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2391 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    18 Sep 2020
    Burkina Faso
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Examen de la loi N°044-2019 qui modifie le Code pénal du Burkina Faso et craintes que son application puisse entrainer des atteintes importantes aux droits de l'homme et aux libertés fondamentales, notamment au droit à la liberté d’expression et la liberté de recevoir et communiquer des informations et des idées.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Sep 2020
    01 Sep 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Comments on The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”).
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    Mauritania
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la loi portant sur la diffusion de fausses informations adoptée par l’Assemblée Nationale le 25 juin 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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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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    13 Aug 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial and sentencing, behind closed doors, of Mr. Yu Wensheng.
Alleged victims: 1
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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
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary killing of Mr. Abdul Rahim bin Ahmed Mahmoud Al Huwaiti, a Saudi national, reportedly occurred on 13 April 2020, within the context of the evictions carried out in Al Khuraiba village, as part of the Neom construction project.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2020
    30 Jul 2020
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information reçue concernant des allégations faisant état du développement d’un nouvel outil de surveillance qui pourrait aboutir à une surveillance de masse non conforme aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits à la vie privée et à la liberté d’expression.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jul 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the continued persecution of Crimean human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Sep 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding continued detention of human rights defenders and other individuals in Egyptian prisons, who, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had their communication with the outside world heavily restricted, their pre-trial detentions renewed in absentia and are at grave risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Alleged victims: 12
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    27 Jul 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegation of the excessive use of force by security forces against protesters, during protests which begun peacefully on 7 July 2020 and escalated to riots.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Sep 2020
    27 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, de surveillance et d’intimidations contre le journaliste Omar Radi, possiblement en lien avec son travail journalistique et ses écrits critiques sur divers sujets relatifs aux droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 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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    22 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the use of hate speech against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) persons by religious leaders and public officials in Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2020
    22 Jul 2020
    Peru
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comentarios sobre el Decreto Ley No. 25475.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jul 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the threats and physical attacks against journalist Kyaw Lin, who may be targeted in Rakhine State in relation to his work as a journalist. Since 2017, unknown assailants attacked him on three occasions.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention de M. Khatri Dadda, activiste et photographe au Sahara Occidental, ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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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
    15 Jul 2020
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist, and the lack of progress in the investigation.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2020
    15 Jul 2020
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit and the lack of progress in the investigation.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 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
    13 Jul 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the five year prison sentence handed down to woman human rights defender Ms. Houayheuang Xayabouly for sharing her views on corruption and environmental rights in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR).
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest of human rights defender Mr. Abdollah Bozorgzadeh and his potential extradition to Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
    07 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraire de M. Al-Hussein Al-Bashir Ibrahim ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged use of surveillance to monitor, track, and ultimately detain persons who belong to Muslim minorities within China
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Jul 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée, torture et décès en détention de M. Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe, alias « Samuel Wazizi », du 2 août 2019 au 5 juin 2020, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et la disparition forcée de M. Njoka Kingsley Fomonyuy arrêté le 15 mai 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Sep 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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    03 Jul 2020
    Brazil
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the draft bill on "Freedom, Responsibility and Transparency on the Internet". The purpose of the draft bill, currently debated in the National Congress, is allegedly to combat deliberate disinformation online. In this regard, we wish to express our concern regarding some of its provisions and the restrictions that it could entail for the exercise of freedom of expression on the Internet.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Jul 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of a Yemeni blogger and human rights activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Aug 2020
    01 Jul 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the sudden closure of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in October 2019 which has currently left the people of the region with limited legal recourse to seek justice for potential human rights violations committed against them including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual violence and created uncertainty as to how pending cases will be treated.
Alleged victims: 639
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    01 Jul 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la mort du défenseur des droits humains Fréderic-Marcus Kambale.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Jul 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Shariat Boyati, a singer of the popular Baul folk music community in Bangladesh.
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
    26 Jun 2020
    Sweden
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the forced removal of Mr. Viktor Bugaev from Sweden to Belarus, in violation of non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Jul 2020
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25 Aug 2020
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25 Aug 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
    Sudan
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Sudan
Information received regarding the intimidation of women human rights defenders Ms. Lana Awad and Ms. Aida Abdel Qader by unidentified individuals, and the investigation underway into Ms. Awad, after she published an article about the COVID-19 virus in North Darfur.
Alleged victims: 2
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    22 Jun 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arbitrary and unlawful arrest of Mr. Hejaaz Omer Hizbullah in April 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Jun 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the heavy sentencing of woman human rights defender Saba Kord Afshari for her work promoting women’s rights in Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2020
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of retaliation against Ms. Gurbansoltan Achilova’s independent journalistic work, in the form of repeated assault, harassment, arbitrary detention, threats and theft, as well as the refusal to compensate her for the demolition of her house or provide her with alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning Mr. Shady (Shadi) Habash, a filmmaker who was arbitrarily detained and died in prison because of a lack of adequate medical attention.
Alleged victims: 1
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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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    15 Jun 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con denuncias de violaciones de derechos humanos, discriminación y exclusión de miembros de minorías religiosas que son perpetradas por las autoridades locales, en varios estados de México, sin la intervención efectiva de las autoridades estatales o federales para proteger las victimas de estas violaciones.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Aug 2020
    15 Jun 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con presuntas actividades de empleo irregular de capacidades de inteligencia militar relativas a la vigilancia y elaboración de perfiles – con base en la recolección de información pública y privada – de periodistas, defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos, incluyendo a líderes sociales y abogados de derechos humanos, magistrados, sindicalistas, personas vinculadas a los acuerdos de paz, y dirigentes políticos, entre otros, que habrían sido desarrolladas por miembros de las unidades de inteligencia de las fuerzas militares en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 57
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05 Aug 2020
    12 Jun 2020
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020
10 Aug 2020
    12 Jun 2020
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jun 2020
    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
    10 Jun 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
  • older persons
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons who are users of sign language, as members of a linguistic minority.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Aug 2020
    10 Jun 2020
    Colombia
    JUA
  • torture
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Información recibida en relación con condiciones de detención inadecuadas en el hacinado sistema penitenciario colombiano y sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de funcionarios penitenciarios para contener protestas que ocurrieron en varias prisiones en marzo de 2020 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 que ha provocado muertes y desapariciones de personas detenidas.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Jul 2020
    10 Jun 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Ariful Islam.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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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    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning various forms of pressure against ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast television and radio network.
