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Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
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    29 Jan 2024
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant un projet d’amendement du décret-loi no 2011-88 en préparation à travers un projet de loi proposé par une commission ministérielle.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jan 2024
    Argentina
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las restricciones impuestas a la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación, que resultarían de la aplicación de la Resolución del Ministerio de Seguridad de la Nación 943/2023 (RESOL-2023-943-APN-MSG), en conjunto con la Resolución 949/2023 (RESOL-2023-949-APN-MSG) del mismo Ministerio, y los riesgos que podría conllevar al ejercicio de estos derechos la aprobación del proyecto de ley denominado Ley de Bases y Puntos de Partida para la Libertad de los Argentinos (INLEG-2023-153324710-APN-PTE). En este sentido, deseamos formular a su Excelencia, las siguientes observaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Feb 2024
23 Feb 2024 (Annex)
23 Feb 2024 (Annex)
    27 Dec 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the violent interference by the police with the peaceful weekly vigils organised by Saturday Mothers/People in Galatasaray Square, Istanbul, and the judicial harassment of human rights defenders taking part in these vigils.
Alleged victims: 4
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    26 Dec 2023
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant la suspension du financement de onze organisations non-gouvernementales, six israéliennes et cinq palestiniennes en novembre 2023, y compris l’organisation Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Hamleh (ou 7amleh) – The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement, et l’organisation MIFTAH - The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, PCHR – the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, et l’interruption définitive du financement de trois organisations non-gouvernementales, dont PCHR – the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
Alleged victims: 4
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26 Feb 2024
    22 Dec 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
New information received concerning Mr. Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian musician who was violently rearrested and is being detained again for raising his voice through protest songs and his YouTube channel.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2024
    18 Dec 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed Bill on the Freedom of Religion and Religious Associations, which was published for public discussion on 11 November 2023 until 17 December 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Dec 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Russian Federation
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the designation of the Human Rights Center Viasna and its Homyel regional office, Homyelskaya Viasna, as extremist formations and the banning of access to their web resources in Belarus. We would also like to bring to your attention allegations we have received about arbitrary detention, judicial harassment and ill-treatment suffered by the Russian journalist Ms. Yekaterina Yanshina from Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre, reportedly in retaliation for her attempt to report on the trial of Viasna’s Chair and two of its members in January 2023.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Dec 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Información recibida en relación con presuntas amenazas contra personas defensoras de los derechos humanos de las personas trans.
Alleged victims: 4
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10 Feb 2024
    11 Dec 2023
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con amenazas de muerte y actos de hostigamiento cuyos Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo y su familia son víctimas en el marco de un conflicto con la empresa Energy & Palma, del Grupo La Fabril, en la provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Feb 2024
    08 Dec 2023
    Denmark
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Writing regarding the draft Act to amend the Penal Code (Prohibition of undue treatment of writings with significant religious significance for a recognized religious community) in order to share our observations and comments on the draft amendment with a view to engaging constructively with your Excellency’s Government to ensure that the proposed amendment is in line with international human rights standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Dec 2023
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing of labour rights defender Mr. Jude Thaddeus Fernandez.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2024
    06 Dec 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the Supreme Court of Belarus decision to sentence woman human rights defender Nasta Loika to seven years imprisonment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Dec 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh and Mrs. Manzar Zarabi, human rights lawyer and defender, who got arrested at Armita Garavand’s funeral at Behesht Zahra Cemetery in Tehran on 29 October 2023.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Jan 2024
    05 Dec 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • older persons
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning prosecution under terrorism charges of Ms. Iryna Melkher and her alleged ill-treatment in the women’s correctional colony No. 4 in Homyel.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Dec 2023
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning reported threats, acts of intimidation and disciplinary measures taken against the Lebanese Association of Judges, and its leadership, by the Ministry of Justice, which could unduly restrict the freedom of expression, association and independence of judges in Lebanon.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Nov 2023
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the refusal to register Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM), an association aiming to advance the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Nov 2023
    Senegal
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention du défenseur des droits de l’homme, M. Aliou Sané, pour avoir exercé son droit à la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Nov 2023 (Ack.)
    22 Nov 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances, detention and prosecution of individuals, including media workers, journalists and public figures, believed to be in relation to their support of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and in the context of the ousting and arrest of former Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan.
Alleged victims: 7
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    22 Nov 2023
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the ongoing widespread arbitrary detention of Palestinians, including activists, lawyers, artists, students and children in the cities and villages of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: 69
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    22 Nov 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con el presunto ataque armado contra dos acompañantes internacionales de la organización International Action for Peace (IAP), la Sra. Berta Altozano y el Sr. Guillem Barril, y el defensor de derechos humanos e integrante de la Corporación Regional para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (CREDHOS), el Sr. José Guillermo Larios, en el distrito de Barrancabermeja.
Alleged victims: 5
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22 Jan 2024
    22 Nov 2023
    Chile
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de falta de avances en las investigaciones realizadas, incluyendo aquellas concernientes a los altos mandos de Carabineros, así como de tendencias regresivas en materia de rendición de cuentas ante las violaciones de derechos humanos cometidas durante la actuación policial, en relación con las protestas y movilizaciones empezadas en Chile en octubre de 2019, que continuaron durante 2020. Asimismo, quisiéramos señalar a su atención la información recibida sobre la alegada insuficiencia de las medidas adoptadas con respecto a la reparación de víctimas de violaciones de derechos humanos ocurridas durante las protestas en el mencionado periodo. Finalmente, en términos de garantías de no repetición, quisiéramos subrayar la urgencia de una reforma profunda de las instituciones policiales, la cual, según la información obtenida, aún se encuentra con pocos avances. Adicionalmente, si bien saludamos algunas mejoras patentes en la gestión de las manifestaciones, quisiéramos señalar a su atención la información recibida en relación con un trauma ocular presuntamente causado por personal policial a la víctima Denisse Figueroa Silva el día 11 de septiembre 2023, en el contexto de las manifestaciones en torno a la conmemoración de los 50 años del golpe de Estado.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jan 2024 (Ack.)
12 Feb 2024
    20 Nov 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments concerning the recently proposed Online Safety Act and Broadcasting Regulatory Commission Act. We wish to address some provisions of both aforementioned bills that we believe may not meet the requirements of international law and standards. In particular, we note potential violations of the rights to privacy, freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association as protected by articles 12, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and articles 17, 19, 21 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), acceded to by Sri Lanka on 11 June 1980.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Nov 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Louis Arnaud, aged 36, a French consultant based in France, who was reportedly arrested by the Iranian authorities in Tehran on 28 September 2022 and accused of participating in gatherings and conspiring against the security of the Islamic Republic.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jan 2024
    16 Nov 2023
    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 a patrones de hostigamiento, acoso, detenciones arbitrarias y malos tratos por parte de las autoridades en contra de líderes religiosos e integrantes de asociaciones y grupos religiosos, que podrían resultar en una vulneración del derecho a la libertad de religión o de creencias de las personas afectadas.
Alleged victims: 13
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15 Jan 2024 (Ack.)
    13 Nov 2023
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning reported failures of the Government to adequately protect protesters from physical attacks by violent counter-protesters and the alleged incidents of harassment of protesters and journalists by State officials, including by police officers, during the peaceful protest “Freedom March”, which took place in Beirut on 30 September 2023.
Alleged victims: 7
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26 Jan 2024
    13 Nov 2023
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con el presunto ataque y los actos de intimidación contra la defensora de derechos humanos, la Sra. Miriam Miranda.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jan 2024
    13 Nov 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • violence against women and girls
Información recibida sobre las recientes protestas en Guatemala, después de las elecciones presidenciales, lideradas por Pueblos Indígenas, quienes se manifiestan en favor de la democracia y por el reconocimiento de la voluntad popular, así como en contra de la corrupción y de políticas públicas que consideran han sido discriminatorias de sus derechos individuales y colectivos.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jan 2024
    08 Nov 2023
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning limitations to the right to freedom of religion or belief in Ukraine, including discriminatory measures imposed on the believers and the monastic community of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and prosecution of persons who refuse to perform the compulsory military service based on their conscientious objection to military service.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Jan 2024
    08 Nov 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
information received regarding the continued restrictions and serious violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief in the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya and Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, occupied by the Russian Federation (hereinafter – Crimea) .
Alleged victims: -
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21 Nov 2023
    07 Nov 2023
    Kenya
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • climate change
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the stigmatization and threatening of human rights defender Phyllis Omido and the obstruction of a human rights training in Matsangoni, Kilifi County.
Alleged victims: 2
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    07 Nov 2023
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l’assassinat du défenseur des droits humains Monsieur Obedi Karafuru.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Oct 2023
    Wise
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des mesures en matière de de-risking (réductions des risques) prises par le prestataire de services monétaires Wise à l'encontre de l'organisation Action Droits des Musulmans (ADM), organisation française basée à Paris, qui entraînerait des conséquences importantes pour les droits humains d'ADM, ses dirigeants, membres et bénéficiaires. Ces mesures de de-risking, soi-disant conformes aux directives étatiques, entraîneraient des conséquences importantes en matière de droits humains pour l’ADM, sa direction, ses membres et bénéficiaires, et résulteraient de l'incapacité de l’entreprise à évaluer pleinement les risques en matière de droits humains conformément aux Principes directeurs relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l'homme. Nous soulignons que les mesures de de-risking ainsi que les allégations plus larges de discrimination, d'intimidation et de stigmatisation constitueraient de graves violations des droits fondamentaux à la liberté de religion ou de croyance, de réunion pacifique et d'association, d'expression et d'opinion, des droits à une procédure régulière, et des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels fondamentaux, y compris les droits au travail et à la propriété.
Alleged victims: 2
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20 Dec 2023
    31 Oct 2023
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the 2006 Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and its amendments, the 2002 Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and its amendments, and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and its amendments, as well as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). These acts and agencies outline and enforce India’s Anti-Money Laundering/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Oct 2023
    France
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des mesures de de-risking (réductions des risques) prises par le prestataire de services monétaires Wise à l'encontre de l'organisation Action Droits des Musulmans (ADM), organisation française basée à Paris, qui entraînerait des conséquences importantes pour les droits humains de l'ADM, ses dirigeants, membres et bénéficiaires. Ces mesures découleraient de la désignation d'ADM par le Gouvernement de votre Excellence comme organisation ayant une « activité illégale en lien avec des faits de nature criminelle de blanchiment d'argent et/ou de nature terroriste », qui semblent être liées à la participation de l’organisation, en novembre 2022, à l'évaluation de la France par le Comité des Nations Unies pour l'élimination de la discrimination raciale (CERD, selon ses sigles en anglais). Nous soulignons que les mesures de de-risking ainsi que les allégations plus larges de discrimination, d'intimidation et de stigmatisation constitueraient de graves violations des droits fondamentaux à la liberté de religion ou de croyance, de réunion pacifique et d'association, d'expression et d'opinion, des droits à une procédure régulière, et des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels fondamentaux, y compris les droits au travail et à la propriété.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Dec 2023
    30 Oct 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant d'éventuelles représailles contre les défenseurs et défenseuses des droits humains pour avoir rencontré le Rapporteur spécial sur les droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d'association. Il s'agit notamment de l'arrestation et du maintien en détention présumés de M. Ahmed Manseri, ainsi que de l'intimidation présumée de M. Malik Riahi, de M. Qasim Saeed et de Mme Chahrazad Ben Fryawa.
