme Ngo Mbe est la Directrice exécutive.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informacion recibida en relación con las agresiones verbales y físicas sufridas por al menos 12 periodistas que se encontraban cubriendo la llegada al país del diputado Juan Guaidó en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar y en la ciudad de Lara
Alleged victims: 22
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11 May 2021
    14 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de M. Karim Tabbou.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
02 Jun 2020
05 Jan 2021
    02 Apr 2020
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association, ainsi que d'interdiction récurrente de manifestations au Niger.
Alleged victims: 8
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    31 Mar 2020
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and potential enforced disappearance of Ms. Truong Thi Ha while crossing the border from Laos to Viet Nam, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for her human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a demonstration in Yangon calling for the internet in Rakhine State to be restored.
Alleged victims: 7
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15 Oct 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Messrs. Macdonald Sembereka, Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo for having issued a call to the public to assemble on March 25, 2020.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of journalists Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammani and Mr. Mohamed Badr whose charges have not been communicated by authorities, and the detention, torture and ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Patrick George Zaki.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2020
    30 Mar 2020
    Algeria
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation violente et de détention arbitraire d'un défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique, dont 6 qui se trouvent actuellement en détention et risqueraient l’application de la peine de mort.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Apr 2020
    09 Mar 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Concerns that, if adopted, the draft law may have a significant detrimental impact on the operations of all civil society organizations in Kyrgyzstan, including those that provide essential services. The amendments would unnecessarily and disproportionally restrict the right to freedom of association, as provided by Article 22 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), acceded to by Kyrgyzstan on 7 October 1994.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of three human rights defenders. Mr. Ding Jiaxi, Mr. Zhang Zhongshun and Mr. Dai Zhenya were each arrested on 26 December at different locations and placed under Residential Surveillance in Designated Location (RSDL).
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Apr 2020
    05 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
information received, concerning attacks, harassment and serious threats made over against the BBC Persian Service and the BBC World Service and its staff by the authorities of Iran (the Islamic Republic of) in conjunction with its coverage of the civil unrest and the extent of the casualties caused by a strong reaction to protests linked to an increase in fuel prices and the introduction of petrol rationing.
Alleged victims: 401
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    28 Feb 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Allegations of excessive use of force, arrests and arbitrary detention of protestors since December 2019, in the context of demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 31
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    28 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
The application of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Protest Law, Association Law, and NGO law raise serious concerns regarding increasing practices of arbitrary detention, allegations of torture, the absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards, restrictions on freedom of expression, the right to freedom of thought, and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The effects of these laws in the Sinai region have also resulted in violations of socio-economic rights including the right to education, the right to secure housing, the right to sustainable development and the rights to food and water.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2020
10 Mar 2021
    26 Feb 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Iinformations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la privation de liberté de MM. Aboubacar Toure; Alain Lobognon; Babou Traore; Camara Loukimane; Dahafolo Kone; Félicien Sekongo; Gnamiand Stéphane N'Drin; Kamaraté Souleymane Kone; Kanigui Soro; Karidioula Souleymane; Ladji Ouattara; Mamadou Djibo; Marc Kidou Ouattara; Parla Rigobert Soro; Simon Soro; Soumahoro Kando; Tehfour Kone et Yao Soumaila par les autorités ivoiriennes, entre le 23 décembre 2019 et le 14 janvier 2020. Ces 18 individus seraient liés à l’opposition et sont proches de M. Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Président du parti « Générations et peuples solidaires » (GPS), ancien Premier Ministre, ancien Président de l’Assemblée et candidat aux élections présidentielles de 2020. Un mandat d’arrêt international a été émis le 23 décembre 2019 contre ce dernier.
Alleged victims: 19
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21 Apr 2020
    25 Feb 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and prosecution of Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen and other 20 activists members of PTM.