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
    04 Jun 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the private surveillance system installed in the metro stations of São Paulo, Brazil.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Aug 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    South Africa
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information recieved concerning alleged verbal and physical assaults against journalist Mr Paul Nthoba by police officers.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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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    02 Jun 2020
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders working for the non-governmental organisation MBAKITA.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2020
    29 May 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jul 2020
    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
    27 May 2020
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre de Mme Emna Chargui, bloggeuse, après qu’elle ait diffusée sur les réseaux sociaux un message à la manière d’une sourate coranique.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jul 2020
    26 May 2020
    Switzerland
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du projet de loi sur les mesures policières de lutte contre le terrorisme
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jul 2020
    22 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Follow-up letter concerning the case of three individuals sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were minors, particularly in light of the authorities’ announced decision to end the death penalty for minors and flogging.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Jul 2020
    19 May 2020
    Maldives
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of press freedom, defamation, censorship, blasphemy laws, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, and protection of journalists and human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
Information received regarding TikTok’s proposal to create a committee of experts to address the company’s content moderation policies.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    12 May 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas sobre los ataques contra los empleados de Radio Dario, la detención de Miguel Mora y de Lucía Pineda, director y jefa de prensa de 100% Noticias, los actos de hostigamiento y amenazas en contra Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director de Confidencial, la confiscación de los medios de comunicación Confidencial y 100% Noticias, y la retención de materia prima de La Prensa durante 75 semanas.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning attempted suicide of Mohammad Nourizad in prison, a civil activist who has been imprisoned due to an open letter calling for the Supreme Leader’s resignation and constitutional reform in Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminalization by Indian authorities of the activities of journalists covering the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 May 2020
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation, adopted in February 2020, of journalist Yayesew Shimelis and lawyer Elizabeth Kebede for posts related to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic they published on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    China
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. A-Nya Sengdra, a minority human rights defender from the Tibetan community, and the charges brought against him, in connection with his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    08 May 2020
    Montenegro
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the publication of names of persons who have been ordered to self-isolate due to a risk of COVID-19 infection.
Alleged victims: 300
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06 Aug 2020
    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Comments on the proposed law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Countering Terrorism.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    06 May 2020
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 (the amended Act), to the current counter-terrorism legislation, the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (the Act), and raising concerns in relation to its compatibility with your Excellency’s Government’s obligations under international human rights law and in relation to pertinent international standards of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 May 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received regarding alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Mubarak Bala on the allegation that he had insulted the Prophet Mohammad in his Facebook posts.
Alleged victims: 1
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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
    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
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a directive to all internet service providers in Myanmar to block access to 207 specified websites
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Apr 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de ataques a la Defensoría del Pueblo y en particular de amenazas, hostigamientos y otros actos de violencia en contra de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa, Defensora del Pueblo a.i., y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga, Delegado Departamental Defensorial de Cochabamba. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos otorgó, el 25 de diciembre de 2019, medidas cautelares y solicitó a Bolivia que adoptara las medidas necesarias para proteger los derechos a la vida e integridad personal de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
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    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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    20 Apr 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning various acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan land rights defenders, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
We refer to AL 8/2019 regarding Su Yadanar Myint and Nein Chan Soe also known as Chit Yone, members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe, who were arrested and detained for allegedly defaming Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw. We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the arrest and detention of Paing Ye Thu, Zayar Lwin, Paing Phyo Min also known as Deyay, Zaw Lin Htut also known as Phoe Thar and Kay Khaing Htun also known as Kay Gyi. These individuals are also members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe, and face charges and convictions for allegedly defaming the Tatmadaw.
Alleged victims: 7
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15 Oct 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant divers actes de harcèlement et d’intimidation à l’encontre de deux défenseurs ougandais des droits de l’homme
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the environmental impact of the Tan Lay Htaung cement plant in Myaing Kalay village and the criminal complaint filed against environmental activist Tha Phoe.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
information we have received regarding the environmental impact of the Tan Lay Htaung cement plant in Myaing Kalay village and the criminal complaint filed against environmental activist Tha Phoe.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    16 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations de la vie privée, d’atteinte à la dignité de la personne et de représailles à l’encontre de Mme Olaya Saadi, à la suite de sa coopération avec certains mécanismes des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued detention of Mr. Ammar al Baluchi, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of Mr. Shakil-ur-Rahman, and subsequent restrictions to freedom of expression of the media in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jul 2020
    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
    Qatar
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal penalties for spreading “fake news” online, which may unduly restrict freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Apr 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Siarhei Satsuk, investigative journalist, due to his journalistic activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 May 2020
    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
    06 Apr 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia since 28 February 2019 of Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud Al Sharif, who are Saudi citizens.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Jun 2020
    03 Apr 2020
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, the undue delay by the authorities to initiate investigations into the disappearance, and the opening of investigations against him for offences under the Digital Security Act.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Apr 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
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    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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    02 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders and dual and foreign nationals in Iranian prisons, despite the suspected outbreak of COVID-19 in prison.
Alleged victims: 7
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    02 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
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26 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
    Jordan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Abdulrahman Shdeifat.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 2020
    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
    25 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty upon seven individuals, members of the Sunni Kurdish minority in Iran, as a result of legal proceedings, which have been reportedly marked by violations of due process and of fair trial standards.