Alleged victims: 4
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24 Jan 2024
    27 Oct 2023
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
Comments on the Federal Law No. 35-Fz of 6 March 2006 on Counteraction Against Terrorism, the Federal Law N 157-FZ of 28 April 2023 introducing life imprisonment for treason and the Draft Law “On amending article 1 of the federal law 'On the territorial jurisdiction of district (fleet) military courts”.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Oct 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment, threat of closure and imposed website blocking against independent news site Kloop Media. It is reported that these developments take place in the context of legislative developments that may adversely affect freedom of association and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Oct 2023
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Comments on the draft Republika Srpska law on the Special Registry and Publicity of the Work on Non-Profit Organisations (“the Draft Law”). The international community recognizes the need to ensure that the NPO sector operates openly and positively and that a risk-based approach is taken to ensure that the elements of the NPO sector are not misused as well as the need for the sector to be transparent. However, in its current draft form, we are concerned that the proposed law would place restrictions that are inconsistent with international human rights standards, especially the right to freedom of association, freedom to participate in public affairs, freedom of expression, and the full access to economic and social rights for persons working in the NPO sector. We are also concerned that should this legislation be passed, NPOs may struggle to continue to function freely and effectively as a result.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Oct 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the recent sentencing and continued judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Bakhrom Khamroev in retaliation against his work in defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Oct 2023
    United States of America
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning article 6 of chapter 11 of the State of Georgia’s Criminal Code outlawing “domestic terrorism,” which entered into force in July 2017, amending title 16 of the Georgia Code (GA C).
Alleged victims: -
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28 Dec 2023
    24 Oct 2023
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of environmental rights defender Mr. Desire Nkurunziza.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Oct 2023
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • climate change
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the violent arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders advocating for a just transition from the use of fossil fuels.
Alleged victims: 4
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    24 Oct 2023
    Hoima Sugar Ltd
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of environmental rights defender Mr. Desire Nkurunziza in connection with his opposition to the deforestation of the Bugoma Central Forest Reserve by Hoima Sugar Ltd.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Oct 2023
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the abduction, subsequent enforced disappearance and ill-treatment of Mr. Womberaiishe Nhende and Mr. Sanele Mukuhlani. Both are activists and members of the largest opposition party in Zimbabwe, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC). We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information about the alleged arrest and detention of human rights defenders and lawyers, Mr. Douglas Coltart and Mr. Tapiwa Muchineripi when attending to their clients Mr. Nhende and Mr. Mukuhlani.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Nov 2023
    18 Oct 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the new charges against student activists and their expulsion from university.
Alleged victims: 3
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    16 Oct 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged use of disproportionate and indiscriminate force by police during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok, resulting in the injuries of protestors, journalists and human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 9
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31 Oct 2023 (Ack.)
    13 Oct 2023
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu and his wife in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Dec 2023
    10 Oct 2023
    Philippines
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment, red-tagging, office raids, and targeted financial sanctions against religious groups, human rights and humanitarian organizations, human rights defenders, journalists, and lawyers in the name of countering terrorism and terrorist financing, pursuant to, inter alia, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, and Executive Order 68 of 2018. In particular, we have received information that multiple religious organisations and their members, as well as other direct service non-profit organisations have been affected by the alleged measures, in turn hindering access to indigenous peoples, internally displaced persons, human rights defenders, and women and children to critical human rights and humanitarian services.
Alleged victims: 24
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29 Dec 2023
    06 Oct 2023
    Libya
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Law 19 of 2001 on the Reorganisation of Non-Governmental Organisations (Law 19/2001), as well as Decree 286/2019 regulating the operation of the Civil Society Commission, and Regulation 3/2016 concerning the Control of Opening Accounts for Non-profit Organisations and Institutions. Many provisions of Law 19/2001, Decree 286/2019 and Regulation 3/2016 are contrary to Libya’s international human rights obligations, including the right to the freedom of association, as protected by Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and enshrined in Article 34 of Libya’s Constitutional Declaration of 2011.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Oct 2023
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • violence against women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the increasingly limited civic space within which women’s civil society organizations and women human rights defenders are currently operating, due to ongoing harassment, defamation and threats, both on and offline, as well as the deepening misinformation campaigns concerning the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the State of Palestine’s adherence to it.
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    02 Oct 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comments concerning the proposed Draft Law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic” (Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Non-Commercial Organizations” and the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic).
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Sep 2023
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of harassment, threat, arbitrary detention and targeted intimidation by state officials, including police and judicial authorities, of political activists and human rights defenders who have engaged in peaceful protests and political activities in relation to the unregistered political opposition party “the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.”
Alleged victims: 11
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    21 Sep 2023
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el proyecto de Ley de fiscalización, regularización, actuación y financiamiento de las organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONGs) y afines (“proyecto de ley”), aprobada en primera discusión por la Asamblea Nacional el 25 de enero de 2023. Si se aprueba como ley en su versión actual, nos preocupa que este proyecto tenga graves consecuencias para el ejercicio de los derechos humanos, principalmente el derecho a la libertad de asociación, así como los derechos de las personas que participan y se benefician de las actividades de organizaciones constituidas como diferentes tipos de asociaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Sep 2023
    Viet Nam
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information concerning several laws and decrees, including the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2013), the Criminal Code (2015), the Press Law (2016), the Access to Information Law (2016), and the Cybersecurity Law (2018), as well as Decree 72/2013/ND-CP on “management, provision, and use of internet services and information content online”, Decree 15/2020/ND-CP on “penalties for administrative violations against regulations on postal services, telecommunications, radio frequencies, information technology and electronic transactions”, Decree 119/2020/ND-CP on “penalties for administrative violations in journalistic and publishing activities”, Decree 53/2022/ND-CP on “elaborating a number of articles of the law on cybersecurity of Vietnam”, Decree 13/2023/ND-CP on “protection of personal data”, and draft amendments to the Telecommunication Law (2009).
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Sep 2023
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • older persons
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la persecución jurídica a defensores de derechos humanos por parte de las autoridades, a través del despojo de su nacionalidad nicaragüense.
Alleged victims: 6
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    13 Sep 2023
    Sri Lanka
    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
Information received concerning aspects of a bill establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which appear not to be in compliance with international standards, and the alleged insufficient consultation with victims and civil society.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Nov 2023
    13 Sep 2023
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    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
Information received concerning the alleged instances of surveillance, intimidation and harassment carried out by the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation against civil society organizations which signed or agreed to the Yemen Declaration of Justice and Reconciliation (YDJR).
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Aug 2023
    China
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the implementation of the National Security Legislation (NSL) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), specifically in the 6 February 2023 start of the first trial of 47 individuals accused of crimes under the NSL; as well as the issuance of arrest warrants by the Hong Kong SAR’s National Security Police for seven individuals, all self-exiled, for crimes under the NSL, reportedly for acts that, inter alia, occurred outside Hong Kong SAR’s territory.
Alleged victims: 54
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05 Oct 2023
01 Nov 2023
    29 Aug 2023
    Angola
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Comments on the Law on the Status of Non-Governmental Organizations Bill (the Bill). We note that many provisions in the proposed law would be contrary to Angola’s international human rights obligations, including the right to the freedom of association, the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to non-discrimination.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Aug 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Russian Federation
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Alexei Navalny, in connection with the sentence to nineteen years of imprisonment imposed on him on 4 August 2023.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Aug 2023
    Belarus
    JOL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the proposed Bill on the Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organisations, which was recently developed by the chief state religious affairs official, Plenipotentiary for Religious and Ethnic Affairs. On 2 June 2023, the draft was publicly shared to obtain views and comments from concerned stakeholders. We are aware that the period for comments was limited to from 5 to 15 June 2023. Although the deadline for submission of comments is passed, we offer the following analysis as certain provisions in the draft Bill would fail to meet Belarus’ obligations under international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Aug 2023
    Ansar Allah movement
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest by members of the Yemeni Security and Intelligence Services, subsequent alleged enforced disappearance, and detention without charge of human rights defender Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Arwali in apparent retaliation for her promotion and protection of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Aug 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of accountability and protection measures for the online intimidation and harassment against two women human rights defenders, Ms. Angkhana Neelapaijit and Ms. Anchana Heemmina, despite the Bangkok Civil Court ruling on 16 February 2023, which recognized that they were affected by an online smear campaign, and that their work as women human rights defenders warrants State protection as per international human rights law and standards.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Dec 2023
    17 Aug 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning violations against indigenous Papuans in the provinces of Papua, West Papua, Central Papua, and Mountains Papua. According to these allegations several extra-judicial killings, including of three children took place in the town of Wamena, Jayawijaya Regency, Papua Pegunungan Province (Mountains Papua Province) on 23 February 2023; the allegations refer to the practice of arbitrary detention and excessive use of force, including lethal force, by security forces resulting in serious injuries to Indigenous Papuans protesters and human rights activists in the context of civil unrest and armed rebellion between May 2022 and July 2023.