Alleged victims: 39
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23 Apr 2020
    21 Feb 2020
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preocupación ante la aprobación de la iniciativa de Ley No. 5257 que dispone aprobar reformas al Decreto No. 02-2003 sobre Organizaciones no Gubernamentales para el Desarrollo, el 11 de febrero de 2020. Dicha iniciativa de Ley ha sido objeto de una comunicación en 2018 (OL GTM 8/2018) que fue enviada al Gobierno de su Excelencia (OL GTM 8/2018) con fecha 27 de abril de 2018. Asimismo, tomamos nota de la respuesta del Gobierno de su Excelencia con fecha 20 de julio de 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning protests held in various parts of Iran since 11 January 2020 and the alleged disproportionate response by law enforcement, including excessive use of force leading to injury, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, and ill-treatment of protesters.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2020
    China
    JAL
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and arrest of healthcare workers including first-aiders; restrictions imposed on impartial healthcare, as well as the misuse of healthcare transport, facilities, and confidential information. These incidents allegedly occurred in the context of the large-scale civil rights protests that broke out in Hong Kong in June 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
    13 Feb 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent detention of Mr. Idrees Saleem Mohammed Rozhbeani, a member of the Kurdistan Free Society Movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Feb 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators at the Pride Marches that took place on the campus of the Middle East Technical University (METU) on 10 May 2019, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution against them.
Alleged victims: 19
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09 Apr 2020
    31 Jan 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance, alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent charges with non-bailable financial crimes against human rights lawyer Tito Magoti and journalist Erick Kabendera.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Jul 2020
    29 Jan 2020
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information regarding the allegedly inappropriate use of chemical agents during demonstrations from June to December of 2019 in Hong Kong. These agents include hazardous substances such as tear gas, pepper spray, pepper balls and irritating chemical constituents dispersed from water cannons and other mobile sprayers against protestors, journalists, human rights defenders, social workers, volunteer medics and other humanitarian workers. The Hong Kong Police Force (hereinafter HKPF) officers ensuring public order at the frontline of events have also been exposed. The allegations include the use of these chemical agents in the densely populated city of Hong Kong, in closed spaces, in close vicinity of schools, kindergartens and institutions housing sensitive segments of the population.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Apr 2020
28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, al acceso a un juicio justo, a no ser sometido a injerencias ilegales o arbitrarias en el hogar, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones del Paro Nacional que comenzó el pasado 21 de noviembre hasta el 19 de diciembre de 2019 Durante este periodo se han registrado cerca de 1662 casos de detención de nacionales y extranjeros y aproximadamente unos 36 casos de manifestantes heridos, así como 4 agentes de la fuerza pública, incluyendo al menos una persona que habría perdido la vida mientras participaba en las manifestaciones y dos más en eventos no relacionados con las protestas que ocurrieron en las mismas fechas del Paro Nacional. Tomamos nota de nuevas movilizaciones en Colombia desde el pasado 21 de enero de 2020 a raíz de una nueva convocatoria de Paro Nacional.
Alleged victims: 1000
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13 Mar 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Chile
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Preocupación ante la aprobación del proyecto de ley que modifica el Código Penal para tipificar acciones que atenten contra la libertad de circulación de las personas en la vía pública a través de medios violentos e intimidatorios (Boletín 13090).
Alleged victims: -
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27 Jan 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention of human rights defender Ms. Dinh Thi Phuong Thao and the confiscation of her passport by the Vietnamese authorities, as well as the detention of independent journalist Mr. Pham Chi Dung, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for his human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la detención de Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora, Atahualpa Yupanqui Quintero Morán, Derlis Francisco Hernández Flores, Hansel Amaru Quintero Gómez, Ivannia del Carmen Alvarez Martínez, Jesús Adolfo Tefel Amador, Jordán Irene Lanzas Herrera, José Dolores Medina Cabrera Cabrera, María Margarita Hurtado Chamorro, Marvin Samir López Ñamendiz, Melvin Antonio Peralta Centeno, Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz, Olga Sabrina Valle López, Roberto Andrés Butching Miranda, Wendy Rebeca Juaréz Avilés y Wilfredo Alejandro Brenes Domínguez. En particular, hemos recibido información sobre al menos dos de los casos que podrían ser actos de represalias motivados por la cooperación con las Naciones Unidas, sus representantes y sus mecanismos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 18
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    20 Jan 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against the political party the Future Forward Party, which may lead to its dissolution.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning raids, seizures of property, prosecution, liquidation and interdiction relating to the human rights NGOs ‘Justice Initiative’, ‘Memorial’, ‘Center of Support for the Indigenous Peoples of the North’ and ‘People in Need'
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Mar 2020
    13 Jan 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning peaceful protests which took place across central and southern Iraq since 1 October 2019.
Alleged victims: 19424
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19 Mar 2020
    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
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    20 Dec 2019
    ICANN Board of Directors
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the proposed transfer by the Internet Society (ISOC) of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and all its assets to a private equity firm, Ethos Capital.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 234 individuals, and the reported arrest of 7000 individuals. Concerns relating to conditions of detention including mistreatment of detainees, as well as restrictions on journalists covering the events.