Alleged victims: 7
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    19 Mar 2020
    United States of America
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments concerning the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (“EARN IT Act of 2020”) Bill
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    19 Mar 2020
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preliminary analysis of the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020 (hereinafter “Draft Rules”), announced by the prime minister of Pakistan. It examines the compatibility of the Draft Rules with the obligations of Pakistan to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom opinion and expression and of privacy under international human rights law, particularly under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Pakistan ratified 23 June 2010.
Alleged victims: -
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19 May 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
    12 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be the arbitrary detention and risk of ill-treatment or torture of Mr. Shao Zhongguo, as a reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender, and his association with Mr. Gao Zhisheng, another human rights defender whose fate and whereabouts are currently unknown.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Apr 2020
    10 Mar 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial harassment by Thammakaset Co. Ltd (Thammakaset), of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative working conditions of migrant workers at the poultry farm of this Thai company.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Mar 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Thammakaset’s continued judicial harassment of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative conditions of migrant workers in your company. Your company allegedly continues to use criminal defamation laws to intimidate individuals by repeatedly denouncing exploitative working conditions at your poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 3
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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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    20 Feb 2020
    Other actors
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the Human Rights and Whistleblower policies that NSO Group published in September 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Jun 2020
    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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    18 Feb 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
informations que nous avons reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et condamnation de Mme Christine Kamikazi, Mme Agnès Ndirubusa, M. Térence Mpozenzi et M. Egide Harerimana, journalistes pour le groupe de presse Iwacu.
Alleged victims: 4
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    17 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JOL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discrimination on the grounds of religion in the application process for national identity cards in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    06 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, intimidation and physical attacks against human rights lawyer, Mr. Gamal Eid.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Apr 2020
    04 Feb 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information we have received concerning the new threats against the journalist Glenn Greenwald and their damaging effects on the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 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
    27 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, continued detention without any charge and ill-treatment of Dr. Mohammed Al Khoudary, his son, Dr. Hani Al Khoudary and Mr. Adelrahman Mohammed Farhanah.
Alleged victims: 3
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27 Mar 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
    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
    22 Jan 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the deprivation of liberty and criminal prosecution of journalists Solafa Magdy, Hossam El-Sayad and Mohamed Salah by the Egyptian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Emir Usein Kuku to 12 years’ imprisonment in a strict-regime correctional colony.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 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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    21 Jan 2020
    India
    JUA
  • privacy
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued harassment intimidation and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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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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    20 Jan 2020
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Jan 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    17 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received about the hacking of Mr. Jeffrey Bezos' phone.
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
    10 Jan 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con el allanamiento y cierre de la agencia de noticias Venepress y el canal de televisión Telecaribe
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    23 Dec 2019
    Libya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the alleged short-term enforced disappearance, and then detention of journalist Mr. Reda Fhelboom.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Dec 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant le harcèlement et les menaces dont est victime M. Mounir Baatour, y compris les menaces de mort, diffusées sur les médias sociaux en lien avec ses activités légitimes de défenseurs des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Feb 2020
    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
    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
    09 Dec 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the legal action and the imposition of international travel ban against Ms. Nurcan Kaya, a human rights defender advocating for the rights of minorities in Turkey
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Feb 2020
    06 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of human rights defender, Mr. Ramy Kamel Saied Salib, reportedly in connection to his human right work and to prevent his participation at the 12th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which took place in Geneva from 28 to 29 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Mar 2020
24 Aug 2020
    03 Dec 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction of two Yemeni journalists, Mr. Bilal Al-Arifi and Mr. Mohammed Al-Salahi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
    29 Nov 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the possible unlawful imposition of the death sentence, and execution, of the four individuals mentioned below.
Alleged victims: 4
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26 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Preliminary reactions to the Act on Transfer to and Performance of Alternative Military Service (the draft bill)
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received regarding the conviction of Mr Wan Ji under the Sedition Act in connection with a social media post deemed offensive to the Sultan of Selangor.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 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
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the ban from entry into Russia issued against human rights defender Mr. Johannes Rohr, 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: 1
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20 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
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the treatment and detention conditions of journalist Nguyen Van Hoa and environmental activist Lê Ðình Lu?ng, following their public activism in the aftermath of the Formosa steel plant toxic spill.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Mar 2020
    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
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la sanción de un año de privación de libertad impuesta al periodista independiente Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, acusado de los delitos de resistencia y desobediencia, por el Tribunal Municipal Popular de la ciudad de Guantánamo, Cuba. Hacemos referencia, asimismo, a la información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria de Quiñones Haces, aparentemente sin el debido proceso, la cual estaría directamente relacionada con las actividades periodísticas que realizaba en la cobertura de un proceso judicial de interés público.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Nov 2019
13 Jan 2020
    13 Nov 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing detention of Mr. Ibrahim Abdelmonem Metwally Hegazy (متولي حجازي عبدالمنعم ابراهيم), 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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    13 Nov 2019
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • older persons
Information received concerning the violation of the rights of Mr. Akram Aylisli. Mr. Aylisli is a renowned playwright, novelist, and translator, who has been considered for decades to be one of the most influential writers in Azerbaijan. His books were taught at schools, and he was awarded the official title of People’s Writer in 1998, as well as two of the highest state awards, the Shokrat and Istiglal medals. He was also a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Dec 2019
    11 Nov 2019
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and prosecution of Mr. Muhammad Ismail, the father of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Jan 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    United States of America
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the draft U.S. Government Guidance for the Export of Hardware, Software and Technology with Surveillance Capabilities and/or parts/know-how (“draft Guidance”).
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Nov 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Walid El Batal ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Feb 2020
    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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    08 Nov 2019
    Burkina Faso
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force, d’exécutions arbitraires, de torture et d’enlèvements, ainsi que des destructions de biens culturels, et ce depuis décembre 2018. Ces actes auraient été commis dans le contexte des opérations militaires antiterroristes menées par les Forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) en réponse aux attaques de groupes non armés dans plusieurs régions du pays. Les opérations des FDS prendraient pour cible principalement la communauté pastorale Peule, une minorité ethnolinguistique représentant 10% de la population burkinabé. En conséquence de ces attaques, de nombreux habitants de ces régions ont dû abandonner leurs villages et sont actuellement déplacés.