Alleged victims: 72
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30 Oct 2023
    16 Aug 2023
    Zimbabwe
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comments on the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Act (no. 10 of 2023), which was enacted into law by the Parliament and the President of Zimbabwe on 14 July 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2023
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the arrest of Mr. Bob Barigye, an environmental human rights defender working on human rights issues in the oil and gas sector. We would also like to draw attention to the continued threats against, and intimidation of, human rights defenders working on protecting the rights of communities including the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in the context of oil and gas extraction in Uganda, as well as those working on land, including compensation of communities affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) reaching from Uganda to Tanzania. The intimidation, attacks and threats appear to be directly related to their legitimate human rights activities. EACOP has operations in Uganda and EACOP Ltd is registered in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2023
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Bob Barigye, an environmental human rights defender working on human rights issues in the oil and gas sector. We would also like to draw attention to the continued threats against, and intimidation of, human rights defenders working on protecting the rights of communities including the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in the context of oil and gas extraction in Uganda, as well as those working on land, including compensation of communities affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) reaching from Uganda to Tanzania. The intimidation, attacks and threats appear to be directly related to their legitimate human rights activities. EACOP has operations in Uganda and EACOP Ltd is registered in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the re-arrest and detention of women human rights defenders Jina Modares Gorji and Sepideh Gholian.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Oct 2023
    09 Aug 2023
    EACOP Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Bob Barigye, an environmental human rights defender working on human rights issues in the oil and gas sector. We would also like to draw attention to the alleged continued threats against, and intimidation of, human rights defenders working on protecting the rights of communities including the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in the context of oil and gas extraction in Uganda, as well as those working on land, including those affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) reaching from Uganda to Tanzania. The intimidation, attacks and threats appear to be directly related to their legitimate human rights activities. EACOP has operations in Uganda and EACOP Ltd is registered in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2023
    EACOP
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Bob Barigye, an environmental human rights defender working on human rights issues in the oil and gas sector. We would also like to draw attention to the alleged continued threats against, and intimidation of, human rights defenders working on protecting the rights of communities including the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment in the context of oil and gas extraction in Uganda, as well as those working on land, including those affected by the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) reaching from Uganda to Tanzania. The intimidation, attacks and threats appear to be directly related to their legitimate human rights activities. EACOP has operations in Uganda and EACOP Ltd is registered in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Oct 2023
    08 Aug 2023
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Comments regarding the counter-terrorism legislative and regulatory framework applicable to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation in August 2019 of its special autonomous status pursuant to Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Aug 2023
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Dauletmurat Tajimuratov to sixteen years in prison, allegedly in connection with his work in defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2024
    28 Jul 2023
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the detention and criminal charge against environmental human rights defender Ms. Hoang Thi Minh Hong for alleged tax evasion.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jul 2023
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the ongoing imprisonment of nine human rights defenders and civil society activists from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, who have reportedly been sentenced to up to 11 years in prison on account of their environmental protection work. A previous communication was sent to your Excellency’s Government on the case of Mr. Anya Sengdra (UA CHN 11/2020), to which we regret no response was received.
Alleged victims: 9
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11 Oct 2023
    26 Jul 2023
    Suriname
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged use of excessive and lethal force by law enforcement against a group of Indigenous individuals and over the alleged ill-treatment of detainees by law enforcement officials. Additionally, we express preoccupation with the continued lack of demarcation and titling of indigenous lands, and the granting of logging and extractive concessions in the ancestral territories of Indigenous Peoples without obtaining their free, prior and informed consent.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Jul 2023
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • Russian Federation
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the purported imminent expulsion of Mr. Dzianis Khakhlou, from Russia to Belarus on grounds of a violation of administrative rules on migration.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jul 2023
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Following comments on the Public Consultation Document and Specific Proposals on the Regulation of Crowdfunding Activities (“Proposal”) issued in December 2022 by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”). We bring your Excellency’s Government attention to the fact that the adoption of the Proposal, in its current form, may result in the violation of certain fundamental rights and freedoms under international law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ("ICCPR"). Specifically, we observe that the proposed crowdfunding application and registration procedures—if not subject to further delimiting measures including judicial oversight and due process safeguards—may not meet the required thresholds of necessity, proportionality and non-discrimination under international law.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Aug 2023
25 Sep 2023
    24 Jul 2023
    Sweden
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments on the Government’s Bill 2022/23:73 concerning special criminal provisions for participation in a terrorist organisation, which amended the Terrorist Offences Act (2022:66), Code of Judicial Procedure, and the Act on measures to prevent certain particularly serious offences (2007:979), and entered into force in June 2023. We respectfully address several serious human rights challenges raised by this Bill, including the definition for participation in a terrorist organization, which, in our view, is overly broad. We particularly highlight the negative and disproportionate impacts that the legislation may have on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, as well as the right to privacy. We respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects of the law to ensure that it complies with Sweden's international human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2023
    19 Jul 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the threats and alleged attack, possibly amounting to torture, of Mr. Aytekin Aktaş while he attempted to carry out his professional duties as a human rights lawyer assisting members of the “Life Watch” protests. We also wish to communicate the alleged repression of the “Life Watch” movement by the Gendarmerie which in some cases involves threats and physical violence.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Dec 2023
18 Dec 2023 (Annex)
18 Dec 2023 (Annex)
18 Dec 2023 (Annex)
    13 Jul 2023
    Sweden
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the ongoing risk faced by a medical doctor of being subjected to deportation proceedings from Sweden to Egypt, in violation of the non-refoulement principle, where she would be at risk of being subjected to torture and to the potential imposition of the death penalty.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2023
    13 Jul 2023
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con las resoluciones de la Corte Suprema que suspendieron a veintiséis abogados del Colegio de Abogados de Nicaragua tras ser declarados “traidores a la patria”, presuntamente como represalia por su trabajo en pro de derechos humanos y por sus opiniones. La medida es el resultado de una decisión judicial de expulsión de 222 personas, incluidos algunos de estos abogados, y las reformas aprobadas por la Asamblea Legislativa para permitir despojar de la nacionalidad nicaragüense y de sus bienes a las personas declaradas “traidores a la patria”, incluyendo 94 personas.
Alleged victims: 222
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    12 Jul 2023
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning ciminial proceedings before the Egyptian First Terrorist Circuit Court and the Emergency State Security Court (Third Terrorist Circuit), respectively.
Alleged victims: 20
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    10 Jul 2023
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of intimidation and harassment of human rights defender and trade union leader Mr. Eduardo Peres Alberto and his family, as well as the alarming attack on his daughter. It is believed these violations are in connection with Mr. Peres Alberto’s work in defence of human rights, in particular in his capacity as Secretary General of the Union of Higher Education Teachers (SINPES).
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Sep 2023
    03 Jul 2023
    NSO Group Technologies
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received in relation to the use of surveillance technology, marketed by your company, the NSO Group, as Pegasus spyware, to surveil human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Aug 2023
    30 Jun 2023
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a physical attack against, and targeted intimidation of Mr. Jdea Abdullah Nawfal apparently in connection to his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Jun 2023
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con el uso de tecnología de vigilancia contra personas defensoras de los derechos humanos. La empresa que ha comercializado el spyware, el NSO Group, empresa domiciliada en el Estado de Israel, afirma que solo vende el producto a clientes estatales, que indicaría que los dispositivos de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos fueron hackeados por agencias estatales.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Aug 2023
    21 Jun 2023
    Libyan National Army
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of many areas of Benghazi, including historic neighbourhoods, protected heritage sites and many residential units, as well as violence against, suppression of protests and arbitrary detention of residents and human rights defenders protesting against this destruction, in violation of the right to adequate housing, to freedom of expression, to freedom of peaceful assembly, to liberty and security of the person and of the cultural rights of the residents.
Alleged victims: 501
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    21 Jun 2023
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received in relation to the use of surveillance technology marketed as Pegasus spyware by the NSO Group, a company domiciled in the State of Israel, to surveil human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Jun 2023
    House of Representative
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of many areas of Benghazi, including historic neighbourhoods, protected heritage sites and many residential units, as well as violence against, suppression of protests and arbitrary detention of residents and human rights defenders protesting against this destruction, in violation of the right to adequate housing, to freedom of expression, to freedom of peaceful assembly, to liberty and security of the person and of the cultural rights of the residents.
Alleged victims: 501
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    19 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the alleged targeting of Crew Against Torture, a human rights non-governmental organisation working to provide assistance, through investigation and legal representation, to alleged victims of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jun 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre órdenes judiciales contra la Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes, FENAMAD y su Presidente, el defensor de los derechos humanos y ambientales Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, presentadas por la empresa maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. en relación con una declaración emitida por FENAMAD sobre la deforestación en el territorio del Pueblo Indígena Mashco Piro, que vive en la región Madre de Dios del Amazonas Peruano en aislamiento voluntario. La empresa maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. obtuvo concesiones en 2002 y continúa operando en esa área. Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C es una empresa que recibió la certificación del Consejo de Administración Forestal (FSC).
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Aug 2023
    19 Jun 2023
    Maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C.
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre órdenes judiciales contra la Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes, FENAMAD y su Presidente, el defensor de los derechos ambientales Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, presentadas por la empresa maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. en relación con una declaración emitida por FENAMAD sobre la deforestación en el territorio del Pueblo Indígena Mashco Piro que vive en aislamiento voluntario.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2023
    Germany
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning court orders against the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Affluents, FENAMAD and its President, environmental rights defender Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, filed by the logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. following a statement issued by FENAMAD denouncing the deforestation in the territory of the Mashco Piro Indigenous People living in the Peruvian Amazon region of Madre de Dios in voluntary isolation. The logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. was granted concessions in 2002 and continues to operate in that area. Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C is a company that received certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC is a multistakeholder initiative registered in Germany.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Aug 2023
18 Aug 2023 (Annex)
    19 Jun 2023
    Forest Stewardship Council International
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information we have received concerning court orders against the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Affluents, FENAMAD and its President, environmental rights defender Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, filed by the logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. following a statement issued by FENAMAD denouncing the deforestation in the territory of the Mashco Piro Indigenous People living the Peruvian Amazon region of Madre de Dios in voluntary isolation. The logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. was granted concessions in 2002 and continues to operate in that area. Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C is a company that received certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Aug 2023
    15 Jun 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information reçues concernant le harcèlement judiciaire des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Kaddour Chouicha et Jamila Loukil, membres d'une organisation bien connue des droits de l'homme, la LADDH, dissoute sans recours judiciaire entre 2021 et 2022.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Aug 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Niger
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de quatre défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association. Nous attirons également votre attention sur des allégations d’harcèlement judiciaire et des procédures judiciaires irrégulières envers quatre défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Jul 2023
    09 Jun 2023
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf.
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances of 17 members of the Baháʼí religious minority in Yemen, namely Mr. Hassan Tariq Thabet, Ms. Areej Al-Mashary, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Jail, Ms. Eman Hassan Abu Jail, Ms. Rana Ibrahim Abu Jail, Mr. Ahmed Abdul Hakim Al-Malahi, Mr. Khaled Ahmed Abadi, Ms. Salwa Abdullah Al-Rahimi, Mr. Abdullah Yahya Al-Olofi, Mr. Abdullah Qayed Al-Maansy, Mr. Abdul’elah Muhammad Al-Boni, Mr. Muhammad Yahya Al-Jalub, Mr. Muhammad Bashir Abdul Jalil, Mr. Mustafa Al-Tairi, Mr. Musa Mutahar Al-Hitar, Mr. Haitham Mahmoud Radman, and Ms. Tagrid Muhammad Ismail Al-Hamzi, who were abducted while they were peacefully convened to elect the religious community’s national governing body.
