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1519 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    09 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Información recibida relativa al Acuerdo por el que se dispone de la Fuerza Armada permanente para llevar a cabo tareas de seguridad pública de manera extraordinaria, regulada, fiscalizada, subordinada y complementaria (el Acuerdo), publicado el 11 de mayo de 2020 y que está en vigor desde el 12 de mayo de 2020 hasta el 27 de marzo de 2024.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Oct 2020
    Bulgaria
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the recently introduced draft law on amendments to the Law on Non-Profit Legal Persons/Entities (the bill), submitted by a group of members of the Bulgarian Parliament on 1 July 2020. If adopted into law, the bill may hamper the work of independent non-profit organizations (NGOs), including those that promote and protect human rights and stigmatize those that receive funding from abroad.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Sep 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Comments on The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”).
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Concern with the framework of anti-terrorism laws implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and its compatibility with Turkey’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Anti-Terror Law No. 3713 (“Anti-Terror Law”) and the amendments made to this law and the Penal Code through Law No. 7145 adopted on 31 July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Aug 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información adicional recibida en relación con nuestra comunicación anterior GTM 04/2020, del 7 de mayo 2020, relativa a la situación de las “madres cuidadoras” que laboraban para el programa de hogares comunitarios de la Secretaria de Obras Sociales de la Esposa del Presidente (en adelante “la SOSEP”). Agradecemos la respuesta del Estado al respecto, recibida el 4 de julio del 2020 (No. ES/2.7/770). Sin embargo, a la luz de nueva información recibida, quisiéramos reiterar nuestra preocupación respecto a posibles vulneraciones de los derechos fundamentales de las mujeres que trabajaban en aquel programa.
Alleged victims: 684
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    18 Aug 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Rong Chhun, after he had voiced concern on the land encroachment along the Cambodia-Viet Nam border, and the subsequent violence against demonstrators calling for his release.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Aug 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators in several cities across Israel in the period of 14 July to 5 August 2020, including against Mr. Yonatan Kimmel, Ms. Miriam Bernstein, Ms. Rotem Heckman, Mr. Idan Dorfman, Ms. Lea Tunick, Ms. Calanit Sharon, and Ms. Shir Wertheim.
Alleged victims: 7
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    12 Aug 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the sealing of the offices of Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate for up to two years, the subsequent appointment by the Government of an interim board to run its activities, the arrest of all 13 members of the syndicate’s board, as well as the arrest of and the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.
Alleged victims: 30
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    10 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the discrimination faced by the Protestant Christian minority in Turkey, and in particular with regard to the registration of their religious organizations, their places of worship, the training of their clergy and religious leaders, as well as with regard to cases of harassment and intimidation of Protestant religious actors and their families.
Alleged victims: 3
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    05 Aug 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the disproportionate and differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous communities across the United States of America, and indigenous women in particular, the inadequacy of the measures taken to support tribes in their efforts to reduce the spread and address the harms caused by COVID-19 on indigenous peoples and communities, as well as the lack of recognition and support of the legitimate actions undertaken by tribes in the exercise of their self-determination.
Alleged victims: 2000000
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    05 Aug 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the reported arbitrary arrest, detention and ill-treatment of Ali Younesi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding continued detention of human rights defenders and other individuals in Egyptian prisons, who, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had their communication with the outside world heavily restricted, their pre-trial detentions renewed in absentia and are at grave risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Alleged victims: 12
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    27 Jul 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegation of the excessive use of force by security forces against protesters, during protests which begun peacefully on 7 July 2020 and escalated to riots.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Sep 2020
    23 Jul 2020
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning numerous killings of human rights defenders in Afghanistan, including members of the national human rights institution.
Alleged victims: 4
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    20 Jul 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning continued allegations of infringements on the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in Tanzania, indicating a pattern of restrictions to civic space in Tanzania, particularly in the context of the upcoming 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: 5
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    20 Jul 2020
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con dos denuncias penales presentadas por Carabineros de Chile en contra del colectivo artístico feminista "Las Tesis" (en adelante “el Colectivo”), tras la realización por el Colectivo de performances y videos donde denunciaban, entre otros, la violencia contra las mujeres.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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16 Sep 2020
    17 Jul 2020
    Ukraine
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the draft law No. 2681, which includes several provisions that, if approved, might be incompatible with Ukraine’s obligations under international human rights law and standards.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Aug 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Dharisha Bastians.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2020
    08 Jul 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protesters belonging to the indigenous Papuan minority by security forces on 23 September 2019 at the anti-racism riots in the town of Wamena, Papua Province, which is reportedly the worst outbreak of violence in a single incident in West Papua since the end of the military dictatorship in 1998.
Alleged victims: 7
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22 Jul 2020
    03 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    01 Jul 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the sudden closure of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in October 2019 which has currently left the people of the region with limited legal recourse to seek justice for potential human rights violations committed against them including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual violence and created uncertainty as to how pending cases will be treated.
Alleged victims: 639
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    01 Jul 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la mort du défenseur des droits humains Fréderic-Marcus Kambale.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the final hearing and verdict of eleven human rights defenders in Turkey, who were arrested in 2017 for engaging in human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 11
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24 Jul 2020
    29 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Comments on ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act),
Alleged victims: -
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27 Aug 2020
    29 Jun 2020
    Honduras
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con el maltrato físico y psicológico de un menor de edad que fue testigo casual de una protesta que se produjo tras los resultados de las elecciones presidenciales de 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Sep 2020
10 Sep 2020
    26 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the criminalisation of human rights defenders in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly and the intimidations faced by other human rights defenders documenting human rights violations in Papua province.
Alleged victims: 29
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09 Jul 2020
    24 Jun 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the amendments to the Basic Rights and Duties Enforcement Act (1994), adopted by the Parliament of Tanzania on 10 June 2020 through the Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.3) Act 2020
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jun 2020
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de intimidaciones y amenazas de muerte en contra de defensoras de derechos humanos que luchan contra la impunidad en casos del feminicidio.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
We express serious concern that the proposed changes to the Hong Kong SAR’s legal system and enforcement mechanisms proposed in the Draft National Security Law, fail to include assurances that the measures will be fully compliant with international human rights law, in particular with the obligations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Furthermore, we express concern that a lack of a precise definition in the Decision of the National People’s Congress for what types of conduct qualify as seriously endangering national security may result in the limiting or infringement of fundamental freedoms
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Comments expressing our concern about the statement made by the Attorney-General of the United States, William Barr, on May 31 2020, in regard to the ongoing protests in the United States.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2020
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against and detention of eleven human rights defenders linked to their participation in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 11
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31 Jul 2020
    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged use of lethal force by the police in the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine that was imposed across the Philippines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Jun 2020
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preocupación con el proyecto de “Ley de Urgente Consideración”
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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    05 Jun 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the systematic persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Aug 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killings of Mr. Ahmed Abdul Samad and Mr. Safaa Ghali, journalists for Diljah TV, an Iraq news agency.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Jun 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, disappeance, torture and ill-treatment of members of the MDC Alliance Youth Assembly.
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the continued detention of five women human rights defenders and the death in prison of human rights defender Mr. Abdullah Hamid Al-Hamid.
Alleged victims: 6
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07 Aug 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of prominent labour rights activists and trade union leaders including Haytham Mohamadein, Hassan Barbary, Alla Essam and Khalil Rizk.
Alleged victims: 5
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    29 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of human rights defender Mr. Am Sam Ath.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020
    19 May 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning detention of over 120 persons in connection with their participation in protests or for having otherwise peacefully expressed their views.
Alleged victims: 120
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    15 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the physical and mental integrity of Iranian prisoner Mr Hossein Sepanta..
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2020
    13 May 2020
    Cuba
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con el presunto acoso continuado sufrido por el pastor Alain Toledano, pastor del Movimiento Apostólico de Cuba, su familia y los miembros de su congregación.
Alleged victims: 100
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23 Jul 2020
    11 May 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of torture and ill-treatment in the Ankara Police Headquarters of 56 students accused of being members of a terrorist organisation.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Jun 2020
    11 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment and prolonged detention of Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Habib and of Mr. Murtaja bin Abdallah bin Ali Qureiris.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las denominadas “madres cuidadoras” que laboran para la Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la esposa del Presidente. Las mujeres estarían sujetas a condiciones y posibles prácticas de explotación laboral que podrían constituir trabajo forzoso, y habrían sufrido actos de estigmatización de parte del gobierno tras reivindicar sus derechos. Además, estarían ahora en riesgo de perder su única fuente de ingresos sin ninguna posibilidad de reclamar sus derechos como trabajadoras, tras la intención anunciada del gobierno de cerrar el programa de “hogares sustitutos”.
Alleged victims: 684
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04 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Comments on the proposed law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Countering Terrorism.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    06 May 2020
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 (the amended Act), to the current counter-terrorism legislation, the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (the Act), and raising concerns in relation to its compatibility with your Excellency’s Government’s obligations under international human rights law and in relation to pertinent international standards of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of 15 pro-democracy activists in connection with their participation in peaceful protests between August and October 2019 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Alleged victims: 15
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10 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Greece
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding the expatriation of migrant rights defender Mr. Salam Kamal-Aldeen as well as the intimidation and criminalisation of non-governmental organisations defending the human rights of migrants on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Ven Rachana, an online clothes seller, and Ms. Morn Eva, a transgender woman. We also refer to the comments made by Government officials targeting human rights NGOs that issued a statement in defence of women’s rights following their detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de ataques a la Defensoría del Pueblo y en particular de amenazas, hostigamientos y otros actos de violencia en contra de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa, Defensora del Pueblo a.i., y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga, Delegado Departamental Defensorial de Cochabamba. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos otorgó, el 25 de diciembre de 2019, medidas cautelares y solicitó a Bolivia que adoptara las medidas necesarias para proteger los derechos a la vida e integridad personal de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the possible continued detention of human rights defenders and other civil society actors despite amendments to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures which will authorise the early release of large groups of prisoners.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jun 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
In this connection, we offer the following comments on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap. 575 (“Anti-Terrorism Law”) and Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, Sections 9 and 10 (“Sedition Law”). We respectfully address a number of the human rights challenges evidenced in the legislation and advance our view on these ordinances, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that the ordinances are in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations in respect of Hong Kong SAR.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the physical abuse and deportation to Iran of Messrs. Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, who were later prosecuted and sentenced to death by the Iranian authorities
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi, on charges of arson and property damage during the November 2019 protests in Tehran, and amid serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees and use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Apr 2020
    Kazakhstan
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the draft law “On the Procedure for Organising and Holding Peaceful Assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan” (the “draft law”) developed by the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MIPD) and which was published on the website www.legalacts.egov.kz on 7 February 2020 and the draft law “On Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan Concerning the Organization and Holding of Peaceful Assemblies in the Republic of Kazakhstan” (the “draft amendments law”).
Alleged victims: -
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12 May 2020
12 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Japan
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received relating to serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of contaminated water management at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) by the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the significant delays occurred in the clean-up of the contaminated water and the reported likelihood of discharging contaminated water into ocean waters.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the travel ban imposed on Mr. Laith Abu Zeyad preventing him from leaving Occupied Palestinian Territory which could be a reprisal for his cooperation with the United Nations on human rights issues and his endeavours to raise concerns at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020
    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
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    15 Apr 2020
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des actes d’agression et d’intimidation contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, ainsi qu’un incendie criminel perpétré contre le siège du REDHAC, une coalition des défenseurs des droits de l’homme dont Mme Ngo Mbe est la Directrice exécutive.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informacion recibida en relación con las agresiones verbales y físicas sufridas por al menos 12 periodistas que se encontraban cubriendo la llegada al país del diputado Juan Guaidó en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar y en la ciudad de Lara
Alleged victims: 22
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    14 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de M. Karim Tabbou.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
02 Jun 2020
    02 Apr 2020
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association, ainsi que d'interdiction récurrente de manifestations au Niger.
Alleged victims: 8
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    31 Mar 2020
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and potential enforced disappearance of Ms. Truong Thi Ha while crossing the border from Laos to Viet Nam, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for her human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a demonstration in Yangon calling for the internet in Rakhine State to be restored.
Alleged victims: 7
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15 Oct 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Messrs. Macdonald Sembereka, Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo for having issued a call to the public to assemble on March 25, 2020.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of journalists Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammani and Mr. Mohamed Badr whose charges have not been communicated by authorities, and the detention, torture and ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Patrick George Zaki.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2020
    30 Mar 2020
    Algeria
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation violente et de détention arbitraire d'un défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique, dont 6 qui se trouvent actuellement en détention et risqueraient l’application de la peine de mort.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Apr 2020
    09 Mar 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Concerns that, if adopted, the draft law may have a significant detrimental impact on the operations of all civil society organizations in Kyrgyzstan, including those that provide essential services. The amendments would unnecessarily and disproportionally restrict the right to freedom of association, as provided by Article 22 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), acceded to by Kyrgyzstan on 7 October 1994.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of three human rights defenders. Mr. Ding Jiaxi, Mr. Zhang Zhongshun and Mr. Dai Zhenya were each arrested on 26 December at different locations and placed under Residential Surveillance in Designated Location (RSDL).
