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3214 communications found
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Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies received
    04 Apr 2024
    Nepal
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received regarding the new provisions introduced under the National Cyber Security Policy 2023 which appear to unduly limit freedom of expression and access to information, peaceful assembly and association, access to information and the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Mar 2024
    China
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Comments on the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance, under article 23 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China, introduced by the gazette on 8 March 2024 and adopted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Legislative Council on 19 March 2024.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Feb 2024
    Ansar Allah movement
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary deprivation of liberty, acts tantamount to enforced disappearance, serious breaches of due process guarantees and of the right to defence, ill treatment in captivity, sentencing to death and risk of imminent execution of Yemeni human rights activist Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Arwali by the Ansar Allah movement or Houthi movement, the de facto authority in Sana'a and large parts of northern Yemen.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Feb 2024
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged restrictions and obstructions imposed on memorialization efforts carried out by Tamil civil society to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, and the alleged arrest and/or detention of participants or organizers of these events pursuant to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Feb 2024
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the criminalisation of Brazilian journalist and woman human rights defender Ms. Schirlei Alves.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Mar 2024
29 Mar 2024 (Annex)
    29 Jan 2024
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant un projet d’amendement du décret-loi no 2011-88 en préparation à travers un projet de loi proposé par une commission ministérielle.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jan 2024
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant la situation de 10 défenseurs de l’environnement qui ont été poursuivis pour avoir exercé leur droit à la liberté de rassemblement pacifique sans autorisation préalable à Zurich, le 20 juin 2020 et dans la semaine du 4 au 8 octobre 2021.
Alleged victims: 11
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28 Mar 2024
    24 Jan 2024
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
Information received concerning four Kurdish men, Pejman Fatehi, Vafa Azarbar, Mohammad (Hazhir) Faramarzi, and Mohsen Mazloum, who are at a grave risk of executions in Iran.
Alleged victims: 4
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    24 Jan 2024
    France
    JAL
  • water and sanitation
  • education
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
Informations additionnelles que nous avons reçues concernant la vétusté du réseau d‘approvisionnement en eau potable, de la pollution des ressources d’eau ainsi que sur des représailles potentielles à l'encontre de défenseurs des humains en Guadeloupe.
Alleged victims: 100000
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25 Mar 2024
    24 Jan 2024
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con el homicidio del Sr. Abelardo Liz por miembros del ejército de Colombia, en el contexto de un uso de la fuerza excesivo por parte de las fuerzas armadas para reprimir una manifestación.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Jan 2024
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Ms. Fatemeh Sepehri, who faces life-threatening medical complications and systemic denial of medical care by Iranian authorities. Ms. Sepehri is a woman human rights defender and is one the signatories of the “Letter of 14” in 2019, which strongly criticized the nation’s conditions, demanding the resignation of Mr. Ali Khamenei, the abolishment of the Islamic Republic, and the establishment of a secular government.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Feb 2024
    23 Jan 2024
    Argentina
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las restricciones impuestas a la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación, que resultarían de la aplicación de la Resolución del Ministerio de Seguridad de la Nación 943/2023 (RESOL-2023-943-APN-MSG), en conjunto con la Resolución 949/2023 (RESOL-2023-949-APN-MSG) del mismo Ministerio, y los riesgos que podría conllevar al ejercicio de estos derechos la aprobación del proyecto de ley denominado Ley de Bases y Puntos de Partida para la Libertad de los Argentinos (INLEG-2023-153324710-APN-PTE). En este sentido, deseamos formular a su Excelencia, las siguientes observaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Feb 2024
23 Feb 2024 (Annex)
23 Feb 2024 (Annex)
    16 Jan 2024
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning widespread repression against civil society, human rights defenders, journalists, and political activists prior to and during the elections on 7 January 2024.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 2024
    15 Jan 2024
    Türkiye
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged judicial harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalist Mr. Ali Kişmir.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Mar 2024
    15 Jan 2024
    Other actors
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged judicial harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalist Mr. Ali Kişmir.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Jan 2024
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning independent journalist and woman human rights defender Ms. Gurban Soltan Achilova, who was prevented by customs authorities at Ashgabat airport from traveling to Geneva, Switzerland, where she was due to participate in an event in the context of the Geneva Human Rights week and to engage with representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2024
26 Feb 2024
    10 Jan 2024
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Allegations received on the new charges brought against 84 of the 133 individuals indicted in 2011 for calling for democratic reforms. Most of these individuals were completing or have recently completed their sentences for terrorism-related charges.
Alleged victims: 18
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07 Mar 2024 (Ack.)
08 Apr 2024
    08 Jan 2024
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and indictment of five human rights defenders associated with the non-profit organization Vesna, ostensibly in relation to their human rights activities in the context of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine.
Alleged victims: 6
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    04 Jan 2024
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the targeting of journalists and media workers, in particular Palestinian journalists and media outlets, covering the events in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and at the Israeli / Lebanese border in the aftermath of the 7 October attacks. This includes killings of journalists and media workers and destruction of media facilities through targeted or indiscriminate bombing, targeting of media outlets and the harassment and detention of Palestinian journalists and media workers.
Alleged victims: 41
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    28 Dec 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged denial of entry to and deportation from Türkiye of woman human rights defender Ms. Tadzhigul Begmedova, and the issuance of a five-year entry ban against her.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Dec 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the violent interference by the police with the peaceful weekly vigils organised by Saturday Mothers/People in Galatasaray Square, Istanbul, and the judicial harassment of human rights defenders taking part in these vigils.
Alleged victims: 4
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    27 Dec 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance of Ukrainian woman human rights defender and journalist Victoria Roshchyna.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Dec 2023
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant la suspension du financement de onze organisations non-gouvernementales, six israéliennes et cinq palestiniennes en novembre 2023, y compris l’organisation Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Hamleh (ou 7amleh) – The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement, et l’organisation MIFTAH - The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, PCHR – the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, et l’interruption définitive du financement de trois organisations non-gouvernementales, dont PCHR – the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
Alleged victims: 4
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26 Feb 2024
    22 Dec 2023
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention and acts of torture and ill-treatment in detention of Mr. Aimable Karasira, after he spoke about losing family members both to Hutu extremists and to the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) in 1994 on his YouTube channel, “Ukuri Mbona” (The Truth as I See It).
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Dec 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
New information received concerning Mr. Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian musician who was violently rearrested and is being detained again for raising his voice through protest songs and his YouTube channel.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2024
    20 Dec 2023
    Niger
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de harcèlement judiciaire de Samira Sabou.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Dec 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Russian Federation
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the designation of the Human Rights Center Viasna and its Homyel regional office, Homyelskaya Viasna, as extremist formations and the banning of access to their web resources in Belarus. We would also like to bring to your attention allegations we have received about arbitrary detention, judicial harassment and ill-treatment suffered by the Russian journalist Ms. Yekaterina Yanshina from Memorial Human Rights Defence Centre, reportedly in retaliation for her attempt to report on the trial of Viasna’s Chair and two of its members in January 2023.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Dec 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Información recibida en relación con presuntas amenazas contra personas defensoras de los derechos humanos de las personas trans.
Alleged victims: 4
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10 Feb 2024
    12 Dec 2023
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • racism
Information received concerning the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill, which restricts public bodies from taking into consideration foreign states’ conduct, including their human rights record, in undertaking economic decisions. The purpose of this letter is to share with your Excellency’s Government our observations, comments and concerns regarding the Bill, taking into consideration the obligations of the U.K. Government under international human rights law.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Dec 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received concerning new charges against woman human rights defender Ms. Leila Hossein Zadeh.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2024
    08 Dec 2023
    Hungary
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the draft Bill on the Defence of National Sovereignty in Hungary (registration nr. T/6222) (hereafter: the Bill), which is currently under consideration in the Hungarian Parliament.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Dec 2023
    08 Dec 2023
    Denmark
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Writing regarding the draft Act to amend the Penal Code (Prohibition of undue treatment of writings with significant religious significance for a recognized religious community) in order to share our observations and comments on the draft amendment with a view to engaging constructively with your Excellency’s Government to ensure that the proposed amendment is in line with international human rights standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Dec 2023
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing of labour rights defender Mr. Jude Thaddeus Fernandez.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2024
    06 Dec 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged threats against Mr. Lateef Johar Baloch and his family, which appear to be in relation to his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Dec 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the Supreme Court of Belarus decision to sentence woman human rights defender Nasta Loika to seven years imprisonment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Dec 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh and Mrs. Manzar Zarabi, human rights lawyer and defender, who got arrested at Armita Garavand’s funeral at Behesht Zahra Cemetery in Tehran on 29 October 2023.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Jan 2024
    04 Dec 2023
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning reported threats, acts of intimidation and disciplinary measures taken against the Lebanese Association of Judges, and its leadership, by the Ministry of Justice, which could unduly restrict the freedom of expression, association and independence of judges in Lebanon.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Dec 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women and girls
Information concerning the criminalisation of sisters and women human rights defenders Manahel and Fouz al-Otaibi, namely the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of Manahel al-Otaibi, in relation to the exercise of their right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jan 2024
    24 Nov 2023
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the refusal to register Eswatini Sexual and Gender Minorities (ESGM), an association aiming to advance the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Nov 2023
    Senegal
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention du défenseur des droits de l’homme, M. Aliou Sané, pour avoir exercé son droit à la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Nov 2023 (Ack.)
    22 Nov 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances, detention and prosecution of individuals, including media workers, journalists and public figures, believed to be in relation to their support of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and in the context of the ousting and arrest of former Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan.
Alleged victims: 7
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    22 Nov 2023
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the ongoing widespread arbitrary detention of Palestinians, including activists, lawyers, artists, students and children in the cities and villages of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: 69
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    22 Nov 2023
    Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel SA (CGN)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida sobre las denuncias de acoso judicial y criminalización del periodista independiente y defensor de los derechos humanos Sr. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, en relación con su labor periodística informando sobre las actividades de la filial de Solway Holding LTD, Solway Investment Group, y sus filiales guatemaltecas, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel SA (CGN) y Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), en la mina de níquel Fénix en El Estor, Izabal, y los impactos profundamente preocupantes sobre la salud y el medio ambiente de la comunidad indígena local Maya Q'eqchi.
Alleged victims: 3
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06 Jan 2024
19 Jan 2024
18 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024 (Annex)
    20 Nov 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments concerning the recently proposed Online Safety Act and Broadcasting Regulatory Commission Act. We wish to address some provisions of both aforementioned bills that we believe may not meet the requirements of international law and standards. In particular, we note potential violations of the rights to privacy, freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association as protected by articles 12, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and articles 17, 19, 21 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), acceded to by Sri Lanka on 11 June 1980.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Apr 2024
    16 Nov 2023
    Cuba
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación a patrones de hostigamiento, acoso, detenciones arbitrarias y malos tratos por parte de las autoridades en contra de líderes religiosos e integrantes de asociaciones y grupos religiosos, que podrían resultar en una vulneración del derecho a la libertad de religión o de creencias de las personas afectadas.
Alleged victims: 13
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15 Jan 2024 (Ack.)
08 Mar 2024
    13 Nov 2023
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning reported failures of the Government to adequately protect protesters from physical attacks by violent counter-protesters and the alleged incidents of harassment of protesters and journalists by State officials, including by police officers, during the peaceful protest “Freedom March”, which took place in Beirut on 30 September 2023.
Alleged victims: 7
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26 Jan 2024
05 Mar 2024
    13 Nov 2023
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of journalist Mr. Issam Abdallah, and the injury of journalists and media staff Ms. Carman Joukhadar, Mr. Elie Barkhia, Ms. Christina Assi, and Mr. Dylan Collins, while reporting on clashes near the village of Al-Shaab in southern Lebanon.
Alleged victims: 5
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    13 Nov 2023
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con el presunto ataque y los actos de intimidación contra la defensora de derechos humanos, la Sra. Miriam Miranda.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jan 2024
    13 Nov 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • violence against women and girls
Información recibida sobre las recientes protestas en Guatemala, después de las elecciones presidenciales, lideradas por Pueblos Indígenas, quienes se manifiestan en favor de la democracia y por el reconocimiento de la voluntad popular, así como en contra de la corrupción y de políticas públicas que consideran han sido discriminatorias de sus derechos individuales y colectivos.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jan 2024
    10 Nov 2023
    Gambia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the surveillance, alleged arbitrary arrest of and charges against the human rights defender Mr. Madi Jobarteh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2023
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the continued targeting of Al Jazeera journalists, including the re-listing of nine Al Jazeera journalists onto a new terrorism watchlist created by the Egyptian authorities, following the expiry of previous listings issued in 2021 and 2017 in which they were included.
Alleged victims: 9
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    07 Nov 2023
    Solway Investment Group
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement judiciaire et de criminalisation du journaliste indépendant et défenseur des droits humains M. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, pour son travail journalistique sur les activités des filiales guatémaltèques de Solway Investment Group, et ses filiales guatémaltèques, Compañía Guatemalateca de Níquel SA (CGN) et Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), dans la mine de nickel Fénix à El Estor, Izabal, et sur les impacts sanitaires et environnementaux très préoccupants de celles-ci sur la communauté autochtone locale Maya Q'eqchi.
Alleged victims: 3
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06 Jan 2024
19 Jan 2024
18 Mar 2024 (Annex)
18 Mar 2024
    07 Nov 2023
    Solway Holding LTD
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment and criminalisation of independent journalist and human rights defender Mr. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, in relation to his journalistic work reporting on the activities of Solway Holding LTD’s subsidiary, Solway Investment Group, and its Guatemalan subsidiaries, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel SA (CGN) and Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), in the Fénix nickel mine in El Estor, Izabal, and the deeply concerning health and environmental impacts on the local Maya Q'eqchi Indigenous community.
Alleged victims: 3
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06 Jan 2024
19 Jan 2024
18 Mar 2024 (Annex)
18 Mar 2024
    07 Nov 2023
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges brought against prominent publisher and human rights activist Mr. Hisham Kassem.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jan 2024
    07 Nov 2023
    Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida sobre las denuncias de acoso judicial y criminalización del periodista independiente y defensor de los derechos humanos Sr. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, en relación con su labor periodística informando sobre las actividades de la filial de Solway Holding, Ltd., Solway Investment Group, y sus filiales guatemaltecas, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel SA (CGN) y Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), en la mina de níquel Fénix en El Estor, Izabal, y los impactos profundamente preocupantes sobre la salud y el medio ambiente de la comunidad indígena local Maya Q'eqchi.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Jan 2024
18 Mar 2024 (Annex)
18 Mar 2024
    06 Nov 2023
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement judiciaire et de criminalisation du journaliste indépendant et défenseur des droits humains M. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, pour son travail journalistique sur les activités de la filiale de Solway Holding LTD, Solway Investment Group, et de ses filiales guatémaltèques de Solway Investment Group, et ses filiales guatémaltèques, Compañía Guatemalateca de Níquel SA (CGN) et Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), dans la mine de nickel Fénix à El Estor, Izabal, et sur les impacts sanitaires et environnementaux très préoccupants de celles-ci sur la communauté autochtone locale Maya Q'eqchi.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Dec 2023
    06 Nov 2023
    Malta
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment and criminalisation of independent journalist and human rights defender Mr. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, in relation to his journalistic work reporting on the activities of Solway Holding LTD’s subsidiary, Solway Investment Group, and its Guatemalan subsidiaries, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel SA (CGN) and Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), in the Fénix nickel mine in El Estor, Izabal, and the deeply concerning health and environmental impacts on the local Maya Q'eqchi Indigenous community.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Dec 2023
    06 Nov 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • toxics and human rights
Información recibida sobre las denuncias de acoso judicial y criminalización del periodista independiente y defensor de los derechos humanos Sr. Carlos Ernesto Choc Chub, en relación con su labor periodística informando sobre las actividades de la filial de Solway Holding LTD, Solway Investment Group, y sus filiales guatemaltecas, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel SA (CGN) y Compañía Procesadora de Níquel de Izabal SA (PRONICO), en la mina de níquel Fénix en El Estor, Izabal, y los impactos profundamente preocupantes sobre la salud y el medio ambiente de la comunidad indígena local Maya Q'eqchi.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Jan 2024
    02 Nov 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the conviction of Ms. Nasim Soltanbeygi, a women's human rights defender and journalist, whose prior detentions have allegedly involved severe mistreatment, leading to her current critical health condition.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Nov 2023
    02 Nov 2023
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the trial of human rights defenders Ms. Huang Xuequin and Mr. Wang Jianbing on the charges of “inciting subversion of state power” at the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court.