Alleged victims: 17
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    06 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the persecution of the environmental human rights defenders and anti-war activists Ms. Polina Oleynikova, Mr. Arshak Makichyan and his family members.
Alleged victims: 5
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    05 Jun 2023
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Kashmiri human rights defenders Mr. Irfan Mehraj and Mr. Khurram Parvez and their ongoing persecution.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 May 2023
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information reçue concernant la situation précaire actuelle des juges et des avocats, qui semblent faire face à des schémas de harcèlement judiciaire, et sur les réseaux sociaux, sur la base des mesures prises après le décret-loi présidentiel 2022-11 (et sa modification par le décret-loi 2022-35), et le décret 2022-516.
Alleged victims: 11
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    25 May 2023
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • climate change
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the escalating administrative and judicial harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Tran Phuong Thao, wife of imprisoned environmental human rights defender Dang Dinh Bach, as well as the continued incarceration of Mr. Dang Ding Bach himself, in connection with the exercise of their freedom of expression, environmental advocacy, and human rights activities, respectively. This, furthermore, relates to a communication which we submitted to Your Excellency’s Government on 18 February 2022 (VNM 2/2022) and we would like to thank your Excellency’s government for the replies we received on this matter thus far, both on 19 February 2022 and on 20 March 2023.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 May 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre la presunta expulsión de un estudiante, Señor Adrián Camilo García Flores, de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala como forma de represalia por el ejercicio de su libertad académica y por sus actividades como representante estudiantil.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2023
    25 May 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Follow-up on the cases of Messrs Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Viktar Babaryka, and Maksim Znak based on new information received, including allegations of incommunicado detention of individuals sentenced on politically motivated charges, denial of visits by family members, lawyers and independent physicians, denial of communication and correspondence and concerns of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or torture that endanger their health and life, and danger that they are subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 May 2023
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses against members of the Kokoya community in Bong County, Liberia, in relation to both a toxic spill by MNG Gold Liberia Inc., subsidiary of Avesoro Holdings Ltd, and to the use of excessive force, intimidation and arrest by the Liberian National Police of community members, including environmental and indigenous defenders and civil society activists, who demanded accountability for related human rights abuses and environmental harm.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 May 2023
    MNG Gold
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses against members of the Kokoya community in Bong County, Liberia, in relation to both a toxic spill by MNG Gold Liberia Inc., subsidiary of Avesoro Holdings Ltd, and to the use of excessive force, intimidation and arrest by the Liberian National Police of community members, including environmental and indigenous defenders and civil society activists, who demanded accountability for related human rights abuses and environmental harm.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 May 2023
    Liberia
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses against members of the Kokoya community in Bong County, Liberia, in relation to both a toxic spill by MNG Gold Liberia Inc., subsidiary of Avesoro Holdings Ltd, and to the use of excessive force, intimidation and arrest by the Liberian National Police of community members, including environmental and indigenous defenders and civil society activists, who demanded accountability for related human rights abuses and environmental harm.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 May 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian musician who was violently arrested and is being detained for supporting the peaceful protests as well as for raising his voice through protest songs. Mr. Toomaj Salehi is charged with multiple counts, including “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel arz), a capital offence under Iran’s strict interpretation of Islamic law and is therefore facing death penalty. He is also charged with spreading propaganda against the government, formation and management of illegal groups with the aim of undermining national security, collaboration with hostile government and spreading lies and inciting violence through cyberspace.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2023
    19 May 2023
    Avesoro Holdings
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations and abuses against members of the Kokoya community in Bong County, Liberia, in relation to both a toxic spill by MNG Gold Liberia Inc., subsidiary of Avesoro Holdings Ltd, and to the use of excessive force, intimidation and arrest by the Liberian National Police of community members, including environmental and indigenous defenders and civil society activists, who demanded accountability for related human rights abuses and environmental harm.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 May 2023
    France
    JAL
  • food
  • climate change
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant les projets de stockage d’eau qui se développent en France depuis les années 90 (« méga-bassines »), l’usage excessif de la force à l’encontre de leurs opposants lors de manifestations, ainsi que la criminalisation des organisations de défense des droits humains et de l’environnement. Les méga-bassines font l’objet de contestations en raison de leur potentiel impact environnemental et social, ainsi que du point de vue du respect des droits à l’alimentation, à l’eau, à un environnement propre et sain, à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 May 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged search of the homes of members of the Russian NGO “Memorial” as well as their offices, and the criminalization of Oleg Orlov in connection with his legitimate human rights work, the exercise of his freedom of expression and freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 May 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning a wide-scale police operation that was carried out in 21 Turkish provinces on 25 April 2023 to arrest and detain over 120 individuals on suspicion of terrorism and their alleged ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party.
Alleged victims: 126
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14 Aug 2023
    08 May 2023
    Bahrain
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Comments on the Law No. (58) Of 2006 With Respect to Protecting the Society from Terrorist Acts and the Bahraini Citizenship Act of 1963 as amended in 2014 and 2019 respectively. We respectfully address several serious human rights challenges in relation to the definition of terrorism contained in the legislation which, in our view, is overly broad; the negative and disproportionate impact of the legislation may have on particular groups, on due process, on the right to liberty and security of person, as well as on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects of the law to ensure that it complies with Bahrain's international human rights obligations. We would also like to reiterate the observations made in AL BHR 2/2019 on the Law No. (58) Of 2006 With Respect to Protecting the Society from Terrorist Acts.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jun 2023
    05 May 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
information we have received concerning the detention of a young girl and the charges brought against her under Section 112 (lèse-majesté) of the Criminal Code. The lèse-majesté legislation has been the subject of numerous observations and recommendations by international human rights bodies and mechanisms in recent years.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 May 2023 (Ack.)
25 Aug 2023
    05 May 2023
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received on the punitive conditions of his continuing detention which are affecting his health status, reported to be rapidly deteriorating, with dangerous, life-threatening consequences.
Alleged victims: 4
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    02 May 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning credible reports that the Kyrgyz Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) may be considering, in the coming days, the early dismissal of Ms. Atyr Abdrakhmatova, Ombudsperson (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Apr 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Concern on the recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) published on 17 March 2023, which represents the latest development of your Excellency’s Government response to the challenges posed by the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979 (PTA) and the Rehabilitation Bill passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on 18 January 2023. This legislation followed previously proposed legislation which sought to establish a Bureau for the Rehabilitation of ‘drug addicts, war warriors, and violent extremists.’ We note that revisions to the Rehabilitation Bill following a decision of the Supreme Court do not adhere in certain regards to fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, in our view have not remedied the substantive deficiencies of the legislation, and therefore place many of its provisions in direct contradiction with the international human rights law obligations of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Apr 2023
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • older persons
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary restriction of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly of individuals, principally persons with disabilities, protesting against a lack of government funding and public infrastructure for persons with disabilities in the Republic of Korea. We also wish to raise our concerns regarding the reported physical and verbal intimidation and harassment of protesters by security forces during demonstrations, as well as the reported use of verbally intimidating language against the protesters and persons with disabilities by government and municipal officials. We also raise concerns about police investigations into the actions of these protesters, including the case of Mr. Park Kyeong-Seok.
Alleged victims: 1001
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23 Jun 2023
    19 Apr 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged presence of the Pegasus spyware, developed by the private corporation, NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group), in devices belonging to at least 35 human rights defenders, academics, political leaders, and activists during the height of nationwide demonstrations from 2020 to 2021 in Thailand.
Alleged victims: 4
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20 Apr 2023 (Ack.)
    18 Apr 2023
    Mr. Essa Abdirahme Kayd (MFA)
    JAL
  • Somalia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning concerning the alleged use of excessive and lethal force by Somaliland security forces against protesters during demonstrations that took place from 27 December 2022 to 9 January 2023 in Las Anod town, Sool region in Somaliland. We are also concerned by the reported arrest and detention of protestors from the same demonstrations.
Alleged victims: 72
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    17 Apr 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the criminal charge filed against human rights defender Alexei Semyanov in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 May 2023
    11 Apr 2023
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force pendant les manifestations et grèves du mouvement social contre le projet de réforme des retraites du gouvernement, organisées depuis mi-janvier 2023 et ayant occasionné des blessures de plusieurs manifestants, mais aussi des arrestations et des violations aux droits à la liberté d’expression et de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Apr 2023
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and alleged ill-treatment of human rights defender Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Mar 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment of human rights defenders, including a prominent human rights lawyer and a leading woman human rights defender, as well as infringement of their freedoms of expression and of association because of their online activism.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Mar 2023
    Singapore
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders and capital defense lawyers defending inmates on death row, including being subjected to punitive cost orders that risk obstructing inmates’ access to legal counsel and right to a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 5
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26 May 2023
    24 Mar 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the criminal proceedings against members of Human Rights Center Viasna. Human Rights Center Viasna is a Belarusian non-governmental organization, established in 1996 to help victims of human rights violations. The main goal of the organization is to contribute to the development of the civil society in Belarus, based on the respect of human rights standards.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 May 2023
    21 Mar 2023
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant les poursuites engagées contre Anja Federer et Lisa Salza pour avoir respectivement exercé leur droit à la liberté de rassemblement pacifique sans autorisation préalable devant les ambassades du Royaume-Uni et de la Fédération de Russie, à Berne.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2023
    21 Mar 2023
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged use of excessive force resulting in the killing and injuring of protesters in the context of December 2022 protests, which sparked in response to the sentencing over alleged social media post of a human rights defender, and the reactivation of arrest warrants against other Tishreen demonstrators.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Jun 2023
    17 Mar 2023
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning multiple cases filed against Jimmy Lai Chee-ying (Jimmy Lai), founder of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, under various legal provisions, including the National Security Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 May 2023
    15 Mar 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informacion recivida en relación con presuntas amenazas y agresiones en contra de Berenice Celeita Alayón y Lina Yajaira Peláez Celada, respectivamente directora y miembro del equipo socio-jurídico de la asociación Nomadesc.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2023
12 Jul 2023
    10 Mar 2023
    UBS Group AG
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Informations reçues concernant l'escalade présumée des mesures du de-risking (réduction des risques) contre une ONG par les banques suisses UBS Group AG et Banque Cler. Ces mesures auraient eu un impact financier et opérationnel grave sur cette ONG et sur son secteur national, ainsi que sur la jouissance d’autres droits et libertés fondamentales, notamment les droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d'association, à la liberté de participer aux affaires publiques, à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris les droits à la propriété et au travail, ainsi qu’au droit à un procès équitable et à une procédure régulière. 