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Apr 2020
    05 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
information received, concerning attacks, harassment and serious threats made over against the BBC Persian Service and the BBC World Service and its staff by the authorities of Iran (the Islamic Republic of) in conjunction with its coverage of the civil unrest and the extent of the casualties caused by a strong reaction to protests linked to an increase in fuel prices and the introduction of petrol rationing.
Alleged victims: 401
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    28 Feb 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Allegations of excessive use of force, arrests and arbitrary detention of protestors since December 2019, in the context of demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 31
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    28 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
The application of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Protest Law, Association Law, and NGO law raise serious concerns regarding increasing practices of arbitrary detention, allegations of torture, the absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards, restrictions on freedom of expression, the right to freedom of thought, and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The effects of these laws in the Sinai region have also resulted in violations of socio-economic rights including the right to education, the right to secure housing, the right to sustainable development and the rights to food and water.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2020
    26 Feb 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Iinformations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la privation de liberté de MM. Aboubacar Toure; Alain Lobognon; Babou Traore; Camara Loukimane; Dahafolo Kone; Félicien Sekongo; Gnamiand Stéphane N'Drin; Kamaraté Souleymane Kone; Kanigui Soro; Karidioula Souleymane; Ladji Ouattara; Mamadou Djibo; Marc Kidou Ouattara; Parla Rigobert Soro; Simon Soro; Soumahoro Kando; Tehfour Kone et Yao Soumaila par les autorités ivoiriennes, entre le 23 décembre 2019 et le 14 janvier 2020. Ces 18 individus seraient liés à l’opposition et sont proches de M. Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Président du parti « Générations et peuples solidaires » (GPS), ancien Premier Ministre, ancien Président de l’Assemblée et candidat aux élections présidentielles de 2020. Un mandat d’arrêt international a été émis le 23 décembre 2019 contre ce dernier.
Alleged victims: 19
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21 Apr 2020
    25 Feb 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and prosecution of Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen and other 20 activists members of PTM.
Alleged victims: 39
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23 Apr 2020
    21 Feb 2020
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preocupación ante la aprobación de la iniciativa de Ley No. 5257 que dispone aprobar reformas al Decreto No. 02-2003 sobre Organizaciones no Gubernamentales para el Desarrollo, el 11 de febrero de 2020. Dicha iniciativa de Ley ha sido objeto de una comunicación en 2018 (OL GTM 8/2018) que fue enviada al Gobierno de su Excelencia (OL GTM 8/2018) con fecha 27 de abril de 2018. Asimismo, tomamos nota de la respuesta del Gobierno de su Excelencia con fecha 20 de julio de 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning protests held in various parts of Iran since 11 January 2020 and the alleged disproportionate response by law enforcement, including excessive use of force leading to injury, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, and ill-treatment of protesters.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Feb 2020
    China
    JAL
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and arrest of healthcare workers including first-aiders; restrictions imposed on impartial healthcare, as well as the misuse of healthcare transport, facilities, and confidential information. These incidents allegedly occurred in the context of the large-scale civil rights protests that broke out in Hong Kong in June 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
    13 Feb 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent detention of Mr. Idrees Saleem Mohammed Rozhbeani, a member of the Kurdistan Free Society Movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Feb 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators at the Pride Marches that took place on the campus of the Middle East Technical University (METU) on 10 May 2019, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution against them.
Alleged victims: 19
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09 Apr 2020
    31 Jan 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance, alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent charges with non-bailable financial crimes against human rights lawyer Tito Magoti and journalist Erick Kabendera.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Jul 2020
    29 Jan 2020
    China
    JAL
  • hazardous substances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information regarding the allegedly inappropriate use of chemical agents during demonstrations from June to December of 2019 in Hong Kong. These agents include hazardous substances such as tear gas, pepper spray, pepper balls and irritating chemical constituents dispersed from water cannons and other mobile sprayers against protestors, journalists, human rights defenders, social workers, volunteer medics and other humanitarian workers. The Hong Kong Police Force (hereinafter HKPF) officers ensuring public order at the frontline of events have also been exposed. The allegations include the use of these chemical agents in the densely populated city of Hong Kong, in closed spaces, in close vicinity of schools, kindergartens and institutions housing sensitive segments of the population.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Apr 2020
28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, al acceso a un juicio justo, a no ser sometido a injerencias ilegales o arbitrarias en el hogar, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones del Paro Nacional que comenzó el pasado 21 de noviembre hasta el 19 de diciembre de 2019 Durante este periodo se han registrado cerca de 1662 casos de detención de nacionales y extranjeros y aproximadamente unos 36 casos de manifestantes heridos, así como 4 agentes de la fuerza pública, incluyendo al menos una persona que habría perdido la vida mientras participaba en las manifestaciones y dos más en eventos no relacionados con las protestas que ocurrieron en las mismas fechas del Paro Nacional. Tomamos nota de nuevas movilizaciones en Colombia desde el pasado 21 de enero de 2020 a raíz de una nueva convocatoria de Paro Nacional.
Alleged victims: 1000
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13 Mar 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Chile
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Preocupación ante la aprobación del proyecto de ley que modifica el Código Penal para tipificar acciones que atenten contra la libertad de circulación de las personas en la vía pública a través de medios violentos e intimidatorios (Boletín 13090).
Alleged victims: -
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27 Jan 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention of human rights defender Ms. Dinh Thi Phuong Thao and the confiscation of her passport by the Vietnamese authorities, as well as the detention of independent journalist Mr. Pham Chi Dung, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for his human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la detención de Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora, Atahualpa Yupanqui Quintero Morán, Derlis Francisco Hernández Flores, Hansel Amaru Quintero Gómez, Ivannia del Carmen Alvarez Martínez, Jesús Adolfo Tefel Amador, Jordán Irene Lanzas Herrera, José Dolores Medina Cabrera Cabrera, María Margarita Hurtado Chamorro, Marvin Samir López Ñamendiz, Melvin Antonio Peralta Centeno, Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz, Olga Sabrina Valle López, Roberto Andrés Butching Miranda, Wendy Rebeca Juaréz Avilés y Wilfredo Alejandro Brenes Domínguez. En particular, hemos recibido información sobre al menos dos de los casos que podrían ser actos de represalias motivados por la cooperación con las Naciones Unidas, sus representantes y sus mecanismos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 18
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    20 Jan 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against the political party the Future Forward Party, which may lead to its dissolution.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning raids, seizures of property, prosecution, liquidation and interdiction relating to the human rights NGOs ‘Justice Initiative’, ‘Memorial’, ‘Center of Support for the Indigenous Peoples of the North’ and ‘People in Need'
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Mar 2020
    13 Jan 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning peaceful protests which took place across central and southern Iraq since 1 October 2019.
Alleged victims: 19424
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19 Mar 2020
    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
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    20 Dec 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the proposed transfer by the Internet Society (ISOC) of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and all its assets to a private equity firm, Ethos Capital.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 234 individuals, and the reported arrest of 7000 individuals. Concerns relating to conditions of detention including mistreatment of detainees, as well as restrictions on journalists covering the events.
Alleged victims: 7000
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18 Feb 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçue concernant l’usage excessif de la force durant des manifestations et des attaques contre des journalistes couvrant ces évènements.
Alleged victims: 168
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    12 Dec 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con una moción presentada el 15 de octubre ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en la labor de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el marco del contexto actual de crisis migratoria en Centro y Norte américa.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Konan Hubert Yao ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, short-term enforced disappearance and charging of health rights defenders from the organisation Changsha Funeng, Messrs. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, in connection with their advocacy for non-discrimination and the rights of disadvantaged groups, as well as the investigations opened against Mr. Cheng’s wife and brother.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Dec 2019
    03 Dec 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received the Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 that was adopted by the Queensland Parliament on 24 October 2019, which contains a number of provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Djibouti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire et des actes de torture pendant sa détention de M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et au secret de M. Said Abdilahi Yassin, militants de la deuxième fédération du Mouvement pour le Renouveau démocratique et le développement (MRD), principal parti d’opposition, et membres de la Ligue djiboutienne des droits humains (LDDH). M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh est également journaliste travaillant notamment sur des cas d’exactions par la police djiboutienne.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning hatred, verbal harassment and threats against Rhadem Camlian Morados, including death threats and threats of kidnapping, disseminated on social media on account of his work on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics and his advocacy as a gay Muslim claiming that his religion is inclusive and affirmative of his sexuality.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Nov 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning several incidents of alleged excessive force and ill-treatment by security forces and Lebanese army personnel against protesters, and failures to adequately protect protesters from violent attacks by alleged sympathizers of political groups, during overwhelmingly peaceful mass protests across towns and cities in Lebanon, including downtown Beirut, since 17 October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 12 individuals, and the reported arrest of 1000 individuals.
Alleged victims: 58
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18 Feb 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    15 Nov 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Than Hla who has been arrested and charged with offences under section 19 of the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law 2012.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Saba al-Mahdawi, who had participated in some demonstrations in the past weeks.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Nov 2019
    Maldives
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the launching of investigations against the human rights organisation Maldivian Democracy Network, public calls for its de-registration, as well as the intensified online harassment, intimidation and threats against its staff members, including Ms. Shahindha Ismail and Mr. Mushfiq Mohamed.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Jan 2020
    05 Nov 2019
    Chile
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la vida y la integridad personal, a la libertad de expresión, de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Chile, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 19 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria del Estado de Excepción Constitucional de Emergencia y hasta la fecha de la presente, en particular sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas y adolescentes); lo cual ha causado al menos 4316 personas detenidas y 1574 heridas, incluyendo al menos 23 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, violencia sexual a mujeres, presuntas detenciones ilegales en domicilios particulares y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: 4667
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03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
    01 Nov 2019
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • torture
We offer the following comments on the effect and application of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China (Counter-Terrorism Law) promulgated on 27 December 2015 effective as of 1 January 2016 and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People's Republic of China.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Dec 2019
    30 Oct 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the protests against the expansion of a coal-powered cement plant in the village of Aung Tha Pyay in Mandalay.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Dec 2019
    28 Oct 2019
    Nepal
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force and extrajudicial executions by police officers in Terai, including during demonstrations. One victim belongs to the Tharu minority and another victim to the Madhesi minority.
Alleged victims: 4
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03 Jan 2020
    25 Oct 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the discriminatory restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of expression of LBTIQ human rights defenders, which may relate to their engagement in advocacy on human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender equality.
Alleged victims: 4
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23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
22 May 2020
    23 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial, sentencing, imprisonment and provisional release of blogger and human rights defender Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah, as well as the recent arrest of and charges against him, his lawyer Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer and human rights defender Ms. Abdel Fattah, and the physical and verbal abuse against them while in detention. The alleged violations of Mr. El-Baqer’s rights appear to be linked to his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    18 Oct 2019
    Germany
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the motion CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and Bündnis90/Die Grünen “Resisting the BDS Movement with Determination – Combating Anti-Semitism” adopted by the German Bundestag on 17 May 2019, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jan 2020
    18 Oct 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires de M. Fadel Breika et M. Moulay Abba Bouzaid.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the attack on Ms. Lara Kanan on 30 June 2018 and the failure of authorities to adequately investigate.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    Jordan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Abed al Karem Al-Shraideh, who was arrested and detained on 2 September 2019, and who is presently on bail pending an investigation, for allededly criticizing Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein in a video posted to Facebook.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of the use of excessive and lethal force by security forces, including live ammunition, against peaceful protesters, reports of deadly targeted sniper fire against and targeted killings of protesters, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detentions of protesters and civil society activists, an internet shutdown, the forced closure of several satellite TV channels, and the intimidation and harassment of journalists and civil society activists, in cities and governorates across central and southern Iraq, including in Baghdad, since the beginning of October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Dec 2019
    11 Oct 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la libertad de expresión, libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en Ecuador, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 3 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria de estado de excepción, incluyendo de uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas, adolescentes, mujeres embarazadas, personas de edad, y personas con discapacidad), miembros de pueblos indígenas y periodistas, lo cual ha causado al menos 929 detenidos y cientos de heridos, incluyendo al menos 5 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Oct 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre las suspensiones del registro de actas constitutivas, ordinarias y extraordinarias, de organizaciones no gubernamentales, asociaciones y fundaciones hasta nuevo aviso.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Nov 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in the town of Ramallah.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la próxima discusión del “Proyecto de Ley para Brindar Seguridad Jurídica sobre la Huelga y sus Procedimientos” que fue debatido en la Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica el 8 de septiembre de 2018 y reenviado a consulta a la Sala Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Justicia; y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Costa Rica.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Oct 2019
    02 Oct 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the harassment and intimidation, including death threats, against human rights defenders Ms. Brenda De Guzman, Ms. Christine Grace Ongos and Mr. Ramiel Aballe for providing legal assistance to the defence of nine farmers accused of murdering a local government Councillor in the Philippines province of Negros Occidental, Western Visayas region, on 31 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 3
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    27 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by Nigerian police officers against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a demonstration in Abuja on 22 July 2019 and during the Ashura processions in different cities of Nigeria on 10 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 88
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    26 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of minority rights defenders Khu Kyue Phe Khel, Dee De, Myo Hlaing Win, Khun Thomas, Khun John Paul and Khu Ree Du, members of the Karenni ethnic minority.