Alleged victims: 1008
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07 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020
    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
    01 Nov 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and other human rights violations in prison, including restrictions on religious practices and family visits, against Ms. Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and her cellmate Ms. Medina Ali, as well as the continued imprisonment and deteriorating health of human rights defender Mr. Nabeel Rajab.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 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
    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
    Other actors
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the Human Rights and Whistleblower policies that NSO Group published in September 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Dec 2019
    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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    09 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, the terrorism-related charges and smear campaign against him, and the deportation of his spouse to France.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Honduras
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre el asesinato de la Sra. Bessy Ferrero Sánchez y el intento de asesinato en contra de la Sra. Vicky Carvajal, ambas mujeres trans defensoras de derechos humanos que trabajan con personas LGBTI y miembros del Colectivo de Mujeres Trans Muñecas de la Asociación ARCOIRIS (“el Colectivo”).
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Nov 2019
06 Jan 2020
06 Jan 2020
    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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    30 Sep 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention d’une personne poursuivie pour des faits d’ordre privé, qui pourraient être liés à son travail de journaliste indépendante ou aux activités de ses proches dans le domaine des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2019
09 Dec 2019
    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
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Su Yadanar Myint and Nyein Chan Soe also known as Chit Yone, members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Nov 2019
02 Jan 2020
    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
    25 Sep 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Sep 2019
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Jan 2020
    24 Sep 2019
    Latvia
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the adoption by the Cabinet of Ministers of the regulation on pre-school education No. 716, which appears to impose restrictions on the use of minority languages in pre-school educational institutions.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    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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    13 Sep 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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13 Nov 2019
    13 Sep 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    13 Sep 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    13 Sep 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    13 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    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
    France
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la proposition de loi « visant à lutter contre les contenus haineux sur Internet », adoptée par l’Assemblée Nationale le 9 juillet 2019 , et qui devra être examiné par le Sénat prochainement.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 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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    19 Aug 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con agresiones, intimidaciones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte y detención en contra de Aníbal Enrique Toruño Jirón, Aníbal Enrique Alonso Toruño, Víctor Xavier Morales Toruño, Audberto José Gallo Solís, Catalino Leo Cárcamo Herrera, Marcelino Saturnino Osorio Salmerón, Francisco José Torrez Tapia, Jorge Fernando Vallejos Olivas y Rudy Emelit Ramos Reyes, empleados de Radio Darío en León, Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 9
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    19 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender Ms. Chen Jianfang.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Oct 2019
    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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    09 Aug 2019
    Serbia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and verbal attacks from MPs of the National Assembly directed against particularly, Judge Miodrag Majic, but also Judge Omer Hadžiomerovic, both from the Court of Appeal in Belgrade.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Sep 2020
    09 Aug 2019
    Other actors
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Follow-up letter to OTH 13/2019
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire et d’harcèlement judiciaire de M. Salah Dabouz, de M. Hadj Ibrahim Aouf et de M. Kamal Eddine Fekhar. Nous avons également reçu des informations concernant des allégations de mauvais traitements, y compris dans un établissement de santé, de M. Aouf et M. Fekhar durant leur incarcération, ayant entrainé la mort de M. Fekhar.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2019
    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
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of the human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
    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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    30 Jul 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of the teacher Ms. Zara Mohammadi by the Iranian authorities.
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
    26 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la detención y acusación penal en contra del Sr. Ola Bini.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Sep 2019
    23 Jul 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentencing of eleven council members of the Turkish Medical Association to prison on the charge of “provoking the public to hatred and enmity”, following statements on the effects of war and conflict on public health.
Alleged victims: 11
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20 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
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and charging of labour rights defenders Messrs. Chengbing Ke, Zhili Wei and Zhengjun Yang.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Sep 2019
    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
    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
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued detention of Mr. Abbas Lisani by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2019
    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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    09 Jul 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the sentencing of Ms. Eren Keskin, as well as the arbitrary arrest and subsequent release of Ms. Nurcan Baysal.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Sep 2019
    09 Jul 2019
    Japan
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning letters sent by the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan relating to the journalist Ms. Isoko Mochizuki and the Tokyo Shimbun.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2019
    05 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Mr. Omar Abduaziz Alzahrani
Alleged victims: 3
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    04 Jul 2019
    Republic of Korea
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the new policy of blocking websites by using Server Name Indication (“SNI”) filtering.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Aug 2019
    03 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    UA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the online harassment campaign and threats to life of journalist Mr. Glenn Grenwald, American journalist and editor of the online news publication « The Intercept », to his partner, congressional representative David Miranda, and their family. Similar threats were made against the Executive Editor of The Intercept in Brazil, Leandro Demori and other members of the outlet's editorial team.
Alleged victims: 4
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06 Sep 2019
    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
    02 Jul 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée du défenseur de droits de l’homme, M. Franklin Mowha.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Uganda
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.
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
    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
    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
    04 Jun 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant Mme Naziha El Khalidi qui aurait fait l’objet d’un interrogatoire sur la base d’une communication envoyée par nos soins à votre Gouvernement, dans ce qui semble s’apparenter à un acte d’intimidation et de représailles pour coopération avec les mécanismes et organes des droits de l’homme de l’ONU.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Aug 2019
    04 Jun 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received, in addition to the information contained in communication KHM 1/2019 dated 12 April 2019, regarding the continued use of police and judicial authority to intimidate, harass or detain at least another 72 former members/supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) for having exercised their rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly. These include court summons for 35 former-CNRP members in Battambang in May, the questioning of 35 persons by the different communal police in Kampong Thom province in April and May 2019, and the charges against and detention of at least two individuals since early 2019.