Alleged victims: -
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27 Apr 2023
    10 Mar 2023
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Informations reçues concernant l'escalade présumée des mesures du de-risking (réduction des risques) contre une ONG par les banques suisses UBS Group AG et Banque Cler, suite à sa désignation par le gouvernement israélien comme "organisation terroriste" et comme "organisation illégale". Ces mesures auraient eu un impact financier et opérationnel grave sur cette ONG et sur son secteur national, ainsi que sur la jouissance d’autres droits et libertés fondamentales, notamment les droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d'association, à la liberté de participer aux affaires publiques, à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris les droits à la propriété et au travail, ainsi qu’au droit à un procès équitable et à une procédure régulière. Nous attirons l'attention du Gouvernement de votre Excellence sur l'effet particulièrement négatif de ces mesures sur les enfants, garçons et filles.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Apr 2023
    10 Mar 2023
    Sierra Leone
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of over 50 protesters, predominately women, by the authorities on 4 July 2022 for protesting against increased living costs, including due to fuel price increases. We are also concerned by the reported physical attacks against the individuals detained, which may amount to torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 50
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    10 Mar 2023
    Mr. Essa Abdirahme Kayd (MFA)
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Somalia
Information received concerning the alleged use of excessive and lethal force by security forces against protestors on 11 August 2022 in Somaliland. We are also concerned by the reported arrest and detention of protestors from the same demonstrations.
Alleged victims: 244
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    10 Mar 2023
    Mozambique
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information concerning comments on a draft bill on non-profit organizations (NPO) in Mozambique (“the draft NPO law”), introduced to Parliament in October 2022, and currently tabled to be discussed at the parliamentary session starting on 22 February 2023. If adopted into law in its current version, this bill will have serious consequences for the exercise of human rights, including the right to freedom of association, for individuals involved in and benefiting from non-profit organizations in Mozambique.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Mar 2023
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information regarding the proposed draft amendments to the criminal code of Republika Srpska on “criminal offences against honour and reputation”, which were announced by the Minister of Justice of Republika Srpska, Mr. Milos Bukejlovic, on 2 March 2023 and were published on 3 March 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Mar 2023
    Banque Cler SA
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Informations reçues concernant l'escalade présumée des mesures du de-risking (réduction des risques) contre une ONG par les banques suisses UBS Group AG et Banque Cler. Ces mesures auraient eu un impact financier et opérationnel grave sur cette ONG et sur son secteur national, ainsi que sur la jouissance d’autres droits et libertés fondamentales, notamment les droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d'association, à la liberté de participer aux affaires publiques, à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, aux droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris les droits à la propriété et au travail, ainsi qu’au droit à un procès équitable et à une procédure régulière. 
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2023
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Telegram, specifically that its services are being used as a vehicle for the dissemination of hate speech and incitement to violence against pro-democracy actors in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2023
    Telegram Messenger LPP
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Telegram, specifically that its services are being used as a vehicle for the dissemination of hate speech and incitement to violence against pro-democracy actors in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Mar 2023
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information reçue concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de mauvais traitement du défenseur des droits de l’homme M. Mamadou Billo Bah, ainsi que des actes d’intimidation et de persécution envers deux défenseurs des droits de l’homme M. Saikou Yaya Diallo et M. Mouloukou Souleymane Touré.
Alleged victims: 5
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    27 Feb 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged impromptu inspection and dissolution of the Moscow Helsinki Group. The Moscow Helsinki Group (“MHG”) is the oldest Russian human rights organisation. Since 1976, it has been monitoring and documenting human rights violations, providing legal assistance in human rights cases, taking measures to bring Russian legislation and law enforcement practice in line with international human rights obligations, and improving public oversight over the activities of public authorities. The MHG has also been organizing a human rights movement in Russia and protecting other human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Apr 2023
    24 Feb 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el alegado uso excesivo de la fuerza provocando un elevado número de muertes ilícitas, detenciones supuestamente arbitrarias, un caso de desaparición forzada, estigmatización y violaciones al debido proceso en contra de las personas manifestantes durante las protestas que han tenido lugar posterior al 8 de diciembre de 2022. Asimismo, hemos recibido información de la existencia de un elevado número de personas pertenecientes a comunidades indígenas, así como personas campesinas, que parecen haber sido objeto de detenciones supuestamente arbitrarias y asesinatos, así como de la falta de prestación de asistencia médica rápida en el contexto de los hechos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Apr 2023
    17 Feb 2023
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor prison conditions of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, including the restriction of communication with family, and deprivation of his right to give power of attorney to his lawyer in court, as required.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Apr 2023
    16 Feb 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la dissolution de l'association La Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LADDH) par le tribunal administratif d'Alger dans un procès qui semble ne pas avoir respecté les principes du droit à un procès équitable, et qui s'appuie sur une loi restrictive qui a également visé l’association Rassemblement Actions Jeunesse. Nous souhaiterions également attirer l’attention du Gouvernement de votre Excellence sur des informations reçues concernant des obstacles dans la loi et la pratique à l’engagement des associations auprès des organisations internationales, y compris de l’Organisation des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 6
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14 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    Vinci Construction Grands Projets
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme concernant le projet de développement urbain et touristique de Mandalika. Les procédures spéciales ont déjà exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant la mise en œuvre de ce projet dans les communications OTH 180/2021 et OTH 20/2022. Nous saisissons cette occasion pour vous remercier de vos réponses à ces communications. Néanmoins, nous restons extrêmement préoccupés par la situation dans la région de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL USA 15/2021. Nevertheless, we remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Spain
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de violaciones de derechos humanos en torno al proyecto de desarrollo urbanístico y turístico de Mandalika. Los Procedimientos Especiales han expresado anteriormente su preocupación por la ejecución de este proyecto en AL ESP 2/2021. Aprovechamos esta oportunidad para agradecer al Gobierno de Su Excelencia sus respuestas a estas comunicaciones. No obstante, seguimos extremadamente preocupados por la situación en la región de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    Indonesia Tourism and Development Corporation - ITDC
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL OTH 49/2021. We remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed by the Special Procedures regarding the implementation of this project in AL IDN 5/2021 and AL IDN 1/2022. We take this opportunity to thank your Excellency’s Government for its responses to these communications. Nevertheless, we remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    France
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme concernant le projet de développement urbain et touristique de Mandalika. Les procédures spéciales ont déjà exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant la mise en œuvre de ce projet dans la communication AL FRA 3/2021. Néanmoins, nous restons extrêmement préoccupés par la situation dans la région de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    EBD Paragon
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL OTH 179/2021. We remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Dorna Sports
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de violaciones de derechos humanos en torno al proyecto de desarrollo urbanístico y turístico de Mandalika. Los Procedimientos Especiales han expresado anteriormente su preocupación por la ejecución de este proyecto en AL ESP 2/2021. No obstante, seguimos extremadamente preocupados por la situación en la región de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank - AIIB
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL OTH 17/2022 and AL OTH 24/2021. We remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    Accor
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme concernant le projet de développement urbain et touristique de Mandalika. Les procédures spéciales ont déjà exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant la mise en œuvre de ce projet dans le document OTH 177/2021. Nous saisissons cette occasion pour vous remercier de vos réponses à cette communication. Néanmoins, nous restons extrêmement préoccupés par la situation dans la région de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Dec 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Ternium and San Faustin S.A
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Information reçues concernant la disparition des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Ricardo Lagunes et Antonio Diaz, dans l'État de Michoacán, au Mexique, et le risque imminent pour leurs vies. Ces deux défenseurs ont travaillé en faveur de la protection des droits de l'homme, notamment le droit à un environnement sain et les droits des Peuples Autochtones, dans le cadre des activités extractives de la société Ternium, basée au Luxembourg et appartenant au groupe argentino-italien Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Apr 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Techint
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Díaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Feb 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Mexico
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Diaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Apr 2023
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
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05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
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05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
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05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
03 May 2023 (Ack.)
    13 Feb 2023
    Luxembourg
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Informations reçues concernant la disparition des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Ricardo Lagunes et Antonio Diaz, dans l'État de Michoacán, au Mexique, et le risque imminent pour leurs vies. Ces deux défenseurs ont travaillé en faveur de la protection des droits de l'homme, notamment le droit à un environnement sain et les droits des Peuples Autochtones, dans le cadre des activités extractives de la société Ternium, basée au Luxembourg et appartenant au groupe argentino-italien Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Apr 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Argentina
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Diaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Apr 2023
    08 Feb 2023
    Spain
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Información en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, persecuciones judiciales y políticas, e intimidaciones en contra de las y los líderes políticos Oriol Junqueras I Vies, Marta Rovira I Vergés, Raul Romeva I Rueda, Josep Maria Jové I Llado, Lluís Salvadó I Tenesa, Roger Torrent I Ramió, Jordi Solé I Ferrando y Pol Serena I Rius en el contexto del conflicto catalán-español, vinculadas al referéndum sobre la independencia de Cataluña, que tuvo lugar en octubre de 2017, y las protestas pacíficas posteriores.
Alleged victims: 8
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04 Apr 2023
18 Apr 2023 (Annex)
    07 Feb 2023
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la condamnation des défenseurs des droits de l’homme, Messieurs Kipré Pacome, Diangoné Bi Roland, Dolé Anicet et Séri Romuald.
Alleged victims: 4
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06 Apr 2023
    06 Feb 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received allegations that the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a civil society organization advocating for human rights in Pakistan, is facing intimidation and harassment in reprisal for its engagement in the fourth cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    30 Jan 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
information we have received concerning Ms. Elham Modarresi, Ms. Pouran Nazemi, Ms. Elham and Mr. Vahid Afkari, Mr. Younes Mashayekhi, Ms. Soha Mortezaei, Ms. Zhina Modares Gorji, Ms. Bahareh Hedayar, Mr. Saeid Madani. Ms. Mozhgan Kavusi, Ms. Raha Asgarizadeh, Ms. Alieh Motalebzadeh, Ms. Sepideh Qoliyan, and Ms. Narges Mohammadi.
Alleged victims: 16
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    25 Jan 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recibida en relación con el asesinato del periodista y defensor de derechos humanos Sr. Rafael Emiro Moreno y la persecución y estigmatización de periodistas en el Sur del departamento de Córdoba.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Mar 2023 (Ack.)