Alleged victims: 6
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07 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019
    19 Sep 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and also concerning the use of force against, and detention of, peaceful protesters, in conjunction with the public demonstrations exclusion of candidates to the elections Moscow City Duma scheduled for 8 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 20
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13 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
    18 Sep 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations additionnelles reçues concernant la situation des membres de l’organisation Organic Farming for Gorillas Cameroon (OFFGO) et la possible arrestation de M. Vincent Awazi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Sep 2019
    Tunisia
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi sur le droit de réunion pacifique en remplacement de la loi n. 196-4 de 1969
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2019
    11 Sep 2019
    Togo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi modifiant la loi du 16 mai 2011 fixant les conditions d’exercice de la liberté de réunion et de manifestation pacifiques et publiques adopté le 7 août 2019 par l’Assemblée Nationale
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Sep 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the suspension of registration of the human rights organisation Centre for Social Development, and the surveillance, threats and attacks against its staff and their family members, including a recent attempted shooting of the daughter of the organisation’s secretary, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Sep 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of retaliatory measures taken by Bangladeshi authorities against Rohingya refugees in reaction to the “Genocide Day” protest which occurred on 25 August 2019.
Alleged victims: 8
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    04 Sep 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas desde Cuba de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, pero que reservó al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”. De acuerdo a información recibida, parecería que Aruba Airlines contribuyó a facilitar la expatriación forzosa en dos de los casos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Oct 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the forced expatriation of two activists from Cuba, reportedly facilitated by Aruba Airlines, a company registered in Aruba, as well as the threat of a formal accusation made by Aruba Airlines against Mr. Javier Larrondo Calafat, a human rights defender and representative of the victims of the alleged human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning an Internet shutdown in West Papua and subsequent acts of harassment and threats against journalist Mr. Victor Mambor and lawyer Ms. Veronica Koman who have been reporting on the shutdown and the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Sep 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que aunque eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, reserva al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”.
Alleged victims: 72
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04 Nov 2019
    03 Sep 2019
    Equatorial Guinea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de organizaciones de la sociedad civil ecuatoguineana, en particular sobre la disolución del Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo de Guinea Ecuatorial (CEID) y el hostigamiento del que ha sido víctima el Sr. Alfredo Okenve, los cuales podrían constituir actos de represalias por su cooperación con mecanismos y órganos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Sep 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders Ms. Salma Ashraf Abdel Halim Abdelghaffar, Mr. Mohamed Zarea, and Mr. Amr Magdi, including acts of reprisal against Ms. Ashraf and Mr. Zarea for their cooperation with the United Nations in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Aug 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign against human rights organisations Al-Haq and Al Mezan, threats, including death threats, against Al-Haq’s General Director, Mr. Shawan Jabarin, as well as the travel restrictions imposed on a consultant for Al Mezan and on Mr. Issam Younis, the Commissioner General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine.
Alleged victims: 4
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    28 Aug 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial proceedings against and arbitrary detention of ten human rights defenders promoting the rights of the Dalit minority, and the house arrests of five of them.
Alleged victims: 10
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    27 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Mr. Huang Qi. Mr. Huang Qi was the head of the human rights organization Tianwang Human Rights Service and founder of the human rights website 64tianwang.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Aug 2019
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed Draft Law No 91-2018 which seeks to alter existing Tunisia’s emergency powers legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Nov 2019
    23 Aug 2019
    Kuwait
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrests and detention of human rights defenders in connection with their peaceful advocacy on behalf of the Bedoon community in Kuwait, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment against them.
Alleged victims: 16
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11 Oct 2019
    21 Aug 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Mohammad Rasoulof, an award-wining Iranian filmmaker.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Nov 2019
    20 Aug 2019
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged police intimidation and harassment since 2005 and subsequent detention on 9 December 2018 of Mr. Wang Yi and Mrs. Jiang Rong, founders of the Early Rain Covenant Church.
Alleged victims: 15
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    16 Aug 2019
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning severe restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association imposed during the past week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detention of political figures, journalists, members of civil society and human rights defenders in the state, and violations to the right to life.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Aug 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informaçion relativa a la entrada en vigor el 1 de agosto de 2019 del decreto 115, el cual modifica el Código Penal del Estado de Tabasco y mediante el cual se estarían penalizando conductas que podrían ser una expresión legitima del derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación, a la libertad de expresión y del derecho a defender los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jan 2020
    31 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
información recibida en relación con la situación de nueve organizaciones de la sociedad civil nicaragüense, en particular sobre los recursos legales que han presentado, el estado actual de sus reclamaciones, el daño patrimonial relativo a la cancelación de su personalidad jurídica y amenazas expresadas en contra de una de las organizaciones.
Alleged victims: 9
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    29 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las acciones y declaraciones descalificadoras emitidas por el Presidente de la República y otras autoridades del poder ejecutivo federal sobre el trabajo de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de México (CNDH), institución nacional de derechos humanos acreditada con clase A por su cumplimiento de los Principios de Paris.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail, criminal legal proceedings against her, and the harassment of her family members and friends through house-raids, the opening of criminal proceedings against her parents and allegations of torture of her associates.
Alleged victims: 5
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30 Sep 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Información recibida relativa a ataques en diferentes iglesias de Nicaragua durante celebraciones religiosas entre junio y julio de 2019. Las celebraciones se llevaron a cabo en conmemoración de algunas víctimas que perdieron su vida durante las protestas y como consecuencia de hechos violentos acaecidos desde el 18 de abril de 2018. En dichas celebraciones participaron familiares de víctimas, personas recientemente liberadas, incluyendo a personas liberadas bajo la Ley de Amnistía (Ley 996) y público en general.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jul 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution under terrorism-related charges of human rights defenders, critics and peaceful protesters for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly , in particular in the context of the February train accident at Ramses Station in Cairo and the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Kong Raiya and Mr. Soung Neakpaon
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2019
    18 Jul 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre du défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Jean-Claude Katende.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jul 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of woman environmental rights defender Ms. Alexandra Koroleva for non-compliance with the Foreign Agent Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Malawi
    JUA
  • albinism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and judicial harassment directed at several human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 4
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03 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the travel ban issued against the human rights defender Mr. Daniyar Khassenov, his repeated detention, and threats made against him and his family members.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution of 37 individuals on 23 April 2019, including Mr. Munir Al-Adam, and the wave of arrests in the period 4-9 April 2019 of intellectuals, writers, and human rights defenders
Alleged victims: 53
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12 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding an amendment bill to revise the existing act of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act-2012, potentially severely undermining the NHRC’s authority, effectiveness and independence and limiting the Nepali people’s ability to access justice.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
concerning the initiation of criminal proceedings against Mr. Anand Grover and the human rights NGO Lawyers Collective.
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Belize
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Barbados
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Bahamas
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Antigua and Barbuda
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Jul 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations about the criminalisation and arbitrary detention of six human rights defenders which appears to be directly motivated by their legitimate and peaceful human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 6
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    12 Jul 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning several physical assaults and death threats against Mr Aekachai Hongkangwan, Mr Anurak Jeantawanich and Mr Sirawith Serithiwat.
Alleged victims: 3
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    02 Jul 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la dissolution de Racine, une organisation à but non lucratif œuvrant pour l'intégration de la culture dans les politiques publiques de développement humain, social et économique.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Oct 2019
    28 Jun 2019
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators and human rights defenders, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest of individuals participating in peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
    25 Jun 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Kem Sokha, leader of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Jun 2019
    Georgia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning possible restrictions to the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of association and to the freedom of expression of the LGBT community following threats and acts of intimidation against organizers and participants to the Tbilisi Pride.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    19 Jun 2019
    Ethiopia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Comments on A Proclamation to Provide for the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism 2019 (“the Proclamation”), which raises serious concerns regarding a number of human rights and advance my views on this pending legislation, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that new legislation is in compliance with Ethiopia’s international human rights obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jun 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la Proposition de Loi Relative à la Protection et à la responsabilité du Défenseur des Droits Humains.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Jun 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the deteriorating health situation of the detained human rights defender and journalist, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, currently serving a 16-year prison sentence in Evin Prison. Ms. Narges Mohammadi suffers from several serious health conditions, including a pulmonary embolism and a neurological disorder that can result in partial paralysis.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jun 2019
    Peru
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • 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 criminalización de miembros de la comunidad indígena, el Sr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, el Sr. Edison Vargas Huamanga y la Sra. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. Estas alegaciones están presuntamente relacionadas con su labor de defensa de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y los derechos humanos relacionados con el medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida con la criminalización de miembros de la comunidad indígena, el Sr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, el Sr. Edison Vargas Huamanga y la Sra. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. Estas alegaciones están presuntamente relacionadas con su labor de defensa de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y de los derechos humanos relacionados con el medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas in Peru. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights of the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Aug 2019
    17 Jun 2019
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas in Peru.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Australia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas in Peru. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Jun 2020
    14 Jun 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received regarding Aung Marm Oo, the editor-in-chief and executive director of the Development Media Group (DMG) in Rakhine State, who has been charged under section 17(2) of the Unlawful Associations Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Aug 2019
    12 Jun 2019
    Timor-Leste
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning alleged unlawful killings of three individuals by off duty police men in November 2018 and injuries to five others as well as a lack of access to adequate health care for the injured and alleged ill treatment by members of the police forces against seven individuals in October 2018.
Alleged victims: 16
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    12 Jun 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación al Decreto 349 sobre "Contravenciones de las regulaciones en materia de política cultural y sobre la prestación de servicios artísticos", que entró en vigor el 7 de diciembre de 2018, y señalar a la atención del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con las restricciones impuestas al derecho a la libertad de expresión artística y creatividad, al derecho a la libertad de expresión y al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación, como resultado de la aplicación del mencionado decreto.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Aug 2019
    07 Jun 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • leprosy
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the presidential Decree n. 9759/2019 of 11 April 2019, which according to its title “extinguishes and establishes guidelines, rules and limitations” for the administration of federal public collegiate bodies, through a number of provisions reversing the mechanisms necessary for the exercise of fundamental freedoms and the participation of civil society actors in public affairs.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Aug 2019
    06 Jun 2019
    Colombia
    JUA
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
Información recibida sobre un ataque con armas de fuego y granadas, así como amenazas de muerte en contra de líderes afrodescendientes en la región del Norte de Cauca.
Alleged victims: 16
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30 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
    31 May 2019
    Uganda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of an attack against human rights defender Ms. Nana Annett Namata by police officers, resulting in her hospitalisation, as well as the recent arrest and ongoing trial of human rights defender Ms. Stella Nyan
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 May 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning State publications which appear to stigmatize civil society organisations engaging with UN human rights mechanisms and the broader harassment of civil society organisations engaging with these mechanisms.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Jul 2019
    28 May 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • 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 enforced disappearance of, and charges against, 15 individuals, including human rights defenders who are board members of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), in connection with case no. 1552/2018, and the alleged enforced disappearance of the Executive Director of the ECRF, who is charged in case no. 441/2018. Allegations have also been received regarding a reported smear campaign against a number of human rights organisations in Egyptian media.
Alleged victims: 33
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    21 May 2019
    Malawi
    JUA
  • albinism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged threats, intimidation and defamation against human rights defender Mr. Timothy Mtambo in the context of the tripartite elections scheduled for 21 May 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Sep 2019
    21 May 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force au cours de manifestations, de restrictions du droit à la liberté de manifester et d’actes d’intimidations contre des manifestants.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 May 2019
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida sobre sobre el ataque físico y amenazas de muerte en contra de la Sra. Nivia Vargas, y el presunto lanzamiento de bombas de gas lacrimógeno contra otros familiares y personas relacionadas con la defensora de derechos humanos, la Sra. Hedme Castro y su organización la Asociación para una Ciudadanía Participativa (ACI PARTICIPA).
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jul 2019
    14 May 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the reported arrest and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi and Ms. Mojgan Keshavarz by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Jul 2019
14 Nov 2019
    10 May 2019
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning investigations into the organisers of a women’s day march in Kuala Lumpur under the Sedition Act, and the summoning of LGBT+ human rights defender Mr. Numan Afifi
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2020
    09 May 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentencing to 12 years in prison of Mr. Ibrahim Garba Wala, popularly known as IG Wala, on charges of criminal defamation, public incitement and unlawful assembly
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 May 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre la ola de ataques e intentos de intimidación contra defensores de derechos humanos, integrantes y colaboradores de la organización Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo, que se ha intensificado en los primeros meses de 2019, y en particular el asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos, el Sr. Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino y la desparación forzosa del Sr. Ernesto Sernas García, abogado de miembros de la organización.