Alleged victims: 7000
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18 Feb 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçue concernant l’usage excessif de la force durant des manifestations et des attaques contre des journalistes couvrant ces évènements.
Alleged victims: 168
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    12 Dec 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con una moción presentada el 15 de octubre ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en la labor de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el marco del contexto actual de crisis migratoria en Centro y Norte américa.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Konan Hubert Yao ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, short-term enforced disappearance and charging of health rights defenders from the organisation Changsha Funeng, Messrs. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, in connection with their advocacy for non-discrimination and the rights of disadvantaged groups, as well as the investigations opened against Mr. Cheng’s wife and brother.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Dec 2019
    03 Dec 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received the Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 that was adopted by the Queensland Parliament on 24 October 2019, which contains a number of provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Djibouti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire et des actes de torture pendant sa détention de M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et au secret de M. Said Abdilahi Yassin, militants de la deuxième fédération du Mouvement pour le Renouveau démocratique et le développement (MRD), principal parti d’opposition, et membres de la Ligue djiboutienne des droits humains (LDDH). M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh est également journaliste travaillant notamment sur des cas d’exactions par la police djiboutienne.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning hatred, verbal harassment and threats against Rhadem Camlian Morados, including death threats and threats of kidnapping, disseminated on social media on account of his work on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics and his advocacy as a gay Muslim claiming that his religion is inclusive and affirmative of his sexuality.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Nov 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning several incidents of alleged excessive force and ill-treatment by security forces and Lebanese army personnel against protesters, and failures to adequately protect protesters from violent attacks by alleged sympathizers of political groups, during overwhelmingly peaceful mass protests across towns and cities in Lebanon, including downtown Beirut, since 17 October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 12 individuals, and the reported arrest of 1000 individuals.
Alleged victims: 58
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18 Feb 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    15 Nov 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Than Hla who has been arrested and charged with offences under section 19 of the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law 2012.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Saba al-Mahdawi, who had participated in some demonstrations in the past weeks.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Nov 2019
    Maldives
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the launching of investigations against the human rights organisation Maldivian Democracy Network, public calls for its de-registration, as well as the intensified online harassment, intimidation and threats against its staff members, including Ms. Shahindha Ismail and Mr. Mushfiq Mohamed.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Jan 2020
    05 Nov 2019
    Chile
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la vida y la integridad personal, a la libertad de expresión, de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Chile, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 19 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria del Estado de Excepción Constitucional de Emergencia y hasta la fecha de la presente, en particular sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas y adolescentes); lo cual ha causado al menos 4316 personas detenidas y 1574 heridas, incluyendo al menos 23 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, violencia sexual a mujeres, presuntas detenciones ilegales en domicilios particulares y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: 4667
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03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
    01 Nov 2019
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • torture
We offer the following comments on the effect and application of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China (Counter-Terrorism Law) promulgated on 27 December 2015 effective as of 1 January 2016 and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People's Republic of China.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Dec 2019
    30 Oct 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the protests against the expansion of a coal-powered cement plant in the village of Aung Tha Pyay in Mandalay.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Dec 2019
    28 Oct 2019
    Nepal
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force and extrajudicial executions by police officers in Terai, including during demonstrations. One victim belongs to the Tharu minority and another victim to the Madhesi minority.
Alleged victims: 4
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03 Jan 2020
    25 Oct 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the discriminatory restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of expression of LBTIQ human rights defenders, which may relate to their engagement in advocacy on human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender equality.