26 May 2023
    24 Jan 2023
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the assassination of human rights defender and lawyer Thulani Maseko.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2023
    23 Jan 2023
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le décret-loi No. 2022-54 relatif à la lutte contre les infractions relatives aux systèmes d’informations et de communication (ci-après « le décret-loi »), adopté le 13 septembre 2022, pour lequel nous exprimons nos profondes préoccupations quant à sa compatibilité avec les normes et standards relatifs aux droits à la liberté de d’expression, de la presse, de l’indépendance des avocats, d’association et à la vie privée. Plus généralement, nous nous préoccupons du fait que cette nouvelle mesure législative, adoptée quelques mois avant les élections législatives, s’inscrit dans une tendance générale de restrictions croissantes aux libertés fondamentales, à la liberté d’expression et au débat libre et pluriel, qui sont les caractéristiques d’une société libre et démocratique.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jan 2023
    Tajikistan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the following comments on the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Combating Terrorism (hereafter “CT Law”) and the Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan (hereafter “Criminal Code”). We respectfully address a number of serious human rights challenges in relation to the definition of terrorism contained in the legislation which, in our view, is overly broad, the negative and disproportionate impact of the legislation on particular groups, on due process, as well as on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We therefore respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects to ensure that the law complies with Tajikistan's international human rights obligations. We recall that Special Procedures Experts have raised concerns on some of these issues, particularly in relation to the Pamiri minority (communications TJK 1/2022, TJK 2/2022 and TJK 3/2022), to which the Government has not yet responded.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jan 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con la alegada criminalización de las personas que ejercieron sus derechos de libertad de asociación y reunión, y libertad de expresión durante las protestas que iniciaron en abril de 2021, por medio del uso de tipos penales, entre los que se encuentran terrorismo. Asimismo, por alegadas estigmatizaciones públicas de las protestas, sus participantes y organizadores, irregularidades en los procesos penales, y abuso de las penas así como de la figura de prisión preventiva en el marco de los procesos iniciados.
Alleged victims: 50
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22 Mar 2023
29 Mar 2023
    20 Jan 2023
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the detention of woman human rights defender Chhim Sithar upon her return to Cambodia.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 May 2023
    18 Jan 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning interferences with the legal profession, affecting those protestors who have been detained, accused and tried, in the current context of ongoing mass protests and unrest sparked by the death of Jina Mahsa Amini in September 2022. We aslo bring to your attention reports of the arrest and judicial harassment of seven lawyers working on human rights cases, Mostafa Nili, Arash Keykhosravi, Astareh Ansari, Bahareh Sahraian- Jahromi, Nazanin Salary, Mahmoud Taravat- Roui, and Babak Paknia, which suggest a possible pattern of interference with the legal profession, contrary to human rights laws and standards
Alleged victims: 7
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22 Jun 2023
    16 Jan 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the continuing use of excessive force against protesters participating in ongoing demonstrations in August and September 2022. The demonstrations are in response to the previous use of excessive force by security forces against protesters, as well as the continuing economic and financial issues arising from fiscal mismanagement of the debt crisis in Sri Lanka
Alleged victims: 3
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    16 Jan 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant la détention et les accusations portées contre M. Ihsane El Kadi, de manière alléguée en relation avec l’exercice de son droit à la liberté d’expression dans le cadre de ses activités journalistiques, ainsi que la perquisition des deux médias, à savoir, Radio M et Maghreb Émergent.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    TCenergy
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Mar 2023
10 Mar 2023 (Annex)
    13 Jan 2023
    Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    SA Energy Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Royal Dutch Shell
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en indigenous peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted indigenous peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Petronas
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Petrochina
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    O.J. Pipelines Canada
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Mitsubishi Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    LNG Canada Joint Venture
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Ledcor Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Korea Gas Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Apr 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Japan
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en indigenous peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted indigenous peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en indigenous peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted indigenous peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Canada
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 May 2023 (Ack.)
    13 Jan 2023
    Alberta Investment Management Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    AECON Group Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Dec 2022
    Twitter Inc.
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding harmful impact of hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media such as Twitter. It is especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Dec 2022
    Google
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the harmful impact of hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media. It is especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Dec 2022
    Facebook
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding harmful impact of hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. It is especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Dec 2022
    Apple
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the harmful impact of hate speech, including misogynistic hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media, especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Mar 2023
    28 Dec 2022
    Somalia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Somalia
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the detention and charges brought against Mr. Abdalle Ahmed Mumin in relation to the exercise of his right to freedom of expression in the context of his participation in a public event where he read out a statement commenting on public affairs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Dec 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • torture
Information received regarding attacks and the use of excessive and lethal force, including by law enforcement, against protestors from the Bangladesh National Party (BNP), who have held demonstrations between July and September 2022 against price rises and attacks on their protests by authorities and opposition parties. The use of excessive and lethal force has caused at least four deaths and a number of injuries.
Alleged victims: 3
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    23 Dec 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and pre-trial detention of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders, climate activists and journalists, including women, seemingly for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; the authorities’ alleged and repeated refusal to ensure adequate access to healthcare of those detained reported to be in critical health conditions; and house searches that were carried out without a warrant or a court order.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    Belarus
    JOL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning amendments to law No. 136-Z "On Citizenship of the Republic of Belarus" allowing for the deprivation of nationality as a punitive measure and the application of the new Criminal Procedure Code provisions on trials in absentia. We have doubts about the compatibility of these legislative provisions and their implementation with the international human rights law obligations binding on Belarus. Namely, in terms of their potential negative impact on the right to a nationality and the right to a fair trial, the denial of which would profoundly affect the enjoyment of all other fundamental rights. Furthermore, there could be a potential intimidatory effect of this legislation purporting to limit the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including those of opinion and expression as well as of peaceful assembly and association by Belarusian nationals abroad, preventing them from uniting in any structures, participating in public actions, or expressing dissenting views and criticism towards the current governance.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Dec 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • climate change
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the Public Order Bill of the United Kingdom (hereafter, the “Bill”) which could result in undue and grave restrictions on the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as of expression. This communication follows a previous communication sent to your Excellency’s Government on 25 May 2021 (GBR 7/2021), in which other concerns relating to the freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as of expression were raised in relation to the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill that has since become law in April 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Dec 2023
    22 Dec 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning an alleged smear campaign against Bangladesh-based human rights organisation Odhikar, as well as acts of intimidation and harassment against its Secretary, Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan. We understand that this campaign may also aim to question the humanitarian procedure of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (hereafter, ‘WGEID’ or ‘Working Group’) as well as the authenticity of the claims brought to it by relatives of the victims and civil society organizations. The allegations received also refer to acts of harassment and intimidation against members of the NGO Maayer Daak (Mothers’ Call).
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Feb 2023
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    19 Dec 2022
    China
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Follow-up on our engagement the Chinese Government since 2017, in particular regarding the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). We thank the Government for the detailed responses provided to some of our communications and the information received through the China Human Rights Newsletter that your representation in Geneva shares with different stakeholders, including Special Procedures.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2023
    16 Dec 2022
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent arrests of four individuals, including three minors, for their participation in anti-normalization protests in Aali, in October 2021; and their conviction in absentia to one-year imprisonment on 31 May 2022.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Feb 2023
    15 Dec 2022
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and imminent risk of forced return to China by the Vietnamese authorities of Chinese refugee and human rights defender Mr. Guangping Dong. At the time of writing the present communication, his fate and whereabouts continue to be unknown.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Mar 2023
    09 Dec 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos de las señoras Esmeralda Gallardo Sánchez y María del Carmen Vázquez, dos mujeres buscadoras de personas desaparecidas en México, los que se enmarcarían en un contexto de crecientes agresiones en contra de familiares y colectivos de búsqueda de personas desaparecidas en el país.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Feb 2023
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    08 Dec 2022
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant le décret-loi no 2022-55 du 15 septembre 2022 (ci-après, « décret-loi ») portant révision de la loi organique no 2014-16, relative aux élections, et au référendum. Le décret loi a modifié le système électoral, essentiellement en remplaçant le système électoral proportionnel plurinominal par un système électoral uninominal, abolissant le système de représentation proportionnelle des femmes (quotas), ainsi qu’en introduisant de nouvelles règles d’inscription des candidats et des électeurs. Ce récent décret a également amendé le cadre régissant le financement des campagnes électorales et introduit le principe du retrait possible de mandat aux parlementaires élus. Les amendements concernent uniquement l'élection de l'Assemblée des représentants du peuple (ARP) et ne couvrent pas l'élection de l'Assemblée nationale des districts et des régions - la chambre supplémentaire introduite par la nouvelle Constitution - qui serait composée sur la base des résultats des élections régionales, régies par la loi électorale existante mais qui devrait être modifiée par un décret ultérieur.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Nov 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information concerning the continued alleged arbitrary detention after their expiry of their sentences of Mr. Mohammad al-Rabiah, Mr. Issa Al-Nukhaifi and the risk to life and health of Dr. Mohammad al-Qahtani toward the end of his sentence.
Alleged victims: 3
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30 Jan 2023
    30 Nov 2022
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information regarding the implementation of the Federal Law No. 121-FZ dated 20 July 2012 (“Foreign Agents Law”) with subsequent amendments. We particularly express concern that the measures adopted in the Foreign Agents Law do not conform with your Excellency’s Government’s international legal human rights obligations, in particular with regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Specifically, we are concerned that the law and its amendments infringe on a number of fundamental human rights and that do not meet the required thresholds of necessity, proportionality and non-discrimination under international law.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Feb 2023
    17 Nov 2022
    Singapore
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the investigation into the activities of human rights defenders Kirsten Han and Rocky Howe allegedly in connection with the exercise of their fundamental freedoms advocating against the use of the death penalty in Singapore.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jan 2023
    17 Nov 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the administrative detention of Mr. Uladzimir Tseliapun and Ms. Nasta Loika.
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Feb 2023
    15 Nov 2022
    India
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding the obstruction of and discrimination against Muslim and Christian-owned minority businesses in the states of Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Nov 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the allegations of arbitrary arrest of 4 trade union leaders, including Mr. Aliaksandr Yarashuk, Mr. Hennadz Fiadynich and Mr. Vasil Berasneu on 19 April 2022, and their lengthy pre-trial detention in state custody in violation of the international human rights norms binding Belarus. Moreover, we are concerned about the imminent threats to their health and life due to inadequate detention conditions and lack of access to necessary and proper medical care in detention.
Alleged victims: 4
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    07 Nov 2022
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la denegación de entrada a Nicaragua supuestamente impuesta a la Sra. Anexa Brendalee Alfred Cunningham, de nacionalidad nicaragüense, después que la defensora de derechos humanos y de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas viajó a Ginebra (Suiza), en julio 2022, en misión oficial como parte del Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas de la ONU.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Nov 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged privacy violations, harassment, and ban on entry to Kyrgyzstan imposed on human rights defender Mr. Sergey Marinin, in connection with his legitimate human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Nov 2022
    Chad
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant de graves allégations d'usage excessif et létal de la force dans le cadre de manifestations opposées à la prolongation de la période de transition; ces allégations faisant état de 80 morts, d'arrestations et détentions arbitraires, de disparitions forcées et de tortures de manifestants pacifiques, de défenseurs des droits de l’homme et de journalistes.