Alleged victims: 6
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10 Jul 2019
    06 May 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
allegations concerning the judicial harassment against and alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and ill-treatment of human rights lawyer, Mr. Mohamed Ramadan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 May 2019
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
Information received concerning the sentencing of Mr. Benny Tai Yiu-Ting, Mr. Chan Kin-Man and Mr. Chu Yiu-Ming, along with six other human rights defenders in connection with their participation in the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014.
Alleged victims: 3
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15 Jul 2019
    01 May 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of, and charges against, five labour rights defenders, as a result of their advocacy for labour rights and better working conditions at the Jasic Technology plant in Shenzhen, and for their attempts to form a trade union.
Alleged victims: 31
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    01 May 2019
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of, and charges against, five labour rights defenders, as well as the enforced disappearance of one of them as a result of their advocacy for labour rights and better working conditions at the Jasic Technology factory in Shenzhen, and for their attempts to form a trade union.
Alleged victims: 31
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21 May 2019
    25 Apr 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
Informacion recibida en relación con la situación de la comunidad de Brisas del Cauca, en Cali, Colombia frente al Plan Jarillón implementado por la Alcaldía Municipal.
Alleged victims: 30002
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21 Oct 2019
    26 Mar 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the killing by the Israeli security forces of two persons with disabilities, Mr. Tahreer Mahmoud S’aed Wahba and Mr. Fadi Hasan Soliman Abu Selmi, who were participating in demonstrations along the fence between Gaza and Israel on 1 April 2018 and 14 May 2018 respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 Mar 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning decree n. 64.074/2019 which regulates law n. 15.556/2014, issued by the State Government of São Paulo on 18 January 2019, and published on 19 January 2019, which contains a number of provisions restricting the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Mar 2019
09 Oct 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment against Mr. Uladzimir Vialičkin, a human rights defender and member of the non-governmental organisation “Viasna” and Mr. Vital Kazak, environmental rights defender, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Aliaksandr Kabanaŭ, environmental rights defender and blogger, for their participation in peaceful protests against the construction of a battery plant in Brest.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 May 2019
    20 Mar 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of transgender woman and LGBTIQ human rights defender, Ms. Malak Al-Kashif.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Mar 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • privacy
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a las restricciones al derecho a la libertad de expresión en Venezuela en el contexto de las manifestaciones actuales
Alleged victims: 893
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    15 Mar 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arson attack against and attempted murder of environmental rights defender Mr. Murdani and members of his family by unknown assailants. He has also opposed illegal sand mining activities in the Menemeng, Bilebante and Pringgarata subdistricts, the Central Lombok regency, and West Nusa Tenggara province.
Alleged victims: 4
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29 Mar 2019
    12 Mar 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de las organizaciones de derechos humanos de la sociedad civil y limitación al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica a través de la cancelación de la personalidad jurídica de varias organizaciones no gubernamentales, allanamientos ilegales a sus oficinas y a las de ciertos medios de comunicación. Asimismo, se alega que algunos de los actos descritos en esta comunicación son represalias como consecuencia de la cooperación de miembros de organizaciones de la sociedad civil con las Naciones Unidas, sus representates y mecanimos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 5
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    04 Mar 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations concerning the sentencing of 47 members of Academics for Peace between 11 December 2018 and 24 January 2019, including Ms. Sebnem Korur Fincanci and Mr. Gençay Gürsoy, as the result of their signing a peace petition.
Alleged victims: 47
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14 May 2019
    28 Feb 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant des tentatives d’entrave à l’exercice de la liberté d’association de l’association Shams.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Mar 2019
    27 Feb 2019
    South Sudan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Allegations concerning the arrest, arbitrary detention and investigation of Mr. Peter Biar Ajak.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Feb 2019
    Sierra Leone
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Development Cooperation Framework (DCF) (2019-2023), which defines the overall objectives and principles surrounding the development partnership as well as undertakings by the various partners supporting development process in the country and recently submitted to the Cabinet.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Mar 2019
    15 Feb 2019
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Sudan
  • torture
Information received concerning the excessive use of force by security forces and crackdown against protestors and journalists in Sudan.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Feb 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto filtrado y bloqueo de mensajes llamando al voto negativo en el referéndum constitucional que se celebrará el 24 de febrero de 2019, enviados a través del servicio de mensajes cortos (SMS) de la empresa pública ETECSA (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, Sociedad Anónima).
Alleged victims: -
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21 Feb 2019
    11 Feb 2019
    France
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des des allégations d’usage excessif de la force au cours de diverses manifestations du mouvement des «gilets jaunes», organisées depuis mi-novembre 2018, 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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11 Apr 2019
    06 Feb 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged failure to protect against human rights abuses linked to coal mining operations in East Kalimantan Province, including violations of rights to life, to water and sanitation, to food, and to a clean and safe environment. We would also like to bring your attention information concerning alleged harassment and attacks against JATAM (Mining Advocacy Network), an environmental non-governmental organisation, for denouncing this situation.
Alleged victims: 31
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01 Nov 2019
    01 Feb 2019
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the prosecution on terrorism related charges of fifteen human rights defenders
Alleged victims: 15
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11 Mar 2019
    29 Jan 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of the violent repression of protests and excessive use of force by Zimbabwean security forces and the arrest of a number of human rights defenders, including Mr. Japhet Moyo.
Alleged victims: 17
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30 Apr 2019
    28 Jan 2019
    Spain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la prisión preventiva del Sr. Jordi Cuixart.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Feb 2019
08 May 2019
    07 Jan 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant des entraves dans la procédure d’enregistrement de l’organisation Shams, ainsi que concernant le harcèlement et les menaces dont sont victimes les membres de cette organisation.
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Mar 2019
    31 Dec 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Follow-up to the communication on the murders of Ms. Marielle Franco and her driver.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
    24 Dec 2018
    Malawi
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Non-Governmental Organization Amendment Bill 2018 (Amendment Bill), which, if adopted, may have a detrimental impact on non-governmental organizations in Malawi.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Dec 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary detention of Mr. Dennis Christensen, Jehovah’s Witnesses, by armed police and agents of the Federal Security Service.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jan 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Israel
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the targeting of the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, known as B’Tselem and its staff, including allegations of reprisals against Mr. Hagai El-Ad and physical and judicial harassment of Ms. Manal Al-Ja’bri.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Dec 2018
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the recent raids on the offices of Greenpeace India and Amnesty International India by members of the government of India’s Enforcement Directorate, as well as the freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank account for allegedly violating the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and levelling accusations against Greenpeace India of violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), and allegations concerning a smear campaign targeting Amnesty International India.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Dec 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Denmark
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism

Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killing of thirty-two individuals (twenty six-men, five women and one child) in the context of intensifying counter-insurgency operations carried out by members of the Armed Forces, paramilitaries or individuals linked to them. The victims are members of farmers’ organizations, indigenous persons advocating for access to, and protection of, their ancestral lands and their family members.
Alleged victims: 32
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14 Dec 2018
    11 Dec 2018
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el “Proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro” que fue expedido por la Comisión Especializada Permanente de Participación Ciudadana y Control Social de la Asamblea Nacional de la República del Ecuador el 4 de julio de 2018 y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Ecuador.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Dec 2018
07 Feb 2019
    10 Dec 2018
    Burundi
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de suspension des activités des ONGs internationales par le Conseil National de Sécurité, à partir du 1er octobre 2018 et pour une durée de trois mois. Les ONGs internationales visées fournissent des services essentiels aux populations, notamment en matière de santé, d’alimentation, d’agriculture, d’eau, assainissement et hygiène.
Alleged victims: 130
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    07 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    JUA
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial or arbitrary killing of Mr. Benjamin Ramos Jr., a human rights lawyer. We also received reports of death threats against Mr. Felipe Levy Gelle Jr., Ms. Enrita Caniendo and Ms. Clarizza Singson-Dagatan, human rights defenders working with Mr. Ramos.
Alleged victims: 4
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10 Dec 2018
    29 Nov 2018
    Comoros
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la détérioration de la situation des droits de l'homme aux Comores dans le contexte du référendum constitutionnel de juillet 2018 et l'abolition de la limitation du mandat présidentiel.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Nov 2018
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de restrictions des libertés publiques, notamment la liberté d’expression et de réunion pacifique durant la récente période électorale et post-électorale. Nous souhaiterions aussi attirer votre attention sur des informations faisant état de situations d’intimidation par les autorités publiques de ceux qui expriment pacifiquement leur dissension.
Alleged victims: 71
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03 Jan 2019
    14 Nov 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Information received concerning the detention of 24 construction workers on 19 September 2018 and an additional arrest of ten construction workers and trade union officials in October 2018
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jan 2019
    12 Nov 2018
    Nepal
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged human rights violations carried out against Mr. Ram Manohar Yadav and Mr. Lenin Bista.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Nov 2018
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
Information received concerning smear campaigns and the criminalization of migrant rights defenders rescuing migrants, including members of civil society organizations, private individuals and journalists criticizing Italian migration polices, as well as attempts to obstruct their work, allegedly carried out by Italian authorities. Concerns regarding the negative impact on the human rights of migrants based on the proposed law on immigration and security, further criminalising solidarity and leaving many migrants in irregular situations.
Alleged victims: 7
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20 May 2019
    07 Nov 2018
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con la detención arbitraria del señor Jonathan Francisco López, así como agresiones, intimidaciones y amenazas, includias amenazas de muerte y contra familiares, contra los señores Félix Alejandro Maradiaga, Fidel Moreira, Oscar González, y William Aragón por su trabajo en la defensa de los derechos humanos en el context actual de crisis en Nicaragua. En los casos de los señores Jonathan Francisco López y Félix Alejandro Maradiaga, las alegaciones indican que las violaciones serían actos de represalias por su comunicación y cooperación con organismos internacionales con competencia sobre cuestiones de derechos humanos, incluyendo las Naciones Unidas y la Organización de Estados Americanos.
Alleged victims: 5
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26 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018
    05 Nov 2018
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con las campañas de desprestigio, hostigamiento, amenazas, ataques, detenciones y cargos criminales contra diez defensoras de derechos humanos y en relación con la detención de cuarenta personas que caminaban hacia el punto de reunión de una manifestación.
Alleged victims: 10
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    30 Oct 2018
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the seizure and vandalism of Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, acts of intimidation and harassment against journalists and the disruption of the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession and violence against peaceful believers.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2019
    23 Oct 2018
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning individual cases of attacks against Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous communities.
Alleged victims: 32
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02 Jan 2019
    19 Oct 2018
    Uganda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing of civilians and attacks against journalists and media outlets by military forces in Uganda.
Alleged victims: 4
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    11 Oct 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Ali al-Nimr, Mr. Dawood al-Marhoon, Mr. Abdullah al-Zaher, Mr. Mujtaba al-Sweikat, Mr. Salman Qureish and Mr. Abdulkarim al-Hawaj (a total of 6 individuals), who face imminent execution as a result of the criminalization of the exercise of fundamental rights exercised when they were under the age of 18.
Alleged victims: 6
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21 Nov 2018
11 Jan 2019
    10 Oct 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrests and detentions of the human rights defenders, Ms. Israa Al-Ghomgham, Ms. Samar Badawi, Ms. Nassima Al-Sadah, Ms. Nouf Abdulaziz, Ms. Mayya Al-Zahrani, Ms. Hatoon Al-Fassi.
Alleged victims: 6
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29 Oct 2018
29 Jan 2019
    05 Oct 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Informació recibida en relación con el asesinato de cuatro defensores de derechos humanos, uno de los cuales, es el Sr. Abraham Hernández González.
Alleged victims: 4
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    04 Oct 2018
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’entraves aux activités des individus prêtant assistance aux migrants, mais aussi à la multiplication des mesures d’intimidation à leur encontre par les forces de sécurité et les autorités locales.
Alleged victims: 9
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19 Dec 2018
    04 Oct 2018
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant les barrières administratives et judiciaires auxquelles font face les membres de la minorité chrétienne protestante, notamment, le refus des autorités de statuer sur l’approbation du nouveau Bureau exécutif de l’Église protestante d’Algérie, la fermeture d’Églises protestantes ainsi que les poursuites judiciaires entreprises à l’encontre des leurs membres pour l’importation de matériel religieux chrétien.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would further more like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugar came enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    27 Sep 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province in Cambodia due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments and attacks suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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10 Dec 2018
    27 Sep 2018
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • business
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged deprivation and clearance of agricultural and forest lands from at least 946 families in 25 villages of Preah Vihear Province and alleged impact on the source of their drinking water due to concession of their lands to the five Cambodian subsidiaries of a China-based sugarcane enterprise, Guangdong Hengfu Group, without consultation with affected community’s members, including indigenous peoples. We would furthermore like to bring attention to information received concerning the alleged judicial harassments suffered by some communities’ members for raising their concerns in this context.