Alleged victims: 40
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    31 May 2019
    Uruguay
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido sobre la presunta denuncia penal de difamación e injuria en contra del Sr. Richard Mariani presuntamente por su lucha contra la impunidad por crímenes cometidos durante la dictadura en Uruguay.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 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
    Malta
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of acts of intimidations against Ms. Sarah Clarke by Maltese high level officials during a UN High Level event on 10 December 2018
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
    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
    29 May 2019
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, treatment and detention conditions of journalist Nguyen Van Hoa following his coverage of protests in the aftermath of the Formosa steel plant toxic spill, the lack of fair trial guarantees afforded during his pre-trial detention and in the subsequent criminal proceedings brought against him, and the failure to investigate and address complaints of human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Mar 2020
    29 May 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged imminent risk to the life of two female human rights defenders, Ms. Gulalai Ismail and Ms Sanna Ejaz who are working on the rights of ethnic Pasthuns in Pakistan and who have received death threats. Reportedly, Ms. Gulalai Ismail has also been included on a ‘kill list’ and is facing charges linked to her human rights work.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jun 2019
    29 May 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’expulsion illégale du Cameroun de M. Jan Joris Cappelle. Nous avons également reçu des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre de M. Prince Vincent Awazi et de menaces de mort et d’enlèvement à l’encontre de M. Elvis Brown et son petit frère. Les membres de l’organisation OFFGO seraient en outre victimes d’une campagne de diffamation. Ces allégations semblent être en lien avec leurs activités de dénonciation de violations des droits de l’Homme perpétuées par l’entreprise de M. Alhadi Baba Ahmadouo Danpullo.
Alleged victims: 5
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    29 May 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’expulsion illégale du Cameroun de M. Jan Joris Cappelle. Nous avons également reçu des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre de M. Prince Vincent Awazi et des menaces de mort et d’enlèvement à l’encontre de M. Elvis Brown. Les membres de l’organisation « Organic Farming for Gorillas Cameroon » (OFFGO) seraient en outre victimes d’une campagne de diffamation. Ces allégations semblent être en lien avec leurs activités de dénonciation de violations des droits de l’homme perpétuées par l’entreprise de M. Alhadi Baba Ahmadouo Danpullo.
Alleged victims: 5
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29 Jul 2019
    29 May 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning death threats and incitement to violence by a militant Islamist group against women human rights defender Ms. Sultana Kamal.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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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    27 May 2019
    India
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Follow-up letter with the regard to the ongoing process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in the State of Assam and its potential adverse effects on the lives of millions of people, most of whom may belong to minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    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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    20 May 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged continuing violations of the human rights of Mr. Jiang Tianyong. Mr. Jiang is a renowned human rights lawyer who represented clients in a number of high-profile cases over the last decade.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jun 2019
    16 May 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges against Ms. Gönül Öztürkoğlu, a human rights defender and president of the Malatya branch of Insan Haklari Dernegi (IHD – Human Rights Association). Ms Öztürkoğlu has been actively involved in defending the human rights of women and children, the rights of prisoners, in particular the sick and the elderly, and the rights of persons belonging to Yezidi communities.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 2019
    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
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information recently received regarding Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent film director, who has been arrested and detained under section 505(a) of the Penal Code and section 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    10 May 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning allegations that the Ministry of Telecommunications has issued an order to block public networks from accessing an online dating application called Grindr, which is most commonly used by gay individuals, and information concerning interferences by Lebanese General Security Forces in human rights events related to sexual orientation and gender identity in Lebanon.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    United Republic of Tanzania
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the the seven-day suspension of the newspaper The Citizen, for an alleged breach of the Statistics Act, and the continued suspension of its online version.
Alleged victims: -
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13 May 2019
    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
    07 May 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information recibida en relación al arresto, la detención y la acusación penal en contra del señor Ola Bini en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 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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    06 May 2019
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the case of prolonged detention of nine Tibetans from Ngawa (Aba), in Sichuan province, who, in December 2016, were sentenced to prison for their participation in celebrations for the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday in 2015, and their advocacy for the cultural and religious rights of the Tibetan minority in China.
Alleged victims: 9
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07 Jun 2019
    03 May 2019
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention, and imminent deportation from East Jerusalem to Jordan of photojournalist Mr. Mustafa Al-Nadir Iyad Al-Kharouf.
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
    Russian Federation
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning recently passed amendments to the law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” and the Code on Administrative Offenses, criminalizing “fake news” and “blatant disrespect for society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental bodies of Russia”, as well as amendments to the Law on the Distribution of Foreign Media.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    Other actors
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning Facebook’s initiative to create an Oversight Board for Content Decisions (“the Board”).