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 Oct 2023
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the 2006 Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) and its amendments, the 2002 Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and its amendments, and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and its amendments, as well as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED). These acts and agencies outline and enforce India’s Anti-Money Laundering/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Oct 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant d'éventuelles représailles contre les défenseurs et défenseuses des droits humains pour avoir rencontré le Rapporteur spécial sur les droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d'association. Il s'agit notamment de l'arrestation et du maintien en détention présumés de M. Ahmed Manseri, ainsi que de l'intimidation présumée de M. Malik Riahi, de M. Qasim Saeed et de Mme Chahrazad Ben Fryawa.
Alleged victims: 4
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24 Jan 2024
    27 Oct 2023
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
Comments on the Federal Law No. 35-Fz of 6 March 2006 on Counteraction Against Terrorism, the Federal Law N 157-FZ of 28 April 2023 introducing life imprisonment for treason and the Draft Law “On amending article 1 of the federal law 'On the territorial jurisdiction of district (fleet) military courts”.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Oct 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the judicial harassment, threat of closure and imposed website blocking against independent news site Kloop Media. It is reported that these developments take place in the context of legislative developments that may adversely affect freedom of association and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Oct 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received about an alleged submission of Mr. Andrzej Poczobut, who is serving a prison sentence in penal colony No. 1 in Navapolatsk, to practices which may amount to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. We would also like to bring to your attention allegations which reveal possible disregard of several international human rights standards in relation to Mr. Poczobut’s prosecution and conviction.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Feb 2024
    25 Oct 2023
    United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo - UNMIK
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged attacks against journalists and the fate of independent media in Kosovo.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 Oct 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the targeting and death threats against, and criminalisation of opposition member of the Turkish Parliament Mr. Sezgin Tanrıkulu.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Dec 2023
    25 Oct 2023
    Serbia
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning reports of several Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) against media outlets and activists, as well as threats against and arrests of journalists in Serbia. Concerns raised regarding the hateful and divisive rhetoric in public discourse, that has fuelled hatred and the vilification of independent media, journalists, human rights defenders, political opponents and others critical of the government in Serbia. Some observations are also shared about two draft media laws lately brought forward by the government. I take this opportunity to highlight these concerns following my official visit to Serbia in April 2023.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Oct 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the ongoing harassment and repression of artists as well as attacks against independent art in the Russian Federation, through the use of various legal instruments and tactics to control artistic expression and discourage political dissent through artistic expression.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Oct 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the recent sentencing and continued judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Bakhrom Khamroev in retaliation against his work in defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Oct 2023
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida sobre alegaciones de una serie de amenazas recurrentes contra los periodistas Andersson Alejandro Boscán Pico, Mónica Gisella Velásquez Villacís y Luis Eduardo Vivanco Arias como resultado de su periodismo de investigación, y el clima más amplio de hostilidad, peligro físico y violencia contra los periodistas en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 3
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26 Dec 2023
    24 Oct 2023
    United States of America
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning article 6 of chapter 11 of the State of Georgia’s Criminal Code outlawing “domestic terrorism,” which entered into force in July 2017, amending title 16 of the Georgia Code (GA C).
Alleged victims: -
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28 Dec 2023
    24 Oct 2023
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • climate change
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the violent arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders advocating for a just transition from the use of fossil fuels.
Alleged victims: 4
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    18 Oct 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the new charges against student activists and their expulsion from university.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Mar 2024
    16 Oct 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged use of disproportionate and indiscriminate force by police during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok, resulting in the injuries of protestors, journalists and human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 9
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31 Oct 2023 (Ack.)
21 Mar 2024
    16 Oct 2023
    Telegram Messenger LPP
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the use of Telegram’s services as a vehicle for the online defamation and targeting of Ms. Hiba Al-Hajji, a Syrian woman human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Oct 2023
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu and his wife in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Dec 2023
    10 Oct 2023
    Philippines
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment, red-tagging, office raids, and targeted financial sanctions against religious groups, human rights and humanitarian organizations, human rights defenders, journalists, and lawyers in the name of countering terrorism and terrorist financing, pursuant to, inter alia, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, and Executive Order 68 of 2018. In particular, we have received information that multiple religious organisations and their members, as well as other direct service non-profit organisations have been affected by the alleged measures, in turn hindering access to indigenous peoples, internally displaced persons, human rights defenders, and women and children to critical human rights and humanitarian services.
Alleged victims: 24
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29 Dec 2023
    05 Oct 2023
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • violence against women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the increasingly limited civic space within which women’s civil society organizations and women human rights defenders are currently operating, due to ongoing harassment, defamation and threats, both on and offline, as well as the deepening misinformation campaigns concerning the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the State of Palestine’s adherence to it.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Oct 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Information received concerning the death threats and legal action against Pakistani journalist, Mr. Arshad Sharif, resulting in his killing in Kenya.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Dec 2023
    05 Oct 2023
    Kenya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Information received concerning the killing of Pakistani journalist, Mr. Arshad Sharif, in Kenya and the premature closure of the investigation into said killing and the lack of cooperation during the investigative process on the part of the Kenyan authorities.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Oct 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comments concerning the proposed Draft Law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic” (Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On Non-Commercial Organizations” and the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic).
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Sep 2023
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la garde à vue et la perquisition du domicile de Madame Ariane Lavrilleux, journaliste du média d'investigation Disclose, suite à la publication d’un rapport d’investigation qui aurait mis en lumière des pratiques abusives alléguées de la coopération antiterroriste franco-égyptienne, en novembre 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Nov 2023
    28 Sep 2023
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of harassment, threat, arbitrary detention and targeted intimidation by state officials, including police and judicial authorities, of political activists and human rights defenders who have engaged in peaceful protests and political activities in relation to the unregistered political opposition party “the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan.”
Alleged victims: 11
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18 Jan 2024
    28 Sep 2023
    Lebanon
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the case of the murder of journalist Lokman Slim.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Sep 2023
    France
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • racism
  • violence against women and girls
Informations reçues concernant différentes formes de harcèlement et de diffamation à l’encontre de la journaliste et défenseuse des droits humains Madame Rokhaya Diallo.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Nov 2023
    21 Sep 2023
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el proyecto de Ley de fiscalización, regularización, actuación y financiamiento de las organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONGs) y afines (“proyecto de ley”), aprobada en primera discusión por la Asamblea Nacional el 25 de enero de 2023. Si se aprueba como ley en su versión actual, nos preocupa que este proyecto tenga graves consecuencias para el ejercicio de los derechos humanos, principalmente el derecho a la libertad de asociación, así como los derechos de las personas que participan y se benefician de las actividades de organizaciones constituidas como diferentes tipos de asociaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Sep 2023
    Viet Nam
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information concerning several laws and decrees, including the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2013), the Criminal Code (2015), the Press Law (2016), the Access to Information Law (2016), and the Cybersecurity Law (2018), as well as Decree 72/2013/ND-CP on “management, provision, and use of internet services and information content online”, Decree 15/2020/ND-CP on “penalties for administrative violations against regulations on postal services, telecommunications, radio frequencies, information technology and electronic transactions”, Decree 119/2020/ND-CP on “penalties for administrative violations in journalistic and publishing activities”, Decree 53/2022/ND-CP on “elaborating a number of articles of the law on cybersecurity of Vietnam”, Decree 13/2023/ND-CP on “protection of personal data”, and draft amendments to the Telecommunication Law (2009).
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Sep 2023
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • older persons
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la persecución jurídica a defensores de derechos humanos por parte de las autoridades, a través del despojo de su nacionalidad nicaragüense.
Alleged victims: 6
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    18 Sep 2023
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del periodista Sr. Nelson Matus Peña. Tale asesinato se enmarca en un contexto sumamente preocupante para los periodistas en México.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Nov 2023
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    14 Sep 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the death in custody of Mr. Alés Puškin. Mr. Puškin was a famous Belarusian artist, who advocated for protecting the Belarusian language and held performances in protest against violations of freedom of expression and other civil rights. He also participated in peaceful mass protest actions against the results of the 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Sep 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning aspects of a bill establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which appear not to be in compliance with international standards, and the alleged insufficient consultation with victims and civil society.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Nov 2023
    13 Sep 2023
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged instances of surveillance, intimidation and harassment carried out by the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation against civil society organizations which signed or agreed to the Yemen Declaration of Justice and Reconciliation (YDJR).
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Sep 2023
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning issues of arbitrary and incommunicado detentions, enforced disappearances, violations of fair trial, intimidation and extrajudicial summaries and renditions in relation to eight human rights defenders. These include Mr. Somphone Phimmasone, Mr. Soukane Chaithad, Ms. Lodkham Thammavong, Mr. Od Sayavong Mr. Phouvong Sayaseng, Mr. Leokham Losavath, Mr. Phetphouthone Philachanh and Mr. Bounsuan Kitiyano.
Alleged victims: 8
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    12 Sep 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women and girls
Information received regarding the targeting and online defamation of a Syrian woman human rights defender residing in Türkiye.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Sep 2023
    Jordan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Sufyan Tell, Mr. Omar Abu Rassa and Mr. Abed Khalifa al-Tawahia.
Alleged victims: 3
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09 Nov 2023
    12 Sep 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Heri Budiawan, whose original sentence of ten months in prison, which he completed in 2018, was extended to a period of four years. The motivation for his sentencing appears to be in relation to the legitimate exercise of his human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Sep 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, and conviction on charges stemming from online engagement on social media, and the sentencing to death and risk of imminent execution of Mr. Muhammad Al Ghamdi. This case is one of a series of cases in which individuals have been prosecuted in Saudi Arabia for supposed crimes associated with the exercise of their right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Nov 2023
    08 Sep 2023
    Argentina
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en sobre presuntas violaciones al derecho a la consulta y consentimiento previo libre e informado de los Pueblos Indígenas en el reciente proceso de reforma parcial constitucional en la Provincia de Jujuy. También hemos recibido alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos al debido proceso, la integridad física, la libertad de expresión, la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en el contexto de las protestas sociales contra la adopción de la Reforma constitucional en la Provincia de Jujuy. Asimismo, nos preocupan que dicha reforma afectaría el derecho a la libertad de expresión y de reunión y el derecho a la propiedad colectiva de los Pueblos Indígenas sobre sus tierras, territorios y recursos. Adicionalmente, expresamos nuestra preocupación sobre la información recibida acerca de la detención del abogado y defensor de derechos humanos Alberto Elias Nallar, quien proporcionó asistencia legal y apoyo a las personas detenidas en relación con las protestas en la provincia de Jujuy.
Alleged victims: 7
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    06 Sep 2023
    Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank - AIIB
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project, which is financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Nov 2023
    05 Sep 2023
    Lesotho
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Information received concerning the killing of journalist, Mr. Ralikonelo ‘Leqhashasha’ Joki.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Aug 2023
    China
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the implementation of the National Security Legislation (NSL) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), specifically in the 6 February 2023 start of the first trial of 47 individuals accused of crimes under the NSL; as well as the issuance of arrest warrants by the Hong Kong SAR’s National Security Police for seven individuals, all self-exiled, for crimes under the NSL, reportedly for acts that, inter alia, occurred outside Hong Kong SAR’s territory.
Alleged victims: 54
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05 Oct 2023
01 Nov 2023
    30 Aug 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the threats and intimidations against Mr. Hamza Azhar Salam following his journalistic reporting on allegations of corruption.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Aug 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the new “Bill to Support the Family by Promoting the Culture of Chastity and Hijab”, fast tracked and voted by the Parliament on 13 August 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Aug 2023
    India
    JAL
  • violence against women and girls
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning sexual and gender-based violence against Meitei and Kuki women in the context of the violence that has been taking place in Manipur since May 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Oct 2023
    28 Aug 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Russian Federation
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Alexei Navalny, in connection with the sentence to nineteen years of imprisonment imposed on him on 4 August 2023.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Aug 2023
    Bangladesh
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the draft Cyber Security Act which was approved by the Cabinet on 7 August 2023 in order to share my observations and comments on the draft law with a view to engaging constructively with your Excellency’s Government and supporting it through this process to ensure that the proposed law is in line with international human rights standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Aug 2023
    Jordan
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a fierce campain against lawyer Hala Ahed targeting her on social media due to her peaceful and legitimate human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2023
    22 Aug 2023
    Ansar Allah movement
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest by members of the Yemeni Security and Intelligence Services, subsequent alleged enforced disappearance, and detention without charge of human rights defender Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Arwali in apparent retaliation for her promotion and protection of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Aug 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of accountability and protection measures for the online intimidation and harassment against two women human rights defenders, Ms. Angkhana Neelapaijit and Ms. Anchana Heemmina, despite the Bangkok Civil Court ruling on 16 February 2023, which recognized that they were affected by an online smear campaign, and that their work as women human rights defenders warrants State protection as per international human rights law and standards.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Aug 2023 (Ack.)
07 Dec 2023
    17 Aug 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning violations against indigenous Papuans in the provinces of Papua, West Papua, Central Papua, and Mountains Papua. According to these allegations several extra-judicial killings, including of three children took place in the town of Wamena, Jayawijaya Regency, Papua Pegunungan Province (Mountains Papua Province) on 23 February 2023; the allegations refer to the practice of arbitrary detention and excessive use of force, including lethal force, by security forces resulting in serious injuries to Indigenous Papuans protesters and human rights activists in the context of civil unrest and armed rebellion between May 2022 and July 2023.
Alleged victims: 72
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30 Oct 2023
    16 Aug 2023
    Zimbabwe
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comments on the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Act (no. 10 of 2023), which was enacted into law by the Parliament and the President of Zimbabwe on 14 July 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Aug 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of systemic and serious acts of discrimination, hate speech and incitement to violence against the Ahmadiyya religious minority in Pakistan, which appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of religion or belief, and freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 6
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    09 Aug 2023
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Israeli and Palestinian lawyers, representing Palestinian individuals whose rights have been violated in the context of the Israeli military occupation. Since 2020, lawyers litigating such cases have started encountering harassment and threats when arriving to court, by activists of nationalist, far right groups, such as the Israeli organization “Im Tirzu” and others.