Alleged victims: 25000
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    20 Sep 2018
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort que M. Jean Nazaire Gentil aurait reçues de la part d’une autorité publique locale pour ses activités de journalisme, ainsi que l’échec de la part des autorités judiciaires de mener une enquête appropriée sur ces allegations.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Sep 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the indefinite ban on public LGBTI-related gatherings or events by the Governor of Ankara.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Nov 2018
    18 Sep 2018
    Mozambique
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning media decree 40/2018, issued by the Council of Ministers, which came into force on 22 August 2018, and imposing exorbitant fees on local and foreign media operating in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Sep 2018
    Argentina
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones de detención y violencia hacia el abogado y defensor de derechos humanos, el Sr. Iván Bordón.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
    14 Sep 2018
    Sudan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information recieved concerning Ms. Wini Omer.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Sep 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the continued criminalization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Oct 2018
    14 Sep 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the conviction on 16 July 2018 of 23 human rights defenders for belonging to a political organization called Frente Independente Popular and for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association during protests which happened in Brazil in 2013 and 2014, among others the “Ocupaba Cabral” demonstration (taking place in Rio de Janeiro from December 2012 to July 2013) and the “Ocupa Camara” demonstration (taking place in Rio de Janeiro from August 2013 to October 2013).
Alleged victims: 23
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    11 Sep 2018
    Uganda
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning legislative amendments introducing the Over-The-Top tax on telecommunication companies, severely restricting the right to freedom of opinion and expression, as well as the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association online in Uganda.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Sep 2018
    Hungary
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • racism
Information received concerning the recent adoption of a series of laws that introduce undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in Hungary and risk to further fuel the already existing xenophobic and discriminatory public discourse on migration and negative narrative about civil society, in particular when its activities are related to migration issues.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Sep 2018
    Poland
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of the non-governmental organisation, the Open Dialog Foundation, and the deportation of Ms. Lyudmyla Kozlovska from Belgium to Ukraine, following a request by the Polish authorities via the Schengen Information System (SIS) database, to deny Ms. Kozlovska access to the countries of the Schengen zone.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Nov 2018
    07 Sep 2018
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
concerning the summoning of Mr. Wadih Al-Asmar and other human rights defenders by Lebanese security agencies for posts made on social media.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jun 2019
    28 Aug 2018
    Mauritania
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de représailles sous forme d’arrestation, confiscation de passeport et empêchement de voyage à l’encontre de Mme Maimouna Alpha Sy, Mme Aissata Anne, Mme Aissata Diallo, M. Sy Yaya Ousmane et M. Baba Traoré, alors qu’ils devaient participer à l’examen de la Mauritanie à la 64ème session du Comité contre la torture des Nations unies (CAT) à Genève.
Alleged victims: 5
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    28 Aug 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the excessive use of police force against Tibetan environmental human rights defenders participating in a peaceful protest against mining operations in Kham Yushul, Yushul Tibetan Autonomous prefecture, Qinghai Province.
Alleged victims: 100
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23 Nov 2018
    24 Aug 2018
    Egypt
    JOL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning a draft law approved by the House of Representatives of Egypt that would grant amnesties to a designated cadre of high-ranking military officers.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Oct 2018
    22 Aug 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the use of Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location (RSDL) as amended in the 2012 Criminal Procedure Law Article 73, in relation to persons suspected of endangering State security, of terrorist activities or of involvement in major bribery and where confinement in their own home may ‘impede the investigation’.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Nov 2018
    17 Aug 2018
    Ethiopia
    OL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
In June 2018, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office and the Minister of Federal Affairs convened working groups to review and re-draft Ethiopia’s Charities and Societies Proclamation (CSP), Anti-Terror Proclamation (ATP), and Mass Media and Freedom of Information Proclamation.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Aug 2018
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Elena Semenova.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Oct 2018
    31 Jul 2018
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Surendra Gadling, Mr. Rona Wilson, Ms. Shoma Sen, Mr. Sudhir Dhawale and Mr. Mahesh Raut, and allegations concerning a smear campaign targeting Ms. Sudha Bhardwaj.
Alleged victims: 6
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    27 Jul 2018
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de restrictions des libertés publiques, notamment la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association. Informations reçues concernant les allégations d’interdictions de manifestations pacifiques à N’Djamena et de l’usage excessif de la force par les policiers, gendarmes et militaires contre des manifestants. Allégations de restrictions de l’accès à l’information par le biais de coupures d’Internet, d’accès aux réseaux sociaux et de suspensions réalisées par les opérateurs téléphoniques qui auraient été effectuées sur instruction des autorités.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Jul 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the incommunicado detention of human rights defender, Mr. Khalid Al-Omair.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2018
    26 Jul 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • racism
Information received concerning the detention of five Scientologist leaders in St. Petersburg
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Oct 2018
    24 Jul 2018
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el deterioro de la situación de los defensores de los derechos humanos en Guatemala en el periodo reciente.
Alleged victims: 7
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    24 Jul 2018
    Djibouti
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de représailles à l’encontre de M. Kadar Abdi Ibrahim, qui se manifestent par une ’interdiction de voyager.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Sep 2018
    19 Jul 2018
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of threats, intimidation, judicial harassment, use of force against and ill-treatment of Ms. Betty Nambooze, Member of Parliament, for the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Aug 2018
22 Oct 2018
    17 Jul 2018
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition in prison of Mr. Nguyen Van Tuc, human rights defender, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Apr 2019
    11 Jul 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Server Mustafayev, as well as the search of his house and seizure of his property.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jul 2018
    11 Jul 2018
    Nepal
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the National Integrity and Ethics Policy 2074 (Policy). The Policy emanates from the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and is pending final approval by the Council of Ministers Cabinet by the end July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jul 2018
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged reprisals against Mr Dolkun Isa, and, the Society for Threatened Peoples, of which he is a member.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2018
    09 Jul 2018
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of violence and intimidation against human rights defender Ms Do Thi Minh Hanh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Jul 2018
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning allegations of infringements on the right to life, the right to freedom of expression, as well as the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in Tanzania, indicating a pattern of restrictions to civic space in Tanzania.
Alleged victims: 7
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    06 Jul 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • women in law and in practice
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Jul 2018
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • water and sanitation
  • racism
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido con relación a las condenas de seis defensores del medio ambiente por el presunto homicidio de un empresario español en 2003, quienes habrían trabajado activamente por y en la defensa del derecho al agua de la comunidad indígena de San Pedro Tlanixco, Estado de México.
Alleged victims: 6
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18 Oct 2018
    03 Jul 2018
    Niger
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association. Allégations d'interdiction de manifestations et d’atteintes à la liberté d’expression des journalistes.
Alleged victims: 7
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07 Sep 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning in relation to allegations of kidnapping and threats against the human rights defenders Mr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Mr. Mario Gonzalo, Mr. Fárez Ramón, Mr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay and Mr. Manuel Gayllas, due to their work defending indigenous people rights and the rights to health environmental and to safe water in the context of a China-based mining company activities, Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones de secuestro y de amenazas contra los defensores de derechos humanos; el Sr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, el Sr. Mario Gonzalo, el Sr. Fárez Ramón, el Sr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay y el Sr. Manuel Gayllas, debido a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el derecho al medioambiente sano en el contexto de las actividades mineras en la región de Cuenca.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning potentially grave detrimental effects of the Tominsk Ore Mining and Processing Integrated Plant (Tominsk GOK) on the environment and health of communities in the Chelyabinsk region; constraints on freedom of expression, access to information and public participation in the context of the approval of the project; and threats and intimidation against environmental human rights defender, Sergey Belogorokhov, of “STOP GOK”.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Aug 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • hazardous substances
Informacion recivida en relación con las alegaciones del secuestro y las amenazas contra los defensores de derechos humanos el Sr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Sr. Mario Gonzalo, Sr. Fárez Ramon, Sr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay y Sr. Manuel Gayllas, debido a su trabajo en defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y el derecho al medioambiente sano en el contexto de las actividades mineras en la región de Cuenca.
Alleged victims: 5
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07 Sep 2018
    26 Jun 2018
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning allegations of kidnapping and threats against the human rights defenders Mr. Yaku Pérez Guartambel, Mr. Mario Gonzalo, Mr. Fárez Ramon, Mr. Víctor Hernández Siavichay and Mr. Manuel Gayllas, due to their work defending indigenous people rights and the rights to health environmental and to safe water in the context of a China-based mining company activities, Junefiled Mineral Resources Holding Limited.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Aug 2018
    25 Jun 2018
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against 62 peaceful protestors, in relation to the legitimate exercise of their rights of peaceful assembly and association during a protest taking place in Thammasat University (Bangkok), on 22 May 2018.
Alleged victims: 62
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04 Jul 2018
    19 Jun 2018
    Brazil
    JUA
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning intimidation and death threats made against environmental human rights defenders, Messrs. Ageu Lobo Pereira, Pedro Braga da Silva and Francisco Firmino da Silva (known as Chico Caititu), in relation to their human rights activities on behalf of Montanha and Mangabal communities.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Aug 2018
    18 Jun 2018
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation à une peine de dix ans de prison et à une amende de 50 000 dinars algériens (environ 365 euros) du bloggeur, Merzoug Touati, qui semblent représenter une criminalisation de l'exercice de son droit à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Apr 2019
    14 Jun 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Informations received concerning the arrest and charges against a number of women’s human rights defenders, along with acts of reprisal against Ms. Loujain Al-Hathloul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    14 Jun 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2018
    14 Jun 2018
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Ms. Yana Tannagasheva and her husband Mr. Vladislav Tannagashev, including from Yuzhanaya mining company, for speaking out about adverse impact of open pit coal mining company on indigenous people in South West Siberia and in possible reprisal for their communication with United Nations mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Jun 2018
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention, threat of extradition and denial of adequate medical care to Mr. Muratbek Tungishbayev, a Kazakhstani blogger.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2018
    12 Jun 2018
    Cambodia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Cambodia
Information received concerning the Code of Conduct for media in the Election Process, issued by the National Election Committee on 12 March 2018, as well as statements that link the language of the code to calls for boycott of the elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Jun 2018
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force by police against demonstrators and the arrest and detention of more than 100 people.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Aug 2018
    08 Jun 2018
    Togo
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force au cours de manifestations, de restrictions du droit à la liberté de manifester pacifiquement, mais aussi d’arrestations, de détentions et intimidations de manifestants et de défenseurs des droits de l’homme, enregistrées au Togo depuis avril 2018.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Aug 2018
    08 Jun 2018
    Philippines
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the filing of a petition by the Philippine Department of Justice proscribing the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army as “terrorist” organisations, along with the inclusion in the petition of the names of a number of human rights defenders, defining them de facto as “terrorists” in possible reprisal for their engagement with UN human rights mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 19
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    08 Jun 2018
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the attacks against human rights defender Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and his brother Mr. Kanad Raghuvanshi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    07 Jun 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning potentially grave detrimental effects of the Tominsk Ore Mining and Processing Integrated Plant (Tominsk GOK) on the environment of the Chelyabinsk region; constraints on freedom of expression, access to information and public participation in the context of the approval of the project; and threats and intimidation against environmental human rights defender, Sergey Belogorokhov, of “STOP GOK”.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Aug 2018
    06 Jun 2018
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • older persons
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de cuerpos de seguridad del Estado, incluyendo policía anti-motines y grupos armados pro-gubernamentales (también llamados ‘turbas’, para-policías o paramilitares, ‘motorizados’) en contra de manifestantes en zonas urbanas y rurales, y de estudiantes (incluyendo adolescentes), la cual ha causado, desde su inicio el 18 de abril hasta el 3 de junio al menos 120 muertos, y aproximadamente 1200 personas heridas en varias ciudades del país.
Alleged victims: 1100
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    06 Jun 2018
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • poverty
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received that more than 132 people have been killed by security forces in Bangladesh since 15 May 2018 in the context of the announcement of a ‘war on drugs”; that more than 13,000 individuals have been arrested and a number of others have been subjected to enforced disappearance in the same context; that drug users have been facing increasing difficulties to access health care services; and that the draft Narcotics Control Act, 2018 extends the death penalty to additional drug offenses.
Alleged victims: 13000
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    05 Jun 2018
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
Información recibida acerca de presuntas investigaciones ilegales, faltas al debido proceso judicial, amenazas, intimidaciones y agresiones contra tres líderes indígenas y defensores de los derechos humanos medioambientales: Sr. Agustín Wachapá, Sr. José "Pepe" Acacho, Sra. Patricia Gualinga.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Jun 2018
06 Aug 2018
    31 May 2018
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged intimidation and reprisals against the Centre for Promotion of Social Concerns (CPSC), and the executive director of one of its sub-programs, Mr Henri Tiphagne.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 May 2018
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the killing of 11 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant, subsidiary of the British company Vedanta Ressources. We would also like to bring your attention to the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, which triggered the protest, following the announcement of the extension of the copper plant.
Alleged victims: 10
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24 Jul 2018
    29 May 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the In this connection, we would like to bring to your attention information we have received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    Other actors
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the killing of 12 demonstrators following excessive use of force by Police in the district of Tuticorin, State of Tamil Nadu, during a protest demanding the closure of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant and revocation of the proposed extension of its capacity. The protests took place in the context of the wide dissatisfaction with the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
Alleged victims: 10
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    29 May 2018
    Myanmar
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning a draft law on International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) which, if it enters into force might have an important adverse impact on INGOs in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Aug 2018
    29 May 2018
    India
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
  • water and sanitation
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the killing of 10 demonstrators in police fire in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, during the protest against the extension of the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant. We would also like to bring your attention to the alleged air pollution and groundwater contamination caused by the copper smelter plant in Tuticorin, which triggered the protest, following the announcement of the extension of the copper plant.