Alleged victims: 4
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23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
22 May 2020
    23 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial, sentencing, imprisonment and provisional release of blogger and human rights defender Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah, as well as the recent arrest of and charges against him, his lawyer Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer and human rights defender Ms. Abdel Fattah, and the physical and verbal abuse against them while in detention. The alleged violations of Mr. El-Baqer’s rights appear to be linked to his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    18 Oct 2019
    Germany
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the motion CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and Bündnis90/Die Grünen “Resisting the BDS Movement with Determination – Combating Anti-Semitism” adopted by the German Bundestag on 17 May 2019, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jan 2020
    18 Oct 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires de M. Fadel Breika et M. Moulay Abba Bouzaid.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the attack on Ms. Lara Kanan on 30 June 2018 and the failure of authorities to adequately investigate.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    Jordan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Abed al Karem Al-Shraideh, who was arrested and detained on 2 September 2019, and who is presently on bail pending an investigation, for allededly criticizing Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein in a video posted to Facebook.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of the use of excessive and lethal force by security forces, including live ammunition, against peaceful protesters, reports of deadly targeted sniper fire against and targeted killings of protesters, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detentions of protesters and civil society activists, an internet shutdown, the forced closure of several satellite TV channels, and the intimidation and harassment of journalists and civil society activists, in cities and governorates across central and southern Iraq, including in Baghdad, since the beginning of October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Dec 2019
    11 Oct 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la libertad de expresión, libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en Ecuador, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 3 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria de estado de excepción, incluyendo de uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas, adolescentes, mujeres embarazadas, personas de edad, y personas con discapacidad), miembros de pueblos indígenas y periodistas, lo cual ha causado al menos 929 detenidos y cientos de heridos, incluyendo al menos 5 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Oct 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre las suspensiones del registro de actas constitutivas, ordinarias y extraordinarias, de organizaciones no gubernamentales, asociaciones y fundaciones hasta nuevo aviso.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Nov 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in the town of Ramallah.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la próxima discusión del “Proyecto de Ley para Brindar Seguridad Jurídica sobre la Huelga y sus Procedimientos” que fue debatido en la Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica el 8 de septiembre de 2018 y reenviado a consulta a la Sala Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Justicia; y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Costa Rica.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Oct 2019
    02 Oct 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the harassment and intimidation, including death threats, against human rights defenders Ms. Brenda De Guzman, Ms. Christine Grace Ongos and Mr. Ramiel Aballe for providing legal assistance to the defence of nine farmers accused of murdering a local government Councillor in the Philippines province of Negros Occidental, Western Visayas region, on 31 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 3
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    27 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by Nigerian police officers against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a demonstration in Abuja on 22 July 2019 and during the Ashura processions in different cities of Nigeria on 10 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 88
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    26 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of minority rights defenders Khu Kyue Phe Khel, Dee De, Myo Hlaing Win, Khun Thomas, Khun John Paul and Khu Ree Du, members of the Karenni ethnic minority.
Alleged victims: 6
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07 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019
    19 Sep 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and also concerning the use of force against, and detention of, peaceful protesters, in conjunction with the public demonstrations exclusion of candidates to the elections Moscow City Duma scheduled for 8 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 20
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13 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
    18 Sep 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations additionnelles reçues concernant la situation des membres de l’organisation Organic Farming for Gorillas Cameroon (OFFGO) et la possible arrestation de M. Vincent Awazi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Sep 2019
    Tunisia
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi sur le droit de réunion pacifique en remplacement de la loi n. 196-4 de 1969
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2019
    11 Sep 2019
    Togo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi modifiant la loi du 16 mai 2011 fixant les conditions d’exercice de la liberté de réunion et de manifestation pacifiques et publiques adopté le 7 août 2019 par l’Assemblée Nationale
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jan 2022
    11 Sep 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the suspension of registration of the human rights organisation Centre for Social Development, and the surveillance, threats and attacks against its staff and their family members, including a recent attempted shooting of the daughter of the organisation’s secretary, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Sep 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of retaliatory measures taken by Bangladeshi authorities against Rohingya refugees in reaction to the “Genocide Day” protest which occurred on 25 August 2019.
Alleged victims: 8
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    04 Sep 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the forced expatriation of two activists from Cuba, reportedly facilitated by Aruba Airlines, a company registered in Aruba, as well as the threat of a formal accusation made by Aruba Airlines against Mr. Javier Larrondo Calafat, a human rights defender and representative of the victims of the alleged human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning an Internet shutdown in West Papua and subsequent acts of harassment and threats against journalist Mr. Victor Mambor and lawyer Ms. Veronica Koman who have been reporting on the shutdown and the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Sep 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que aunque eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, reserva al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”.
Alleged victims: 72
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04 Nov 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Aruba Airlines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas desde Cuba de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, pero que reservó al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”. De acuerdo a información recibida, parecería que Aruba Airlines contribuyó a facilitar la expatriación forzosa en dos de los casos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Oct 2019
    03 Sep 2019
    Equatorial Guinea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de organizaciones de la sociedad civil ecuatoguineana, en particular sobre la disolución del Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo de Guinea Ecuatorial (CEID) y el hostigamiento del que ha sido víctima el Sr. Alfredo Okenve, los cuales podrían constituir actos de represalias por su cooperación con mecanismos y órganos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Sep 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders Ms. Salma Ashraf Abdel Halim Abdelghaffar, Mr. Mohamed Zarea, and Mr. Amr Magdi, including acts of reprisal against Ms. Ashraf and Mr. Zarea for their cooperation with the United Nations in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Aug 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign against human rights organisations Al-Haq and Al Mezan, threats, including death threats, against Al-Haq’s General Director, Mr. Shawan Jabarin, as well as the travel restrictions imposed on a consultant for Al Mezan and on Mr. Issam Younis, the Commissioner General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine.