Alleged victims: 3
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    09 Aug 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the re-arrest and detention of women human rights defenders Jina Modares Gorji and Sepideh Gholian.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Oct 2023
    08 Aug 2023
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Comments regarding the counter-terrorism legislative and regulatory framework applicable to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation in August 2019 of its special autonomous status pursuant to Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Aug 2023
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information concerning the killing of Ms. Deborah Emmanuel, following accusations of blasphemy in relation to insult of the Prophet Mohammed, at the hands of a mob. Also information received regarding the arrest and alleged prolonged arbitrary detention of Ms. Rhoda Ya'u Jatau on the allegation that she had shared a WhatsApp video condemning the lynching of Ms. Emmanuel. Both cases appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and of freedom of opinion and expression by members of a religious minority.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Aug 2023
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the obstruction of the construction of a Mosque by private individuals in Daehyon-dong, Daegu City as well as hate speech against the Muslim religious minority in the Republic of Korea.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Oct 2023
    02 Aug 2023
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Información recibida en relación con patrones extensos y sistemáticos de hostigamiento por parte de las autoridades en contra de integrantes de la Iglesia Católica, que aparecen ser relacionados con el legítimo ejercicio del derecho a la libertad de religion o de creencia, así como la detencion arbitraria de Monseñor Rolando José Álvarez Lagos en dicho contexto.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jul 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the persistent judicial harassment, namely the two pending administrative charges, against the human rights defender Mr. Abdureshit Dzhepparov.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jul 2023
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Following comments on the Public Consultation Document and Specific Proposals on the Regulation of Crowdfunding Activities (“Proposal”) issued in December 2022 by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”). We bring your Excellency’s Government attention to the fact that the adoption of the Proposal, in its current form, may result in the violation of certain fundamental rights and freedoms under international law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ("ICCPR"). Specifically, we observe that the proposed crowdfunding application and registration procedures—if not subject to further delimiting measures including judicial oversight and due process safeguards—may not meet the required thresholds of necessity, proportionality and non-discrimination under international law.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Aug 2023
25 Sep 2023
    24 Jul 2023
    Sweden
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments on the Government’s Bill 2022/23:73 concerning special criminal provisions for participation in a terrorist organisation, which amended the Terrorist Offences Act (2022:66), Code of Judicial Procedure, and the Act on measures to prevent certain particularly serious offences (2007:979), and entered into force in June 2023. We respectfully address several serious human rights challenges raised by this Bill, including the definition for participation in a terrorist organization, which, in our view, is overly broad. We particularly highlight the negative and disproportionate impacts that the legislation may have on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, as well as the right to privacy. We respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects of the law to ensure that it complies with Sweden's international human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2023
    20 Jul 2023
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
Information received regarding the alleged violations of the human rights of the Newar Indigenous Peoples as well as the continued serious threats against human rights defenders due to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex, developed by Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt. Ltd. in Thamel, in the central tourist district of Kathmandu, Nepal. The business complex houses a five-star hotel Aloft Kathmandu Thamel of US-based company Marriott International, among others.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Jul 2023
    Nepal
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
Information received regarding the alleged continued serious threats of displacement of Newar Indigenous Peoples and violations of their human rights due to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex, developed by Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt in Thamel, in the central tourist district of Kathmandu, Nepal. Among others, the business complex houses a five-star hotel Aloft Kathmandu Thamel of US-based company Marriott International.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Jul 2023
    Marriot International
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
Information received regarding the alleged continued serious threats of displacement of Newar Indigenous Peoples and violations of their human rights due to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex, developed by Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt in Thamel, in the central tourist district of Kathmandu, Nepal. Among others, the business complex houses a five-star hotel Aloft Kathmandu Thamel of US-based company Marriott International.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Jul 2023
    Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt. Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
Information received regarding the alleged violations of the human rights of the Newar Indigenous Peoples as well as continued serious threats against human rights defenders due to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex, developed by Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt. Ltd. in Thamel, in the central tourist district of Kathmandu, Nepal. The business complex houses a five-star hotel Aloft Kathmandu Thamel of US-based company Marriott International, among others.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the threats and alleged attack, possibly amounting to torture, of Mr. Aytekin Aktaş while he attempted to carry out his professional duties as a human rights lawyer assisting members of the “Life Watch” protests. We also wish to communicate the alleged repression of the “Life Watch” movement by the Gendarmerie which in some cases involves threats and physical violence.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Dec 2023
18 Dec 2023 (Annex)
18 Dec 2023 (Annex)
18 Dec 2023 (Annex)
    18 Jul 2023
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the attempt on the life of human rights defender Alirio Perdomo, one of the leaders of the Association of People Affected by the El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project (ASOQUIMBO). The El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project is owned by the Italian company Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Colombia, and is located upstream of the Betania dam, also owned by Enel.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jan 2024
    18 Jul 2023
    Enel Group
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the attempt on the life of human rights defender Alirio Perdomo, one of the leaders of the Association of People Affected by the El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project (ASOQUIMBO). The El Quimbo Hydroelectric Project is owned by the Italian company Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Colombia, and is located upstream of the Betania dam, also owned by Enel.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Jul 2023
    Enel Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informacion recibida en relación con el atentado contra la vida del defensor de los derechos humanos Alirio Perdomo, uno de los dirigentes de la Asociación de Afectados por el Proyecto Hidroeléctrico El Quimbo (ASOQUIMBO). El Proyecto Hidroeléctrico El Quimbo es propiedad de la empresa italiana Enel, a través de su filial Enel Colombia, y está ubicado aguas arriba de la represa Betania, también propiedad de Enel.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Sep 2023
    18 Jul 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informacion recibida en relación con el atentado contra la vida del defensor de los derechos humanos Alirio Perdomo, uno de los dirigentes de la Asociación de Afectados por el Proyecto Hidroeléctrico El Quimbo (ASOQUIMBO). El Proyecto Hidroeléctrico El Quimbo es propiedad de la empresa italiana Enel, a través de su filial Enel Colombia, y está ubicado aguas arriba de la represa Betania, también propiedad de Enel.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2023
    14 Jul 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida sobre el arresto, detención y sentencia del señor José Rubén Zamora y de la señora Samari Carolina Gómez; así como los allanamientos a sus domicilios, las investigaciones penales lanzadas contra otros ocho trabajadores de los medios de comunicación, y el allanamiento y cierre del medio de comunicación El Periódico.
Alleged victims: 11
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11 Sep 2023
    13 Jul 2023
    Sweden
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the ongoing risk faced by a medical doctor of being subjected to deportation proceedings from Sweden to Egypt, in violation of the non-refoulement principle, where she would be at risk of being subjected to torture and to the potential imposition of the death penalty.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2023
    13 Jul 2023
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con las resoluciones de la Corte Suprema que suspendieron a veintiséis abogados del Colegio de Abogados de Nicaragua tras ser declarados “traidores a la patria”, presuntamente como represalia por su trabajo en pro de derechos humanos y por sus opiniones. La medida es el resultado de una decisión judicial de expulsión de 222 personas, incluidos algunos de estos abogados, y las reformas aprobadas por la Asamblea Legislativa para permitir despojar de la nacionalidad nicaragüense y de sus bienes a las personas declaradas “traidores a la patria”, incluyendo 94 personas.
Alleged victims: 222
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    12 Jul 2023
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning ciminial proceedings before the Egyptian First Terrorist Circuit Court and the Emergency State Security Court (Third Terrorist Circuit), respectively.
Alleged victims: 20
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    10 Jul 2023
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of intimidation and harassment of human rights defender and trade union leader Mr. Eduardo Peres Alberto and his family, as well as the alarming attack on his daughter. It is believed these violations are in connection with Mr. Peres Alberto’s work in defence of human rights, in particular in his capacity as Secretary General of the Union of Higher Education Teachers (SINPES).
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Sep 2023
    06 Jul 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. al-Derazi and Mr. al-Manasif, two underage defendants, and raise our continuous concern over the administration of the death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in cases of crimes allegedly committed by offenders under the age of eighteen.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Aug 2023
16 Oct 2023
    05 Jul 2023
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Russian Federation
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning violent physical attack endangering the lives and safety of human rights lawyer, Mr. Alexander Nemov, and “Novaya Gazeta” journalist, Ms. Yelena Milashina, as well as alleged torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment inflicted against them in retaliation of their journalistic work and human rights defence work related to the criminal proceedings against Ms. Zarema Musaeva.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jul 2023
    Oversight Board LLC
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments on the procedure followed to implement Meta’s policy related to cases relating to online gender-based violence.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Aug 2023
    04 Jul 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Manouchehr Bakhtiyari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiyari, a protestor killed by a shot to his head by security forces during the November 2019 protests in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 Jul 2023
    NSO Group Technologies
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received in relation to the use of surveillance technology, marketed by your company, the NSO Group, as Pegasus spyware, to surveil human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Aug 2023
    30 Jun 2023
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a physical attack against, and targeted intimidation of Mr. Jdea Abdullah Nawfal apparently in connection to his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning Mr. Mahmoud Mehrabi, a political prisoner held at Dastgerd prison in Isfahan, and who has been accused of "corruption on earth."
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jun 2023
    Georgia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Information received concerning the alleged refusal of entry to Georgia for human rights defenders Ms. Dariana Gryaznova and Mr. Evgenii Smirnov and the alleged recognition as a “threat to national security” and revocation of the residence permit of the latter, all of which were allegedly related to their legitimate human rights work, as well as the allegations that they have not been provided with information and documents concerning these decisions.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Jun 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and arbitrary detention of a stand-up comedian and social activist, Ms. Nathasha Edirisooriya, which appears to be related to the exercise of her right to freedom of artistic expression and the misapplication of the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights Act No. 56 of 2007. We have expressed our concerns about the misuse of the abovementioned law to punish individuals in connection with opinions and behaviours deemed offensive to religious feelings in a previous communication (LKA 3/2023). We take note of the intention expressed by your Excellency’s Government to reply to that communication by 4 July 2023, as expressed in your letter of 15 June 2023.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Aug 2023
    26 Jun 2023
    Lebanon
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information reçue concernant des allégations de restrictions à la liberté d'expression des avocats et des juges au Liban, causées par les modifications apportées par l'Ordre des avocats de Beyrouth au chapitre six du Code de déontologie des avocats ; et circulaires approuvées par le ministre intérimaire de la justice qui s'appliquent aux juges.
Alleged victims: 15
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    26 Jun 2023
    China
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged prolonged arbitrary detention of two Tibetan Buddhist monks, Mr. Rachung Gendun and Mr. Sonam Gyatso, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances of Tibetan Buddhists Mr. Lotse, Mr. Karma Samdup, Ms. Zumkar, and Ms. Youdon which appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, freedom of opinion and expression and cultural rights.
Alleged victims: 7
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31 Aug 2023
    23 Jun 2023
    League of Arab States
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Comments concerning the normative and practical frameworks of the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council (AIMC) of the League of Arab States (LAS), according to which red notices are circulated based on extradition requests issued by Member States, in accordance with the regional measures to combat crime and counter terrorism, and in application of the Riyadh Arab Agreement for Judicial Cooperation, and the Arab Convention for the Supression of Terrorism. These red notices do not appear to comply with the obligations of Member States under international law, in particular with principles of non-refoulement, non-discrimination, due diligence and fair trial and may implicate the duty to protect the rights to freedom of opinion and expression..
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2023
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Información recibida en relación con el uso de tecnología de vigilancia contra personas defensoras de los derechos humanos. La empresa que ha comercializado el spyware, el NSO Group, empresa domiciliada en el Estado de Israel, afirma que solo vende el producto a clientes estatales, que indicaría que los dispositivos de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos fueron hackeados por agencias estatales.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Aug 2023
    21 Jun 2023
    Libyan National Army
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of many areas of Benghazi, including historic neighbourhoods, protected heritage sites and many residential units, as well as violence against, suppression of protests and arbitrary detention of residents and human rights defenders protesting against this destruction, in violation of the right to adequate housing, to freedom of expression, to freedom of peaceful assembly, to liberty and security of the person and of the cultural rights of the residents.
Alleged victims: 501
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    21 Jun 2023
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received in relation to the use of surveillance technology marketed as Pegasus spyware by the NSO Group, a company domiciled in the State of Israel, to surveil human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Jun 2023
    House of Representative
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of many areas of Benghazi, including historic neighbourhoods, protected heritage sites and many residential units, as well as violence against, suppression of protests and arbitrary detention of residents and human rights defenders protesting against this destruction, in violation of the right to adequate housing, to freedom of expression, to freedom of peaceful assembly, to liberty and security of the person and of the cultural rights of the residents.
Alleged victims: 501
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    20 Jun 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the proposed draft Law on Mass Media (hereafter: `the draft Law`) that is currently under consideration in Kyrgyzstan, of which on 13 May 2023 a 5th draft version was published by the Presidential Administration for consultations until 14 June 2023. The draft Law raises several questions and concerns in relation to the freedom of expression and media freedom in Kyrgyzstan, some of which I will highlight in this letter.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Aug 2023
    19 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the alleged targeting of Crew Against Torture, a human rights non-governmental organisation working to provide assistance, through investigation and legal representation, to alleged victims of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jun 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre órdenes judiciales contra la Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes, FENAMAD y su Presidente, el defensor de los derechos humanos y ambientales Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, presentadas por la empresa maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. en relación con una declaración emitida por FENAMAD sobre la deforestación en el territorio del Pueblo Indígena Mashco Piro, que vive en la región Madre de Dios del Amazonas Peruano en aislamiento voluntario. La empresa maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. obtuvo concesiones en 2002 y continúa operando en esa área. Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C es una empresa que recibió la certificación del Consejo de Administración Forestal (FSC).
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Aug 2023
    19 Jun 2023
    Maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C.
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre órdenes judiciales contra la Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes, FENAMAD y su Presidente, el defensor de los derechos ambientales Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, presentadas por la empresa maderera Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. en relación con una declaración emitida por FENAMAD sobre la deforestación en el territorio del Pueblo Indígena Mashco Piro que vive en aislamiento voluntario.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2023
    Germany
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning court orders against the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Affluents, FENAMAD and its President, environmental rights defender Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, filed by the logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. following a statement issued by FENAMAD denouncing the deforestation in the territory of the Mashco Piro Indigenous People living in the Peruvian Amazon region of Madre de Dios in voluntary isolation. The logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. was granted concessions in 2002 and continues to operate in that area. Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C is a company that received certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC is a multistakeholder initiative registered in Germany.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Aug 2023
18 Aug 2023 (Annex)
    19 Jun 2023
    Forest Stewardship Council International
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information we have received concerning court orders against the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Affluents, FENAMAD and its President, environmental rights defender Julio Ricardo Cusurichi, filed by the logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. following a statement issued by FENAMAD denouncing the deforestation in the territory of the Mashco Piro Indigenous People living the Peruvian Amazon region of Madre de Dios in voluntary isolation. The logging company Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C. was granted concessions in 2002 and continues to operate in that area. Canales Tahuamanu S.A.C is a company that received certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Aug 2023
    15 Jun 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information reçues concernant le harcèlement judiciaire des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Kaddour Chouicha et Jamila Loukil, membres d'une organisation bien connue des droits de l'homme, la LADDH, dissoute sans recours judiciaire entre 2021 et 2022.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Aug 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine - ZCMC
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jun 2023
    United States of America
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Jan 2024 (Ack.)