Alleged victims: 10
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30 Dec 2019
    25 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • executions
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Scott Warren.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 May 2018
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • executions
Information received concerning the refusal to grant exit permits to leave Gaza to Mr. Yousef Al-Kronz and Mr. Mohammed Al-‘Ajouri as part of an Israeli military punitive policy denying Gaza residents that participated in the recent protests access to life-saving medical treatment in the West Bank.
Alleged victims: 2
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    24 May 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the recent arrest and continuous harassment of a woman human rights defender, Ms. Amal Fathy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 May 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the continuous judicial harassment of Ms. Raheleh Rahemipor, in reprisal to her legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, and against her efforts to seeking the truth about the fate and whereabouts of her brother and his infant daughter.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2018
    16 May 2018
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
Information received concerning the allegations of arbitrary arrest of seven human rights defenders, Mr. Maksim Kavaliou, Ms. Tatsiana Mastykina, Mr. Andrus Krechka, Mr. Igor Bogachek, Ms. Nasta Loika, Ms. Hanna Sakhankova and Ms. Anastasia Vasilchuk.
Alleged victims: 7
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19 Jul 2018
    10 May 2018
    Haiti
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces à l’encontre de M. Pierre Espérance, défenseur des droits de l’homme, Directeur exécutif du Réseau national de défense des droits de l’homme (RNDDH) et à l’encontre du RNDDH.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 May 2018
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones de los derechos a la libertad de reunión y libertad de expresión por parte de la Policía Nacional nicaragüense en el marco de manifestaciones pacíficas en las que ciudadanos expresaron su preocupación por el incendio forestal de la reserva biológica Indio Maíz.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 May 2018
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Mr. Osama Al-Najjar and Mr. Ahmed Mansoor, along with the charges against Mr. Mansoor.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 Jul 2018
    04 May 2018
    Burundi
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à la condamnation de M. Germain Rukuki, défenseur des droits de l’homme burundais, à 32 années de prison par le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Ntahangwa.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 May 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the physical attack on human rights defender Mr. Sirazhutdin Datsiyev.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jul 2018
    27 Apr 2018
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la Iniciativa de Ley 5257 para reformar el Decreto 02-2003 del Congreso de la República, la Ley de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales para el Desarrollo, que de ser aprobada podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Guatemala.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jul 2018
    26 Apr 2018
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged short-term enforced disappearance for several days, arbitrary detention, and charges against human rights defenders Mr. Ezzat Eid Taha Fadl Ghoneim and Mr. Ahmed Tarek Ibrahim Ziada.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 Apr 2018
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information we have received concerning the arrest, detention, and prosecution of human rights defender Sophia Donald, as well as the arrest and detention of Ms. Donald’s mother.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Apr 2018
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de la Policía Nacional con el fin de dispersar manifestaciones producidas con el objetivo de protestar contra el anuncio de una reforma de la seguridad social, que habría resultado en la muerte de por lo menos 30 personas y en decenas de personas heridas y desaparecidas. Asimismo, es de nuestra preocupación el discurso estigmatizador usado por varios altos funcionarios del Estado en contra de manifestantes, así como episodios de acoso y amenazas contra periodistas y defensores/as de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Apr 2018
    Poland
    JOL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the adoption of the law ‘On specific solutions related to the organization of sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Republic of Poland’. This law will significantly restrict the exercise of civil and political rights by environmental human rights defenders and members of the public. In particular, it will prohibit spontaneous demonstrations during the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) that will be held in Katowice in December 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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23 May 2018
    13 Apr 2018
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the forced entry and search of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) shelter in Al Saadoon, the abduction of a male staff member of OWFI and the removal of a young victim of domestic violence who was receiving psychological support from OWFI, by approximately 50 armed persons, including police officers.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jun 2018
    30 Nov 2017
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre acusaciones penales en contra del Sr. Jerson Xitumul Morales, que se encontrarían relacionadas con su labor periodística, y que podrían representar medidas de represalia por su colaboración con la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Guatemala (OACNUDH-Guatemala).
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jan 2018
    29 Nov 2017
    Belgium
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention de 99 individus, dont de nombreux militants défenseurs des droits de l’homme, lors de manifestations ayant eu lieu à Bruxelles le 2 avril 2016.
Alleged victims: 99
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01 Feb 2018
    29 Nov 2017
    Azerbaijan
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the decision of 14 November 2017 by the Administrative Economic Court to freeze the bank account of the investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, which together with the previously imposed travel ban appears to be aimed at targeting her ability to continue her work as a journalist.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Nov 2017
    Jordan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning administrative and criminal proceedings brought against the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) and its Chief Executive Officer, allegedly without legal basis and with the effect of discrediting the organization before the public opinion. We also like to draw your attention to the alleged subjection of the organization to disproportionate and unnecessary control over its sources of funding.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Mar 2018
    17 Nov 2017
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la detención durante cerca de tres meses y la existencia de varios procesos penales abiertos en contra del Sr. John Joseph Moreno Rutowski, presuntamente en relación con sus actividades como defensor de derechos humanos en el estado de Baja California Sur.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Oct 2018
    15 Nov 2017
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of an attack on the home of Ms. Khalida Izbastinova, the mother of human rights defender, Mr. Farid Tukhbatullin.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 Jan 2018
    15 Nov 2017
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Le projet de loi «Modifiant et complétant la loi N°004/2001 du 20 juillet 2001 portant dispositions générales applicables aux associations sans but lucratif et aux établissements d’utilité publique».
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Nov 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and its adverse impact on the rights and work of a number of human rights defenders in India.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Nov 2017
    India
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment of and death threats received by Mr. Rajat Kalsan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Nov 2017
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de torture, d’usage excessif de la force par les forces de l’ordre ainsi que de violations des droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’expression, lors de manifestations s’étant déroulées depuis novembre 2016, et, en particulier, le 1er octobre 2017. A cette date, au moins dix personnes auraient été tuées, plusieurs dizaines blessées et arrêtées.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Nov 2017
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the travel ban against Ms. Khadija Ismailova.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Jan 2018
    07 Nov 2017
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of thirteen persons, including three lawyers and their clients, in connection with their participation at consultations on possible strategic litigation challenging the government’s ban on drop-in centres serving key populations at the risk of HIV.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 Nov 2017
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de procesos judiciales, intimidaciones y vigilancia contra la Sra. Gloria Hilda Ushigua, así como por el asesinato de su cuñada, la Sra. Casiela Dahua Cují, que parecen vinculados a su activismo en contra de la explotación petrolera en los territorios del pueblo indígena Sápara, en la provincia de Pastaza, en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018
    02 Nov 2017
    Uganda
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the entry into force of legislation regulating civil society organizations’ activities which may have a detrimental impact on civil society organizations in Uganda.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Oct 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the continuation of the criminal and administrative proceedings pursued under Case 173/2011 against several human rights defenders, including Ms. Azza Soliman, as well as allegations of irregularities in the appointment of the investigative judge of the case. Together with the aforementioned, we would like to refer to the enactment of the Law No. 70 for Regulating the Work of Associations and Other Institutions Working in the Field of Civil Work. All of these measures have the impact of severely restricting the legitimate and independent work of human rights defenders and non-governmental organizations in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 6
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    26 Oct 2017
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under accusations of membership of a terrorist organization of Didem Baydar, Şükriye Erden, Ayşegül Çağatay, Ebru Timtik, Aytaç Ünsal, Zehra Özdemir, Yağmur Ereren, Engin Gökoğlu, Süleyman Gökten, Aycan Çiçek, Naciye Demir, Behiç Aşçı, Barkın Timtik and Özgür Yılmaz, human rights lawyers working for the non-governmental organization People's Law Office.
Alleged victims: 14
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26 Dec 2017
    26 Oct 2017
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant des attaques physiques, menaces de mort et actes d’intimidation et de harcèlement contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe et Mme Alice Nkom.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jul 2018
    25 Oct 2017
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentencing of Mr. Joshua Wong, Mr. Nathan Law and Mr. Alex Chow to imprisonment for their role in the pro-democracy demonstrations that took place in 2014. Additionally, a large number of protesters who have been arrested in the largely peaceful protests continue to face legal uncertainty.
Alleged victims: 3
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08 Dec 2017
    20 Oct 2017
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant le harcèlement judiciaire allégué et les lourdes charges portées contre M. Abdessadeq El Bouchtaoui, défenseur des droits de l'homme et avocat, qui semblent étroitement liées à ses activités pacifiques de défenseur des droits de l'homme ainsi qu’à ses opinions critiques exprimées sur les réseaux sociaux, sur les violations des droits de l'homme au Maroc. M. Abdessadeq El Bouchtaoui est inculpé, entre autres, d’ «incitation à commettre des délits et des crimes» et de «contribution à l'organisation d'une manifestation non autorisée et interdite».
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Dec 2017
    19 Oct 2017
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de vigilancia, intimidaciones, agresiones físicas y procedimientos judiciales contra la Sra. Leticia Ramos Herrería, que se encontrarían vinculados a la expresión de posturas críticas al Gobierno de Cuba así como a sus actividades como defensora de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Dec 2017
    19 Oct 2017
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informacion recibia en relación con el deterioro de la situación de los defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos en Colombia y el incremento de ataques, intimidaciones y asesinatos en su contra durante 2017, afectando particularmente a defensores que son líderes sociales, campesinos y personas defensoras que han apoyado el proceso de paz.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Oct 2017
    Mexico
    JOL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con varias disposiciones de la Ley que Regula el Uso de la Fuerza Pública en el Estado de México, actualmente bajo revisión por parte de la Legislatura del Estado, que podrían estar en discrepancia con las normas y los estándares internacionales relativos al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Oct 2017
    Kenya
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged persistent repression of peaceful protests and the excessive use of excessive force by Kenyan police and security forces during protests, particularly in the context of post-election violence on 11 and 12 August 2017 and during the more recent demonstrations related to the upcoming re-run of the presidential elections.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Oct 2017
    06 Oct 2017
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and arbitrary arrest of Mr. Hun Vannak for organising and participating in peaceful protests and meetings on environmental rights related violations resulting from sand-dredging in Koh Kor village in the Kandal Province, as well as the subsequent alleged arbitrary arrest and pre-trial detention of Mr. Hun Vannak and Mr. Doem Kundy for filming two sand-bearing large vessels anchored off the coast of Prek Ksach commune, in Koh Kong Province.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 May 2018
    03 Oct 2017
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the abduction and subsequent detention of Mr. Ebrahim Abdelmonem Metwally Hegazy, reportedly in reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender and cooperation with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID).
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Nov 2017
    02 Oct 2017
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the deterioration of the situation for human rights defenders in the Philippines since 2016, the defamatory and intimidating public statements directed at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR), its members and the Chairperson Mr. Chito Gascon.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Sep 2017
    Spain
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • international order
Información recibida con respecto al bloqueo del sitio web oficial del próximo referéndum sobre la independencia de Cataluña, así como sobre las restricciones a la independencia de los medios de comunicación y la libertad de expresión que se han suscitado en el contexto de dicha votación.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Sep 2017
    22 Sep 2017
    Haiti
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
informations reçues concernant l’adoption par le Sénat, le 28 juin 2017, d’une proposition de loi portant sur la réputation et le certificat de bonnes vie et mœurs et, le 1 août 2017, de la proposition de loi portant sur le renforcement des dispositions du Code civil relatives au mariage et à la protection de la famille.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Sep 2017
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arrest and incommunicado detention of Mr. Nguyen Bac Truyen, Mr. Truong Minh Duc; Mr. Nguyen Trung Ton, Mr. Pham Van Troi and Mr. Nguyen Van Truc, as well as of Mr. Le Dinh Duong, allegedly in relation to their activities as human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists.
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Jan 2018
    19 Sep 2017
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation, police harassment and reprisal against human rights defender Mr. Joe Avapura Moses and his family in connection with his work defending the rights of the Paga Hill Settlement community from illegal land grabbing and forced eviction.
Alleged victims: 3001
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    18 Sep 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the alleged arrest of Ms. Raheleh Rahemipor, the sister of Mr. Hossein Rahemipor, whose case is under review by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Oct 2017
    18 Sep 2017
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arbitrary killings of 20 civilians by the security forces in the context of the ongoing protests in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 20
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    12 Sep 2017
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
Information received concerning the judicial harassment faced by several labour rights defenders, members and leaders of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio and Electronic Industry Workers (REP) and the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU), in particular the arrest of Mr. Ihar Komlik and Mr. Henadz Fiadynich.
Alleged victims: 5
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02 Nov 2017
    08 Sep 2017
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the excessive use of force by police officers during protests, including against children, against Papuan villagers located in Oneibo Village.