Alleged victims: -
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    01 May 2019
    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
    26 Apr 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’agression physique, de menaces de mort et d’intimidation à l’encontre du défenseur des droits de l’Homme, M. Jean Gédéon.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Apr 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
information concerning new accusations of bias in favour of communist “terrorist” groups formulated against the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, which appeared in the national press covering the submission of a report to the Permanent Mission of the Philippines in Geneva regarding abuses of indigenous peoples’ rights by the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army. These accusationswere reiterated in a press briefing in Manila on 13 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Apr 2019
    Singapore
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, which raises serious concerns regarding freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Jul 2019
04 Jul 2019
05 Jul 2019
    23 Apr 2019
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning reported acts of harassment and intimidation against human rights defender Ms. Liu Ximei, allegedly as an act of reprisals for denouncing the human rights violations against AIDS patients in rural China at the United Nations in Geneva.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 May 2019
    18 Apr 2019
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance and subsequent repatriation of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat from Thailand to Viet Nam, as well as the surveillance and intimidation of Mr. Bach Hong Quyen.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Jan 2020
    18 Apr 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance and subsequent repatriation of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat from Thailand to Viet Nam, as well as the surveillance and intimidation of Mr. Bach Hong Quyen.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Apr 2019
20 Jun 2019
    18 Apr 2019
    Armenia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
Information received concerning online harassment and hate speech against woman human rights defender Ms. Lara Aharonian.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Jun 2019
    15 Apr 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning death threats against journalist Ms Marvi Sirmed stemming from the dissemination of fabricated accusations against her online.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Apr 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
Information received concerning death threats and attempted kidnappings against a human rights defender as well as allegations of possible acts of reprisals for cooperation with the World Bank and its Inspection Panel for documenting and denouncing human rights violations related to the High-Priority Roads Reopening and Maintenance Project (ProRoutes) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Apr 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
Information received concerning death threats and attempted kidnappings against a human rights defender as well as allegations of possible acts of reprisals for cooperation with the World Bank and its Inspection Panel for documenting and denouncing human rights violations related to the High-Priority Roads Reopening and Maintenance Project (ProRoutes) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ProRoutes project is funded by the World Bank.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Jun 2019
    12 Apr 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
Information received concerning death threats and attempted kidnappings against a human rights defender as well as allegations of possible acts of reprisals for cooperation with the World Bank and its Inspection Panel for documenting and denouncing human rights violations related to the High-Priority Roads Reopening and Maintenance Project (ProRoutes) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Apr 2019
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
Information received concerning death threats and attempted kidnappings against a human rights defender as well as allegations of possible acts of reprisals for cooperation with the World Bank and its Inspection Panel for documenting and denouncing human rights violations related to the High-Priority Roads Reopening and Maintenance Project (ProRoutes) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 May 2019
    12 Apr 2019
    Chad
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des perturbations pour accéder aux réseaux sociaux et certains sites Internet depuis plus d’un an.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Apr 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the use of police and/or judicial authority to intimidate and harass at least 55 former members/supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) for having exercised their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: 55
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24 Jul 2019
    09 Apr 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention and illegal expulsion of human rights observers Ms. Lyudmila Voloshina and Mr. Valerii Iavtushenko from Kazakhstan.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Jun 2019
14 Jun 2019
    04 Apr 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Comments on the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Law 2019 (“the Law”), which raises serious concerns regarding freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Apr 2019
23 Sep 2019
    03 Apr 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations relatives à l'arrestation de Mme Naziha El Khalidi ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre pour avoir agi en tant que journaliste sans satisfaire aux exigences légales nationales relatives à la profession, criminalisées en vertu de l'article 381 du Code pénal marocain.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jun 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    India
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of the environmental human rights defender Mr. Shanmugam Thangasamy, in connection to his participation in a press conference during which he denounced the involvement of senior police officials in the killing of 13 persons on 22 May 2018 during a protest opposing the environmental pollution caused by the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant in Thoothukudi.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Dec 2019
    01 Apr 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the Government’s response to the country’s economic crisis
Alleged victims: 289
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    01 Apr 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged arrest and enforced disappearance of Yemeni journalist, Marwan Ali Naji Al Muraisy in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Apr 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the arrest and arbitrary detention initially at an unknown location of Mr Osman Mirghani. Mr Mirghani is a journalist and editor-in-chief of the newspaper Al-Tayyar
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
    27 Mar 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged planned re-development of the Seven Sisters Indoor Market, in the London Borough of Haringey
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
    25 Mar 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received alleging violations and their consequences afterwards attributable to Turkey in relation to the tragic events that affected the Armenian minority from 1915 to 1923.
Alleged victims: 600000
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17 May 2019
17 May 2019
17 May 2019
    22 Mar 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the sentencing of Mr Myo Aung related to a satirical cartoon and short story. Mr Myo Aung is a journalist, a co-founder of Dawi Watch and editor-in-charge of the Tanintharyi Journal. The Tanintharyi Journal is a local media published weekly as part of Dawi Watch, a news agency created in 2012 covering issues in South-Eastern Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 May 2019
16 May 2019
    21 Mar 2019
    Kenya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alarming high number of cases of sexual and gender-based violence during the electoneering period in 2017 in the Dandora informal settlement, Nairobi County, and in the Vihiga and Kisumu counties.
Alleged victims: 60
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    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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    20 Mar 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • racism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention de plus de 150 personnes à la suite de manifestations pacifiques au Cameroun.
Alleged victims: 156
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13 May 2019
20 May 2019
    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
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged planned re-development of the Seven Sisters Indoor Market, in the London Borough of Haringey
Alleged victims: 2
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14 May 2019
    15 Mar 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the killing by the Israeli security forces of fourteen persons.
Alleged victims: 14
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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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    08 Mar 2019
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions in late 2018 of three Thai political activists affiliated with the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD),
Alleged victims: 4
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    07 Mar 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the continued detention and health deterioration of poet Galal el Behairy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Mar 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions in late 2018 of three Thai political activists affiliated with the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD),
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Mar 2019
    05 Mar 2019
    Poland
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a civil lawsuit filed against Adam Bodnar, the Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Apr 2019
    05 Mar 2019
    Other actors
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the European Union draft directive on the protections of whistleblowers and persons reporting on breaches of Union law (“the proposed Directive” dated 25 January 2019, 2018/0106 (COD)) and its potential implications for the right to freedom of expression in European Union (“EU”) member states.
Alleged victims: -
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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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    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
    15 Feb 2019
    India
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning The Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018 (“the proposed Amendment”) and its potential implications for the right to freedom of expression in India.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Dec 2019
    14 Feb 2019
    United States of America
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the proposed law “S.1—Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019” (“S.1”), specifically “Title IV—Combating BDS Act of 2019” (“Title IV”).
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Feb 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the forthcoming disbarment of Mr. Emil Kurbedinov, allegedly as an act of reprisal for his legitimate work in defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Mar 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    Ghana
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the killing of investigative journalist Mr. Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela by unknown assailants.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    12 Feb 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged enforced disappearance of a journalist and human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Feb 2019
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received in connection with allegations of new acts of persecution against people who are or are perceived to be gay, bisexual or lesbian in Chechnya
Alleged victims: 40
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    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
    08 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning torture, sexual harassment and ill-treatment of six women human rights defenders in prison.