    12 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against Evan Gershkovich by Russia`s Federal Security Service (FSB) on March 29, 2023 in Yekatarinburg.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Jun 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Osisko Gold Royalties
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jun 2023
    Orion Mine Finance
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jun 2023
    Niger
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de quatre défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association. Nous attirons également votre attention sur des allégations d’harcèlement judiciaire et des procédures judiciaires irrégulières envers quatre défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Jul 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Lydian Armenia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2023
04 Aug 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jun 2023
    GeoPromining
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jun 2023
    Eurasian Development Bank
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Canada
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Aug 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Armenia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the criminal charges against Tehmina Yenoqyan, a journalist and environmental human rights defender from Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Aug 2023
    07 Jun 2023
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning violations against two members of the human rights organisation Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal (MASUM). This is specifically in reference to the alleged attack on, and torture and ill-treatment of, the human rights defender and community activist Mr. Pranab Roy, as well as the harassment of human rights defender, Mr. Arkadeep Goswami.
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
Information received concerning the persecution of the environmental human rights defenders and anti-war activists Ms. Polina Oleynikova, Mr. Arshak Makichyan and his family members.
Alleged victims: 5
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    30 May 2023
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informations reçues concernant Mme Sihem Bensedrine, ancienne présidente de l’Instance Vérité et Dignité (IVD), qui a été interdite de quitter le pays après avoir été inculpée dans le cadre d'une enquête sur le rapport final de cette instance qu'elle a présidée sur les crimes commis sous la dictature. Le rapport a été publié au Journal Officiel conformément à la loi et fait donc désormais partie du cadre juridique tunisien.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Dec 2023
    26 May 2023
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information reçue concernant la situation précaire actuelle des juges et des avocats, qui semblent faire face à des schémas de harcèlement judiciaire, et sur les réseaux sociaux, sur la base des mesures prises après le décret-loi présidentiel 2022-11 (et sa modification par le décret-loi 2022-35), et le décret 2022-516.
Alleged victims: 11
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    25 May 2023
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • climate change
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the escalating administrative and judicial harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Tran Phuong Thao, wife of imprisoned environmental human rights defender Dang Dinh Bach, as well as the continued incarceration of Mr. Dang Ding Bach himself, in connection with the exercise of their freedom of expression, environmental advocacy, and human rights activities, respectively. This, furthermore, relates to a communication which we submitted to Your Excellency’s Government on 18 February 2022 (VNM 2/2022) and we would like to thank your Excellency’s government for the replies we received on this matter thus far, both on 19 February 2022 and on 20 March 2023.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jul 2023 (Ack.)
    25 May 2023
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre la presunta expulsión de un estudiante, Señor Adrián Camilo García Flores, de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala como forma de represalia por el ejercicio de su libertad académica y por sus actividades como representante estudiantil.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2023
    25 May 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Follow-up on the cases of Messrs Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Viktar Babaryka, and Maksim Znak based on new information received, including allegations of incommunicado detention of individuals sentenced on politically motivated charges, denial of visits by family members, lawyers and independent physicians, denial of communication and correspondence and concerns of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or torture that endanger their health and life, and danger that they are subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 May 2023
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détérioration des conditions de détention de trois défenseurs des droits de l’homme condamnés à de longues peines de prison, MM Al-Hussein Al-Bashir Ibrahim, Khatri Dadda, Naama Asfari. Cette lettre fait suite aux communications précédentes envoyées au Gouvernement de votre Excellence concernant les trois défenseurs des droits humains, y compris la communication MAR 5/2021 datée du 7 janvier 2021. Nous remercions le Gouvernement de votre Excellence pour les réponses fournies le 8 janvier 2021, le 27 janvier 2021, le 9 mars 2021 et le 12 avril 2021.
Alleged victims: 3
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24 Jul 2023
    24 May 2023
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the sentencing of three human rights defenders by the Terrorism Circuit of the Emergency State Security Court in a trial that lacked due process after they were arrested arbitrarily in 2018 and subjected to enforced disappearance, ill treatment amounting to torture, and poor detention conditions.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Jul 2023 (Ack.)
02 Aug 2023
    19 May 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian musician who was violently arrested and is being detained for supporting the peaceful protests as well as for raising his voice through protest songs. Mr. Toomaj Salehi is charged with multiple counts, including “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel arz), a capital offence under Iran’s strict interpretation of Islamic law and is therefore facing death penalty. He is also charged with spreading propaganda against the government, formation and management of illegal groups with the aim of undermining national security, collaboration with hostile government and spreading lies and inciting violence through cyberspace.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2023
    18 May 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • violence against women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the sentencing of Ms. Irina Danilovich, to seven years of prison following her alleged arbitrary detention, and the ill-treatment to which she is being subjected to whilst in detention, all of which are reportedly in connection with her legitimate human rights work and the exercise of freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 May 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Russian Federation
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged search of the homes of members of the Russian NGO “Memorial” as well as their offices, and the criminalization of Oleg Orlov in connection with his legitimate human rights work, the exercise of his freedom of expression and freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 May 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con el presunto hostigamiento y estigmatización de la Defensora del Pueblo Eliana Revollar Añaños.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jul 2023
    16 May 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd, aged 68, a German-Iranian software engineer and journalist based in the United States who was kidnapped, forcibly disappeared and detained by the Iranian authorities in Dubai in July 2020 and is now at risk of execution after being sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel-arz) following an unfair trial. Throughout his time in detention, Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd has not had access to a lawyer of his choice. Also, the Iranian authorities have denied consular access to Mr. Sharmahd, despite his German nationality.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Jul 2023
11 Jul 2023 (Annex)
    15 May 2023
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l’intrusion au domicile et des menaces et intimidations à l’encontre de M. Dismas Kitenge.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 May 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning a wide-scale police operation that was carried out in 21 Turkish provinces on 25 April 2023 to arrest and detain over 120 individuals on suspicion of terrorism and their alleged ties to the Kurdistan Workers Party.
Alleged victims: 126
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14 Aug 2023
    12 May 2023
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received on the alleged arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and criminalisation of human rights defenders Mr. Daler Bobiev, Mr. Avazmad Ghurbatov, Mr. Zavqibek Sohibov, Mr. Abdusattor Kotibov, Mr. Abdulmajid Rizoev, Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva, Mr. Manuchekhr Kholiknazarov, Mr. Faromuz Irgashov, and Mr. Khushruz Djumaev.
Alleged victims: 9
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    12 May 2023
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defenders and lawyers Messrs. Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi and Qin Yongpei.
Alleged victims: 3
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21 Jul 2023
    09 May 2023
    Brazil
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • minority issues
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of systemic acts of violence, threats, harassment, and discrimination against Guarani and Kaiowá indigenous peoples in Mato Grosso do Sul, particularly women spiritual leaders, which appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of expression, freedom of religion or belief as well as their cultural rights.
Alleged victims: 6
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10 Jul 2023
21 Jul 2023
29 Aug 2023
    08 May 2023
    Bahrain
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Comments on the Law No. (58) Of 2006 With Respect to Protecting the Society from Terrorist Acts and the Bahraini Citizenship Act of 1963 as amended in 2014 and 2019 respectively. We respectfully address several serious human rights challenges in relation to the definition of terrorism contained in the legislation which, in our view, is overly broad; the negative and disproportionate impact of the legislation may have on particular groups, on due process, on the right to liberty and security of person, as well as on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects of the law to ensure that it complies with Bahrain's international human rights obligations. We would also like to reiterate the observations made in AL BHR 2/2019 on the Law No. (58) Of 2006 With Respect to Protecting the Society from Terrorist Acts.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jun 2023
    05 May 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
information we have received concerning the detention of a young girl and the charges brought against her under Section 112 (lèse-majesté) of the Criminal Code. The lèse-majesté legislation has been the subject of numerous observations and recommendations by international human rights bodies and mechanisms in recent years.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 May 2023 (Ack.)
25 Aug 2023
    05 May 2023
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received on the punitive conditions of his continuing detention which are affecting his health status, reported to be rapidly deteriorating, with dangerous, life-threatening consequences.
Alleged victims: 4
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    03 May 2023
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution of journalist Shamsuzzaman Shams Zaman. We are also writing about an investigation opened into editor Matiur Rahman. Mr Shamsuzzaman Shams and Mr Matiur Rahman are respectively journalist and editor for Prothom Alo newspaper, the country’s largest daily news.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 May 2023
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning credible reports that the Kyrgyz Parliament (Jogorku Kenesh) may be considering, in the coming days, the early dismissal of Ms. Atyr Abdrakhmatova, Ombudsperson (Akyikatchy) of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Apr 2023
    Zaha Hadid Architects
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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27 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Van Berkel en Bos U.N. Studio B.V.
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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17 May 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    United States of America
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Merssrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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02 Jan 2024
    28 Apr 2023
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Merssrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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08 Aug 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Concern on the recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) published on 17 March 2023, which represents the latest development of your Excellency’s Government response to the challenges posed by the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979 (PTA) and the Rehabilitation Bill passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on 18 January 2023. This legislation followed previously proposed legislation which sought to establish a Bureau for the Rehabilitation of ‘drug addicts, war warriors, and violent extremists.’ We note that revisions to the Rehabilitation Bill following a decision of the Supreme Court do not adhere in certain regards to fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, in our view have not remedied the substantive deficiencies of the legislation, and therefore place many of its provisions in direct contradiction with the international human rights law obligations of your Excellency’s Government.
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    28 Apr 2023
    Spain
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
información recibida sobre el riesgo inminente de ejecución de tres personas y largas condenas de prisión de otros tres, en el contexto de presunta persecución de miembros de la tribu Howeitat. Señores Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaití, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abu Khalilal-Huwaiti y Atallah Musa Mohamedal-Huwaití, han sido condenados a muerte. Sres. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqaal-Huwaiti, MahmudAhmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqaal-Huwaiti y Abdullah Dakhilallahal-Huwaití, han sido condenados a severas penas de prisión. Todos están condenados por actos terroristas, supuestamente infundados, y más bien están siendo castigados por simplemente expresar su oposición a los desalojos forzosos de la tribu Howeitat, incluyendo las redes sociales. Al parecer, algunos de ellos han sido sometidos a torturas y malos tratos mientras se encontraban bajo custodia, incluido un régimen de aislamiento prolongado, con el fin de obtener confesiones. Los seis, junto con otros miembros de la tribu Howeitat, se han resistido a los desalojos de sus hogares en el marco del proyecto NEOM, parte de la Visión Saudita 2030. NEOM es un proyecto del Saudi Public Investment Fund, que posee el 100% de una sociedad anónima cerrada denominada NEOM. Supuestamente, varias empresas internacionales han estado involucradas en diferentes etapas del desarrollo del Proyecto NEOM. El proyecto NEOM se está implementando supuestamente sin una consulta genuina, un consentimiento libre, previo e informado, y acceso a recursos efectivos de la tribu Howeitat, cuyos miembros han sido amenazados con desalojos de las poblaciones de Al Khuraiba, Sharma y Gayal.
Alleged victims: 6
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23 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Solar Water Plc
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Saudi Public Investment Fund
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom Company. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged persecution of members of the Huweitat tribe who have been resisting their evictions under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. Specifically, three persons (Shadly al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim al-Huwaiti and Atallah al-Huwaiti) have been given the death penalty, and three others (Abdelnasser al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud al-Huwaiti and Abdullah al-Huwaiti) have been handed severe prison sentences, to punish as terrorist acts their mere voicing of opposition to the forced evictions, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, including prolonged solitary confinement, while in custody. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Indigenous Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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26 Jun 2023
10 Jul 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Samsung C&T Corporation
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Republic of Korea
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged persecution of members of the Huweitat tribe who have been resisting their evictions under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. Specifically, three persons (Shadly al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim al-Huwaiti and Atallah al-Huwaiti) have been given the death penalty, and three others (Abdelnasser al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud al-Huwaiti and Abdullah al-Huwaiti) have been handed severe prison sentences, to punish as terrorist acts their mere voicing of opposition to the forced evictions, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, including prolonged solitary confinement, while in custody. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Indigenous Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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21 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Oliver Wyman, LLC
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Netherlands
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged persecution of members of the Huweitat tribe who have been resisting their evictions under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. Specifically, three persons (Shadly al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim al-Huwaiti and Atallah al-Huwaiti) have been given the death penalty, and three others (Abdelnasser al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud al-Huwaiti and Abdullah al-Huwaiti) have been handed severe prison sentences, to punish as terrorist acts their mere voicing of opposition to the forced evictions, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment, including prolonged solitary confinement, while in custody. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Indigenous Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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26 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Neom Company
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom Company. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Morphosis
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    McKinsey & Company
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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26 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Keller Group Plc
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd.
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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10 Jul 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Germany
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Merssrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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22 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A. (FCC)
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Información recibida sobre el riesgo inminente de ejecución de tres personas y largas condenas de prisión de otros tres, en el contexto de presunta persecución de miembros de la tribu Howeitat. Los señores Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaití, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abu Khalilal-Huwaiti y Atallah Musa Mohamedal-Huwaití, han sido condenados a muerte. Los Sres. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqaal-Huwaiti, MahmudAhmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqaal-Huwaiti y Abdullah Dakhilallahal-Huwaití, han sido condenados a severas penas de prisión. Todos están condenados por actos terroristas, supuestamente infundados, y están siendo castigados por simplemente expresar su oposición a los desalojos forzosos de la tribu Howeitat, incluyendo a través de las redes sociales. Al parecer, algunos de ellos han sido sometidos a torturas y malos tratos mientras se encontraban bajo custodia, incluido un régimen de aislamiento prolongado, con el fin de obtener confesiones. Los seis, junto con otros miembros de la tribu Howeitat, se han resistido a los desalojos de sus hogares en el marco del proyecto NEOM, que forma parte de la Visión Saudita 2030. NEOM es un proyecto del Saudi Public Investment Fund, que posee el 100% de una sociedad anónima cerrada denominada NEOM. Presuntamente, varias empresas internacionales, incluida su empresa, han estado involucradas en diferentes etapas del desarrollo del Proyecto NEOM. El proyecto NEOM se está implementando supuestamente sin una consulta genuina, un consentimiento libre, previo e informado, y acceso a mecanismos de reparación eficaces de la tribu Howeitat, cuyos miembros han sido amenazados con desalojos de las aldeas de Al Khuraiba, Sharma y Gayal.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd.
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    China
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Merssrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Bureau Proberts, PTY LTD
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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27 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Boston Consulting Group
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Bechtel Global Corporation
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Australia
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Merssrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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27 Jun 2023
    28 Apr 2023
    Aedas Limited
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    28 Apr 2023
    Aecom
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of three persons and long prison convictions of three others, in the context of alleged persecution of members of the Howeitat tribe. Messrs. Shadly Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Ibrahim Salih Ahmad Abou Khalil al-Huwaiti and Atallah Moussa Mohammed al-Huwaiti, have been sentenced to death. Messrs. Abdelnasser Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti, Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abou Taqiqa al-Huwaiti and Abdullah Dakhilallah al-Huwaiti, have been handed severe prison sentences. All are convicted for terrorist acts, which are allegedly baseless, and they are rather being punished for merely voicing their opposition to the forced evictions of the Howeitat tribe, including on social media. Some of them have allegedly been subjected to torture and ill-treatment while in custody, including prolonged solitary confinement, for the purpose of extracting confessions. The six, along with other members of the Howeitat tribe, have been resisting evictions from their homes under the NEOM project, part of the Saudi 2030 Vision. The NEOM project is being implemented allegedly without genuine consultation, free prior and informed consent, and access to effective remedies of the Howeitat tribe, whose members have been threatened with evictions from Al Khuraiba, Sharma and Gayal villages. NEOM is a project of the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which owns 100% of a closed joint-stock company named Neom. A number of international companies, have been allegedly involved in different stages of the development of the Neom Project.