Alleged victims: 12
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10 Oct 2017
    04 Sep 2017
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con diferentes actos de descalificación y hostigamiento por parte de diversas autoridades gubernamentales y universitarias contra del Centro de Documentación e Información Bolivia (CEDIB), así como con el desalojo forzado de las instalaciones que ocupaba en el interior de la Universidad Mayor San Simón (UMSS), en presunta violación del convenio vigente con dicha institución.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Nov 2017
    28 Aug 2017
    Sudan
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • Sudan
Information received concerning alleged acts of racial discrimination, continuous harassment and violence targeting Darfuri students.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Aug 2017
    Egypt
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the unlawful blocking of a large number of websites by the use of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: 23
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    25 Aug 2017
    Kenya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the recent attempt by Kenyan authorities to deregister and sanction the non-governmental organizations Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance (AFRICOG), following their engagement and advocacy for transparency in the national elections held on 8 August 2017. And information received concerning the continued failure of the Kenyan authorities to fully implement the Public Benefit Organization Act, which came into legal force on 14 January 2013.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Aug 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones sobre la criminalización de estudiantes universitarios participantes en manifestaciones públicas bajo los delitos de usurpación y privación de la libertad, así como sobre actos de intimidación y amenazas de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de elementos de seguridad privada y de la Policía Nacional con el fin de dispersar manifestaciones estudiantiles pacíficas.
Alleged victims: 3
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24 Nov 2017
    03 Aug 2017
    Honduras
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Información recibida en relación con el reciente intento de asesinato, en Tegucigalpa, en contra del Sr. Osmin David Valle Castillo, Gerente de Programa de Participación y Ciudanía LGBTI del Centro para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación LGBTI (“Somos CDC” - anteriormente conocido como “Asociación de Jóvenes en Movimiento”).
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Oct 2017
    03 Aug 2017
    Brazil
    JAL
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender, Mr. Rosenildo Pereira de Almeida, by unidentified assailants in Rio Maria Pará on 7 July 2017, as well as the killing of 10 other land rights defenders, Mr. Antônio Pereira Milhomem, Mr. Bruno Henrique Pereira Gomes, Mr. Hecules Santos de Oliveira, Ms. Jane Julia de Oliveira, Mr. Nelson Souza Milhomem, Mr. Ozeir Rodrigues da Silva, Mr. Regivaldo Pereira da Silva, Mr. Ronaldo Pereira de Souza, Mr. Weldson Pereira da Silva, and Mr. Weclebson Pereira Milhomem on 24 May 2017 in the municipality of Pau D’Arco.
Alleged victims: 11
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23 Mar 2018
    02 Aug 2017
    Peru
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con alegaciones de acusaciones penales, violaciones al debido proceso, y campañas de difamación en medios de comunicación en contra de los defensores de derechos humanos Jennifer Moore y John Dougherty.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Apr 2018
    28 Jul 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización de las protestas ocurridas en Venezuela, el uso excesivo de la fuerza y el sometimiento de los ciudadanos detenidos a la jurisdicción militar en nueve Estados y en el Distrito Capital.
Alleged victims: 4072
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09 Nov 2017
    28 Jul 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning imminent executions of 17 individuals convicted of protest-related charges and on the basis of trials that did not meet fair trial and due process guarantees, including allegations of confessions obtained under torture, as well as allegations of human rights violations in relation to several other death penalty cases at various stages of proceedings before the Specialized Criminal Court and Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 104
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13 Dec 2017
    28 Jul 2017
    Burundi
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à la perquisition, aux saisies et à l’arrestation effectuées par la police municipale de Bujumbura en coopération avec le Service national de renseignement (SNR) à l’encontre de M. Germain Rukuki, un défenseur des droits de l’homme Burundais.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jul 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre la violencia utilizada por grupos armados contra manifestantes de oposición el pasado 4 de julio, y en particular contra el defensor de derechos humanos y periodista Melanio Escobar y su familia.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jul 2017
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged acts of threats and intimidation against Mr. Adil Ghaffar, a lawyer and human rights defender who has actively engaged with the UN Human Rights mechanisms, including the Special Procedures.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jul 2017
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las amenazas de muerte y acoso contra miembros de Participación Ciudadana en el contexto de las elecciones presidenciales de abril de 2017 en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jul 2017
22 Sep 2017
    19 Jul 2017
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • Sudan
Information received concerning six criminal charges brought against Mr. Hafiz Idris and Mr. Ibrahim Adam Mudawi, two of which carry either the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Jul 2017
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido con respecto a las investigaciones penales en curso sobre Virginia Pinares Ochoa, que presuntamente se relacionan con su labor como defensora de derechos humanos y del medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas, entre las provincias apurimeñas de Cotabambas y Grau.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2017
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des arrestations et condamnations de manifestants ainsi que l’usage excessif de la force par les forces de l’ordre et les forces militaires dans le cadre de manifestations dans la région marocaine du Rif.
Alleged victims: 6
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19 Sep 2017
    14 Jul 2017
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso de tecnologías de vigilancia por parte de agencias gubernamentales contra miembros del Grupo Interdisciplinario de Expertos Independientes de la Comsión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (GIEI), defensores de derechos humanos, entre ellos integrantes del Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez (Centro Prodh), periodistas y otros miembros de la sociedad civil en México, así como en relación al discurso del Presidente de México solicitando investigaciones contra quienes han señalado al Gobierno mexicano como autor de dichos actos.
Alleged victims: 11
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23 Nov 2017
    12 Jul 2017
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, incommunicado detention, and the charges linked to terrorism against human rights defenders and experts of experts of Human Rights Joint Platform, Human Rights Association, Human Rights Agenda Association, Amnesty International Turkey, and Citizens’ Assembly.
Alleged victims: 5
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21 Aug 2017
25 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
02 Nov 2017
    11 Jul 2017
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the recent amendments adopted to the Public Order Law on 3 April 2017, which could significantly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in the country, including its significant impact on the organization of the annual ‘Pink Dot’ festival.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Sep 2017
    10 Jul 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con el reciente asesinato, en los alrededores de la capital, Tegucigalpa, de una mujer transexual, que también era una activista de los derechos de las personas LGBTI, la Sra. Sherlyn Montoya.
Alleged victims: 106
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    04 Jul 2017
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning Mr. Taner Kiliç (Chair of Amnesty International Turkey) who was arrested on 06 June 2017 on the basis of a warrant against him and 22 other lawyers in the city of Izmir in Western Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Jul 2017
    Chad
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant les poursuites judiciaires à l’encontre de M. Maoundoe Declador par les autorités tchadiennes, prétendument en relation avec ses activités en tant que défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Jul 2017
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning ongoing arrests, detention, physical violence, harassment and intimidation against trade unions, labour activists and human rights defenders, in relation to the work stoppage of December 2016.
Alleged victims: 19
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    30 Jun 2017
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged attempts of intimidation, harassment and death threats received by Mr. Maitree Chamroensuksakul, human rights defender, the search which has been conducted at his house and alleged detention of two of his relatives, which seem to be closely related to his activities as a minority and youth rights defender as well as his active and vocal engagement for seeking justice over a young activist’s murder in March 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Jul 2017
22 Oct 2018
    30 Jun 2017
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of the criminal charges against, and sentencing of human rights defenders Mr. Somphone Phimmasone, Mr. Soukane Chaithad, and Ms. Lodkham Thammavong.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Jun 2017
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged threats of arrest, exile and violence by a fundamentalist group called Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka City Committee, received by Ms. Sultana Kamal, human rights defender, and the recent request from a Supreme Court lawyer to arrest her for having allegedly hurt the religious feelings of the Muslim majority in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Jun 2017
    Guinea-Bissau
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de restrictions aux droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association et à la liberté d’expression, notamment, d’usage excessif de la force à l’encontre de manifestants, d’arrestations de plusieurs individus, y compris des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, dans le cadre de rassemblements pacifiques ainsi que de l’existence d’une législation restrictive sur le droit à la liberté d’association.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Jun 2017
    Colombia
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • African Descent
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Bernardo Cuero Bravo, defensor de derechos humanos y miembro de la junta directiva de la Asociación de Afrocolombianos Desplazados (AFRODES), y de las amenazas de muerte recibidas por algunos miembros de AFRODES, entre ellos la Sra. Erlendy Cuero Bravo, sobrina del fallecido.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jul 2017
    16 Jun 2017
    Somalia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the threats of prosecution against Mr. Omar Faruk Osman, Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and human rights defender, allegedly for having organized a public demonstration in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, and for having expressed and published critical views on the policies on press freedom and journalists’ rights of the Somalian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Jun 2017
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment of human rights organisations, including the Liberty Foundation, the International Legal Initiative Foundation and the Public Association Kadyr Kassyet.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Aug 2017
    15 Jun 2017
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con la actuación de diversas agencias de seguridad colombianas en el manejo del paro cívico que se desarrolla actualmente en la ciudad de Buenaventura, Departamento de Valle del Cauca, cuya población es mayoritariamente afrocolombiana, en protesta por la carencia de servicios públicos básicos en dicha ciudad.
Alleged victims: 200
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27 Jun 2017
    09 Jun 2017
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique concernant un rassemblement pacifique s’étant déroulé le 16 avril 2017 ainsi que des allégations de harcèlement contre une journaliste et une universitaire dans le cadre de leurs activités légitimes de leurs droits à la liberté d’expression et d’association.
Alleged victims: 3
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    09 Jun 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged killing of at least five individuals, including one human rights defender, injuries sustained by dozens of protestors and the arbitrary detention of at least 286 individuals, in the context of protests organized in the city of Duraz, Bahrain.
Alleged victims: 300
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06 Jul 2017
    07 Jun 2017
    Nepal
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning several incidents of alleged extrajudicial executions and excessive use of force by Nepalese security officers, including during demonstrations held by ethnic minority groups, which resulted in over 50 persons killed and several others injured, in Terai region.
Alleged victims: 56
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    07 Jun 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Información recibida sobre presuntos actos de intimidación contra la defensora de derechos humanos Hedme Castro, en relación con sus actividades de coordinadora general de la Asociación para una Ciudanía Participativa (ACI-PARTICIPA).
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
    07 Jun 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the recent conviction to five years of imprisonment and the continued arbitrary detention of Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Mohammed Ismail Alfakharany, Mr. Samhy Mostafa Ahmed Abdulalim, Mr. Mohamed Mohamed Aladili and Mr. Youssouf Talat Mahmoud Mahmoud Abdulkarim, for reasons related to their work as journalists covering the violent dispersal of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood from the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in Cairo on 14 August 2013.
Alleged victims: 4
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09 Mar 2018
    01 Jun 2017
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • poverty
Information received concerning the recent arrest of Ms. Nuriye Gülmen and Mr. Semih Özakça, two teachers protesting on hunger strike against the dismissal from their jobs under the state of emergency measures adopted in 2016, as well as the one-day arrest of Ms. Sultan Özakça and Ms. Esra Özakça, mother and wife of Mr. Özakça, who were conducting a hunger strike opposing his arrest. Also, information concerning the hunger strike conducted by Mr. Kemal Gün in Tunceli for over three months, which has now ended.
Alleged victims: 5
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21 Jul 2017
    01 Jun 2017
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
Information received regarding the continued detention of human rights defenders Ms. Lim Mony, Mr. Ny Sokha, Mr. Nay Vanda, Mr. Yi Soksan and Mr. Ny Chakrya, who have been in detention since 28 April 2016, the situation of human rights defender Ms. Tep Vanny, and the removal by district and commune police authorities of banners calling for the release of the aforementioned human rights defenders on 2 and 3 May 2017.
Alleged victims: 6
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    26 May 2017
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the systematic and ongoing harassment and intimidation of Father Elil Rajendram, a Tamil Jesuit Priest and human rights defender, by Sri Lanka’s law enforcement authorities in connection with his involvement organising a peaceful memorialization project for victims of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict. Moreover, we are concerned about his possible imminent arrest, in view of the fact that he has been requested to hand over a list of the names of those carved on the stones in the memorial.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 May 2017
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • women in law and in practice
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con 3 asesinatos de mujeres trans en la ciudad de San Luis Talpa, así como las alegaciones de actos de intimidaciones y amenazas, incluidos actos de extorsión contra una defensora de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 4
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21 Jul 2017
    22 May 2017
    Panama
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con varias disposiciones del Decreto Ejecutivo N° 62 del 30 de marzo de 2017 que reglamentan las asociaciones y fundaciones de interés privado sin fines de lucro, las cuales podrían estar en discrepancia con normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos, en particular con los derechos a la libertad de expresión y a la libertad de asociación.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Jul 2017
    22 May 2017
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of severe infringements on the right to life, the right not to be subjected to torture and ill-tretament, the rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association in Bahrain.