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Apr 2019
    07 Feb 2019
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment against Mr. Alies Burakoŭ, a human rights defender and journalist, editor of the human rights web platform “Human rights in Mahilioŭ” (the regional website of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”), and member of non-governmental organization “Viasna”.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Mar 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
    04 Feb 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida relativa a las reformas constitucionales aprobadas el pasado 16 de enero por la Cámara de Diputados sobre la Guardia Nacional y otros temas relevantes
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    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
    30 Jan 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of a human rights defender, Ms. Sutharree Wannasiri and Mr. Nam Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar
Alleged victims: 2
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23 May 2019
    30 Jan 2019
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
Information received concerning the judicial harassment of a human rights defender, Ms. Sutharree Wannasiri and Mr. Nam Win, a migrant worker from Myanmar
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
    25 Jan 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning Mr. Esmail Bakhshi and Ms. Sepideh Gholian, who were reportedly arrested in Khuzestan Province on 20 January 2019. The current location of Mr. Bakhshi and Ms. Gholian is not certain.
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Apr 2019
    23 Jan 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning the killing of three Russian journalists, Mr. Orkhan Djemal, Mr. Alexander Rastorguev; and Mr. Kirill Radchenko, in the Central African Republic.
Alleged victims: 3
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12 Apr 2019
    23 Jan 2019
    Central African Republic
    JAL
  • Central African Republic
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning the killing of three Russian journalists, Mr. Orkhan Djemal, Mr. Alexander Rastorguev; and Mr. Kirill Radchenko, in the Central African Republic.
Alleged victims: 3
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    23 Jan 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l’arrestation et la détention de journalistes et d’un défenseur des droits de l’homme ainsi qu’à des possibles mesures de représailles envers la famille d’un bloggeur algérien habitant en France.
Alleged victims: 6
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02 Apr 2019
    18 Jan 2019
    Mozambique
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest of the journalist, Mr. Amade Abubacar, and his subsequent incommunicado detention in a military prison.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jan 2019
    18 Jan 2019
    India
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged threats against WhatsApp to bring legal penalties if it fails to provide private user information to your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Jan 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning threats, including death and rape threats, travel restrictions and other human rights violations against two human rights defenders and allegations regarding further acts of reprisals, including physical abuse in detention against the mother-in-law of a well-known defender who is currently outside the country.
Alleged victims: 3
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11 Mar 2019
    11 Jan 2019
    Somalia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning allegations of the ethnically motivated killing of Mr. Ahmed Mukhtar Salah, a member of the Bantu minority
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Jan 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Reconocimiento y sinceras felicitaciones por la aprobación de la legislación que modifica la Ley Orgánica de Comunicación (en adelante LOC) y pone fin a una serie de instituciones y figuras legales que violaban flagrantemente los principios internacionales del derecho a la liberad de expression.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jan 2019
    09 Jan 2019
    Honduras
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con amenazas dirigidas en contra de la defensora de derechos humanos, Sra. Indyra Mendoza.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Jan 2019
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations received concerning the adverse environment for human rights defenders in Ukraine, most recently illustrated by the killing of Ms. Kateryna Handziuk.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Mar 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
    03 Jan 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest and pre-trial detention under the National Security Act of Mr. Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    31 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
Information received concerning the false allegations against human rights non-governmental organization Odhikar as well as harassment and acts of violence against its staff.
Alleged victims: 5
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    28 Dec 2018
    Malaysia
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of sedition, press freedom, defamation, “fake news,” official secrets and film censorship.Information received concerning proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of sedition, press freedom, defamation, “fake news,” official secrets and film censorship.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Dec 2018
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the order of the National Election Committee (NEC) dated 11 December 2018 to enforce its decision of 8 August which found Mr. Chea Chiv, Mr. Thorng Saroeun and Mr. Kruy Kimsiang guilty of causing confusion in relation to the national elections in end July 2018 (Article 142, Law on Members of National Assembly Election (LEMNA)).
Alleged victims: 3
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05 Feb 2019
    26 Dec 2018
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning Aung Ko Htwe, a former child soldier in the Tatmadaw who was convicted in relation to speaking to the media about being a child soldier in the Tatmadaw and insulting a judicial officer.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Mar 2019
25 Mar 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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    20 Dec 2018
    Canada
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • disability
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning changes to the sexuality education curriculum of the Province of Ontario.
Alleged victims: -
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07 May 2019
    19 Dec 2018
    United States of America
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the sentencing of Ms. Reality Winner for her disclosure of classified material to a news outlet.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Aug 2019
    19 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged rise of religious fundamentalism and extremist violence against religious minorities, human rights defenders and secular writers or media workers, as well as the fear of targeted violence against religious minorities in the context of the upcoming general elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Dec 2018
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the killing of one person and injuries of 15 others from a Batwa community in Umurambi village, Nyaruguru district.
Alleged victims: 16
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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
    India
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the threats against journalist Ms. Swati Chaturvedi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the extrajudicial executions of 15 Muslim individuals, in Uttar Pradesh between 2017 and 2018, allegedly killed intentionally by the Police whilst in their custody and then covered up as encounter killings, the failure to conduct adequate investigations into these cases, and the harassment and intimidation of two human rights defenders, involved in promoting an investigation of the cases namely Mr. Rajeev Yadav and Mr. Akram Akhtar Chaudhary, as well as of family members of victims and statements from state government and police officials seemingly inciting, justifying and/or sanctioning the killings.