Alleged victims: 6
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    27 Apr 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the conditions and treatment of detainees at the two penal colonies for women in Belarus, as well as in the Akrestina detention centre. Although the number of women detained in such dire conditions is allegedly larger, this communication focuses on the documented cases of seven women, detained and sentenced on what appear to be politically motivated charges, that suffered irreversible and sometimes life-threatening health deterioration in detention and denial of medical treatment, potentially amounting to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, namely: (1) Maria Kalesnikava, (2) Ksenia Lutskina, (3) Maria Rabkova, (4) Kanovalova Antonina, (5) Redacted, (6) Volha Zalatar, (7) Viktoryia Kulsha.
Alleged victims: 62
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    26 Apr 2023
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • older persons
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary restriction of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly of individuals, principally persons with disabilities, protesting against a lack of government funding and public infrastructure for persons with disabilities in the Republic of Korea. We also wish to raise our concerns regarding the reported physical and verbal intimidation and harassment of protesters by security forces during demonstrations, as well as the reported use of verbally intimidating language against the protesters and persons with disabilities by government and municipal officials. We also raise concerns about police investigations into the actions of these protesters, including the case of Mr. Park Kyeong-Seok.
Alleged victims: 1001
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23 Jun 2023
    21 Apr 2023
    Jordan
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the detention and charges brought against Mr. Al-Rousan in relation to the exercise of his right to freedom of expression in the context of his political commentaries and journalistic activities in Jordan.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2023
    19 Apr 2023
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the alleged presence of the Pegasus spyware, developed by the private corporation, NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group), in devices belonging to at least 35 human rights defenders, academics, political leaders, and activists during the height of nationwide demonstrations from 2020 to 2021 in Thailand.
Alleged victims: 4
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20 Apr 2023 (Ack.)
    19 Apr 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Sepal Amarasinghe, which appears to be related to the legitimate exercise of his right to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression and the misuse of the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights Act to punish expressions and behaviours that are considered contemptuos to religious feelings.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2023 (Ack.)
30 Jun 2023
    18 Apr 2023
    Mr. Essa Abdirahme Kayd (MFA)
    JAL
  • Somalia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning concerning the alleged use of excessive and lethal force by Somaliland security forces against protesters during demonstrations that took place from 27 December 2022 to 9 January 2023 in Las Anod town, Sool region in Somaliland. We are also concerned by the reported arrest and detention of protestors from the same demonstrations.
Alleged victims: 72
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    17 Apr 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the criminal charge filed against human rights defender Alexei Semyanov in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 May 2023
    14 Apr 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the proposed amendments to harshen the punishment for blasphemy laws under the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure of Pakistan, against the backdrop of an increasing pattern of vigilante violence following accusations of blasphemy against religious minorities in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Apr 2023
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force pendant les manifestations et grèves du mouvement social contre le projet de réforme des retraites du gouvernement, organisées depuis mi-janvier 2023 et ayant occasionné des blessures de plusieurs manifestants, mais aussi des arrestations et des violations aux droits à la liberté d’expression et de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Apr 2023
    Brazil
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning intimidation of three women journalists and human rights defenders for covering a case of a girl victim of rape, whose sexual and reproductive health rights have reportedly been violated.
Alleged victims: 3
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    03 Apr 2023
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and alleged ill-treatment of human rights defender Muhammad Ahsan Untoo.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2023
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal investigation launched by the Long An Police, Long An Province (Viet Nam), against one of the most prominent human rights lawyers and human rights defenders in Viet Nam, Mr. Dang Dinh Manh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding growing discrimination and rising incidents of hate speech and incitement to violence against the Ahmadi religious minority in Pakistan, including attacks against places of worship and other acts of intimidation.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2023
    Mr. Amir Khan Muttaqi
    JAL
  • Afghanistan
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of Mr. Behboudi, an international journalist, human rights defender, and documentary-maker focusing on issues such as mass migration, women and minority rights and the co-founder of the independent news website Guiti.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance since July 2022, and risk of torture, ill-treatment and execution of Messrs. Pejman Fatehi, Vafa Azarbar, Mohammad (Hazhir) Faramarzi and Mohsen Mazloum who are members of the Kurdish minority.
Alleged victims: 4
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20 Jun 2023
    30 Mar 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment of human rights defenders, including a prominent human rights lawyer and a leading woman human rights defender, as well as infringement of their freedoms of expression and of association because of their online activism.
Alleged victims: 2
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    29 Mar 2023
    Iraq
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the harassment and threats, as well as prosecution based on criminal defamation laws against Mr. Sarmad Al Taee, a writer and journalist, Mr. Saadoun Damad, a presenter for Al-Iraqiya TV channel and host of talk show “Al-Mouhayed”, Mr. Mohamed Jabber, presenter for Zagros TV channel and host of talk show “Biwodoh”, and Mr. Ahmed Yahya Issa Rubaye, assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry at Basra university and anti-corruption defender.
Alleged victims: 4
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    28 Mar 2023
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
Informations avons reçues concernant des allégations de racisme, de discrimination raciale et de discrimination xénophobe en Tunisie, y compris des discours de haine et des violences xénophobes, à l'encontre de migrants originaires d'Afrique subsaharienne, ainsi que de détention arbitraire de ces migrants.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Jun 2023
    27 Mar 2023
    Singapore
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of judicial harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders and capital defense lawyers defending inmates on death row, including being subjected to punitive cost orders that risk obstructing inmates’ access to legal counsel and right to a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 5
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26 May 2023
    27 Mar 2023
    Guyana
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received on the delicate and deteriorating situation of human rights of people of African descent in Guyana, who live on the fringes of society and suffer from numerous violations of their fundamental rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 Mar 2023
    Qatar
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of and cyber-attacks against Mr. Mark Somos, following his communications with various UN human rights bodies regarding alleged human rights violations committed by the State of Qatar against his clients.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Feb 2024
    24 Mar 2023
    Google LLC
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of and cyber-attacks against Mr. Mark Somos, following his communications with various UN human rights bodies regarding alleged human rights violations committed by the State of Qatar against his clients.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Mar 2023
    Germany
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of and cyber-attacks against Mr. Mark Somos, following his communications with various UN human rights bodies regarding alleged human rights violations committed by the State of Qatar against his clients.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 May 2023
    24 Mar 2023
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the criminal proceedings against members of Human Rights Center Viasna. Human Rights Center Viasna is a Belarusian non-governmental organization, established in 1996 to help victims of human rights violations. The main goal of the organization is to contribute to the development of the civil society in Belarus, based on the respect of human rights standards.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 May 2023
    21 Mar 2023
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant les poursuites engagées contre Anja Federer et Lisa Salza pour avoir respectivement exercé leur droit à la liberté de rassemblement pacifique sans autorisation préalable devant les ambassades du Royaume-Uni et de la Fédération de Russie, à Berne.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2023
    21 Mar 2023
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged use of excessive force resulting in the killing and injuring of protesters in the context of December 2022 protests, which sparked in response to the sentencing over alleged social media post of a human rights defender, and the reactivation of arrest warrants against other Tishreen demonstrators.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Jun 2023
    17 Mar 2023
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning multiple cases filed against Jimmy Lai Chee-ying (Jimmy Lai), founder of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, under various legal provisions, including the National Security Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 May 2023
    14 Mar 2023
    South Sudan
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information concerning the alleged abduction from Nairobi, Kenya, of human rights defender Mr Morris Mabior Awikjok, his alleged enforced deportation to South Sudan, his detention and torture, and the lack of information provided to his family members in Nairobi, Kenya.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Mar 2023
    TikTok
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Follow-up letter concerning the alleged role of Omegle in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct and it being shared on your platform (Tiktok).
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Mar 2023
    Omegle LCC
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • business
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Follow-up letter concerning the alleged role of Omegle in facilitating self-generated and live video streamed sexual activities and material online that depicts or otherwise represents children appearing to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Allegedly, Omegle has gained popularity after videos tagged with “Omegle” in Tiktok, a China-based company, have reportedly been viewed more than 9.4 billion times worldwide.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Mar 2023
    Sierra Leone
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of over 50 protesters, predominately women, by the authorities on 4 July 2022 for protesting against increased living costs, including due to fuel price increases. We are also concerned by the reported physical attacks against the individuals detained, which may amount to torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 50
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    10 Mar 2023
    Mr. Essa Abdirahme Kayd (MFA)
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Somalia
Information received concerning the alleged use of excessive and lethal force by security forces against protestors on 11 August 2022 in Somaliland. We are also concerned by the reported arrest and detention of protestors from the same demonstrations.
Alleged victims: 244
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    10 Mar 2023
    Mozambique
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information concerning comments on a draft bill on non-profit organizations (NPO) in Mozambique (“the draft NPO law”), introduced to Parliament in October 2022, and currently tabled to be discussed at the parliamentary session starting on 22 February 2023. If adopted into law in its current version, this bill will have serious consequences for the exercise of human rights, including the right to freedom of association, for individuals involved in and benefiting from non-profit organizations in Mozambique.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Mar 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a bomb attack perpetrated outside the home of journalist and human rights defender Mr. Victor Mambor.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 May 2023
    10 Mar 2023
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information regarding the proposed draft amendments to the criminal code of Republika Srpska on “criminal offences against honour and reputation”, which were announced by the Minister of Justice of Republika Srpska, Mr. Milos Bukejlovic, on 2 March 2023 and were published on 3 March 2023.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2023
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Telegram, specifically that its services are being used as a vehicle for the dissemination of hate speech and incitement to violence against pro-democracy actors in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2023
    Telegram Messenger LPP
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Telegram, specifically that its services are being used as a vehicle for the dissemination of hate speech and incitement to violence against pro-democracy actors in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Feb 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged impromptu inspection and dissolution of the Moscow Helsinki Group. The Moscow Helsinki Group (“MHG”) is the oldest Russian human rights organisation. Since 1976, it has been monitoring and documenting human rights violations, providing legal assistance in human rights cases, taking measures to bring Russian legislation and law enforcement practice in line with international human rights obligations, and improving public oversight over the activities of public authorities. The MHG has also been organizing a human rights movement in Russia and protecting other human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Apr 2023
    24 Feb 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el alegado uso excesivo de la fuerza provocando un elevado número de muertes ilícitas, detenciones supuestamente arbitrarias, un caso de desaparición forzada, estigmatización y violaciones al debido proceso en contra de las personas manifestantes durante las protestas que han tenido lugar posterior al 8 de diciembre de 2022. Asimismo, hemos recibido información de la existencia de un elevado número de personas pertenecientes a comunidades indígenas, así como personas campesinas, que parecen haber sido objeto de detenciones supuestamente arbitrarias y asesinatos, así como de la falta de prestación de asistencia médica rápida en el contexto de los hechos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Apr 2023
    20 Feb 2023
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the ongoing prosecution of Ms. Rozina Islam, an investigate journalist for Prothom Alo newspaper.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Feb 2023
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor prison conditions of human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, including the restriction of communication with family, and deprivation of his right to give power of attorney to his lawyer in court, as required.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Apr 2023
    16 Feb 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la dissolution de l'association La Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (LADDH) par le tribunal administratif d'Alger dans un procès qui semble ne pas avoir respecté les principes du droit à un procès équitable, et qui s'appuie sur une loi restrictive qui a également visé l’association Rassemblement Actions Jeunesse. Nous souhaiterions également attirer l’attention du Gouvernement de votre Excellence sur des informations reçues concernant des obstacles dans la loi et la pratique à l’engagement des associations auprès des organisations internationales, y compris de l’Organisation des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 6
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14 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    Vinci Construction Grands Projets
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme concernant le projet de développement urbain et touristique de Mandalika. Les procédures spéciales ont déjà exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant la mise en œuvre de ce projet dans les communications OTH 180/2021 et OTH 20/2022. Nous saisissons cette occasion pour vous remercier de vos réponses à ces communications. Néanmoins, nous restons extrêmement préoccupés par la situation dans la région de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL USA 15/2021. Nevertheless, we remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Spain
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de violaciones de derechos humanos en torno al proyecto de desarrollo urbanístico y turístico de Mandalika. Los Procedimientos Especiales han expresado anteriormente su preocupación por la ejecución de este proyecto en AL ESP 2/2021. Aprovechamos esta oportunidad para agradecer al Gobierno de Su Excelencia sus respuestas a estas comunicaciones. No obstante, seguimos extremadamente preocupados por la situación en la región de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    Indonesia Tourism and Development Corporation - ITDC
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL OTH 49/2021. We remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed by the Special Procedures regarding the implementation of this project in AL IDN 5/2021 and AL IDN 1/2022. We take this opportunity to thank your Excellency’s Government for its responses to these communications. Nevertheless, we remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    France
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme concernant le projet de développement urbain et touristique de Mandalika. Les procédures spéciales ont déjà exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant la mise en œuvre de ce projet dans la communication AL FRA 3/2021. Néanmoins, nous restons extrêmement préoccupés par la situation dans la région de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    EBD Paragon
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL OTH 179/2021. We remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Dorna Sports
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de violaciones de derechos humanos en torno al proyecto de desarrollo urbanístico y turístico de Mandalika. Los Procedimientos Especiales han expresado anteriormente su preocupación por la ejecución de este proyecto en AL ESP 2/2021. No obstante, seguimos extremadamente preocupados por la situación en la región de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2023
    Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank - AIIB
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations surrounding the Mandalika urban development and tourism project. Previous concerns have been expressed concerning the implementation of this project by the Special Procedures in AL OTH 17/2022 and AL OTH 24/2021. We remain extremely concerned about the situation in the Mandalika region.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2023
    14 Feb 2023
    Accor
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations des droits de l'homme concernant le projet de développement urbain et touristique de Mandalika. Les procédures spéciales ont déjà exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant la mise en œuvre de ce projet dans le document OTH 177/2021. Nous saisissons cette occasion pour vous remercier de vos réponses à cette communication. Néanmoins, nous restons extrêmement préoccupés par la situation dans la région de Mandalika.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Dec 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Ternium and San Faustin S.A
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Information reçues concernant la disparition des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Ricardo Lagunes et Antonio Diaz, dans l'État de Michoacán, au Mexique, et le risque imminent pour leurs vies. Ces deux défenseurs ont travaillé en faveur de la protection des droits de l'homme, notamment le droit à un environnement sain et les droits des Peuples Autochtones, dans le cadre des activités extractives de la société Ternium, basée au Luxembourg et appartenant au groupe argentino-italien Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Apr 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Techint
    JUA
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Díaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Feb 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Mexico
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Diaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Apr 2023
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
03 May 2023 (Ack.)
    13 Feb 2023
    Luxembourg
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Informations reçues concernant la disparition des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Ricardo Lagunes et Antonio Diaz, dans l'État de Michoacán, au Mexique, et le risque imminent pour leurs vies. Ces deux défenseurs ont travaillé en faveur de la protection des droits de l'homme, notamment le droit à un environnement sain et les droits des Peuples Autochtones, dans le cadre des activités extractives de la société Ternium, basée au Luxembourg et appartenant au groupe argentino-italien Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Apr 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Argentina
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Diaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Apr 2023
    08 Feb 2023
    Spain
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Información en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, persecuciones judiciales y políticas, e intimidaciones en contra de las y los líderes políticos Oriol Junqueras I Vies, Marta Rovira I Vergés, Raul Romeva I Rueda, Josep Maria Jové I Llado, Lluís Salvadó I Tenesa, Roger Torrent I Ramió, Jordi Solé I Ferrando y Pol Serena I Rius en el contexto del conflicto catalán-español, vinculadas al referéndum sobre la independencia de Cataluña, que tuvo lugar en octubre de 2017, y las protestas pacíficas posteriores.