Alleged victims: 14
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20 Jul 2017
    18 May 2017
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de actos de intimidación, difamación y amenaza, en algunos casos amenazas de muerte, en contra de las señoras Lottie Cunningham Wren, Juana Bilbano, Vilma Núñez de Escorcia y Francisca Ramírez, así como contra miembros de sus familias, presuntamente en relación con su trabajo legítimo como defensoras de derechos humanos en Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 4
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02 Jun 2017
    17 May 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con ciertas irregularidades ocurridas en las investigaciones y en los procesos penales relacionados con el asesinato de la defensora de derechos humanos Berta Cáceres en marzo del 2016, así como con las campañas de descrédito, las intimidaciones, y las agresiones contra miembros del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e indígenas de Honduras (COPINH) y otras organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos que han tenido lugar desde principios del año 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 May 2017
    Hungary
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the recently proposed Bill T/14967 on the Transparency of Organizations Financed from Abroad (“the Bill”), which if adopted into law, will lead to undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and association in Hungary.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 May 2017
    Honduras
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con una serie de amenazas y ataques en contra de Radio Progreso, Radio Dignidad y Radio La Voz Lenca, así como contra sus colaboradores, por su trabajo periodístico sobre los movimientos en defensa del medio ambiente y sobre los derechos de las comunidades indígenas en Honduras.
Alleged victims: 5
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    08 May 2017
    Uruguay
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
Información recibida en relación con las amenazas de muerte contra los señores Pablo Chargoñia y Louis Joinet, así como otras once personas involucradas en la promoción de los derechos humanos y la lucha contra la impunidad en Uruguay.
Alleged victims: 15
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27 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
    05 May 2017
    Qatar
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Mohammed al-Otaibi, a Saudi national who might be at imminent risk of deportation from Qatar to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in violation of the non-refoulement principle. If deported, Mr. Mohammed al-Otaibi risks facing the danger of torture, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and unfair trial.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 May 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Badr Mohammed Badr, a retired Egyptian journalist and a member of Egypt's Press Syndicate, allegedly for reasons related to the expression of dissenting views on social media, including through posts made on Facebook and Twitter, and for his suspected connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Apr 2017
    Nigeria
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Government information we have received concerning the White Paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the clashes between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and the Nigerian Army (NA) in Zaria, Kaduna State, between Saturday 12 and Monday 14 December 2015, issued on 5 December 2016 (hereafter “The White Paper”), and in particular some findings and recommendations by the Commission.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Apr 2017
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con el supuesto uso excesivo de la fuerza y la criminalización de las protestas ocurridas en Venezuela, particularmente en el mes de abril 2017, posterior a la emisión del Decreto No. 2.323, de “Estado de Excepción y Emergencia Económica”.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jul 2017
    18 Apr 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Transmission to the President of the ECOSOC, of a letter sent on 5 April 2017 to the Chair of the Committee on NGOs of the Economic and Social Councilabout the decision of the NGOs Committee not to grant ECOSOC’s consultative status to the non-governmental organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), as well as the Committee’s working methods.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Apr 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the intervention and closure of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture (El Nadeem Center) despite a pending judicial appeal, as well as the adoption by the Egyptian Parliament of severely restrictive legislation on civil associations, though not yet ratified by the President.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Apr 2017
    Belarus
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under administrative charges of Mr. Anatoly Poplavnyi, Mr. Aleh Volchek, Mr. Pavel Levinov, Mr. Eduard Balanchuk, another 58 human rights observers, as well as the warning issued under similar charges to Mr. Leonid Sudalenko, for their monitoring of and participation in peaceful protests in different cities of Belarus in the period of February – March 2017.
Alleged victims: 5
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06 Jul 2017
06 Jul 2017
    11 Apr 2017
    Turkey
    JAL
  • education
  • poverty
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning alleged violations of economic and social rights caused by the exercise of emergency powers and the implementation of emergency measures by the Government in the aftermath of the coup attempt of 15 July 2016 and the consequent situation of poverty that many of the affected individuals and their families reportedly suffer.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Jun 2017
27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017
    11 Apr 2017
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
information received concerning the criminal procedures brought on charges of sedition and prohibited gathering against Ms. Sirikan Charoensiri, a Thai lawyer and human rights defender, which may be directly linked to her legitimate activities related to the protection of human rights at the national and international levels, as well as to her cooperation with United Nations (UN) human rights protection bodies and mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Apr 2017
08 Aug 2017
    11 Apr 2017
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • business
Información recibida con relación a las nuevas agresiones y amenazas sufridas por el Sr. César Estrada Chuquilin, periodista y defensor de derechos humanos, y su esposa Elita Yopla Herrera, así como sobre las acusaciones penales pendientes en su contra.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Apr 2017
    Djibouti
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires de 19 membres du parti d’opposition Mouvement pour le Renouveau Démocratique et le Développement (MRD)
Alleged victims: 18
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01 May 2017
    10 Apr 2017
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment, through civil and criminal defamation lawsuits, against members of the the Khon Rak Ban Keod group (KRBKG), employees of the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS), and a 15-year old student, representing undue restrictions on the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association, in the area of environmental and human rights.
Alleged victims: 11
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19 Apr 2017
03 Oct 2017
    06 Apr 2017
    Algeria
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des perquisitions et poursuites judiciaires à l’encontre des membres de la communauté Ahmadiyya en Algérie ainsi que les allégations d’arrestations et de détention arbitraires à leur encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jun 2017
    05 Apr 2017
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in a psychiatric institution of human rights defender, Ms. Elena Urlaeva, as well as the verbal attacks to which she has been subjected while in police custody, which appear to be related to her legitimate human rights activities and her cooperation with international organizations.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Apr 2017
    05 Apr 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the decision of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) not to grant ECOSOC’s consultative status to the non-governmental organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), as well as the Committee’s working methods.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Apr 2017
    05 Apr 2017
    Argentina
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la acusación penal y condena de la Sra. Milagro Sala, así como con el retiro de la personería jurídica y la imposición de sanciones contraconvencionales en contra de la Organización Barrial Túpac Amaru, por sus acciones de protesta pacífica en espacios públicos, que se enmarcan en un contexto más amplio de restricción de la protesta social en Jujuy.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017
    31 Mar 2017
    Algeria
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Allégations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire, depuis le 27 février 2017, du défenseur des droits de l’homme M. Rafik Belamrania par les autorités algériennes.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 May 2017
    29 Mar 2017
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
information received concerning the sentencing of the non-governmental organization and think-tank the SOVA Centre for Information and Analysis (SOVA Centre) to a fine of 300,000 Russian roubles (approx. 5,250 USD) for the alleged violation of the Law on Introducing Amendments to Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in Part Regulating Activities of Non-commercial Organizations which Carry Functions of Foreign Agents.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jun 2017
    28 Mar 2017
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the conviction of Ms. Lena Hendry, a former program manager at Pusat KOMAS, for screening a human rights documentary back in 2013, representing a criminalization of the exercise of freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Oct 2017
    27 Mar 2017
    United States of America
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a number of proposed Bills criminalizing peaceful protests in 16 states in the United States of America (USA), representing a worrying trend that could result in a detrimental impact on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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11 May 2017
    27 Mar 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, secret detention, and risk of enforced disappearance of Mr. Ahmed Mansoor, a prominent human rights defender and blogger in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Apr 2017
    27 Mar 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, inhumane and degrading treatment, as well as treatment amounting to torture, of Mr. Sayed Nazar Naama Baqer Ali Yusuf al-Wadaei and Ms. Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and death threats made against the former, as well as the arbitrary arrest, detention and ill-treatment of Mr. Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor.
Alleged victims: 4
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24 Apr 2017
    23 Mar 2017
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Government’s recent lawsuit to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Petersburg and to ban the religious activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: -
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25 May 2017
    22 Mar 2017
    Malawi
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of eight Tanzanian environmental rights defenders following a cross-learning mission to visit the Kayekera Uranium Mine in Malawi.
Alleged victims: 8
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    17 Mar 2017
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of arrests of, and acts of harassment against, the following seven individuals in connection with their participation in a 3-month training course on civil society in Vietnam
Alleged victims: 7
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18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
    16 Mar 2017
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by the police against peaceful demonstrators, including environmental human rights defenders as well as arrests and other undue restrictions imposed on them, while they were on their way to Ha Tinh province, in order to file complaints against Formosa Plastics.
Alleged victims: 19
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26 Jul 2017
    08 Mar 2017
    Congo
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant concernant des allégations d’arrestation arbitraire de M. Modeste Boukadia ainsi que de violences qui auraient été perpétrées par des gardiens de la prison centrale de Pointe-Noire à son encontre. M. Boukadia est un opposant politique et le président du parti du Cercle des Démocrates et Républicains du Congo (CDRC).
Alleged victims: 29
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    01 Mar 2017
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d'arrestation, de détention arbitraire et d’acharnement judiciaire à l’encontre de défenseurs des droits de l’homme, membres de l'Association de développement de la jeunesse d’Esu, Esu Youth Development Association (EYDA), et de leur avocet.
Alleged victims: 10
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08 May 2017
    28 Feb 2017
    Japan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Hiroji Yamashiro, in relation to his human rights work and the exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly protesting against the expansion of military bases in Okinawa.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Apr 2017
    27 Feb 2017
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of the arbitrary arrest, detention and criminal prosecution before military court of three human rights defenders, Mr. Abdallah Abu Rahma, Ms. Lema Nazeeh, and Mr. Mohammed Khatib.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 Feb 2017
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, an environmental human rights defender and blogger, also known as ‘Mother Mushroom’, which appear to be linked to her legitimate activities advocating for environmental and human rights in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Feb 2017
    Kenya
    JUA
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • hazardous substances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged threats, intimidation and assaults against four environmental human rights defenders and their family members.
Alleged victims: 4
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    17 Feb 2017
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of Mr. Abdul Hakim Shimul, a journalist and human rights defender affiliated to the non-governmental organization Odhikar.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Feb 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of six individuals, including one person with an intellectual disability and two minors, for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 6
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19 Apr 2017
    10 Feb 2017
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire alléguée de M. Felix Agbor-Balla Nkongho.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Feb 2017
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con supuestos asesinatos, ataques y actos de intimidación contra defensores de derechos humanos, en particular defensores de tierras, territorios y recursos naturales, en Guatemala.
Alleged victims: 16
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01 Mar 2017
    06 Feb 2017
    Kenya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the deteriorating and detrimental environment hindering the legitimate and peaceful activities of civil society organizations in Kenya, including non-governmental organizations advocating for the protection and promotion of human rights, as well as the measures aimed at cancelling the registration and freezing of the bank accounts of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Feb 2017
    Burundi
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives aux mesures de suspension provisoires et de radiation de la liste des ONG autorisées à travailler au Burundi de plusieurs organisations de la société civile burundaise, en particulier, la radiation définitive de la Ligue burundaise des droits de l’homme, ITEKA, organisation membre de la FIDH. Nous souhaiterions par là même attirer l’attention de votre Gouvernement sur les allégations de menaces de mort et d’actes de disparition forcée de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Jan 2017
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of seven human rights defenders, Mr. Chikkudu Prabhakar, Mr. Bhalla Ravindranath, Mr. Durga Prasad, Mr Duddu Prabhakar, Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Mr. Nazeer and Mr. Ramananda Lakshme, which appear to be related to their legitimate human rights activities aimed at defending the rights of indigenous tribal groups in India.
Alleged victims: 7
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    31 Jan 2017
    Algeria
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire alléguée, la dégradation de l’état de santé, ainsi que les conditions de détention de M. Kamal Eddine Fekhar, un défenseur des droits de l’homme algérien
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Mar 2017
    30 Jan 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the close down by Egyptian security forces of three libraries established by Mr. Gamal Eid, a human rights defender and director of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, as well as the imposition of a travel ban and asset freeze against Mr. Eid in connection with case 173/2011.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Apr 2017
    26 Jan 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the prosecution of Ms. Raheleh Rahemipor, the sister of Mr. Hossein Rahemipor, whose case is under review by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Ms. Rahemipor was the subject of previous communications by Special Procedures mandate holders on 5 August 2016 (UA IRN 23/2016) and on 22 November 2016 (UA IRN 29/2016).
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Jan 2017
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the permanent closure of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2017
    19 Jan 2017
    Haiti
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Haiti
Informations reçues concernant les menaces à l’encontre de M. Pierre Espérance, Directeur exécutif du Réseau national de défense des droits humains (RNDDH) et Secrétaire général de la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH) en Haïti.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jan 2017
    Gambia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning restrictions on the right to freedom of expression in Gambia, including internet shutdowns, shutdowns of media outlets and arrests of journalists, in the run-up to and in the aftermath of the presidential elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Jan 2017
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Sudan
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against, and trial of, six human rights defenders, including two women, who are staff members and affiliates of the Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKS), in part related to their cooperation with the United Nations human rights mechanisms, and the on-going arbitrary detention of three of them based on two overlapping criminal cases.
Alleged victims: 6
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    06 Jan 2017
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Letter to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India in relation to various developments regarding the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and its adverse impact on the rights and work of a number of human rights defenders in India.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Dec 2016
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con la presunta decisión tomada el 20 de diciembre de 2016 por el Gobierno del Ecuador de cerrar otra organización de la sociedad civil, Acción Ecológica. Esta decisión habría sido tomada en aplicación de los Decretos Ejecutivos 16 y 739 y está muy probablemente vinculada al papel de la ONG en el apoyo a las comunidades en Morona Santiago donde existe una disputa sobre concesiones mineras.
Alleged victims: 1
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