Alleged victims: 21
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    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
    Other actors
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding account actions against Twitter users for posting or sharing Kashmir-related content.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    07 Dec 2018
    Other actors
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received regarding the proposal for a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online under international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Dec 2018
    Jordan
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning proposed amendments to the Cybercrime Law, currently pending before Parliament, which includes overbroad definitions of “hate speech” that would restrict the exercise of freedom of expression in ways that are incompatible with international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Dec 2018
    Philippines
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning charges of tax evasion brought against the news website Rappler and its Chief Executive, Ms. Maria Ressa.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Dec 2018
    29 Nov 2018
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la violation de l’intégrité physique et l’intimidation à l’encontre de M. Gérald Guillaume.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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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    20 Nov 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Mr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, who is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for the offence of “spreading corruption on earth”.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jan 2019
    16 Nov 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the persecution of Mr. Salman al-Awdah, an influential religious figure who has over 14 million followers on Twitter, who is known for his calls for reforms and as an advocate for greater respect of human rights within the framework of the Shari’a law.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jan 2019
    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
    13 Nov 2018
    Armenia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning homophobic and transphobic hate speech and the violent attacks on nine people, including Robert Karapetyan, Arayik Beybutyan, Rima Sardaryan, Anna Baghramyan, Elvira Meliksetyan, Hayk Hakobyan, and Anush Gabrielyan, amongst them lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 9
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    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
    Mexico
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a su atención urgente la información que hemos recibido en relación a la próxima discusión por el Pleno de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación de las acciones de inconstitucionalidad promovidas contra la Ley de Seguridad Interior.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    12 Nov 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the revision of the Xianjian Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification, which targets Turkic Muslim ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities as well as Kazakh nationals.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Nov 2018
    Latvia
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the adoption of amendments to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, which appear to impose restrictions on the educational and linguistic rights of minorities in Latvia.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jan 2019
    07 Nov 2018
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Follow-up to the communication KOR 2/2018, with regard to the issue of criminalization of conscientious objection
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    07 Nov 2018
    Kazakhstan
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the drafting of a discriminatory and stigmatizing by-law which prohibits the distribution of information on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people to children, violating the right of access to information and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Dec 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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    05 Nov 2018
    Ireland
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the Digital Safety Commissioner Bill 2017 (Bill) and its potential implications for the right to freedom of expression in Ireland.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Jan 2019
    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
    26 Oct 2018
    United Republic of Tanzania
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the amendments to the Statistics Act, passed by Parliament in September 2018 and currently pending the President’s approval.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Oct 2018
    Togo
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information reçues concernant des allégations de l’arrestation et du maintien en détention de M. Foly Satchivi qui est accusé de « rébellion », de « provocation et apologie des crimes et délits» et de « troubles aggravés à l’ordre public » à la suite de son organisation d’une conférence de presse.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 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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    19 Oct 2018
    Italy
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the climate of hostility, intolerance, racial hatred and xenophobia in Italy, fuelled by political authorities’ rhetoric against migrants and refugees, people of African descent or origin and Roma communities.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2019
    19 Oct 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the Iranian human rights defender Mr. Arash Sadeghi.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Dec 2018
    16 Oct 2018
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance of Mr. Berhane Abrehe and the arrest and incommunicado detention of his wife Mrs. Almaz Habtemariam Sibhatu, both former freedom fighters.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Oct 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Ms. Meiliana, who has been convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 18 months in prison for complaining about the volume of a Muslim call to prayer from a local mosque, and the related attacks to Chinese and Buddhist places of worship.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Oct 2018
    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
    10 Oct 2018
    Brazil
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the decision by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to uphold an earlier decision to block the newspaper Folha de. S. Paulo from interviewing imprisoned former head of State, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, ahead of presidential elections which took place on 7 October 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Dec 2018
    08 Oct 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and allegations of his murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Romania
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors and the constitutional referendum to change the definition of family, raising concern about the protection for the exercise of fundamental rights in Romania
Alleged victims: -
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01 Nov 2018
14 Jan 2019
14 Jan 2019
    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
    03 Oct 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the reported arrest and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Farhad Meysami by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Oct 2018
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of unlawful arrest, enforced disappearance and torture against Mr. Imad Al Tamimi (عماد التميمي) and acts of intimidation and threats against Ms. Israa Al Dujaili (إسراء الدجيلي), two human rights defenders, in direct retaliation for their legitimate human rights work. Such acts have also been reported as acts of reprisals for their cooperation with United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Oct 2018
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the conviction of journalist Ayla Albayrak for her journalistic activities on the basis of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Nov 2018
    28 Sep 2018
    South Africa
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • privacy
Information received concerning the intimidation of and threats against Mr. Thabiso Zulu.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jan 2019
    28 Sep 2018
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the arrests and arbitrary detentions of five human rights defenders, particularly active in defending the rights of the Dalit minority: Ms. Sudha Bharadwaj, Mr. Gautam Navlakha, Mr. Vernon Gonsalves, Mr. Arun Ferreira, Mr. Varavara Rao.
Alleged victims: 10
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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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    26 Sep 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • 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 defenders Ms. Hoda Amid, Ms. Najmeh Vahedi and Ms. Rezvaneh Mohammadi, by the Iranian authorities, as well as the continued detention and aggravated charges brought against human rights defender Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, and the subsequent arrest of her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Sep 2018
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the human rights defenders Mr. Shadi al-Ghazali Harb, Ms. Amal Fathy, Mr. Wael Abbas, Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan, and Mr. Haytham Mohamadein, who are all being detained on charges relating to freedom of expression and association.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Jan 2019
    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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    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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    13 Sep 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a presuntos actos constitutivos de tortura y otras violaciones al derecho a la libertad, seguridad e integridad personal en contra del diputado de la oposición el Sr. Juan Requesens en Caracas Venezuela.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2018
    12 Sep 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información adicional recibida en relación a la detención y alegaciones de tortura del Sr. Jaimes Criollo
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Jan 2019
    12 Sep 2018
    Hungary
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning a directive of Your Excellency’s Government forbidding the teaching of the subject of gender studies at institutions of higher education.
Alleged victims: -
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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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    11 Sep 2018
    Japan
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the attack against investigative journalist Shunsuke Yamaoka.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Nov 2018
    11 Sep 2018
    Australia
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (“the draft Bill”), in response to the call for comments by the Department of Home Affairs (“the Department”)
Alleged victims: -
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21 Nov 2018
    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