Alleged victims: 8
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04 Apr 2023
18 Apr 2023 (Annex)
    07 Feb 2023
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la condamnation des défenseurs des droits de l’homme, Messieurs Kipré Pacome, Diangoné Bi Roland, Dolé Anicet et Séri Romuald.
Alleged victims: 4
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06 Apr 2023
    06 Feb 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received allegations that the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a civil society organization advocating for human rights in Pakistan, is facing intimidation and harassment in reprisal for its engagement in the fourth cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Feb 2023
    Bangladesh
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Concerns and advice regarding Bangladesh’s proposed Telecommunication Regulatory Commission regulation for digital, social media, and OTT platforms (the “draft Regulation”), which was published online on 3 February 2022.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Jan 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
information we have received concerning Ms. Elham Modarresi, Ms. Pouran Nazemi, Ms. Elham and Mr. Vahid Afkari, Mr. Younes Mashayekhi, Ms. Soha Mortezaei, Ms. Zhina Modares Gorji, Ms. Bahareh Hedayar, Mr. Saeid Madani. Ms. Mozhgan Kavusi, Ms. Raha Asgarizadeh, Ms. Alieh Motalebzadeh, Ms. Sepideh Qoliyan, and Ms. Narges Mohammadi.
Alleged victims: 16
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    26 Jan 2023
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Suivi sur le cas de M. Lokman Mohsen Slim, un éminent intellectuel libanais qui aurait été tué le 4 février 2021 au Liban. Nous avons porté cette affaire à l'attention du gouvernement de votre Excellence en mars 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jan 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recibida en relación con el asesinato del periodista y defensor de derechos humanos Sr. Rafael Emiro Moreno y la persecución y estigmatización de periodistas en el Sur del departamento de Córdoba.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Mar 2023 (Ack.)
26 May 2023
    23 Jan 2023
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le décret-loi No. 2022-54 relatif à la lutte contre les infractions relatives aux systèmes d’informations et de communication (ci-après « le décret-loi »), adopté le 13 septembre 2022, pour lequel nous exprimons nos profondes préoccupations quant à sa compatibilité avec les normes et standards relatifs aux droits à la liberté de d’expression, de la presse, de l’indépendance des avocats, d’association et à la vie privée. Plus généralement, nous nous préoccupons du fait que cette nouvelle mesure législative, adoptée quelques mois avant les élections législatives, s’inscrit dans une tendance générale de restrictions croissantes aux libertés fondamentales, à la liberté d’expression et au débat libre et pluriel, qui sont les caractéristiques d’une société libre et démocratique.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jan 2023
    Tajikistan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the following comments on the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Combating Terrorism (hereafter “CT Law”) and the Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan (hereafter “Criminal Code”). We respectfully address a number of serious human rights challenges in relation to the definition of terrorism contained in the legislation which, in our view, is overly broad, the negative and disproportionate impact of the legislation on particular groups, on due process, as well as on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We therefore respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects to ensure that the law complies with Tajikistan's international human rights obligations. We recall that Special Procedures Experts have raised concerns on some of these issues, particularly in relation to the Pamiri minority (communications TJK 1/2022, TJK 2/2022 and TJK 3/2022), to which the Government has not yet responded.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jan 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con la alegada criminalización de las personas que ejercieron sus derechos de libertad de asociación y reunión, y libertad de expresión durante las protestas que iniciaron en abril de 2021, por medio del uso de tipos penales, entre los que se encuentran terrorismo. Asimismo, por alegadas estigmatizaciones públicas de las protestas, sus participantes y organizadores, irregularidades en los procesos penales, y abuso de las penas así como de la figura de prisión preventiva en el marco de los procesos iniciados.
Alleged victims: 50
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22 Mar 2023
29 Mar 2023
    18 Jan 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning interferences with the legal profession, affecting those protestors who have been detained, accused and tried, in the current context of ongoing mass protests and unrest sparked by the death of Jina Mahsa Amini in September 2022. We aslo bring to your attention reports of the arrest and judicial harassment of seven lawyers working on human rights cases, Mostafa Nili, Arash Keykhosravi, Astareh Ansari, Bahareh Sahraian- Jahromi, Nazanin Salary, Mahmoud Taravat- Roui, and Babak Paknia, which suggest a possible pattern of interference with the legal profession, contrary to human rights laws and standards
Alleged victims: 7
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22 Jun 2023
    16 Jan 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the continuing use of excessive force against protesters participating in ongoing demonstrations in August and September 2022. The demonstrations are in response to the previous use of excessive force by security forces against protesters, as well as the continuing economic and financial issues arising from fiscal mismanagement of the debt crisis in Sri Lanka
Alleged victims: 3
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    16 Jan 2023
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant la détention et les accusations portées contre M. Ihsane El Kadi, de manière alléguée en relation avec l’exercice de son droit à la liberté d’expression dans le cadre de ses activités journalistiques, ainsi que la perquisition des deux médias, à savoir, Radio M et Maghreb Émergent.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    TCenergy
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Mar 2023
10 Mar 2023 (Annex)
    13 Jan 2023
    Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    SA Energy Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Royal Dutch Shell
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en indigenous peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted indigenous peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Petronas
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Petrochina
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    O.J. Pipelines Canada
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Mitsubishi Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    LNG Canada Joint Venture
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Ledcor Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Korea Gas Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Apr 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    Japan
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en indigenous peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted indigenous peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Mar 2023
    13 Jan 2023
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en indigenous peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted indigenous peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    Canada
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 May 2023 (Ack.)
    13 Jan 2023
    Alberta Investment Management Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jan 2023
    AECON Group Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning serious risks posed to Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the context of oil and gas projects in British Columbia, Canada. Of particular concern are allegations of ongoing violations and abuses against Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Peoples and communities related to the development of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project, as well as the human rights violations of land rights defenders peacefully demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline under construction that was approved in 2018 without the consent of the impacted Indigenous Peoples represented by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Jan 2023
    Green Invest
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concernant les activités de votre société Green Invest, basée en Belgique, et de sa filiale BUK d.o.o, basée à Istočno Sarajevo, en Bosnie-Herzégovine (BiH). En particulier, le dépôt de trois procès en diffamation contre deux jeunes activistes bosniaques, Mme Sara Tuševljak et Mme Sunčica Kovačević.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Jan 2023
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09 Jan 2023
    05 Jan 2023
    BUK d.o.o.
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the activities of the Belgian-based company Green Invest and its subsidiary BUK d.o.o, based in Istočno Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In particular, the filing of three defamation lawsuits against two young Bosnian activists, Ms. Sara Tuševljak and Ms. Sunčica Kovačević.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jan 2023
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the activities of the Belgian-based company Green Invest and its subsidiary BUK d.o.o, based in Istočno Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In particular, the filing of three defamation lawsuits against two young Bosnian activists, Ms. Sara Tuševljak and Ms. Sunčica Kovačević.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jan 2023
    Belgium
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant les activités de la société Green Invest, basée en Belgique, et de sa filiale BUK d.o.o, basée à Istočno Sarajevo, en Bosnie-Herzégovine (BiH). En particulier, le dépôt de trois procès en diffamation contre deux jeunes activistes bosniaques, Mme Sara Tuševljak et Mme Sunčica Kovačević.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Mar 2023
    03 Jan 2023
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • older persons
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el Señor Oscar René Vargas Escobar, una persona privada de libertad de 76 años de edad en precario estado de salud, que se encuentra en condiciones inhumanas de detencion y cuya vida podría correr peligro si no recibe atención médica inmediata. Su detención y el acceso estrechamente limitado a la atención médica se producirían en el contexto más amplio de condiciones carcelarias inadecuadas de personas detenidas arbitrariamente en Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Dec 2022
    Twitter Inc.
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding harmful impact of hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media such as Twitter. It is especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Dec 2022
    Google
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the harmful impact of hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media. It is especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Dec 2022
    Facebook
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding harmful impact of hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. It is especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Dec 2022
    Apple
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • climate change
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • education
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the harmful impact of hate speech, including misogynistic hate speech, incitement to hatred and racism targeting people of African descent and spreading on social media, especially alarming given the inadequacy of the responses and solutions put in place to counter them.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Mar 2023
    28 Dec 2022
    Somalia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Somalia
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the detention and charges brought against Mr. Abdalle Ahmed Mumin in relation to the exercise of his right to freedom of expression in the context of his participation in a public event where he read out a statement commenting on public affairs.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Dec 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and pre-trial detention of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders, climate activists and journalists, including women, seemingly for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; the authorities’ alleged and repeated refusal to ensure adequate access to healthcare of those detained reported to be in critical health conditions; and house searches that were carried out without a warrant or a court order.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Dec 2022
    23 Dec 2022
    Belarus
    JOL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning amendments to law No. 136-Z "On Citizenship of the Republic of Belarus" allowing for the deprivation of nationality as a punitive measure and the application of the new Criminal Procedure Code provisions on trials in absentia. We have doubts about the compatibility of these legislative provisions and their implementation with the international human rights law obligations binding on Belarus. Namely, in terms of their potential negative impact on the right to a nationality and the right to a fair trial, the denial of which would profoundly affect the enjoyment of all other fundamental rights. Furthermore, there could be a potential intimidatory effect of this legislation purporting to limit the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including those of opinion and expression as well as of peaceful assembly and association by Belarusian nationals abroad, preventing them from uniting in any structures, participating in public actions, or expressing dissenting views and criticism towards the current governance.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Dec 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • climate change
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the Public Order Bill of the United Kingdom (hereafter, the “Bill”) which could result in undue and grave restrictions on the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as of expression. This communication follows a previous communication sent to your Excellency’s Government on 25 May 2021 (GBR 7/2021), in which other concerns relating to the freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as of expression were raised in relation to the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill that has since become law in April 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Dec 2023
    19 Dec 2022
    Thailand
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received regarding Mr. Sunai Phasuk and Ms. Waraporn Utairangsee, Thai human rights defenders who are being investigated and charged, respectively, by the Royal Thai Police under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act and Criminal Code for their work on the protection of victims of torture and indigenous rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Jan 2023 (Ack.)
08 May 2023
    19 Dec 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation of Mr. Bolot Temirov, the cancellation of his citizenship, and his deportation from the Kyrgyz Republic, following his journalistic reporting on allegations of corruption.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Dec 2022
    19 Dec 2022
    China
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Follow-up on our engagement the Chinese Government since 2017, in particular regarding the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). We thank the Government for the detailed responses provided to some of our communications and the information received through the China Human Rights Newsletter that your representation in Geneva shares with different stakeholders, including Special Procedures.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2023
    16 Dec 2022
    Madagascar
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la convocation de Mme. Ketakandriana Rafitoson, directrice exécutive de Transparency International - Initiative Madagascar (TI-MG) et de M. Dominique Rakotomalala, Président de TI-MG, par la police économique, qui fait suite aux deux plaintes déposées par le Groupement des exportateurs de litchis (GEL).
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Dec 2022
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent arrests of four individuals, including three minors, for their participation in anti-normalization protests in Aali, in October 2021; and their conviction in absentia to one-year imprisonment on 31 May 2022.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Feb 2023
    13 Dec 2022
    Hungary
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged unlawful dismissal by the Budapest City hall of one of its workers, Mr. Gàspàr Bèkès, which appears to be related to Mr. Bèkès’ legitimate exercise of his rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including his right not to profess any religion and to practise his beliefs as an atheist and a member of a belief minority; his right to freedom of opinion and expression; as well as death threats received by Mr. Gàspàr Bèkès through social media.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Feb 2023
    09 Dec 2022
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information concerning the successive assaults and detentions carried out against Mr. Douglas James Coltart by Zimbabwean police and security forces, in connection with the legitimate exercise of his professional activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Dec 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women and girls
Information concerning Ms. Esther Alexandra Marinos and Mr. Mushldi Zalqaw Mutebi, who were allegedly subjected to enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment, including physical and sexual assault by members of the Ugandan security forces. We are also concerned about information received concerning journalist Mr. Lawrence Kitatta, who is subjected to harassment, intimidation and retaliation for his journalistic work.
Alleged victims: 3
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    08 Dec 2022
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant le décret-loi no 2022-55 du 15 septembre 2022 (ci-après, « décret-loi ») portant révision de la loi organique no 2014-16, relative aux élections, et au référendum. Le décret loi a modifié le système électoral, essentiellement en remplaçant le système électoral proportionnel plurinominal par un système électoral uninominal, abolissant le système de représentation proportionnelle des femmes (quotas), ainsi qu’en introduisant de nouvelles règles d’inscription des candidats et des électeurs. Ce récent décret a également amendé le cadre régissant le financement des campagnes électorales et introduit le principe du retrait possible de mandat aux parlementaires élus. Les amendements concernent uniquement l'élection de l'Assemblée des représentants du peuple (ARP) et ne couvrent pas l'élection de l'Assemblée nationale des districts et des régions - la chambre supplémentaire introduite par la nouvelle Constitution - qui serait composée sur la base des résultats des élections régionales, régies par la loi électorale existante mais qui devrait être modifiée par un décret ultérieur.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Dec 2022
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the purported imminent extradition of Mr Sherif Osman, from the United Arab Emirates to Egypt on the basis of a red notice issued by the Arab Interior Ministers Council under the charge of incitement on social media against the Egyptian Government.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jan 2023 (Ack.)
10 Feb 2023
    30 Nov 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of rapper Toomaj Salehi, and the subsequent acts of torture inflicted upon him, in connection with his songs critical of the Iranian authorities Information has also been received on other artists arbitrarily arrested in October and November 2022, some of them still detained, for protesting against the Iranian authorities, particularly for the recent death of Masha Amini, and for expressing their desire for freedom.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jan 2023
    23 Nov 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender, Ms. Pouran Nazemi, her subsequent ill-treatment, critical health condition and medical neglect.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Feb 2023
    18 Nov 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued lack of adequate medical care provided to Dr. Abdelmoniem Aboulfotouh Abdelhadi, in prison, who is believed to be in a life-threatening state of health.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2023
    17 Nov 2022
    Singapore
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the investigation into the activities of human rights defenders Kirsten Han and Rocky Howe allegedly in connection with the exercise of their fundamental freedoms advocating against the use of the death penalty in Singapore.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jan 2023
    17 Nov 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the administrative detention of Mr. Uladzimir Tseliapun and Ms. Nasta Loika.
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Feb 2023
    16 Nov 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender, Mr. Hossein Ronaghi, his subsequent ill-treatment, critical health condition and medical neglect, and the arrest and charges amounting to death penalty against Saman Yasin, a rapper and activist.