Alleged victims: 18
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03 Jan 2023
16 Jan 2023
    01 Nov 2022
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Preocupación ante la intención del Congreso de la República de Guatemala de convertir en ley la iniciativa número 6076 titulada “Ley para el fortalecimiento de las fuerzas de seguridad pública y el ejército de Guatemala”.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Nov 2022
    24 Oct 2022
    Spain
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con las actividades de espionaje mediante el uso de software espía Pegasus y Candiru sobre un amplio número de personalidades y activistas catalanes durante el período 2017-2020. Las víctimas de los complejos y sofisticados programas de espionaje incluyeron líderes catalanes, miembros del Parlamento Europeo, legisladores, juristas y miembros de organizaciones de la sociedad civil. El software espía Pegasus se vende únicamente a los gobiernos, según su productor (NSO Group, con sede en Israel). La mayoría de los ataques de software Spyware de los que se informa a continuación se produjeron en el territorio de España.
Alleged victims: 14
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22 Dec 2022
    20 Oct 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ongoing excessive and lethal use of force by Iranian security forces against protesters demonstrating in response to the death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022, who died after she was detained by the Gasht-e-Ershad (Guidance Patrol) for allegedly not complying with Iran’s compulsory veiling laws. The information refers to a continuous crackdown on civil society by the Iranian authorities, the use of live ammunitions against protesters, sexual and gender-based violence against women, arbitrary arrests, torture, extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings, as well as the disruption of the Internet, preventing access to and the sharing of information on the protests.
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 Oct 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged continuing actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project (the Project) and the lack of substantive measures from the Mexican Government and involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    Spain
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Mayaen materia de derechos humanos, , involucranda empresas domiciliadas en Espana , y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y las empresas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Dec 2022
    19 Oct 2022
    Operadora Cisca y Casco
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Nov 2022
    19 Oct 2022
    Mota-Engil
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno y las empresas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
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    19 Oct 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida sobre la continuación de las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Dec 2022
    19 Oct 2022
    JP Morgan
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project and the lack of meaningful measures from the Mexican Government and the involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
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    19 Oct 2022
    Grupo Indi
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y de las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    Grupo Azvi
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación a la continuación de las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas sustantivas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y de las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas. En septiembre de 2020, varios de las y los expertos de la ONU que le dirigen esa carta ya habían manifestado su preocupación en relación con los posibles impactos del proyecto para los Pueblos y comunidades Indígenas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    FCC Construcción
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y de las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    China Communications Construction Company, Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged continuing actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project (the Project) and the lack of substantive measures from the Mexican Government and involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project and the lack of meaningful measures from the government of Mexico and the involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    BlackRock Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project and the lack of meaningful measures from the Mexican Government and involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Oct 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the alleged unlawful occupation of the Moanobo-Pulangiyon tribe’s ancestral land by Kiantig Development Corporation (KDC) and alleged violence and persecution of Manobo-Pulangiyon tribe and support groups members while taking part in a peaceful protest to reclaim their legally recognized land in Kiantig, Butong, Quezon, Bukidnon.
Alleged victims: 4
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16 Dec 2022
    12 Oct 2022
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire des défenseurs des droits humains Oumar Sylla et Ibrahima Diallo. Nous aimerions soulever également d’autres préoccupations concernant des allégations de dissolution sans fondement juridique du Front national pour la défense de la Constitution (FNDC).
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Oct 2022
    Jordan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the investigation of and charges of economic crimes against human rights defender, Ms. Nisreen Zureikat.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Dec 2022
    04 Oct 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of two additional human rights defenders and representatives of the Pamiri minority in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous (GBAO) Region, Mr. Khursand Mamadshoev and Mr. Faromuz Irgashov, as well as updated information regarding the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Mr. Manuchehr Kholiknazarov, and Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 May 2023
    03 Oct 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
information concerning the forced closure of human rights organisation Sexual Minorities Uganda.
Alleged victims: 2
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    30 Sep 2022
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    JAL
  • climate change
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning undue restrictions on civil society participation in the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held in Sharm el Sheikh in November 2022.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Feb 2023
    30 Sep 2022
    Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposal that the forthcoming Garda Síochána (Recording Devices) Bill 2022 may include measures to permit the use of facial recognition technology (‘FRT’) by law enforcement in the Republic of Ireland. Authorization of the use of FRT by law enforcement could significantly limit the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including the rights of freedom of expression (under article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“the Covenant”)), privacy (article 17 of the Covenant), and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (articles 20 and 21 of the Covenant). Further, such a proposal is out of step with the growing international consensus against the use of FRT, something reflected in the European Commission’s current legislative proposals in the field of artificial intelligence (‘AI’).
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Oct 2022
    30 Sep 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • climate change
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning undue restrictions on civil society participation in the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held in Sharm el Sheikh in November 2022.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Sep 2022
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Comentarios sobre las reformas legislativas aprobadas recientemente, mediante las cuales se traslada el control operativo y administrativo de la Guardia Nacional a la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), así como sobre la iniciativa de reforma constitucional que pretende extender la participación de las Fuerzas Armadas en tareas de seguridad. Dichas reformas legislativas han sido impulsadas a pesar de ir en contra de lo establecido en la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, y en detrimento de las obligaciones internacionales de México en materia de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Sep 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the detention of four women human rights defenders, members of The Call of the Iranian Women NGO.
Alleged victims: 4
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28 Nov 2022
    21 Sep 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information concerning the continued detention of Mr. Osman Kavala in light of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights ordering his release and subsequent infringement proceedings against Türkiye in this regard.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Nov 2022
    16 Sep 2022
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding threats by unknown individuals against Mr. Adriano Nuvunga.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Sep 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Información en relación con las presuntas amenazas, hostigamientos, vigilancia y detenciones arbitrarias en contra de los señores Alcides Bracho, Emilio Negrín, Gabriel Blanco, Néstor Astudillo, Alonso Meléndez y Reynaldo Cortés, quienes habrían sido objeto de las citadas violaciones por su labor de promoción y tutela de los derechos humanos, en particular en la defensa de derechos laborales y sociales, y su actividad sindical, o por su participación en partidos políticos opositores al Gobierno.
Alleged victims: 6
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    09 Sep 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and administrative charges against Mr. Edem Semedliaev, Ms. Emine Avamileva, and two other persons, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention of the latter three, all of which was reportedly in connection with their legitimate human rights work, exercise of their legal profession and the freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 4
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09 Nov 2022
    06 Sep 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and administrative sanctions against three Montagnard Protestants, Mr. Čung Niê, Y Thinh Niê and Y Don Niê, which appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and freedom of expression in the context of the celebration on 22 August 2021 of the UN General Assembly-designated International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (henceforth ‘International Day’). The allegations received also refer to the arbitrary arrest, interrogation and other forms of intimidation against individuals belonging to different independent religious groups who commemorated the International Day.
Alleged victims: 3
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27 Jul 2023
    02 Sep 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Messrs. Abbas Dehghan, Kasra Nouri, Mostafa Abdi, and Mohammad Sharifi Moghadam, members of the Gonabadi Dervish religious minority, following their participation in protests by Gonabadi Dervishes in February 2018, and in connection with their human rights and media work.
Alleged victims: 4
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28 Nov 2022
    31 Aug 2022
    Senegal
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
Informations concernant les interdictions présumées des rassemblements pacifiques projetés par la Coalition Yewwi Askan Wi (YAW) et la répression violente des manifestations populaires qui s’en sont suivies en juin 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Oct 2022
    29 Aug 2022
    Sudan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information concerning the repeated allegations of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by the security forces against women and girls in the context of peaceful demonstrations, as well as of the continuous allegations of killing and injuring of individuals due to the use of unlawful and excessive force against peaceful protesters, and the use of lethal force; alleged arbitrary detention of activists, human rights defenders and individuals associated with the demonstrations, including of children; attacks on medical facilities obstructing the injured protesters access to health; and prolonged internet shutdowns to prevent access to information ahead of and during demonstrations. Additionally, we would like to bring to your attention concerns related to the increase of sexual and gender-based violence against women in the conflict affected-areas, as the insecurity has increased since the military coup of 25 October 2021 in Sudan. We are concerned that these continuous violations, conducted with impunity, in addition to constituting serious human rights violations, also severely restrict the civic space and create a hostile environment for the participation in public affairs, especially for women and girls.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Aug 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information concernant des harcèlements et des menaces subites par le Président de l’AMT de la part du pouvoir exécutif à travers l’inspection générale du ministère de la justice.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Aug 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de homicidio de numerosos/as manifestantes en el año 2021 y la falta de investigaciones prontas, exhaustivas, eficaces, imparciales, independientes y transparentes. Entre los numerosos casos documentados, se encuentran los presuntos homicidios del Señor Santiago Murillo Meneses, sucedido en la ciudad de Ibagué, Tolima el 1 de mayo de 2021; del Señor Brayan Niño Araque, ocurrido el 1 de mayo de 2021 en la ciudad de Madrid, Cundinamarca; de los Señores Kevin Agudelo y Harold Antonio Rodríguez y una persona adicional en el marco de la "Operación Siloé" en la glorieta del barrio de Siloé, en la ciudad de Cali el 3 de mayo de 2021; y del Señor Cristian David Castillo de la Ossa, ocurrido el 25 de junio de 2021 en Bogotá, por parte de la Fuerza Pública o funcionarios del Estado.
Alleged victims: 6
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14 Oct 2022
    17 Aug 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information regarding some of the provisions of the draft Bill of Rights that may undermine the enjoyment of human rights in the UK, including, in particular, the rights to fair trial, effective remedy, equality before the courts, equality before the law, and non-discrimination.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Aug 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and retaliation against Mr. Abdelrahman Mahmoud, also known as Abdelrahman Ayyash in relation to his work on the human rights situation in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Aug 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • development
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received the excessive and lethal use of force against protesters amid large scale daily demonstrations since 16 March 2022 that started in Colombo city and spread to other areas in Sri Lanka, in response to fiscal mismanagement of the debt crisis rising inflation, shortages of fuel and essential goods and prolonged power cuts as a result of a scarcity of foreign exchange. We would like to bring further attention to reports we’ve received on the subsequent arrests and arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders, activists and journalists, seemingly for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as to freedom of expression and of opinion.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jul 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information reçue concernant l’usage abusif presumé du système judiciaire par la société d'huile de palme Energy & Palma, dont Nestle s’approvisionne, contre quatre dirigeants communautaires afro-descendants et défenseurs des droits de l'homme de la communauté de Barranquilla de San Javier, dans la province d'Esmeraldas, en Équateur - Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero et Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo Caicedo – en raison de l’exercice de leur droit a la liberte de protestation, de défense collective du territoire et de l'environnement.