Alleged victims: 4
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    28 Aug 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial proceedings against and arbitrary detention of ten human rights defenders promoting the rights of the Dalit minority, and the house arrests of five of them.
Alleged victims: 10
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    27 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Mr. Huang Qi. Mr. Huang Qi was the head of the human rights organization Tianwang Human Rights Service and founder of the human rights website 64tianwang.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Aug 2019
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed Draft Law No 91-2018 which seeks to alter existing Tunisia’s emergency powers legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Nov 2019
    23 Aug 2019
    Kuwait
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrests and detention of human rights defenders in connection with their peaceful advocacy on behalf of the Bedoon community in Kuwait, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment against them.
Alleged victims: 16
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11 Oct 2019
    21 Aug 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Mohammad Rasoulof, an award-wining Iranian filmmaker.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Nov 2019
    20 Aug 2019
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged police intimidation and harassment since 2005 and subsequent detention on 9 December 2018 of Mr. Wang Yi and Mrs. Jiang Rong, founders of the Early Rain Covenant Church.
Alleged victims: 15
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    16 Aug 2019
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning severe restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association imposed during the past week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detention of political figures, journalists, members of civil society and human rights defenders in the state, and violations to the right to life.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Aug 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informaçion relativa a la entrada en vigor el 1 de agosto de 2019 del decreto 115, el cual modifica el Código Penal del Estado de Tabasco y mediante el cual se estarían penalizando conductas que podrían ser una expresión legitima del derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación, a la libertad de expresión y del derecho a defender los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jan 2020
    31 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
información recibida en relación con la situación de nueve organizaciones de la sociedad civil nicaragüense, en particular sobre los recursos legales que han presentado, el estado actual de sus reclamaciones, el daño patrimonial relativo a la cancelación de su personalidad jurídica y amenazas expresadas en contra de una de las organizaciones.
Alleged victims: 9
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    29 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las acciones y declaraciones descalificadoras emitidas por el Presidente de la República y otras autoridades del poder ejecutivo federal sobre el trabajo de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de México (CNDH), institución nacional de derechos humanos acreditada con clase A por su cumplimiento de los Principios de Paris.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail, criminal legal proceedings against her, and the harassment of her family members and friends through house-raids, the opening of criminal proceedings against her parents and allegations of torture of her associates.
Alleged victims: 5
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30 Sep 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Información recibida relativa a ataques en diferentes iglesias de Nicaragua durante celebraciones religiosas entre junio y julio de 2019. Las celebraciones se llevaron a cabo en conmemoración de algunas víctimas que perdieron su vida durante las protestas y como consecuencia de hechos violentos acaecidos desde el 18 de abril de 2018. En dichas celebraciones participaron familiares de víctimas, personas recientemente liberadas, incluyendo a personas liberadas bajo la Ley de Amnistía (Ley 996) y público en general.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jul 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution under terrorism-related charges of human rights defenders, critics and peaceful protesters for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly , in particular in the context of the February train accident at Ramses Station in Cairo and the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Kong Raiya and Mr. Soung Neakpaon
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2019
    18 Jul 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre du défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Jean-Claude Katende.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jul 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of woman environmental rights defender Ms. Alexandra Koroleva for non-compliance with the Foreign Agent Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Malawi
    JUA
  • albinism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and judicial harassment directed at several human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 4
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03 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the travel ban issued against the human rights defender Mr. Daniyar Khassenov, his repeated detention, and threats made against him and his family members.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jul 2021
    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution of 37 individuals on 23 April 2019, including Mr. Munir Al-Adam, and the wave of arrests in the period 4-9 April 2019 of intellectuals, writers, and human rights defenders
Alleged victims: 53
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12 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding an amendment bill to revise the existing act of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act-2012, potentially severely undermining the NHRC’s authority, effectiveness and independence and limiting the Nepali people’s ability to access justice.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
concerning the initiation of criminal proceedings against Mr. Anand Grover and the human rights NGO Lawyers Collective.
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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