Alleged victims: 2
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14 Apr 2023
    10 Nov 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the allegations of arbitrary arrest of 4 trade union leaders, including Mr. Aliaksandr Yarashuk, Mr. Hennadz Fiadynich and Mr. Vasil Berasneu on 19 April 2022, and their lengthy pre-trial detention in state custody in violation of the international human rights norms binding Belarus. Moreover, we are concerned about the imminent threats to their health and life due to inadequate detention conditions and lack of access to necessary and proper medical care in detention.
Alleged victims: 4
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    07 Nov 2022
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la denegación de entrada a Nicaragua supuestamente impuesta a la Sra. Anexa Brendalee Alfred Cunningham, de nacionalidad nicaragüense, después que la defensora de derechos humanos y de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas viajó a Ginebra (Suiza), en julio 2022, en misión oficial como parte del Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas de la ONU.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Nov 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information concerning the arrest and detention of Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a leading forensic medical practitioner and anti-torture and human rights expert by the Turkish authorities in connection with her exercise of free expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Oct 2022
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged illegal arrest and ill-treatment of the human rights defender and journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Oct 2022
    Spain
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con las actividades de espionaje mediante el uso de software espía Pegasus y Candiru sobre un amplio número de personalidades y activistas catalanes durante el período 2017-2020. Las víctimas de los complejos y sofisticados programas de espionaje incluyeron líderes catalanes, miembros del Parlamento Europeo, legisladores, juristas y miembros de organizaciones de la sociedad civil. El software espía Pegasus se vende únicamente a los gobiernos, según su productor (NSO Group, con sede en Israel). La mayoría de los ataques de software Spyware de los que se informa a continuación se produjeron en el territorio de España.
Alleged victims: 14
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22 Dec 2022
    20 Oct 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ongoing excessive and lethal use of force by Iranian security forces against protesters demonstrating in response to the death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022, who died after she was detained by the Gasht-e-Ershad (Guidance Patrol) for allegedly not complying with Iran’s compulsory veiling laws. The information refers to a continuous crackdown on civil society by the Iranian authorities, the use of live ammunitions against protesters, sexual and gender-based violence against women, arbitrary arrests, torture, extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings, as well as the disruption of the Internet, preventing access to and the sharing of information on the protests.
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 Oct 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged continuing actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project (the Project) and the lack of substantive measures from the Mexican Government and involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    Spain
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Mayaen materia de derechos humanos, , involucranda empresas domiciliadas en Espana , y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y las empresas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
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15 Dec 2022
    19 Oct 2022
    Operadora Cisca y Casco
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Nov 2022
    19 Oct 2022
    Mota-Engil
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno y las empresas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida sobre la continuación de las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Dec 2022
    19 Oct 2022
    JP Morgan
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project and the lack of meaningful measures from the Mexican Government and the involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    Grupo Indi
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y de las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    Grupo Azvi
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación a la continuación de las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas sustantivas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y de las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas. En septiembre de 2020, varios de las y los expertos de la ONU que le dirigen esa carta ya habían manifestado su preocupación en relación con los posibles impactos del proyecto para los Pueblos y comunidades Indígenas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    FCC Construcción
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las afectaciones reales y potenciales del Proyecto de Desarrollo del Tren Maya en materia de derechos humanos y la falta de medidas significativas por parte del Gobierno Mexicano y de las empresas involucradas para prevenir, mitigar y repararlas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    China Communications Construction Company, Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged continuing actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project (the Project) and the lack of substantive measures from the Mexican Government and involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project and the lack of meaningful measures from the government of Mexico and the involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Oct 2022
    BlackRock Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • racism
Information received regarding the actual and potential human rights impacts of the Mayan Train Development Project and the lack of meaningful measures from the Mexican Government and involved businesses to prevent, mitigate and redress them.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Oct 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos de numerosos periodistas que podrían estar relacionados con su actividad periodística desde el principio del año vigente.
Alleged victims: 7
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14 Dec 2022
    13 Oct 2022
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización del ejercicio legítimo de la labor de defensa de los derechos humanos a través del uso indebido del derecho administrativo o penal.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Mar 2023
    12 Oct 2022
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire des défenseurs des droits humains Oumar Sylla et Ibrahima Diallo. Nous aimerions soulever également d’autres préoccupations concernant des allégations de dissolution sans fondement juridique du Front national pour la défense de la Constitution (FNDC).
Alleged victims: 2
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    04 Oct 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of two additional human rights defenders and representatives of the Pamiri minority in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous (GBAO) Region, Mr. Khursand Mamadshoev and Mr. Faromuz Irgashov, as well as updated information regarding the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Mr. Manuchehr Kholiknazarov, and Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 May 2023
    04 Oct 2022
    Morocco
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant le juriste sahraoui et défenseur des droits de l'homme M`hamed Hali qui a été arbitrairement privé de son droit d'exercer la profession d'avocat dans le système judiciaire marocain en raison d'opinions exprimées en faveur du droit à l'autodétermination du peuple de Sahara occidental.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Dec 2022
    30 Sep 2022
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    JAL
  • climate change
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning undue restrictions on civil society participation in the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held in Sharm el Sheikh in November 2022.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Feb 2023
    30 Sep 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • climate change
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning undue restrictions on civil society participation in the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held in Sharm el Sheikh in November 2022.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Sep 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the detention of four women human rights defenders, members of The Call of the Iranian Women NGO.
Alleged victims: 4
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28 Nov 2022
    21 Sep 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information concerning the continued detention of Mr. Osman Kavala in light of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights ordering his release and subsequent infringement proceedings against Türkiye in this regard.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Nov 2022
    20 Sep 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged denial of the enjoyment of human rights to life; liberty and security of person, including freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention; freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; the right to a fair trial; and the right to freedom from discrimination on the basis of political or other opinion, sex, or other status, including sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Feb 2023
14 Apr 2023
    16 Sep 2022
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding threats by unknown individuals against Mr. Adriano Nuvunga.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Aug 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international solidarity
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the fatwa issued against the author Salman Rushdie and the publishers of his book “The Satanic Verses”, calling for their killing on the basis of blasphemy.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Nov 2022
    30 Aug 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Irina Danilovich, her alleged arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, criminalisation, home search and seizure of her electronic devices and documents, as well as her designation as a “mass media foreign agent”, all of which was reportedly in connection with her legitimate human rights work and the exercise of the freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Sep 2022
    18 Aug 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de homicidio de numerosos/as manifestantes en el año 2021 y la falta de investigaciones prontas, exhaustivas, eficaces, imparciales, independientes y transparentes. Entre los numerosos casos documentados, se encuentran los presuntos homicidios del Señor Santiago Murillo Meneses, sucedido en la ciudad de Ibagué, Tolima el 1 de mayo de 2021; del Señor Brayan Niño Araque, ocurrido el 1 de mayo de 2021 en la ciudad de Madrid, Cundinamarca; de los Señores Kevin Agudelo y Harold Antonio Rodríguez y una persona adicional en el marco de la "Operación Siloé" en la glorieta del barrio de Siloé, en la ciudad de Cali el 3 de mayo de 2021; y del Señor Cristian David Castillo de la Ossa, ocurrido el 25 de junio de 2021 en Bogotá, por parte de la Fuerza Pública o funcionarios del Estado.
Alleged victims: 6
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14 Oct 2022
    12 Aug 2022
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • older persons
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Información recibida relación con las defensoras de derechos humanos privadas de la libertad Sra. Nidia Lorena Barbosa Castillo, Sra. Rusia Evelyn Pinto Centeno y Sra. María Esperanza Sánchez García, que se encuentran en grave estado de salud y cuya vida podría correr peligro si no reciben atención médica especializada urgente. Su detención y el acceso estrechamente limitado a la atención médica se producirían en el contexto más amplio de condiciones carcelarias inadecuadas de personas detenidas arbitrariamente en Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Aug 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged torture and ill treatment and subsequent death of Mr. Nabayan Chakma Milon, age 47, an indigenous political activist, in military custody in Dighinala, Khagrachari, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh.
Alleged victims: 2
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    04 Aug 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and retaliation against Mr. Abdelrahman Mahmoud, also known as Abdelrahman Ayyash in relation to his work on the human rights situation in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Aug 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • development
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received the excessive and lethal use of force against protesters amid large scale daily demonstrations since 16 March 2022 that started in Colombo city and spread to other areas in Sri Lanka, in response to fiscal mismanagement of the debt crisis rising inflation, shortages of fuel and essential goods and prolonged power cuts as a result of a scarcity of foreign exchange. We would like to bring further attention to reports we’ve received on the subsequent arrests and arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders, activists and journalists, seemingly for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as to freedom of expression and of opinion.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jul 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information reçue concernant l’usage abusif presumé du système judiciaire par la société d'huile de palme Energy & Palma, dont Nestle s’approvisionne, contre quatre dirigeants communautaires afro-descendants et défenseurs des droits de l'homme de la communauté de Barranquilla de San Javier, dans la province d'Esmeraldas, en Équateur - Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero et Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo Caicedo – en raison de l’exercice de leur droit a la liberte de protestation, de défense collective du territoire et de l'environnement.
Alleged victims: 4
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21 Sep 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - RSPO
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    PepsiCo.
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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25 Aug 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    Nestlé
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo for exercising their right to protest, collective defence of the territory and the environment.
Alleged victims: 4
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31 Aug 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    La Fabril
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con el presunto uso indebido del sistema judicial por parte de la empresa de aceite de palma Energy & Palma contra cuatro líderes comunitarios afro descendientes y defensores de los derechos humanos de la Comunidad Barranquilla de San Javier, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, por ejercer su derecho a la protesta, la defensa colectiva del territorio y del medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the allegations of arbitrary killing of a Palestinian-American journalist, Ms. Shireen Abu Akleh, excessive use of force against Palestinians attending her funeral procession, and attacks and harrassment against Palestinians holding Palestinian flags.
Alleged victims: 2
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    29 Jul 2022
    General Mills
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received regarding the alleged misuse of the judicial system by the palm oil company Energy & Palma against four Afro-descendant community leaders and human rights defenders of the Barranquilla de San Javier Community, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador: Antonio Olivero Mina Caicedo, Luis Fernando Quintero Mina, Andrés Humberto Arce Quintero and Néstor Javier Caicedo Caicedo.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Energy&Palma
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con el presunto uso indebido del sistema judicial por parte de la empresa de aceite de palma Energy & Palma contra cuatro líderes comunitarios afro descendientes y defensores de los derechos humanos de la Comunidad Barranquilla de San Javier, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, por ejercer su derecho a la protesta, la defensa colectiva del territorio y del medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Jul 2022
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Presunto uso indebido del sistema judicial por parte de la empresa de aceite de palma Energy & Palma, del Grupo La Fabril, contra cuatro líderes comunitarios afro descendientes y defensores de los derechos humanos de la Comunidad Barranquilla de San Javier, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador, por ejercer su derecho a la protesta, la defensa colectiva del territorio y del medio ambiente.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Oct 2022
    26 Jul 2022
    Libya
    JUA
  • violence against women and girls
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and mistreatment of Ms. Iftikhar Boudra.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2022
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • terrorism
Information concerning the arbitrary detention and criminalization of Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza, Mthandeni Dube, and Colani Maseko in the context of “Pro-democracy Protests” in the country, in June 2021 and January 2022.
Alleged victims: 3
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15 Aug 2022
    25 Jul 2022
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • cultural rights
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de severas limitaciones al derecho a la libertad de asociación a través de la cancelación de la personalidad jurídica de al menos 700 organizaciones de la sociedad civil desde 2018, de ellas, 487 asociaciones solo en junio del año en curso.
Alleged victims: 6
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    22 Jul 2022
    Thailand
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the imminent threat to the life and security of Mr. Faraz Pervaiz, a Pakistani national belonging to the Christian religious minority, who left Pakistan to seek protection from religious persecution and who faces a risk of refoulement to his country of origin.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jul 2022 (Ack.)
02 Nov 2022
    20 Jul 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty

Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2022
    19 Jul 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received about the arbitrary arrest and judicial harassment of Mr. Bolot Temirov and Mr. Bolot Nazarov. Mr. Bolot Temirov is an investigative journalist and the founder of Temirov Live, a YouTube channel through which he reports on alleged cases of state corruption. Mr. Bolot Nazarov is a musician, poet and human rights defender. He supports the investigative work of Temirov Live and publishes songs about these investigations on his own social media channels.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Dec 2022
    19 Jul 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information reçue concernant la sécurité de la défenseuse des droits humains Mme. Miriam Furaha.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jul 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva, and threats against her and the arbitrary detention of Mr. Manuchechr Kholiknazarov, a human rights lawyer.
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Jul 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and criminalisation of a woman human rights defender Ms. Alexandra Skochilenko. We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the recently introduced Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code and its alleged use against human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Aug 2022
    01 Jul 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning intimidation, threats and arbitrary detention of several teachers for participating in peaceful protests, including arrest and continued detention of teachers, human rights defenders and members of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in the province of Tehran; Mr. Rasoul Bodaghi, Mr. Jafar Ebrahimi, and Mr. Mohammad Habibi, as well as human rights defenders and members of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in the province of Kurdistan; Mr. Eskandar Lotfi, Mr. Shaban Mohammadi, and Mr. Masoud Nikkhah.
Alleged victims: 6
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11 Jan 2023
    30 Jun 2022
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and prosecution of Mr. Abdulbaqi Saeed Abdo, who faces the risk of an imminent deportation.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Jun 2022
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty on Mr. Junaid Hafeez for charges of blasphemy, which do not meet the threshold of “most serious crimes” as required under international law when the death penalty is imposed.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jun 2022
    Sudan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information serious allegations of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment of hundreds of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders and people with a perceived affiliation with the opposition to the military coup of 25 October 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and ill-treatment of the journalists and human rights defenders Mr. Oleh Baturin and Mr. Serhiy Tsyhipa, as well as the alleged threats, physical violence, home searches, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and killings of human rights defenders, among other civil society representatives, in the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2022
    14 Jun 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the travel ban purportedly imposed on Mr. Ubai Aboudi and Ms. Sahar Francis, directors of two Palestinian civil society organizations.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Jun 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the travel ban purportedly imposed on Mr. Ubai Aboudi and Ms. Sahar Francis, directors of two Palestinian civil society organizations.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Jun 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation du blogueur Merzoug Touati, à une peine d’un an de prison ferme et une amende de 100 000 DA qui semblent représenter une criminalisation de l'exercice de son droit à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, et à la défense des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2022
    10 Jun 2022
    Nepal
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged denial of fundamental right to education, the right to privacy, the right to freedom of expression and the denial of the recognition of the gender identity.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jun 2022
    Gambia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning threats by public officials and unknown individuals against human rights defender Madi Jobarteh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Jun 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protesters, leading to the death of at least five protesters, as well as the arbitrary arrest of a large number of people at said protests. Further concerns are raised at the disruption of the internet, preventing access to and sharing of information on the events. In addition, concerns are raised over the wider crackdown on civil society and the largescale and arbitrary arrests of teachers, union leaders, labour rights defenders, human rights defenders, activists, artists and academics, many of whom have been accused of or charged with national security crimes.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Aug 2022
    03 Jun 2022
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged persecution against 2 individuals as well as prosecution on blasphemy charges, continuous threats and incitement to violence which appear to be related to the practice of his religious belief.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • violence against women
Information received concerning attacks, harassment, asset freezing, and serious threats made against staff members of the BBC News Persian Service and their families by authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jul 2022
    26 May 2022
    Georgia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of deportation of Mr. Maan al-Jaraba, a Saudi national, from Georgia to Saudi Arabia. We are concerned that should he be deported, he may be subject to arbitrary detention, unfair trial, possibly torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and death penalty for expressing dissenting political views.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Aug 2022
    25 May 2022
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention of human rights lawyer, Mr. Youssef Mansour.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 May 2022
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la planification de l’assassinat du défenseur des droits de l'Homme M. Pierre Espérance.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 May 2022
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la detención continua del defensor de derechos humanos Sr. Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara que lleva más de 10 meses en prisión preventiva.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Sep 2022
    20 May 2022
    Austria
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the motion adopted by the Municipal Council of Vienna at its 39th session on 27 June 2018, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2022
    17 May 2022
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
Información recibida en cuanto al uso sistemático del régimen legal referente a los Estados de Excepción en Guatemala y la aplicación de los mismos al municipio de El Estor, departamento de Izabal en octubre de 2021 como respuesta a crecientes tensiones sociales en la zona. Preocupa en particular el uso del Estado de Sitio, la tipología más restrictiva del Estado de Excepción, que puede ser decretado por el ejecutivo cuando considere que en la zona en cuestión se llevan a cabo actividades terroristas, sediciosas, de rebelión o haya indicios fundados de actos violentos enumerados en la correspondiente normativa (Decreto no. 7 “Ley de Orden Público” de 1965).