Alleged victims: 4
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21 Sep 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - RSPO
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    PepsiCo.
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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25 Aug 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    Nestlé
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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31 Aug 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    La Fabril
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con el presunto uso indebido del sistema judicial por parte de la empresa de aceite de palma Energy & Palma contra cuatro líderes comunitarios afro descendientes y defensores de los derechos humanos de la Comunidad Barranquilla de San Javier, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, por ejercer su derecho a la protesta, la defensa colectiva del territorio y del medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    General Mills
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Energy&Palma
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con el presunto uso indebido del sistema judicial por parte de la empresa de aceite de palma Energy & Palma contra cuatro líderes comunitarios afro descendientes y defensores de los derechos humanos de la Comunidad Barranquilla de San Javier, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, por ejercer su derecho a la protesta, la defensa colectiva del territorio y del medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Presunto uso indebido del sistema judicial por parte de la empresa de aceite de palma Energy & Palma, del Grupo La Fabril, contra cuatro líderes comunitarios afro descendientes y defensores de los derechos humanos de la Comunidad Barranquilla de San Javier, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, por ejercer su derecho a la protesta, la defensa colectiva del territorio y del medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Oct 2022
    26 Jul 2022
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • terrorism
Information concerning the arbitrary detention and criminalization of Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza, Mthandeni Dube, and Colani Maseko in the context of “Pro-democracy Protests” in the country, in June 2021 and January 2022.
Alleged victims: 3
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15 Aug 2022
    25 Jul 2022
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de severas limitaciones al derecho a la libertad de asociación a través de la cancelación de la personalidad jurídica de al menos 700 organizaciones de la sociedad civil desde 2018, de ellas, 487 asociaciones solo en junio del año en curso.
Alleged victims: 6
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    20 Jul 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty

Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2022
    13 Jul 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva, and threats against her and the arbitrary detention of Mr. Manuchechr Kholiknazarov, a human rights lawyer.
Alleged victims: 2
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    24 Jun 2022
    Sudan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information serious allegations of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment of hundreds of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders and people with a perceived affiliation with the opposition to the military coup of 25 October 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jun 2022
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • indigenous peoples
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre la presunta detención y arresto arbitrario de al menos 86 personas, entre ellas, el Sr. Segundo Leonidas Iza Salazar, Presidente de la Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE) en el contexto de las protestas sociales iniciadas el 13 de junio de 2022. Hemos recibido también alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos de debido proceso, la integridad física, la libertad de expresión, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en Ecuador, y preocupa que la declaración del estado de excepción del 17 de junio pueda provocar una intensificación de las violaciones hasta el punto de que se produzcan vulneraciones irreparables de los derechos fundamentales
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Aug 2022
    21 Jun 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and ill-treatment of the journalists and human rights defenders Mr. Oleh Baturin and Mr. Serhiy Tsyhipa, as well as the alleged threats, physical violence, home searches, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and killings of human rights defenders, among other civil society representatives, in the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2022
    14 Jun 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the travel ban purportedly imposed on Mr. Ubai Aboudi and Ms. Sahar Francis, directors of two Palestinian civil society organizations.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Jun 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation du blogueur Merzoug Touati, à une peine d’un an de prison ferme et une amende de 100 000 DA qui semblent représenter une criminalisation de l'exercice de son droit à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, et à la défense des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2022
    08 Jun 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protesters, leading to the death of at least five protesters, as well as the arbitrary arrest of a large number of people at said protests. Further concerns are raised at the disruption of the internet, preventing access to and sharing of information on the events. In addition, concerns are raised over the wider crackdown on civil society and the largescale and arbitrary arrests of teachers, union leaders, labour rights defenders, human rights defenders, activists, artists and academics, many of whom have been accused of or charged with national security crimes.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Aug 2022
    23 May 2022
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la planification de l’assassinat du défenseur des droits de l'Homme M. Pierre Espérance.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 May 2022
    Austria
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the motion adopted by the Municipal Council of Vienna at its 39th session on 27 June 2018, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2022
    18 May 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of the criminal prosecution before a military court of human rights defender Sami Hureini, affiliated to the Youth of Sumud (YoS), an activist group based in the South Hebron Hills (SHH), and a member of the Human Rights Defenders Fund, a non-governmental organisation registered in Israel.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 May 2022
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
Información recibida en cuanto al uso sistemático del régimen legal referente a los Estados de Excepción en Guatemala y la aplicación de los mismos al municipio de El Estor, departamento de Izabal en octubre de 2021 como respuesta a crecientes tensiones sociales en la zona. Preocupa en particular el uso del Estado de Sitio, la tipología más restrictiva del Estado de Excepción, que puede ser decretado por el ejecutivo cuando considere que en la zona en cuestión se llevan a cabo actividades terroristas, sediciosas, de rebelión o haya indicios fundados de actos violentos enumerados en la correspondiente normativa (Decreto no. 7 “Ley de Orden Público” de 1965).
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria y el estado en prisión en que se encuentra la defensora indígena de derechos humanos Basilisa Montaño Gutiérrez.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning allegations of the enforced disappearance of Mr. Ebrahim Babaei since 21 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2022
    12 May 2022
    Russian Federation
    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 designation of Legal and Social Support Charitable Foundation “Sphere” as a “foreign agent non-governmental organisation” and its proposed involuntary liquidation.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jul 2022
    10 May 2022
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'enlèvement et les violences physiques contre M. Sana Canté.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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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    04 May 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de treize défenseurs des droits humains, dont une femme défensuese, de la organisation Lutte pour le changement (LUCHA).
Alleged victims: 14
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    03 May 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the interference with and detention of an attorney and a human rights defender attempting to defend protestors of the war against Ukraine that had been detained at a police station in St. Petersburg.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jun 2022
    29 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning recent reports of excessive use of force and allegations of mass arbitrary arrests against Palestinian Muslims and other worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem, as well as undue or discriminatory restrictions to access places of worship during the Ramadan and other religious celebrations.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Apr 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de femicidio agravado de la Sra. Keyla Martínez mientras estaba bajo custodia policial el 7 de febrero de 2021, la falta de investigaciones rápidas y exhaustivas relativas a su muerte, y actos de intimidación y amenazas contra personas asociadas a ella, incluyendo personas defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Apr 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged assault and excessive use of force by police officers, against Tamil relatives of disappeared persons during a protest in Jaffna, which resulted in the injury of several women, including Ms. Mariyasuresh Easwary and Ms. Jenithta Sivanandan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    22 Apr 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the alleged arrest, detention, persecution and ill-treatment of human rights defenders in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Apr 2022
    22 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Information received concerning the recent confrontations between members of the Bedouin minority from the Naqab region and the Israeli police.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Apr 2022
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des menaces contre M. Elvis Brown Luma Mukuna (Elvis Brown) et M. Jan Joris Cappelle.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Oct 2022
    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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22 Jun 2022
    11 Apr 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Informations reçues concernant le maintien en détention des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, M. Serge Mikindo Wasso, M. Claude Lwaboshi Buhazi et M. Faustin Ombeni Tulinabo, membres du mouvement citoyen Jicho La Raya, et M. Joseph Bayoko Lokondo, M. Ndjoli Aponga, M. Juvénal Eali Iyanza, M. Camille Mwangi Molala et M. Chilassy Bofumbo activistes du mouvement « Génération Consciente de l’Equateur », ainsi que d’autres mouvements citoyens et politiques.
Alleged victims: 8
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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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    31 Mar 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • racism
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations of housing discrimination against Palestinians through the zoning and planning regime in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as well as allegations of excessive use of force, arbitrary detention, and collective punishment in response to protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Mar 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Informations concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire, d’absence de procès équitable, et de harcèlement judiciaire contre M. Ahmed Manseri, défenseur des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 May 2022
    30 Mar 2022
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning survivors of the Lekki shooting of 20 October 2020, including witnesses in the JPI inquiry, Ms Ibeh Kamsyochukwu (‘Kamsi’), and Ms. Dabira Adeyinka. Ms. Kamsyochukwu and Ms. Adeyinka are human rights defenders and members of the #EndSARS movement, and Ms Adeyinka is also the coordinator of the support group for the victims of the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Apr 2022 (Ack.)
    28 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution, on 12 March 2022, of 81 persons, on terrorism-related charges.
Alleged victims: 3
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25 May 2022
    28 Mar 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged violations of fundamental freedoms in the Russian Federation in the context of the ongoing and nation-wide peaceful protests against the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces that have taken place on a daily basis since 24 February 2022. In particular, we call attention to various alleged human rights violations reportedly committed in response to these protests, including instances of excessive use of force against protesters and the mass arrests of participants in these rallies, as well as a broader pattern of heightened restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the build-up to these protests. The issue of the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters by members of the police force was previously the subject of several communications issued by United Nations special procedures, including RUS 2/2021 and RUS 6/2019. We appreciate the replies to RUS 6/2019, received on 28 November 2019, as well as to RUS 2/2021, received on 20 April 2021.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning charges against Mr. Patrick Zaki, and a travel ban against, and the continued freeze of assets as well as pending charges against Mr. Gasser Abdel Razek, Mr. Karim Ennarah, and Mr. Mohamed Bashir, as well as a travel ban against and a freeze of assets of Mr. Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Alleged victims: 6
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20 Feb 2023
    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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19 Jan 2023
    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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19 Oct 2022
    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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27 May 2022
    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 (Ack.)
17 Mar 2023
    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
    Türkiye
    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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24 Oct 2022
    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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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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20 Jun 2022
    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 (Ack.)
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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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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15 Jul 2022
    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 (Ack.)
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 (Ack.)
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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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 (Ack.)
    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 (Ack.)
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 (Ack.)
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 (Annex)
29 Mar 2022 (Annex)
29 Mar 2022 (Annex)
    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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11 Aug 2022
    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 (Ack.)
26 Jun 2023
    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
Alleged victims: -
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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 (Ack.)
24 Mar 2023
    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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04 Apr 2023 (Ack.)
    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 (Ack.)
    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 (Ack.)
    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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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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11 Jan 2023
    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 (Ack.)
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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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 (Ack.)
30 Nov 2021 (Ack.)
    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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22 Dec 2021
    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 (Ack.)
    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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22 Jul 2022
    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 (Ack.)
    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 (Ack.)
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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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 (Ack.)
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.
Alleged victims: -
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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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15 Aug 2022
    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 (Ack.)
05 Aug 2021 (Annex)
05 Aug 2021 (Annex)
    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 (Annex)
    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 (Ack.)
    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
    Türkiye
    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 (Ack.)
    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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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 (Annex)
    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
    Türkiye
    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: 21
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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
    Türkiye
    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 (Ack.)
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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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 (Ack.)
    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 (Ack.)
    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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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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