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning allegations of the enforced disappearance of Mr. Ebrahim Babaei since 21 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2022
    12 May 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged designation of Legal and Social Support Charitable Foundation “Sphere” as a “foreign agent non-governmental organisation” and its proposed involuntary liquidation.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jul 2022
    10 May 2022
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'enlèvement et les violences physiques contre M. Sana Canté.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 May 2022
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Comentarios sobre la Ley General de Regulación y control de Organismos sin Fines de Lucro (la "Ley de OSFL"), que introduce amplios requisitos de registro y presentación de informes a las OSFL, así como severas sanciones administrativas para los organismos concernidos.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 May 2022
    Israel
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Counter-Terrorism Law 5776-2016 and related regulations and orders.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 May 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de treize défenseurs des droits humains, dont une femme défensuese, de la organisation Lutte pour le changement (LUCHA).
Alleged victims: 14
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    29 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JOL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the new “Procedure for Entry and Residency of Foreigners in Judea and Samaria Region”, which may have a negative impact on the enjoyment of academic freedom in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Apr 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de femicidio agravado de la Sra. Keyla Martínez mientras estaba bajo custodia policial el 7 de febrero de 2021, la falta de investigaciones rápidas y exhaustivas relativas a su muerte, y actos de intimidación y amenazas contra personas asociadas a ella, incluyendo personas defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Apr 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the alleged arrest, detention, persecution and ill-treatment of human rights defenders in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Apr 2022
    21 Apr 2022
    Greece
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the conviction and sentencing of human rights defenders Andrea Gilbert and Panayote Dimitras.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Jun 2022
    20 Apr 2022
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des menaces contre M. Elvis Brown Luma Mukuna (Elvis Brown) et M. Jan Joris Cappelle.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Oct 2022
    19 Apr 2022
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of Mr. Mykola Mykolaiovych Sydorenko, presumably by members of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk region and Security Service of Ukraine, in Bakhmut.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Apr 2022
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de décret (ci-après, « projet de décret ») qui viserait à réviser de nombreuses dispositions du décret-loi n° 2011-88 du 24 septembre 2011, portant sur l’organisation des associations. Si ledit projet de décret venait à être adopté, il constituerait un obstacle important à l’exercice du droit à la liberté d’association et remettrait en question le respect par la Tunisie de ses obligations au regard du droit international.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jun 2022
    11 Apr 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Informations reçues concernant le maintien en détention des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, M. Serge Mikindo Wasso, M. Claude Lwaboshi Buhazi et M. Faustin Ombeni Tulinabo, membres du mouvement citoyen Jicho La Raya, et M. Joseph Bayoko Lokondo, M. Ndjoli Aponga, M. Juvénal Eali Iyanza, M. Camille Mwangi Molala et M. Chilassy Bofumbo activistes du mouvement « Génération Consciente de l’Equateur », ainsi que d’autres mouvements citoyens et politiques.
Alleged victims: 8
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    08 Apr 2022
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Informations reçues faisant état de l’assassinat de deux journalistes M. Amady John Wesley et M. Wilguens Louissaint, qui faisaient un reportage sur l’insécurité dans le pays.
Alleged victims: 2
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    07 Apr 2022
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • women and girls
Information concerning information we have received concerning the reported smear campaign against, and arbitrary detention and criminalisation of Ms. Karomat Ashirova and Ms. Zukhra Abdurakhmanova, which are reportedly related to their human rights activities, as well as searches in their homes and seizure of documents reportedly proving human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Jun 2022
    05 Apr 2022
    Guinea-Bissau
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçu concernant une attaque armée contre des journalistes de la station de radio Capital FM.
Alleged victims: 7
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    31 Mar 2022
    Libya
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received on the Anti-Cybercrime Law adopted by the House of Representatives on 26 October 2021, which could have a grave impact on the enjoyment of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Mar 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the investigation against human rights defender Mr. Ali Akram al-Bayati.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jun 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Informations concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire, d’absence de procès équitable, et de harcèlement judiciaire contre M. Ahmed Manseri, défenseur des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 May 2022
    30 Mar 2022
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning survivors of the Lekki shooting of 20 October 2020, including witnesses in the JPI inquiry, Ms Ibeh Kamsyochukwu (‘Kamsi’), and Ms. Dabira Adeyinka. Ms. Kamsyochukwu and Ms. Adeyinka are human rights defenders and members of the #EndSARS movement, and Ms Adeyinka is also the coordinator of the support group for the victims of the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Apr 2022 (Ack.)
    28 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution, on 12 March 2022, of 81 persons, on terrorism-related charges.
Alleged victims: 3
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25 May 2022
    28 Mar 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged violations of fundamental freedoms in the Russian Federation in the context of the ongoing and nation-wide peaceful protests against the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces that have taken place on a daily basis since 24 February 2022. In particular, we call attention to various alleged human rights violations reportedly committed in response to these protests, including instances of excessive use of force against protesters and the mass arrests of participants in these rallies, as well as a broader pattern of heightened restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the build-up to these protests. The issue of the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters by members of the police force was previously the subject of several communications issued by United Nations special procedures, including RUS 2/2021 and RUS 6/2019. We appreciate the replies to RUS 6/2019, received on 28 November 2019, as well as to RUS 2/2021, received on 20 April 2021.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Mar 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the charges against and alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of journalist Ms. Sedef Kabaş in relation to critical comments she made about H.E President Erdoğan on television and on social media.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 May 2022
    21 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning charges against Mr. Patrick Zaki, and a travel ban against, and the continued freeze of assets as well as pending charges against Mr. Gasser Abdel Razek, Mr. Karim Ennarah, and Mr. Mohamed Bashir, as well as a travel ban against and a freeze of assets of Mr. Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Alleged victims: 6
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20 Feb 2023
    18 Mar 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the detention of Mr. Lukpan Akhmedyarov.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force lors des arrestations et des disparitions forcées alléguées de MM. Noureddine Bhiri et Fathi Beldi, dans le cadre d’une mesure d’assignation à résidence, ainsi que les mesures de représailles qui auraient été prises à l’encontre de M. Abdelrazzak Al Kilani, l’avocat de M. Bhiri.
Alleged victims: 3
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08 Jun 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the violations of due process and fair trial standards in the sentencing of human rights lawyer, Mohamed El-Baqer by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Misdemeanours Court in December 2021; the continued inclusion of his name on the terrorist watch list despite lack of evidence; his continued pre-trial detention in connection with another case; and the threat of a long term prison sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2023
    14 Mar 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Concerns regarding the Online Safety Bill (the “Bill), which was published on 12 May 2021 and is scheduled to be put to a vote in Parliament in 2022. In February 2022, your Excellency’s Government announced that three new offences will be introduced through the Bill, based on the UK Law Commission’s ‘Modernising Communications Offences’ report published in July 2021, and that additional ‘priority offences’ will be included in the Bill.
Alleged victims: -
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25 May 2022
    14 Mar 2022
    General Min Aung Hlaing
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Information received concerning violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in the context of Tatmadaw operations across Myanmar, which have included deliberate attacks against civilians, summary executions, indiscriminate attacks on population centers, arbitrary detentions, the widespread destruction of civilian homes and structures and the looting of civilian property, gender-based violence against women, including sexual violence, the use of civilians as human shields, the occupation of medical facilities and threats against healthcare workers, the obstruction of humanitarian aid, the use of starvation as a weapon of war, the targeting of religious personnel and persecution of minorities and individuals based on their perceived religious affiliation, and mass forced displacement with limited prospects for durable solutions.
Alleged victims: 441500
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    11 Mar 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of lethal and excessive force against protesters in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) of Tajikistan followed by the shutdown of mobile internet services and subsequent threats and harassment of the members of the Pamiri minority.
Alleged victims: 3
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    03 Mar 2022
    Switzerland
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Préoccupations concernant l’article 47 de la Loi fédérale sur les banques et les caisses d’épargne du 8 novembre 1934 (modifiée en 2016) (ci-après, la « Loi sur les banques ») et ses implications potentielles pour le droit à la liberté d’expression.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Apr 2022
14 Apr 2023
    03 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Messrs. Hemdullah Abduweli and Nurmemet Rozi, both Chinese nationals belonging to the Muslim Uyghur ethnicity, at risk of being forcibly returned from Saudi Arabia to the People’s Republic of China, despite the potential risk of torture and other forms of ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Apr 2022 (Ack.)
    03 Mar 2022
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
The authorities are aware of certain deaths which is proven by death certificates issued by the government.
Alleged victims: 35
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11 May 2022
    02 Mar 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding threats against academic and human rights lawyer, Mr. Colin Harvey.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jun 2022
    25 Feb 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning two nationals of Saudi Arabia, reportedly facing the death penalty, after having allegedly been arbitrarily arrested and following an unfair trial marred by torture allegations. We would also like to welcome the release of a third national of Saudi Arabia whose case was brought to the attention of Your Excellency’s Government on different occasions.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Apr 2022
    25 Feb 2022
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Mr. Vladimir Matskevich, a Belarusian public figure, who was allegedly arbitrarily arrested on 4 August 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Feb 2022
    Togo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des actes de harcèlement et la détention de courte durée des défenseurs des droits de l'homme M. Ferdinand Mensah Ayité, M. Joël Vignon Egah, M. Isidore Kouwonou et M. Fovi Katakou, en lien avec l'exercice de leur droit à la liberté d'expression et de leurs activités en faveur des droits de l'homme.
Alleged victims: 4
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27 May 2022
    22 Feb 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the multiple criminal proceedings against human rights defender Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chairperson of the Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği – İHD) in Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Apr 2022
    21 Feb 2022
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged acts of intimidation and harassment against relatives of disappeared persons, human rights defenders and civil society organizations in Bangladesh because of their work and co-operation with international bodies and UN mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 6
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12 May 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Huynh Thuc Vy and environmental rights defender Mr. Dang Dinh Bach, in connection with the exercise of their freedom of expression and human rights activities, respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Apr 2022 (Ack.)
17 Mar 2023
    18 Feb 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged threats and intimidation of indigenous human rights defender Alessandra Korap Munduruku following her participation in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Apr 2022
03 May 2022
    17 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the arrest, detention and subsequent enforced disappearance of Tibetan writer Mr. Lobsang Lhundup (pen name of Dhi Lhaden), musician Mr. Lhundrup Drakpa, and teacher Ms. Rinchen Kyi, allegedly in connection with their cultural activities in favour of the Tibetan minority language and culture.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Apr 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation and ill-treatment of human rights defenders Ersin Berke Gök and Caner Perit Özen.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Apr 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning multiple legal cases brought against Atlas of Hate for defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Apr 2022
    14 Feb 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de la blogueuse et défenseuse des droits humains Meriem Bribri.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Feb 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
informacion recibida sobre la demanda de difamacion y la subasta del medio de comunicacion El Nactional, en reaccion de sus informes criticos sobre el gobierno.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Apr 2022
    11 Feb 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged designation of the human rights project OVD-Info as a “foreign agent public association”, as well as the blocking of its website and the impending blocking of its social media pages based on a court decision allegedly adopted following violations of the right to a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort contre le défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Kizito Bin Hangi, en lien avec son travail dans le domaine des droits de l’Homme et ses droits à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, ainsi qu’à la liberté d’association.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Feb 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning allegations of systemic and structural racial discrimination against Afro-Brazilians that has been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Apr 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Qatar
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning Law No. 20 of 2019 Promulgating the Law on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Law No. 20).
Alleged victims: -
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24 Oct 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Peru
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con los presuntos actos de desprestigio e incitación a la violencia dirigidos contra el memorial “El Ojo que Llora” y los actos de estigmatización, intimidación y amenaza dirigidos contra las personas que participaron en el acto de reconocimiento del sitio como Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación, todos ellos registrados en las redes sociales.
Alleged victims: -
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04 May 2022
    07 Feb 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement de M. Faleh Hammoudi, défenseur des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Apr 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the intimidation of and threats against by Ms. Meena Kotwal, a Dalit journalist and woman human rights defender working and reporting on human rights issues.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent enforced disappearances of human rights defenders Mr. Wang Jianbing and Mr. Yang Maodong (pen-name Guo Feixiong), who are facing the charge of “inciting subversion of State power”, and concerning Mr. Tang Jitian, who has been reported as forcibly disappeared since 10 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 9
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01 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender and activist Mr Ammar Al-Helfi.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, imprisonment as well as critical health condition while in state custody of Mr. Baktash Abtin (Mehdi Kazemi), a poet and human rights defender, following contracting COVID-19 in prison, subsequently resulting in his death in state custody.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jun 2022
    28 Jan 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de amenazas de muerte públicas contra el defensor de derechos humanos y miembro del CAJAR, el Señor Alirio Uribe Muñoz, y contra varios otros representantes del Comité del Paro, debido a su labor en la defensa de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the alleged disappearance of human rights defender, Mr. Steve Abua.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Feb 2022 (Ack.)
16 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the water and environmental policies in Khuzestan province which have led to a serious water and environmental crisis impacting life, livelihood, biodiversity and the environment. Further information is received at the violent dispersal by police and security forces of peaceful protests in Khuzestan province who protested the water crisis; the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters leading to the killing of at least nine individuals, including at least one child, and the injuring of a number of others; arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of protesters some of them being or have been subjected to enforced disappearance; and disruptions to internet access and mobile data.
Alleged victims: 10
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08 Mar 2022
    25 Jan 2022
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received about the inclusion on a terrorist list of two human rights defenders, Mr. Hamad Mohammed Al-Shamsi and Mr. Mohammed Saqr Al-Zaabi; and academics and activists Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi, and Mr Saeed Nasser Al-Tenaiji.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Jan 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la liquidation de l'ONG RAJ le 13 octobre 2021 par le tribunal administratif d'Alger.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the judicial harassment and acts of intimidation against non-governmental organizations working on oil and gas issues, and the arrest of human rights defenders working in the same field.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 Jan 2022
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged a