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2628 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    16 Sep 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the 28 June 2021 Thai Cabinet Resolution, which requires the Council of State to incorporate eight principles on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism into the forthcoming Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations, in potential contravention of Thailand’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Oct 2021
    27 Aug 2021
    Republic of Korea
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning amendments to the Act on Press Arbitration and Remedies for Damage caused by Press Reports (hereafter, the “draft Press Arbitration Act” under consideration by the National Assembly, which, if adopted without further changes, may severely restrict the rights to freedom of information and of expression of the media.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Sep 2021
    24 Aug 2021
    Austria
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Concern with the recently enacted Anti-Terrorism Act (the “Act”), which introduces “religiously motivated extremist association” as a basis for criminalization and implements a new electronic surveillance system for individuals on conditional release – all in potential contravention of Austria’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Oct 2021
    23 Aug 2021
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the Proclamation regarding the prohibition of acts that impede the northern border closure operation issued by the Ministry of Social Security on 25 August 2020 and the Reactionary Thought and Culture Denunciation Law by the Supreme People’s Assembly in December 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Aug 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, threats and intimidation against human rights defenders, journalists and trade union leaders Mr. Sudesh Nandimal Silva, Mr. Senaka Perera, Mr. Tharindu Jayawardhana and Mr. Joseph Stalin.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Oct 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning several attacks on lawyers and the independence of the legal profession, which take the form of arbitrary arrests, physical attacks, intimidation, and harassment. The information received also concerns the alleged political interference with the independence of the judiciary.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Oct 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Zia Nabavi in apparent retaliation for his defence of human rights and for exercising his right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of and charges against 7 environmental rights defenders and members of Mother Nature Cambodia.
Alleged victims: 9
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27 Sep 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of a 17-year old boy with autism spectrum disorder.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 2021
    13 Aug 2021
    Togo
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues à propos de l’avant-projet de loi relatif à la liberté d’association au Togo (ci-après : l’avant-projet) adopté le 7 avril 2016 et qui prévoit de remplacer la loi de 1901 en vigueur. L’avant-projet a par la suite été retiré pour être amélioré avec l’implication des organisations de la société civile (CCPR/C/TGO/5), et relancé en 2020. Lors de la 132e session du Comité des droits de l’Homme le 1er juillet 2021, la délégation togolaise a indiqué que 16 associations seraient invitées pour participer à l’élaboration du nouveau projet de loi (CCPR/C/SR.3783).
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Aug 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, and the decision of the Court of Cassation to maintain his name in the terrorist entities and terrorist list; and the alleged arbitrary detention of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer, and his inclusion in the terrorist entities and terrorist list.
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Aug 2021
    China
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the erosion of the right to freedom of speech, education and academic freedom in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) since the enactment of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, also known as the National Security Law (NSL), on 30 June 2020. Issues of concern include the disciplining of educators for their social activism and for exploring political issues in class, particularly in the university context, textbook censorship, the removal of educational components aimed at fostering critical thinking from a core secondary school curriculum, and an announced plan to insert national security components into almost all subjects in primary and secondary curricula. Also of concern is the possible chilling effect of the NSL on the freedom of expression of journalists and teachers due to increased self-censorship.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Aug 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing, kidnapping, alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, and threatening of human rights defenders, civil society activists, lawyers and journalists in the context of popular demonstrations in Iraq.
Alleged victims: 7
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    10 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on the offices of Defense of Children International Palestine (DCIP) in Ramallah on 29 July.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Concerns about the adoption and implementation of a recent regulation, titled ‘Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021’ [hereinafter ‘Regulation’] under section 27 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 as amended by Act No. 10 of 1982 [hereinafter ‘PTA’] published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2218/68 on 12 March 2021. In this regard, we wish to express our serious concern and to encourage the rescission of the Regulation because its provisions are contrary to Sri Lanka’s international legal obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Aug 2021
    09 Aug 2021
    Ghana
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the tabling of a bill entitled “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” before the Parliament of Ghana. According to information at our disposal, the first reading of the bill took place on 2 August. The consideration of the bill is expected to resume in October, after Parliamentary recess and public engagement.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçue concernant la condamnation, le 22 avril 2021, de M. Saïd Djabelkhir, journaliste, universitaire, islamologue de formation, et enseignant en secondaire de langue arabe et de philosophie, à trois ans de prison et une amende de 50 000 DA pour « offense à l’Islam » et « dénigrement du dogme ou des préceptes de l’islam ».
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2021
    06 Aug 2021
    Haiti
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du Décret portant sur la création, l’organisation et le fonctionnement de l’agence nationale de renseignements et du Décret pour le renforcement de la sécurité publique, adoptés le 25 novembre 2020 et révisés le 31 décembre 2020, ainsi que la révision du Code Pénal adoptée par décret le 24 juin 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Aug 2021
    NSO Group Technologies
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Sep 2021
    05 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Aug 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received regarding the physical attack and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Mohannad Karajah, and the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Jihad Abdo and Mr. Ezz El Din Zaaloul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    04 Aug 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d’agressions sexuelles, de tortures et de mauvais traitements commis à l’encontre de Messieurs Said Chetouane, Ayoub Chahetou, Nabil Bousekkine, et Sami Dernouni, qui auraient été arrêtés suite à leur participation alléguée à des manifestations pacifiques organisées par le mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: 4
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01 Oct 2021
    03 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrests, judicial harassment, criminalisation and threats against human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel.
Alleged victims: 8
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    03 Aug 2021
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the context of the “Pro-Democracy Protests” in the country. In particular, we have received various allegations of summary executions during the protests, excessive use of force by police officers, arrests and criminal prosecution of protesters, attacks on activists and journalists, as well as restrictions to internet and telecommunications access.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Aug 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones sobre las posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas, alegaciones de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de policías y militares contra manifestantes, periodistas y personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el contexto de protestas pacíficas que se iniciaron el 11 de julio de 2021, así como reportes de suspensión del servicio de internet y telecomunicaciones durante las manifestaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021
    29 Jul 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JOL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the recent act “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organisations”, signed into law by the President of Uzbekistan on 5 July 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jul 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de 21 personas defensoras de derechos humanos de la comunidad Maya Qéqchi de Chicoyogüito, así como el uso excesivo de la fuerza en su contra por su participación en una protesta pacífica en Cobán, departamento de Alta Verapaz.
Alleged victims: 22
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27 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
    28 Jul 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à trois ans de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, pour des accusations potentiellement infondées, ainsi que des conditions de détention assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Sep 2020
    28 Jul 2021
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the harassment and prosecution of human rights defender and journalist Mr. Coque Mukuta.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jul 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment against and sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Sevda Özbingöl Çelik, as well as the judicial harassment against human rights defender Mr. Cihan Aydın.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Sep 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Qatar
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention and charges against Kenyan human rights defender Malcolm Bidali.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Sep 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les intimidations, attaques et menaces de mort contre le défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Pierre Espérance et contre le Réseau National de Défense des Droits de l'Homme.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Jul 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations que les journalistes Omar Radi et Soulaimane Raissouni, tout deux détenus et condamnés possiblement en lien avec leur travail journalistique, et ayant entâmé une grève de la faim, respectivement les 9 et 8 avril derniers, pour protester contre leur détention provisoire prolongée et les charges portées contre eux.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Jul 2021
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning an executive order to restrict access to the social media platform Twitter in Nigeria.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jul 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a number of reported incidents and issues related to the holding and postponement of elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jul 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de acoso por parte de los autoridades en perjuicio de los miembros de la entonces Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorros, supuestamente por la actividad política que desempeña su ex directora; el periódico Confidencial por la presión a los medios periodísticos durante el proceso electoral; así como a Juan Sebastián Chamorro García, por su actividad política en contra del Gobierno.
Alleged victims: 5
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    16 Jul 2021
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning an alleged pattern of wire-tapping and surveillance by public prosecutors in 2017 of several journalists, as well as staff members of humanitarian relief organisations and human rights defenders, who appear to have been covering or working on the central Mediterranean migration crisis at that time.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Greece
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the assassination of journalist and human right defender Mr. Giorgos Karaivaz.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the reportedly imminent execution of 12 individuals following a mass trial, which failed to meet due process and fair trial standards, marred by allegations of enforced disappearances, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 12
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08 Sep 2021
    15 Jul 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged surveillance and attempts to break into the office of non-governmental organisation (NGO) Kyrgyz Indigo and the alleged privacy violations against its employees, who appear to be targeted for their legitimate human rights activity, as well as the alleged widespread privacy violations against people in Kyrgyzstan based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, and the alleged marginalisation of LGBTI people and human rights defenders working to protect and promote the rights of the LGBTI people in Kyrgyzstan.
Alleged victims: 11
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06 Sep 2021
    15 Jul 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Gulzada Serzhan and Zhanar Sekerbayeva.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Sep 2021
    13 Jul 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • housing
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre los cargos penales presentados contra un defensor de los derechos humanos, el Sr. Jaime Palomera y de dos arrendatarios, la Sra. Paula Geriboni Mikeliunas y el Sr. Francisco José Ortega García por la legítima labor realizada en defensa del derecho a una vivienda digna.
Alleged victims: 3
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    08 Jul 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received in relation to the continued detention of human rights defender Mr. Hejaaz Omer Hizbullah, who has been charged with terrorism-related offences.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Sep 2021
    07 Jul 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • torture
Follow-up on the case of Mr. Mustafa al Darwish, a national of Saudi Arabia, whose death sentence was enforced on 15 June 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Sep 2021
    06 Jul 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Jul 2021
    Total Headquarters
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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23 Aug 2021
23 Aug 2021
    06 Jul 2021
    Total E&P Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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23 Aug 2021
    06 Jul 2021
    France
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jul 2021
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the continued detention of Mr. François-Xavier Byuma. Mr. François-Xavier Byuma is a human rights defender, who heads an organization for the defence of children’s rights known as Turengere Abana, which fights against the sexual exploitation and forced labour of children, based in Kigali.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Jul 2021
    Libya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the abduction and potential enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mansour Mohamed Atti Al-Maghrabi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Jul 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the killing of Mr. Nizar Banat security forces of the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Banat, 44 years old, was a political activist, a candidate in the “Dignity and Freedom “electoral list, and a well-known critic of the Palestinians authorities.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Aug 2021
06 Sep 2021
    30 Jun 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the targeting of human rights defenders in Indonesia, including in alleged reprisal for Mr. Victor Yeimo’s cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Aug 2021
    30 Jun 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged physical and psychological abuse, coercion to leave Belarus, and ban on re-entry imposed on human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Volodymyr Yavorskyy, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention, administrative charges, criminalisation and ban to leave Belarus imposed on woman human rights defender Ms. Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorskaya. We also bring to your attention the alleged attempts by authorities to liquidate human rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) Zvyano.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2021
    28 Jun 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution of Ms. Rozina Islam, an investigative journalist for Prothom Alo newspaper, the country’s largest newspaper.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jun 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de detención arbitraria y violencia física en contra de la señora Francys Valdivia Machado y otras integrantes de la Asociación Madres de Abril, en el municipio de Estelí en Nicaragua, al igual que las detenciones, hostigamientos y declaraciones por parte del Gobierno en perjuicio de miembros del CENIDH.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Jun 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Duong Khai, reportedly for his human rights work regarding the rights of the Khmer Krom people.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Ukraine
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning personal sanctions against the owner of the three largest opposition TV channels, which as a result were forced to cease their broadcasting.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Sep 2018
    21 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d'arrestations, d’interdiction de manifester et d’usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de l’ordre à l’encontre des manifestants pacifiques du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jun 2021
29 Jul 2021
    17 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information reçue concernant des allégations relatives au harcèlement judiciaire de trois défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Aug 2021
    16 Jun 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les conditions de détention de deux défenseurs des droits humains condamnés à de longues peines de prison.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Aug 2021
    16 Jun 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of 12 human rights defenders, under investigation for the alleged commission of crimes carrying potentially lengthy prison sentences, and related allegations of grave ill-treatment and poor conditions of detention. Three of these individuals were allegedly targeted for their cooperation or attempted cooperation with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 12
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    15 Jun 2021
    Brazil
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
We express our serious concern with the amendment and expansion of anti-terrorism laws to be implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and their compatibility with Brazil’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Senate Bill No. 272/2016, which seeks to reinstate provisions in Brazil’s Anti-Terrorism Law (Law No. 13.260/2016, approved on 16 March 2016) and Draft Bill No. 1595/2019, which also amends prior legislation (Laws No. 10,257, of July 10, 2001, and No. 9,807, of July 13, 1999). The amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Law proposed in Senate Bill No. 272/2016 (“Bill 272/2016”) by Your Excellency’s Government includes measures that could significantly expand the definition of terrorism under domestic law. This change may lead to limitations on the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including those of opinion, expression, and association and remove protection for civil society actors and human rights defenders. Furthermore, we express our serious concern with the process of expanding the list of acts considered terrorist acts, and the enhanced sentencing for broadly or ill-defined terms like “reward or praise,” and “incite”, all of which when coupled with the broad use of “terrorism” makes it easier to classify many acts as “terrorist acts” but undermine the principles of legality and legal certainty in contravention of your Excellency’s government international law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jun 2021
    11 Jun 2021
    India
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Comments on the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, published on 25 February 2021 under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Jun 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Morocco
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant les allégations d'agressions physiques et sexuelles, de harcèlement, de menaces et de raids que les journalistes et les défenseurs des droits de l'homme qui défendent le droit à l'autodétermination du peuple du Sahara occidental, et les membres de l'organisation ISACOM (Organe Sahraoui contre l'Occupation Marocaine) ont subi depuis novembre 2020, et l'escalade notable de ce harcèlement depuis lors.
Alleged victims: 14
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16 Sep 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the imprisonment of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and woman human rights defender, in connection with her work in defence of human rights, including on legal cases defending women and girls criminalised for protesting compulsory veiling laws, and the related harassment of her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the ongoing pre-trial detention and continued denial of bail of seven human rights defenders Ms. Chhoeun Daravy, Mr. Hun Vannak, Mr. Koet Saray, Mr. Tha Lavy, Ms. Eng Malai, Mr. Muong Sopheak and Mr. Mean Prommony.
Alleged victims: 7
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28 Jul 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest and alleged torture and ill-treatment of journalist and human rights defender Mr. Vladyslav Yesypenko in Crimea.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Aug 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged long-term arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Dawit Isaak.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Jun 2021
    Denmark
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the recent “Security for All Danes” bill, submitted by your Excellency’s Government to the Danish Parliament on 8 October 2020. If adopted into law in its current version, this bill may have a grave impact on the civic space and fundamental in particular with the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jun 2021
    04 Jun 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged physical attack and criminalisation of blogger and human rights defender, Mr. Miraziz Bazarov, which appear to be related to his legitimate human rights activities, advocating for LGBTI rights and the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 2021
    03 Jun 2021
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning acts of alleged arbitrary detention, and intimidation of journalists covering the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
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    02 Jun 2021
    Ghana
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and arbitrary detention of 21 persons defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) persons in Ho, Ghana.
Alleged victims: 21
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13 Aug 2021
    02 Jun 2021
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Roman Protasevich, as well as severe restrictions to media freedom in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Jun 2021
    01 Jun 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con violaciones graves de derechos humanos cometidos en el periodo electoral, las cuales constituyen limitaciones importantes a los derechos a la vida, a la no-discriminación, a la libertad de expresión, a la libertad de asociación y a la libertad de participación política. Adicionalmente, los presuntos ataques a las instituciones electorales representan una fuente de preocupación. Asimismo, quisiéramos señalar nuestra preocupación sobre la situación preocupante de los periodistas, agudizada por el contexto electoral.
Alleged victims: 563
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26 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
    31 May 2021
    Latvia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • minority issues
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the adoption and enforcement of a series of measures which appear to impose limitations affecting the use of minority languages in Latvia. In particular we have received new information regarding education laws, some of which we had previously raised concerns about in 2018 and 2019, as well as about a range of new laws or related policies adopted or applied since 2020 that raise serious concerns about their potential effects on the enjoyment and promotion of minority linguistic rights in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Jul 2021
    28 May 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Mustafa al Darwish, a national of Saudi Arabia, who reportedly faces imminent execution, after having been allegedly arbitrarily arrested, tortured and sentenced to death following a reportedly unfair trial, for crimes that allegedly occurred when he was seventeen years old.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
    27 May 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, harassment and criminalisation of woman human rights defender Ms. Renalyn Tejero, and the raid on the homes and subsequent arrest of human rights defenders Ms. Maria Jesusa “Sasah” Sta. Rosa and Mr. Dan Balucio.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2021
    27 May 2021
    Israel
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Information received concerning recent reports of violence, discrimination and incitement to racial hatred against Palestinian citizens of Israel, as well as the lack of bomb shelters and protection from the recent missiles fired in the Bedouin villages of the Naqab.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the transfer of several human rights defenders and political prisoners to prisons in distant locations, including Maryam Akbari Monfared, Zeinab Jalalian, Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, Mojgan Keshavarz, Atena Daemi, Sepideh Gholian, Golrokh Iraee, Saba Kord Afshari, Nasrin Sotoudeh as well as health condition of Raheleh Ahmadi and denial of temporary leave to Zeinab Jalalian, Maryam Akbari Monfared, and Atena Daemi, over the last 13, 12, and four years that they have remained in prison.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 Aug 2021
    26 May 2021
    France
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information reçue concernant la version révisée du projet de loi « confortant le respect des principes de la République et de lutte contre le séparatisme » transmise à l’Assemblée nationale le 14 mai 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 May 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received about the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (the Bill) put forward by the government of the United Kingdom as of March 2021 and specifically the sections Part 3 of the Bill entitled “Public order and unauthorised encampments” (cl.54-cl.60).
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jul 2021
    25 May 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
informations reçues concernant des allégations selon lesquelles M. Walid Nekiche aurait été détenu au secret et torturé. Ces allégations font également état de la lenteur des procédures juridiques destinées à enquêter indépendamment sur ces allégations, et si elles étaient avérées, de poursuivre les tortionnaires et garantir réparation à la victime. Elles font aussi état de pressions exercées sur M. Nekiche pour qu’il retire sa plainte de torture.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Aug 2021
    20 May 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informationreceived concerning cases of human rights defenders who have allegedly been arbitrarily detained and sentenced to 10 years or more, or those at risk of being sentenced to 10 years or more, in connection to the promotion and defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 22
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14 Jul 2021
    19 May 2021
    Thailand
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Situation of Mr. Aung Thein Htike, Ms. Zun Sithu, Mr. Min Tun, Mr. Kyaw Zayar Win and Ms. Aye Aye Tun, detained in Thailand, and who are facing possible return to Myanmar where they are at high risk of torture and ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 5
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21 May 2021
    19 May 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Información recibida sobre la alegada detención arbitraria y sentencia de la señora Celia Cruz y el señor John Christopher Cerna Zúñiga, al igual que los presuntos actos de maltrato, tortura, amenaza e intimidaciones sufridas por estos defensores en prisión.
Alleged victims: 2
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    18 May 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the revocation of the licenses to practice law of five lawyers who have been providing legal services to, inter alia, opposition leaders and peaceful protesters.
Alleged victims: 12
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24 Jun 2021
    12 May 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning participants of the Saturday Mothers/People (CurmatesiAnneleri/Insanlari)
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2021
    12 May 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the dispersal by law enforcement authorities and members of the ruling party Awami League of a series of peaceful demonstrations organized by different political and civil society groups during and after Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to attend the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the country's independence and the birth centenary of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the alleged related excessive use of force against demonstrators which led to at least 17 people being killed and several injured.
Alleged victims: 218
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    07 May 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza y armas de fuego por parte de policías y miembros del Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD) empleadas contra manifestantes y personas defensoras de derechos humanos que protestaban de forma pacífica desde el 28 de abril de 2021 en contra de las reformas fiscales en Colombia, así como en relación a las alegaciones recibidas sobre posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas de estas personas. Tomamos nota del anuncio del pasado 2 de mayo por parte del Presidente de la República que retiraría el proyecto de ley sobre la reforma fiscal.
Alleged victims: 2000
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08 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
    06 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of seventeen human rights defenders in the Islamic Republic of Iran for alleged crimes against the State in connection with their work in the promotion and protection of human rights. In particular, we wish to highlight those detentions, which carry penalties of ten years or more in prison, constituting a long-term detention, as well as where detainees are ill-treated or have access to medical facilities restricted. This letter is a follow up to previous communications sent on human rights defenders: Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mr. Esmail Abdi, Mr. Soheil Arabi, Ms. Farangis Mazloum, Ms. Atena Daemi, Ms. Saba Kord Afshari, Ms. Raheleh Ahmadi, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, Ms. Sepideh Gholian, Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi, Mr. Farhad Meysami, Ms. Golrokh Iraee, Ms. Hoda Amid and Ms. Najmeh Vahedi. It also addresses for the first time allegations concerning human rights defenders Mr. Amirsalah Davoudi and Mohammad Najafi.
Alleged victims: 18
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    04 May 2021
    Sudan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender Faisal Yousef Mohamed and the sentencing of women human rights defender Waad Bahjat.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 May 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning a recent cyber-attack against the civil society organisation The Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE) reportedly carried out by a government-backed hacking group named Ocean Lotus.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Apr 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à des arrestations, des interdictions de manifester et d’un usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de sécurité à l’encontre des manifestants du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: 2500
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29 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force et des restrictions illégitimes au droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2021
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of seventeen human rights defenders sentenced or under investigation or trial for the alleged commission of crimes against the State, that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more. Such crimes would have been perpetrated in connection to activities aimed to the promotion and defence of human rights and in the exercise of their public freedoms.
Alleged victims: 17
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26 Jun 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con lo que parecen ser crecientes restricciones a los medios de comunicación independientes en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (Venezuela), desde finales de 2020 y principios de 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jul 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre la confirmación en última instancia de la sentencia a 10 años de prisión del Sr. César Estrada Chuquilín y los nuevos actos de hostigamiento en contra de su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera. Por otra parte, la información recibida sobre las sentencias a 12 años y 4 meses y 7 años y 4 meses; respectivamente de los señores Jaime Trinidad de la Cruz Gallegos y Jesús Mariano Cornejo Reynoso.
Alleged victims: 4
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    26 Apr 2021
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received regarding the allegations of prolonged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Mubarak Bala.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Apr 2021
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détentions arbitraires à l’encontre de nombreuses personnes, y compris des opposants politiques, suite aux manifestations qui ont eu lieu en février 2021, et des interdictions d’exercer le droit de réunion pacifique en relation avec la manifestation prévue pour le 20 mars 2021.
Alleged victims: 652
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28 Jun 2021
    26 Apr 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the continued threats and physical assault of a human rights defender with disabilities, Mr. Ramachandran, and the apparent negligence by the Tamil Nadu police to provide him protection and ensure his safety and security.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Apr 2021
    Zambia
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Law, which was signed into law by the President on 23 March 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Apr 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a legislative amendment to the Development of Inter-Korean Relations Act.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    Mr. Hesham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sana’a, Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Follow-up information concerning the case of Mr. Akram Al Walidi; Mr. Tawfiq Al Mansouri; Mr. Harith Hamid; and Mr. Abdul Khaliq Amran feared to be at risk of reportedly imminent execution (cases previously raised in OTH 66/2020).
Alleged victims: 4
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    14 Apr 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con presuntas devoluciones en frontera o “pushbacks” de personas migrantes, incluyendo adolescentes migrantes, en las fronteras de España con Marruecos en Melilla.
Alleged victims: 154
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    13 Apr 2021
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the possible deportation of Mr. Sam Yari from Ukraine to the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he would be at risk of being subjected to torture and of being sentenced to death.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Apr 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les meurtres de M. Floribert Chebeya, défenseur des droits de l'homme, et de son collègue, M. Fidèle Bazana, en 2010. En particulier, nous avons reçu de nouvelles allégations concernant les circonstances et les responsables présumés de ces meurtres. Ces nouvelles informations semblent confirmer que les enquêtes et les procédures judiciaires effectuées antérieurement n'ont pas permis de garantir la pleine responsabilité de tous les auteurs de ces crimes.
Alleged victims: 2
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    09 Apr 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged failure of national authorities to carry out a thorough investigation on the killing of Mr. Tahir Elçi.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jun 2021
    09 Apr 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of the arbitrary arrest and detention on terrorism charges of Adivasi human rights defender Hidme Markam.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Jun 2021
    08 Apr 2021
    Algeria
    JUA
  • health
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la détérioration de l’état de santé de M. Mouloud Hamza Meghezzi, actuellement en détention à la prison de Kaliaa à Alger.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Jul 2021
    07 Apr 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the establishment of the National Internet Gateway.
Alleged victims: -
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24 May 2021
    06 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire de Rania Amdouni, et les actes de harcèlement, intimidation, diffamation en ligne et d’incitation à la violence, notamment de menaces de mort et de viol, et d’agressions physiques et verbales dont elle a été victime
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Jun 2021
    01 Apr 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and continued imprisonment of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations,– including arbitrary detentions and arrests, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture, impediments to the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression as well as obstacles to freedom of assembly that have been reported in the context of the electoral process 2020-2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Apr 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests, torture, and in some cases inappropriate access to medical care while in detention, as well as prosecution of several human rights defenders and persons associated to them.
Alleged victims: 7
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    31 Mar 2021
    Mali
    JAL
  • Mali
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives notamment à l’arrestation et la détention arbitraires présumées de M. Youssouf Bathily, dit Ras Bath (chroniqueur radio et journaliste), ainsi que Vital Robert Diop (Directeur Général du Pari Mutuel Urbain du Mali - PMU Mali), Souleymane Kansaye (receveur général), Mahamadou Koné (trésorier payeur général) et Aguibou Macky Tall (directeur général adjoint de l’Agence de Gestion du Fonds d'Accès Universel - AGEFAU) ainsi que de la violation de plusieurs de leurs droits dans le cadre d’une procédure judiciaire qui aurait des motivations d’ordre politique.
Alleged victims: 5
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    31 Mar 2021
    Fiji
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the deportation of Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the Vice-Chancellor from the University of the South Pacific’s, and his spouse Sandra Jane Price.
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 Mar 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations on the deteriorating environment for civil society organizations in Cyprus in the context of the amendment made in 2020 to the Law on Associations and Foundations and Other Related Issues. We are particularly concerned about the deregistration of Action for Support, Equality and Antiracism (KISA) from the Register of Associations and Foundations on 14 December 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 May 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • torture
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the torture and ill-treatment while in detention of Ahmed Kabir Kishore and Mushtaq Ahmed, and the subsequent death in custody of Mr Ahmed.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Mar 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning two Draft Laws aimed at providing oversight of not-for-profit organisations in Thailand.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Mar 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning arbitrary arrests, detention and the excessive use of force and ill-treatment against protesters and the repression on journalists and media personnel.
Alleged victims: 13
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    25 Mar 2021
    Malaysia
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the enactment of The Emergency (Essential Powers) (No. 2) Ordinance 2021 (‘The Ordinance’) which criminalises “fake news” regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and “fake news” regarding the emergency proclamation.
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Mar 2021
    Iraq
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial killing by individuals linked to the Iraqi armed forces of Mr Jasib Hattab Abboud Al Heliji, father of human rights defender Ali Jasib Hattab Al Holaijy, who remains forcibly disappeared.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Mar 2021
    Togo
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la suspension des journaux L’Alternative, Liberté et Fraternité suite à des articles de presse critique, y compris à l’égard de membres du Gouvernement ou de représentants étrangers dans le pays.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Mar 2021
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of journalist Mr Hussain Khattab.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2021
    17 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the killing of between 12 to 23 fuel couriers, protesters and bystanders belonging to the Baluch minority through the use of lethal and excessive force by security and law enforcement in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, arbitrary arrest of protesters, and restrictions on freedom of expression, including internet shutdowns, and restrictions on freedom of peaceful assembly imposed during the protests in Sistan and Baluchestan.
Alleged victims: 23
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    16 Mar 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged assassination of Mr. Lokman Mohsen Slim.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 May 2021
    15 Mar 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding the risk of deportation of journalist Mr. Mohammad Mosaed from Turkey based on his well-founded fear of suffering human rights abuse in his home country.
Alleged victims: 3
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11 May 2021
    15 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding the prosecution and sentencing of Iranian journalist, Mr. Mohammad Mosaed, for his journalistic activities. We further express our concern over the sentencing of Mr. Davoud Mehradjam for his affiliation with the Gonbadi Sufi religious minority and of Mr. Masoud Akhtarani his work human rights activism.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the continued criminalisation of human rights defenders in Belarus, many of whom are accused of economic crimes, or have had their right to freedom of expression restricted, following their support for demonstrations that have taken place across the country since August 2020.
Alleged victims: 12
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    09 Mar 2021
    Netherlands
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the Bill on Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure to criminalize residence in an area controlled by a terrorist organization (the “Bill”) and its compatibility with Netherlands’ international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 2021
    09 Mar 2021
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • terrorism
Information received concerning increasingly severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the context of the ongoing “Farmers’ Protests” around New Delhi.
Alleged victims: -
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05 May 2021
    02 Mar 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, trial, and continued imprisonment of Mr. Alexei Anatolievich Navalny
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Apr 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued and recently renewed judicial harassment and criminal prosecution of Mr. Erol Önderoglu, a journalist, who had allegedly been accused of and faced trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” following his public support for a Kurdish media outlet in 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged steady increase in the number and widespread practice of enforced disappearance of persons belonging to minorities, as well as of political activists and human rights defenders, in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Mar 2021
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant la dissolution de l’Association de Défense des Droits de l’Homme-Collectif Contre l’Islamophobie en France. La dissolution de cette organisation fait suite à l’annonce du Ministre de l’Intérieur qui le 19 octobre 2020 avait indiqué qu’il allait proposer en Conseil des ministres la dissolution de plusieurs associations considérées comme « séparatistes ».
Alleged victims: 1
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07 May 2021
    26 Feb 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the charges brought against woman human rights defenders in response to their distribution of posters displaying the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo, symbolising the LGBT flag.
Alleged victims: 3
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23 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the in the context of the recent protests.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protestors in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killings of journalists and human rights defenders Adel Besmillah, Yama Siawash, Elias Daei, Malalai Maiwand, Rahmatullah Nikzad, Yama Siavash, Mir Wahid Shah Amiri and Shafiq Zabih.
Alleged victims: 9
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18 Mar 2021
    18 Feb 2021
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged violations of the right to peaceful assembly, the internet shutdowns, arbitrary arrest and detention of journalists, protesters and political figures in the aftermath of the military coup on 1 February 2021.
Alleged victims: 450
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29 Apr 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning what appear to be acts of retaliation, which included allegedly meritless charges, judicial harassment and seemingly arbitrary detention, against Mr. Nurgeldi Halykov, an independent journalist, who was reportedly sentenced to four years in prison for fraud shortly after he had allegedly shared a photograph of a World Health Organisation (WHO) delegation that were visiting Turkmenistan in July 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Mar 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Salekh Magamadov (20 years old) and Ismail Isayev (17 years old), as well as their subsequent transfer to the Chechen Republic.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Mar 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding serious and grave developments that threaten the physical and mental integrity of a number of human rights defenders in the custody of the Egyptian authorities, including lack of medical care, physical and sexual assault, and alleged enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Feb 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, detention and sentencing of human rights defenders and others on charges connected to counter-terrorism and the protection of national security.
Alleged victims: 8
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15 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
    16 Feb 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received regarding the alleged arbitrary detention and deportation of human rights defender Mr. Rayhan Kabir, in response to his defence of the rights of migrants and criticism of their treatment by the authorities of your Excellency’s Government
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Feb 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the prosecution and suspension of several NGOs, including Echo, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, International Legal Initiative, Kadyr Kassyet, Erkindik Qanaty, Legal Media Centre and MediaNet International Centre for Journalism, for alleged irregularities in their tax filing. Kadyr Kassyet had already been the subject of two previous communication, KAZ 4/2016, sent on 20 December 2016 and KAZ 2/2017, sent on 16 June 2017. International Legal Initiative had also been subject of the latter communication. We thank your Excellency’s Government for the response provided to these communications, received on 27 February 2017 and 8 September 2019 respectively.
Alleged victims: 7
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14 Apr 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à onze mois de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, ainsi que des conditions d’emprisonnement assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the practice of prosecuting the display of red-white-red flags and other symbols of the political opposition in Belarus, as well as a refusal to investigate, prosecute and punish offences committed against individuals displaying.
Alleged victims: -
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17 May 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de seis integrantes de la organización Azul Positivo, en Zulia, así como el allanamiento de la organización Convite A.C. en Caracas y la criminalización de la defensora Vanessa Rosales, en Mérida.
Alleged victims: 8
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22 Feb 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a number of attacks on lawyers and the independence of the legal profession in Tanzania, which take the form of disbarment, arrest and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 3
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25 Feb 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    India
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the elimination of Jammu and Kashmir’s special autonomy status under Article 370 of the Constitution of India and the implementation of the new Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (“Domicile Rules”) and other legislation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Apr 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the alleged enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mr. Sombath Somphone since 2012.
Alleged victims: 2
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    04 Feb 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
Information received concerning Musaed Al Musailim, who is facing imminent risk of extradition to a country where he would allegedly be exposed to arbitrary detention and conditions and treatment amounting to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jan 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of the human rights defenders Mr Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken, Mr Ahmed Mansoor and Mr Nasser Bin Ghaith.
Alleged victims: 3
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24 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Shukhrat Kibirov, on incitement to hatred and terrorism charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Mar 2021
    22 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a series of alleged meritless charges brought against a number of independent journalists, which appears to show an alarming pattern of restrictions to the right to freedom of expression of journalists in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 May 2021
    21 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation from Saudi Arabia to Yemen of a Yemeni blogger and human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Mar 2021
    20 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning (i) the increased use of hate speech and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (“LGBT”) persons, including the creation of so-called “LGBT Free” zones by municipalities, (ii) restrictions on and attacks against Pride marches, (iii) a proposed bill to criminalize sexuality education, and (iv) restrictions on Polish schools’ initiative “Rainbow Friday”; (v) possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and (vi) the Polish Episcopal Conference’s calling for the creation of “conversion therapy” clinics.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Mar 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning persistent and severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) in the context of the October 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Feb 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de vigilancia, amenazas, prohibiciones de viaje, y supuestas detenciones arbitrarias de forma periódica contra ocho integrantes del Comité́ por la Integración Racial, así como la supuesta detención arbitraria del Sr. Denis Solís y la Sra. Tania Bruguera y la represión de protestas pacíficas organizadas para la liberación del Sr. Solís, entre otros, en la Habana.
Alleged victims: 10
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03 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding racist statements made by Mr. Sérgio Camargo, who was recently appointed President of the Palmares Cultural Foundation. Racist statements have also been posted in the Foundation’s website. In addition, under Mr. Camargo’s leadership some structural changes have been made to the Foundation which may undermine the transparent and participatory decision making within the institution.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Mar 2021
    14 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of physical harm and destruction of property during a violent protest organised by supporters of President Donald Trump on 6 January.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Aug 2021
    14 Jan 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Guatemala, en el contexto de las movilizaciones desencadenadas debido a la indignación generada ante la aprobación del Presupuesto General de la Nación 2021 que presuntamente aumenta el gasto público del Congreso de la República en Guatemala, entre otros motivos.
Alleged victims: 58
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16 Mar 2021
    11 Jan 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against peaceful protesters for their organization and participation in demonstrations over the last months.
Alleged victims: 828
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13 Jan 2021
    07 Jan 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces, actes de surveillance, détention arbitraire et mauvais traitement en détention, et sérieux risques au droit à la santé de huit défenseurs et défenseuses des droits de l'homme qui documentent la situation au Sahara occidental.
Alleged victims: 8
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08 Jan 2021
27 Jan 2021
09 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021
    07 Jan 2021
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender and journalist Mr. Isravel Moses in Somangalam in the Kanchipuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Jan 2021
    Andorra
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement judiciaire contre la défenseuse des droits humains Vanessa Mendoza Cortés en lien avec son travail en faveur des droits humains et sa coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Feb 2021
    30 Dec 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged attempted killing and poisoning of Mr. Alexei Anatolievich Navalny.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Dec 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Mohamed Radwan, the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Kamal Elbalshy in apparent attempt to target his brother, the journalist and human rights defender Mr. Khaled Elbalshy, and the extended pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr. Patrick Zaki.
Alleged victims: 4
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    23 Dec 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of the journalist, and human rights activist, Mudassar Mahmood, alias Naaru, and threats and acts of intimidation against persons associated with him, as well as the alleged short term enforced disappearance of the journalist Matiullah Jan and ongoing acts of intimidation against him.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Dec 2020
    Armenia
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
information received concerning the criminal investigation and the alleged attacks on social media networks against a human rights defender following an interview on the Yezidi community in Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Feb 2021
    22 Dec 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received regarding allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents in Jammu & Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Jan 2021
    21 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning arbitrary arrest and detention, as well as judicial harassment of Mr. Kyagulanyi, Ms. Florence Namayanja, Mr. Mathias Mpuuga, and Dr. Abed Bwanika, and the use of force by Ugandan Police Forces during the 17 and 18 November protests in Uganda.
Alleged victims: 4
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    21 Dec 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued intimidation, threats of reprisal and harassment faced by human rights defender, Fazal ur Rehman Afridi, president of the Institut de Recherche et d’Études Stratégiques de Khyber (IRESK) and member of the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM).
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Dec 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received following comments and suggestions on the 2017 Law on Combating Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing, which was recently amended on 19 June 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Dec 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Siam Theerawut, a Thai national, believed to have been arrested by the authorities of Viet Nam in 2019; and the case of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese blogger and journalist who was allegedly apprehended by Thai police and returned to Viet Nam in 2019, and who remains in detention in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Mar 2021
    11 Dec 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least six alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing abroad, namely Wanchalearm Satsaksit, Siam Theerawut, Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, and Itthipol Sukpan, and concern that this may point to a pattern of extraterritorial enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 8
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14 Dec 2020
    11 Dec 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least four alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, namely Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, Itthipol Sukpan as well as the alleged enforced disappearance in Thailand of Lao PDR national Od Sayavong and the lack of progress in the search and investigation of these cases.
Alleged victims: 5
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    11 Dec 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, in Cambodia, a Thai political opposition member who disappeared in Cambodia as well as the case Mr. Osman Karaca, a dual Mexican-Turkish national who was arrested in Cambodia in November 2018, subjected to enforced disappearance for several days and then deported to Turkey.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
    10 Dec 2020
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the detention of Messrs. Sanjarbek Saburov and Eldor Saburov, two Jehovah’s Witnesses, who were convicted in August 2020 for the second time for their conscientious objection to perform the mandatory military service in Turkmenistan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Dec 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the case of Ahmed Kabir Kishore.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Dec 2020
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information concerning the detention, arrest and charging of human rights defender and lawyer Qin Yongpei and the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender and lawyer Chang Weiping in “residential surveillance at a designated location”.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Dec 2020
    30 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometido a torturas ni a penas o tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión y a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Perú, en el contexto de las manifestaciones públicas que ocurrieron ante la destitución del presidente de la República.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of an environmental rights defender in Chin State, Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of journalist Mr Sherwan Amin Naao Sherwani.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Dec 2020
    25 Nov 2020
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d’actes de violence et de discours incitant à la haine et à la violence dans les médias par des dirigeants politiques dans le cadre de la campagne électorale.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Nov 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and filing of official charges for terrorism and national security related crimes against human rights defenders Gasser Abdel Rakez, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer in apparent retaliation for a human rights meeting they held with representatives of the diplomatic community, under the auspices of their NGO, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). We also bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information regarding the continued pre-trial detention of another EIPR staff, Patrick Zaki as well as the ongoing criminalization, travel ban and freeze of assets of Hossam Bahgat founder and former Executive Director of the same organization.
Alleged victims: 6
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    25 Nov 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et disparition forcée à l’encontre de Mme Gbalet Pulcherie Edith, de MM. Djehi Bi Cyrille et Gbaou Gédéon Junior, de M. Kouakou N’goran Aime César, ainsi que de M. Pascal Affi N'Guessan, ainsi qu’à des restrictions indues au droit de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Dec 2020
25 Jan 2021
    16 Nov 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning several provisions of the “Electronic and Postal Communications (online content) Regulations, 2020 (Cap 306)” published on 17 July 2020, which could undermine the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, the right to privacy and the right to health.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Nov 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Comments and suggestions on the 2014 Law No. 7 On Combatting Terrorism Offences (Law 7) which abrogated Federal Decree-Law no. 1/2004.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Nov 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning threats of arson and destruction made against the Director of NGO Amnesty International Nigeria, Mrs. Osai Ojigho and the staff of the organisation, if they fail to leave the country following a 7 day ultimatum issued by the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER).
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Nov 2020
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Reacciones preliminares a la Ley de Regulación de Agentes Extranjeros y la Ley Especial de Ciberdelitos, aprobadas recientemente por el Parlamento nicaragüense.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Nov 2020
    France
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Commentaires et suggestions à propos de la proposition de loi n° 3452 relative à la sécurité globale datant du 20 octobre 2020 (« la proposition de loi »).
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Nov 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the reported persecution of members of the Christian minority in Iran, including of those who have converted from Islam, as well as the detention of dozens of them, most whom have been convicted for their right to freely observe and worship their religion.
Alleged victims: 24
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12 Jan 2021
    10 Nov 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrest of five human rights defenders in response to their advocacy following the Dong Tam village raids in January 2020.
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Feb 2021
    10 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of human rights defender Ali Jasib Hattab Al Holaijy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Nov 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones desencadenadas por la muerte de un individuo en manos de la Policía Nacional.
Alleged victims: 13
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14 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
    10 Nov 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of a number of Cambodian human rights defenders in recent months for their participation in, intent to participate in or organization of, peaceful demonstrations against the detention of fellow human rights defenders and activists, and on environmental issues and labour rights.
Alleged victims: 20
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26 Jan 2021
    06 Nov 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the involvement of your Excellency’s Government in recruiting Syrian fighters to take part in military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in support of Azerbaijani armed forces, resulting in the effective use of mercenaries in an armed conflict, as well as the human rights impact of this practice.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Jan 2021
    06 Nov 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of lawyers, allegedly in connection to the legitimate exercise of their professional activities in favour of opposition leaders, such as Ms. Maria Kalesnikova.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Dec 2020
    06 Nov 2020
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of Syrian fighters to take part in military operations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in support of your Excellency’s Government armed forces, thus effectively using mercenaries in an armed conflict, as well as the human rights impact of this practice.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Nov 2020
13 Nov 2020
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26 Nov 2020
    05 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning widespread arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters after joining protests or sticker campaigns critical of the Government or the military, including of specific Government policies, such as the mobile internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states.
Alleged victims: 9
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    03 Nov 2020
    Other actors
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the new draft Regulation on preventing the dissemination of Terrorism Content Online’, proposed by the Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Oct 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use of force by police and soldiers agaisnt individuals protesting police brutality leading to the deaths of several protesters, as well as the lack of investigaitons into human rights violations allegedly committed by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Alleged victims: 15
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    21 Oct 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of police and judicial harassment of the NGO Amnesty International India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Oct 2020
    Ghana
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the proposed Public University Bill 2020, which reportedly will affect the autonomy of the universities and thus, academic freedoms.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Oct 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement officials and the military against peaceful demonstrators over the past three months across the United States
Alleged victims: 1000
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    14 Oct 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, d’intimidations, des menaces et des possibles représailles contre les défenseurs des droits humains Olivier Muhubiri et Christine Mugabo, en lien avec leur travail dans le domaine des droits humains et leur coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Oct 2020
    Mauritania
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 5
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    12 Oct 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution and sentences concerning Mr. Jolovan Wham in relation to the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and to freedom of expression in Singapore, and the reported increasingly shrinking space for civil society in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Dec 2020
    09 Oct 2020
    India
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning hate speech, violent attacks and harassment of peaceful anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters, disproportionately targeting Muslim religious minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Oct 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de restrictions au droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique, d’usage excessif de la force lors de manifestations pacifiques du 22 septembre 2020, ainsi que des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires des manifestants et d’actes de tortures, traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants à leur encontre.
Alleged victims: 622
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07 Dec 2020
    06 Oct 2020
    Mr. Hesham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and death penalty imposed as a result of an unfair trial in relation to ten Yemeni journalists.
Alleged victims: 10
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    02 Oct 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received regarding Egypt’s Terrorist Circuit Courts and allegations of their incompatibility with international due process guarantees and alleged violations of fundamental rights of individuals who have been, or are still waiting to be, tried by them.
Alleged victims: 4
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    01 Oct 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the proscription of the “Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)” in September 2017 as a terrorist organization, seemingly in accordance with the procedure established with Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 as amended by the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con la detención e inicio de investigaciones penales en contra de Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya y Verónica Durán Lara, todas ellas familiares de personas desaparecidas, defensoras de derechos humanos, y también miembros de la organización Colectivo A Tu Encuentro, así como de la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez, activista de la organización civil Guanajuato Despertó, por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, en México. El Colectivo A Tu Encuentro lleva a cabo actividades para la búsqueda de verdad y justicia sobre las personas desaparecidas, incluyendo la interposición de denuncias, búsquedas forenses en campo y en servicios forenses, así como búsquedas de vida en centros penitenciarios y hospitalarios. Además dicha organización participa en mesas de interlocución con autoridades estatales y federales para que se de atención a la búsqueda de sus familiares bajo un enfoque integral y participativo. Según la información recibida: El 10 de julio a las 9:00 a.m., las Señoras Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Verónica Durán Lara y María del Carmen Ramírez, fueron detenidas durante una manifestación, por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, cerca de la glorieta Santa Fe a unos metros de la caseta de cobro Guanajuato-Silao, en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Dicha manifestación pacífica, tenía como propósito denunciar la falta de participación de familiares de personas desaparecidas en la elección del titular de la Comisión de Búsqueda estatal recientemente establecida mediante la Ley sobre desapariciones. Anteriormente, el 9 de julio 2020, las personas mencionadas se reunieron durante la manifestación para mostrar las fotografías de sus familiares en el Teatro Juárez en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Cabe destacar que la movilización, según se informa, se dio de manera pacífica y haciendo ejercicio de los derechos a la libertad de expresión y a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación. Después de su arresto, las señoras Olimpia Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez, fueron trasladadas a las instalaciones de la Dirección de Policía Municipal Preventiva de Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Inicialmente se les comunicó que se les detenía por haber obstruido la vía pública. En los registros policiales de la detención en el apartado de circunstancias que motivaron la detención únicamente se mencionan las conductas de obstrucción. Se señala que en ningún momento se informó a las defensoras de que estaban detenidas por lesiones. Sin embargo, posteriormente se declaró legal la detención por obstrucción y lesiones. Se inició la carpeta de investigación identificada con el número 63433/2020 del índice de la Agencia de investigación número 3 de la ciudad de Guanajuato. A las 3:00 p.m. del mismo día, las personas mencionadas fueron liberadas. Sin embargo, se les informó que seguirían siendo investigadas. Tras la solicitud de la copia de la carpeta de investigación, se descubrió que la investigación oficial se sostiene mediante la denuncia por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Guanajuato. En la información de la carpeta de investigación, se encuentra como único elemento de evidencia del delito, la presencia de las personas mencionadas en el lugar de los hechos, mientras se llevaba a cabo la manifestación. No se hace referencia a acciones o conductas llevadas a cabo por las señoras Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez de manera individualizada, señalando circunstancias específicas de tiempo, modo y lugar, que pudieran actualizar el delito de lesiones a los elementos de seguridad. Además, ninguno de los testimonios documentados en la carpeta de investigación señalaba explícitamente la participación de mujeres como autoras materiales de actos de violencia. Según la información recibida, se documentan también deficiencias procesales y un uso desviado del derecho penal, particularmente dirigido en contra de mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas que ejercían su derecho a la libertad de reunión para exigir verdad y justicia. Las personas mencionadas, debían firmar el acta de lectura de derecho sin presencia de un defensor legal para poder ser liberadas. El 16 de julio de 2020, las defensoras presentaron un escrito solicitando la terminación de la investigación penal en contra de ellas, sin obtener respuesta. El mismo día, las personas mencionadas interpusieron una denuncia por delito de abuso de autoridad y falsedad de declaraciones ante la autoridad del Ministerio Público, pero en vano. En el caso de la señora Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, la criminalización del hecho, mediática y por declaraciones de funcionarios, resultó en la pérdida de su empleo. Según la información recibida, las acciones por parte del Estado resultan no solamente en la detención arbitraria de personas ejerciendo su derecho a la libertad de expresión, a participar en asuntos públicos y el derecho a la libertad de reunión, sino que también sostiene la re victimización continua de familiares de personas desaparecidas, generando un contexto aún más adverso en su búsqueda de verdad y justicia. Tras los hechos de la manifestación, se señaló el uso arbitrario y desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de los agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, que fueron superiores en número a los protestantes durante la manifestación. Según la información recibida, la manifestación se llevó a cabo de forma pacífica y se informa de que el uso de la fuerza fue iniciado por la operación policial. El secretario de seguridad pública del Estado de Guanajuato dio declaraciones públicas justificando la acción policial de las cuáles se desprende que la decisión de actuar violentamente contra una manifestación hasta ese momento pacífica se debía únicamente a la afectación al tráfico rodado. Además, no se consideró la especial vulnerabilidad de las participantes de la manifestación, siendo principalmente mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas. Estos casos se darían en un contexto de creciente violencia y graves violaciones de derechos humanos, incluyendo desapariciones forzadas, así como la ausencia de mecanismos de participación por familiares de personas desaparecidas en procesos de búsqueda de verdad y justicia, generando así la re victimización institucional de familiares de personas desaparecidas en el estado de Guanajuato. Sin establecer de antemano una conclusión sobre los hechos anteriormente expuestos, quisiéramos expresar nuestra profunda preocupación por la reciente detención y las investigaciones penales en contra de las defensoras anteriormente mencionadas Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez y Verónica Durán Lara, familiares de personas desaparecidas y la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, México. De confirmarse, las alegaciones arriba mencionadas podrían configurar violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y a la seguridad personal, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación y a las garantías de debido proceso, estipulados en los artículos 9 y 10 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y los artículos 9, 14, 21 y 22 del Pacto internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP), ratificado por México el 23 marzo 1981. Asimismo, nos preocupa que estas alegaciones puedan constituir violaciones graves de las obligaciones contenidas en la Declaración sobre la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas y la Convención Internacional para la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas, ratificada por México en 18 de marzo de 2008. En cuanto a las medidas de seguridad de los Estados en su respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19, la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos declaró que las medidas para contener y combatir la propagación de COVID-19 deberían llevarse a cabo siempre en estricta conformidad con las normas de derechos humanos y de manera necesaria y proporcional al riesgo evaluado. Asimismo, el Experto Independiente sobre la protección contra la violencia y la discriminación por motivos de orientación sexual o identidad de género subrayó que los gobiernos no deben utilizar las medidas de COVID-19 para dirigirse a las personas por su orientación sexual o identidad de género o para enjuiciarlas. Los Estados deberán garantizar que las víctimas de violaciones de los derechos humanos que se hayan perpetrado utilizando la norma COVID-19 como excusa o como resultado de las medidas aplicadas para hacer frente a la pandemia tengan acceso a la reparación, incluida la no repetición y las reparaciones. En relación con las alegaciones arriba mencionadas, sírvase encontrar adjunto el Anexo de referencias al derecho internacional de los derechos humanos el cual resume los instrumentos y principios internacionales pertinentes.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Sep 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’irrégularités de procédure concernant la condamnation de M. Germain Rukuki, défenseur des droits humains burundais, qui, à ce jour, purge une peine de 32 ans de prison requit par le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Ntahangwa.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Sep 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and severe conditions of detention of Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah and of women TikTok social media users.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Sep 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a presuntas vulneraciones y afectaciones a los derechos a la vida, integridad y libertad y seguridad personal durante el desarrollo de las protestas y otras situaciones de tensión, derivadas con posterioridad a las elecciones generales del 20 de octubre de 2019 en Bolivia.
Alleged victims: 906
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    21 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary executions of Mr. Mostafa Salehi and Mr. Navid Afkari, following their participation in protests in 2018 and on the basis of unsubstantiated charges of murder; the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Mehdi Salehi Ghaleh-Shahrokhi, Mohammad Bastami, Abbas Mohammadi, Majid Nazari and Hadi Kiani, on charges of moharabeh (taking up arms to take lives or property and to create fear in the public) and baghi (armed rebellion) in connection with their alleged participation in protests that took place in December 2017/January 2018 in Isfahan, Isfahan Province; and the lengthy prison sentences against Navid Afkari’s brothers Messrs. Vahid and Habib Afkari following their participation in protests. There are serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees, a lack of evidence and alleged use of torture to extract forced confessions, and failure to respect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression and assembly in all of these cases.
Alleged victims: 9
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29 Oct 2020
    18 Sep 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding the death sentence given to Mr. Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was convicted of blasphemy for sharing a song in a WhatsApp group.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Sep 2020
    Burkina Faso
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Examen de la loi N°044-2019 qui modifie le Code pénal du Burkina Faso et craintes que son application puisse entrainer des atteintes importantes aux droits de l'homme et aux libertés fondamentales, notamment au droit à la liberté d’expression et la liberté de recevoir et communiquer des informations et des idées.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Sep 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of four journalists affiliated with the Independent Journalists Association of Viet Nam (IJAVN) and acts of harassment, including cyber attacks, against the the Liberal Publishing House (LPH), and surveillance, intimidation, property seizures and alleged arbitrary detention of its members and readers, as well as intimidation of their family members.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Dec 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against Mr. Arnon Nampa, Mr. Panupong Jadnok, Mr. Parit Chiwarak, Mr. Baramee Chairat, Ms. Suwanna Tarnlek, Mr. Korakot Saengyenpan, Mr. Dechathorn Bamrungmuang, Mr. Tossaporn Sinsomboon, Mr. Tanee Sasom, Mr. Nattawut Somboonsap and Mr. Thanayut Na Ayutthaya, Mr. Tattep Ruangprapaikitsersee, Mr. Panumas Singprom and Ms. Jutatip Sirikhan as well as the forceful blocking of Facebook groups by your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 11
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18 Sep 2020
25 Nov 2020
    16 Sep 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning an alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Maria Kalesnikava, a prominent member of the opposition and one of the leaders of peaceful protests in Belarus. We have also received information on what appears to be a systematic targeting and persecution by security forces of the members of the opposition associated with the Coordination Council. According to the reports received, most of them were also subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Oct 2020
    11 Sep 2020
    Romania
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning proposed bills that reportedly (i) prohibit sexual education unless there is parental written consent, and (ii) impose a blanket ban on a discussion regarding “gender theory or opinion” in Romanian educational establishments.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Dec 2020
18 Dec 2020
    09 Sep 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the situation of Mr. Aung Marm Oo, human rights defender and the editor-in-chief and executive director of the Development Media Group (DMG) in Rakhine State, and allegations of politically motivated prosecution of human rights defender Mr. Zaw Min Oo and chief editor of Dae Pyaw.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received regarding the deteriorating circumstances of human rights defenders who remain in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Oct 2020
17 Feb 2021
    07 Sep 2020
    KORINDO Group
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect rights to life and to health of Mr. Marius Betera.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Dilik Bin Asap, Mr Hermanus Bin Bison and Mr. James Watt, and the failure to ensure the right to life, health and humane conditions of detention of Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Sep 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    BEST Group
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect the land rights of indigenous farmers Mr. Dilik Bin Asap and Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison, leading to their arbitrary arrest and to the failure to ensure the right to life of the former, and the arbitrary arrest of land human rights defender Mr. James Watt.
Alleged victims: 3
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    01 Sep 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the detention conditions of Mr. Dennis Christensen and the recent denial of mitigation of his sentence, despite a first positive decision by a judge of the Lgov District Court
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
    01 Sep 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Comments on The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”).
Alleged victims: -
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30 Oct 2020
    01 Sep 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and legal prosecution of Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, and the ongoing harassment of his family members in Bangladesh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Aug 2020
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged poisoning of politician and anti-corruption activist Mr Alexei Navalny.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Oct 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning allegation of torture and ill-treatment against detained protesters
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Aug 2020
    27 Aug 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation a 3 ans de prison ferme de M. Mohamed Khaled Drareni. Monsieur Drareni est membre du mouvement Hirak, fondateur du site internet Casbah Tribune et correspondant en Algérie de la chaîne internationale francophone TV5 Monde.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2020
02 Nov 2020
    26 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Concern with the framework of anti-terrorism laws implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and its compatibility with Turkey’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Anti-Terror Law No. 3713 (“Anti-Terror Law”) and the amendments made to this law and the Penal Code through Law No. 7145 adopted on 31 July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Oct 2020
    24 Aug 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding arrests and charges brought against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe in response to their work advocating against corruption in the country.
Alleged victims: 2
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20 Oct 2020
    21 Aug 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre nuevas agresiones y amenazas graves sufridas por el periodista y defensor de derechos humanos, Sr. César Estrada Chuquilin y su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Nov 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    Mauritania
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la loi portant sur la diffusion de fausses informations adoptée par l’Assemblée Nationale le 25 juin 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Aug 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Rong Chhun, after he had voiced concern on the land encroachment along the Cambodia-Viet Nam border, and the subsequent violence against demonstrators calling for his release.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2020
    14 Aug 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators in several cities across Israel in the period of 14 July to 5 August 2020, including against Mr. Yonatan Kimmel, Ms. Miriam Bernstein, Ms. Rotem Heckman, Mr. Idan Dorfman, Ms. Lea Tunick, Ms. Calanit Sharon, and Ms. Shir Wertheim.
Alleged victims: 7
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    13 Aug 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial and sentencing, behind closed doors, of Mr. Yu Wensheng.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2020
    12 Aug 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the sealing of the offices of Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate for up to two years, the subsequent appointment by the Government of an interim board to run its activities, the arrest of all 13 members of the syndicate’s board, as well as the arrest of and the excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.
Alleged victims: 30
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24 Dec 2020
    10 Aug 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary killing of Mr. Abdul Rahim bin Ahmed Mahmoud Al Huwaiti, a Saudi national, reportedly occurred on 13 April 2020, within the context of the evictions carried out in Al Khuraiba village, as part of the Neom construction project.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2020
    30 Jul 2020
    Guinea-Bissau
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information reçue concernant des allégations faisant état du développement d’un nouvel outil de surveillance qui pourrait aboutir à une surveillance de masse non conforme aux normes et standards internationaux relatifs aux droits à la vie privée et à la liberté d’expression.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jul 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the continued persecution of Crimean human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Sep 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding continued detention of human rights defenders and other individuals in Egyptian prisons, who, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had their communication with the outside world heavily restricted, their pre-trial detentions renewed in absentia and are at grave risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Alleged victims: 12
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    27 Jul 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegation of the excessive use of force by security forces against protesters, during protests which begun peacefully on 7 July 2020 and escalated to riots.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Sep 2020
    27 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, de surveillance et d’intimidations contre le journaliste Omar Radi, possiblement en lien avec son travail journalistique et ses écrits critiques sur divers sujets relatifs aux droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2020
    23 Jul 2020
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning numerous killings of human rights defenders in Afghanistan, including members of the national human rights institution.
Alleged victims: 4
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    22 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the use of hate speech against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) persons by religious leaders and public officials in Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2020
    22 Jul 2020
    Peru
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comentarios sobre el Decreto Ley No. 25475.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Jul 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the threats and physical attacks against journalist Kyaw Lin, who may be targeted in Rakhine State in relation to his work as a journalist. Since 2017, unknown assailants attacked him on three occasions.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Oct 2020
    21 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention de M. Khatri Dadda, activiste et photographe au Sahara Occidental, ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Oct 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning continued allegations of infringements on the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in Tanzania, indicating a pattern of restrictions to civic space in Tanzania, particularly in the context of the upcoming 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: 5
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    20 Jul 2020
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Highlands Frieda Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Frieda River Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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23 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con dos denuncias penales presentadas por Carabineros de Chile en contra del colectivo artístico feminista "Las Tesis" (en adelante “el Colectivo”), tras la realización por el Colectivo de performances y videos donde denunciaban, entre otros, la violencia contra las mujeres.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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16 Sep 2020
    15 Jul 2020
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist, and the lack of progress in the investigation.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2020
    15 Jul 2020
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit and the lack of progress in the investigation.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Aug 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Dharisha Bastians.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the five year prison sentence handed down to woman human rights defender Ms. Houayheuang Xayabouly for sharing her views on corruption and environmental rights in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR).
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Oct 2020
    10 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest of human rights defender Mr. Abdollah Bozorgzadeh and his potential extradition to Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Sep 2020
    08 Jul 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protesters belonging to the indigenous Papuan minority by security forces on 23 September 2019 at the anti-racism riots in the town of Wamena, Papua Province, which is reportedly the worst outbreak of violence in a single incident in West Papua since the end of the military dictatorship in 1998.
Alleged victims: 7
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22 Jul 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraire de M. Al-Hussein Al-Bashir Ibrahim ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged use of surveillance to monitor, track, and ultimately detain persons who belong to Muslim minorities within China
Alleged victims: -
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19 Nov 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée, torture et décès en détention de M. Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe, alias « Samuel Wazizi », du 2 août 2019 au 5 juin 2020, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et la disparition forcée de M. Njoka Kingsley Fomonyuy arrêté le 15 mai 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Sep 2020
04 Jan 2021
    03 Jul 2020
    Brazil
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the draft bill on "Freedom, Responsibility and Transparency on the Internet". The purpose of the draft bill, currently debated in the National Congress, is allegedly to combat deliberate disinformation online. In this regard, we wish to express our concern regarding some of its provisions and the restrictions that it could entail for the exercise of freedom of expression on the Internet.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Jul 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of a Yemeni blogger and human rights activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Aug 2020
    01 Jul 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the sudden closure of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in October 2019 which has currently left the people of the region with limited legal recourse to seek justice for potential human rights violations committed against them including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual violence and created uncertainty as to how pending cases will be treated.
Alleged victims: 639
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    01 Jul 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la mort du défenseur des droits humains Fréderic-Marcus Kambale.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Jul 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Shariat Boyati, a singer of the popular Baul folk music community in Bangladesh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the final hearing and verdict of eleven human rights defenders in Turkey, who were arrested in 2017 for engaging in human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 11
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24 Jul 2020
    29 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Comments on ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act),
Alleged victims: -
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04 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
    26 Jun 2020
    Sweden
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the forced removal of Mr. Viktor Bugaev from Sweden to Belarus, in violation of non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Jul 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
    26 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the criminalisation of human rights defenders in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly and the intimidations faced by other human rights defenders documenting human rights violations in Papua province.
Alleged victims: 29
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09 Jul 2020
    24 Jun 2020
    Sudan
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Sudan
Information received regarding the intimidation of women human rights defenders Ms. Lana Awad and Ms. Aida Abdel Qader by unidentified individuals, and the investigation underway into Ms. Awad, after she published an article about the COVID-19 virus in North Darfur.
Alleged victims: 2
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    22 Jun 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arbitrary and unlawful arrest of Mr. Hejaaz Omer Hizbullah in April 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Jun 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the heavy sentencing of woman human rights defender Saba Kord Afshari for her work promoting women’s rights in Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2020
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of retaliation against Ms. Gurbansoltan Achilova’s independent journalistic work, in the form of repeated assault, harassment, arbitrary detention, threats and theft, as well as the refusal to compensate her for the demolition of her house or provide her with alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning Mr. Shady (Shadi) Habash, a filmmaker who was arbitrarily detained and died in prison because of a lack of adequate medical attention.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jun 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
We express serious concern that the proposed changes to the Hong Kong SAR’s legal system and enforcement mechanisms proposed in the Draft National Security Law, fail to include assurances that the measures will be fully compliant with international human rights law, in particular with the obligations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Furthermore, we express concern that a lack of a precise definition in the Decision of the National People’s Congress for what types of conduct qualify as seriously endangering national security may result in the limiting or infringement of fundamental freedoms
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jun 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con denuncias de violaciones de derechos humanos, discriminación y exclusión de miembros de minorías religiosas que son perpetradas por las autoridades locales, en varios estados de México, sin la intervención efectiva de las autoridades estatales o federales para proteger las victimas de estas violaciones.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Aug 2020
    15 Jun 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con presuntas actividades de empleo irregular de capacidades de inteligencia militar relativas a la vigilancia y elaboración de perfiles – con base en la recolección de información pública y privada – de periodistas, defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos, incluyendo a líderes sociales y abogados de derechos humanos, magistrados, sindicalistas, personas vinculadas a los acuerdos de paz, y dirigentes políticos, entre otros, que habrían sido desarrolladas por miembros de las unidades de inteligencia de las fuerzas militares en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 57
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05 Aug 2020
    12 Jun 2020
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020
10 Aug 2020
    12 Jun 2020
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jun 2020
    11 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Comments expressing our concern about the statement made by the Attorney-General of the United States, William Barr, on May 31 2020, in regard to the ongoing protests in the United States.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2020
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against and detention of eleven human rights defenders linked to their participation in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 11
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31 Jul 2020
    10 Jun 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
  • older persons
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons who are users of sign language, as members of a linguistic minority.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Aug 2020
    10 Jun 2020
    Colombia
    JUA
  • torture
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Información recibida en relación con condiciones de detención inadecuadas en el hacinado sistema penitenciario colombiano y sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de funcionarios penitenciarios para contener protestas que ocurrieron en varias prisiones en marzo de 2020 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 que ha provocado muertes y desapariciones de personas detenidas.
Alleged victims: -
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03 Jul 2020
    10 Jun 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Ariful Islam.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged use of lethal force by the police in the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine that was imposed across the Philippines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning various forms of pressure against ABS-CBN, the country’s largest broadcast television and radio network.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Nov 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preocupación con el proyecto de “Ley de Urgente Consideración”
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    08 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • racism
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning several recent killings of people of African descent in apparently State-endorsed operations in the United States
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2020
    05 Jun 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the systematic persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Aug 2020
    04 Jun 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information received concerning the private surveillance system installed in the metro stations of São Paulo, Brazil.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Aug 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    South Africa
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information recieved concerning alleged verbal and physical assaults against journalist Mr Paul Nthoba by police officers.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Nov 2020
21 Dec 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killings of Mr. Ahmed Abdul Samad and Mr. Safaa Ghali, journalists for Diljah TV, an Iraq news agency.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Oct 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, disappeance, torture and ill-treatment of members of the MDC Alliance Youth Assembly.
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the continued detention of five women human rights defenders and the death in prison of human rights defender Mr. Abdullah Hamid Al-Hamid.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Jul 2020
07 Aug 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of prominent labour rights activists and trade union leaders including Haytham Mohamadein, Hassan Barbary, Alla Essam and Khalil Rizk.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Jun 2020
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders working for the non-governmental organisation MBAKITA.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2020
    29 May 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the lack of accessible information on the COVID-19 pandemic and related response for persons with disabilities, in particular for deaf and hard of hearing persons.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jul 2020
    29 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of human rights defender Mr. Am Sam Ath.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020
    27 May 2020
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre de Mme Emna Chargui, bloggeuse, après qu’elle ait diffusée sur les réseaux sociaux un message à la manière d’une sourate coranique.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jul 2020
    26 May 2020
    Switzerland
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du projet de loi sur les mesures policières de lutte contre le terrorisme
Alleged victims: -
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02 Jul 2020
    22 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Follow-up letter concerning the case of three individuals sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were minors, particularly in light of the authorities’ announced decision to end the death penalty for minors and flogging.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Jul 2020
    19 May 2020
    Maldives
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the proposed and adopted legislation in the areas of press freedom, defamation, censorship, blasphemy laws, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, and protection of journalists and human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 May 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning detention of over 120 persons in connection with their participation in protests or for having otherwise peacefully expressed their views.
Alleged victims: 120
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    15 May 2020
    TikTok
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
Information received regarding TikTok’s proposal to create a committee of experts to address the company’s content moderation policies.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 May 2020
    Cuba
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con el presunto acoso continuado sufrido por el pastor Alain Toledano, pastor del Movimiento Apostólico de Cuba, su familia y los miembros de su congregación.
Alleged victims: 100
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23 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas sobre los ataques contra los empleados de Radio Dario, la detención de Miguel Mora y de Lucía Pineda, director y jefa de prensa de 100% Noticias, los actos de hostigamiento y amenazas en contra Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director de Confidencial, la confiscación de los medios de comunicación Confidencial y 100% Noticias, y la retención de materia prima de La Prensa durante 75 semanas.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning attempted suicide of Mohammad Nourizad in prison, a civil activist who has been imprisoned due to an open letter calling for the Supreme Leader’s resignation and constitutional reform in Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminalization by Indian authorities of the activities of journalists covering the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 May 2020
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation, adopted in February 2020, of journalist Yayesew Shimelis and lawyer Elizabeth Kebede for posts related to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic they published on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    China
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. A-Nya Sengdra, a minority human rights defender from the Tibetan community, and the charges brought against him, in connection with his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment and prolonged detention of Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Habib and of Mr. Murtaja bin Abdallah bin Ali Qureiris.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Jul 2020
    08 May 2020
    Montenegro
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • privacy
Information received concerning the publication of names of persons who have been ordered to self-isolate due to a risk of COVID-19 infection.
Alleged victims: 300
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06 Aug 2020
    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Comments on the proposed law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Countering Terrorism.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Jun 2020
    06 May 2020
    India
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2019 (the amended Act), to the current counter-terrorism legislation, the 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (the Act), and raising concerns in relation to its compatibility with your Excellency’s Government’s obligations under international human rights law and in relation to pertinent international standards of counter-terrorism legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 May 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received regarding alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Mubarak Bala on the allegation that he had insulted the Prophet Mohammad in his Facebook posts.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of 15 pro-democracy activists in connection with their participation in peaceful protests between August and October 2019 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Alleged victims: 15
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10 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Ven Rachana, an online clothes seller, and Ms. Morn Eva, a transgender woman. We also refer to the comments made by Government officials targeting human rights NGOs that issued a statement in defence of women’s rights following their detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a directive to all internet service providers in Myanmar to block access to 207 specified websites
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Apr 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de ataques a la Defensoría del Pueblo y en particular de amenazas, hostigamientos y otros actos de violencia en contra de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa, Defensora del Pueblo a.i., y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga, Delegado Departamental Defensorial de Cochabamba. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos otorgó, el 25 de diciembre de 2019, medidas cautelares y solicitó a Bolivia que adoptara las medidas necesarias para proteger los derechos a la vida e integridad personal de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Jul 2021
    23 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the possible continued detention of human rights defenders and other civil society actors despite amendments to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures which will authorise the early release of large groups of prisoners.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jun 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
In this connection, we offer the following comments on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap. 575 (“Anti-Terrorism Law”) and Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, Sections 9 and 10 (“Sedition Law”). We respectfully address a number of the human rights challenges evidenced in the legislation and advance our view on these ordinances, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that the ordinances are in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations in respect of Hong Kong SAR.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the physical abuse and deportation to Iran of Messrs. Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, who were later prosecuted and sentenced to death by the Iranian authorities
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jun 2020
17 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi, on charges of arson and property damage during the November 2019 protests in Tehran, and amid serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees and use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Apr 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Apr 2020
    Total Headquarters
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning various acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan land rights defenders, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Total E&P Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
We refer to AL 8/2019 regarding Su Yadanar Myint and Nein Chan Soe also known as Chit Yone, members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe, who were arrested and detained for allegedly defaming Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw. We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the arrest and detention of Paing Ye Thu, Zayar Lwin, Paing Phyo Min also known as Deyay, Zaw Lin Htut also known as Phoe Thar and Kay Khaing Htun also known as Kay Gyi. These individuals are also members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe, and face charges and convictions for allegedly defaming the Tatmadaw.
Alleged victims: 7
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15 Oct 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant divers actes de harcèlement et d’intimidation à l’encontre de deux défenseurs ougandais des droits de l’homme
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Myanmar Economic Corporation
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the environmental impact of the Tan Lay Htaung cement plant in Myaing Kalay village and the criminal complaint filed against environmental activist Tha Phoe.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Apr 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
information we have received regarding the environmental impact of the Tan Lay Htaung cement plant in Myaing Kalay village and the criminal complaint filed against environmental activist Tha Phoe.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Apr 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the travel ban imposed on Mr. Laith Abu Zeyad preventing him from leaving Occupied Palestinian Territory which could be a reprisal for his cooperation with the United Nations on human rights issues and his endeavours to raise concerns at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020
    16 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations de la vie privée, d’atteinte à la dignité de la personne et de représailles à l’encontre de Mme Olaya Saadi, à la suite de sa coopération avec certains mécanismes des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued detention of Mr. Ammar al Baluchi, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
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    15 Apr 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of Mr. Shakil-ur-Rahman, and subsequent restrictions to freedom of expression of the media in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jul 2020
    15 Apr 2020
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des actes d’agression et d’intimidation contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, ainsi qu’un incendie criminel perpétré contre le siège du REDHAC, une coalition des défenseurs des droits de l’homme dont Mme Ngo Mbe est la Directrice exécutive.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informacion recibida en relación con las agresiones verbales y físicas sufridas por al menos 12 periodistas que se encontraban cubriendo la llegada al país del diputado Juan Guaidó en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar y en la ciudad de Lara
Alleged victims: 22
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11 May 2021
    14 Apr 2020
    Qatar
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal penalties for spreading “fake news” online, which may unduly restrict freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Dec 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Siarhei Satsuk, investigative journalist, due to his journalistic activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 May 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de M. Karim Tabbou.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
02 Jun 2020
05 Jan 2021
    06 Apr 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia since 28 February 2019 of Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud Al Sharif, who are Saudi citizens.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Jun 2020
    03 Apr 2020
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, the undue delay by the authorities to initiate investigations into the disappearance, and the opening of investigations against him for offences under the Digital Security Act.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Apr 2020
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association, ainsi que d'interdiction récurrente de manifestations au Niger.
Alleged victims: 8
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    02 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders and dual and foreign nationals in Iranian prisons, despite the suspected outbreak of COVID-19 in prison.
Alleged victims: 7
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    02 Apr 2020
    Empresas Públicas de Medellín
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
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26 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a demonstration in Yangon calling for the internet in Rakhine State to be restored.
Alleged victims: 7
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15 Oct 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Messrs. Macdonald Sembereka, Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo for having issued a call to the public to assemble on March 25, 2020.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Abdulrahman Shdeifat.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of journalists Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammani and Mr. Mohamed Badr whose charges have not been communicated by authorities, and the detention, torture and ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Patrick George Zaki.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2020
    30 Mar 2020
    Algeria
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation violente et de détention arbitraire d'un défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2020
    25 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty upon seven individuals, members of the Sunni Kurdish minority in Iran, as a result of legal proceedings, which have been reportedly marked by violations of due process and of fair trial standards.
Alleged victims: 7
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08 Oct 2020
    19 Mar 2020
    United States of America
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Comments concerning the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (“EARN IT Act of 2020”) Bill
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Mar 2020
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preliminary analysis of the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020 (hereinafter “Draft Rules”), announced by the prime minister of Pakistan. It examines the compatibility of the Draft Rules with the obligations of Pakistan to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom opinion and expression and of privacy under international human rights law, particularly under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Pakistan ratified 23 June 2010.
Alleged victims: -
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19 May 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique, dont 6 qui se trouvent actuellement en détention et risqueraient l’application de la peine de mort.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Apr 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be the arbitrary detention and risk of ill-treatment or torture of Mr. Shao Zhongguo, as a reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender, and his association with Mr. Gao Zhisheng, another human rights defender whose fate and whereabouts are currently unknown.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Apr 2020
    10 Mar 2020
    Thammakaset Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Thammakaset’s continued judicial harassment of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative conditions of migrant workers in your company. Your company allegedly continues to use criminal defamation laws to intimidate individuals by repeatedly denouncing exploitative working conditions at your poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Mar 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial harassment by Thammakaset Co. Ltd (Thammakaset), of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative working conditions of migrant workers at the poultry farm of this Thai company.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Nov 2020
    09 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of three human rights defenders. Mr. Ding Jiaxi, Mr. Zhang Zhongshun and Mr. Dai Zhenya were each arrested on 26 December at different locations and placed under Residential Surveillance in Designated Location (RSDL).
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Apr 2020
    05 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
information received, concerning attacks, harassment and serious threats made over against the BBC Persian Service and the BBC World Service and its staff by the authorities of Iran (the Islamic Republic of) in conjunction with its coverage of the civil unrest and the extent of the casualties caused by a strong reaction to protests linked to an increase in fuel prices and the introduction of petrol rationing.
Alleged victims: 401
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    28 Feb 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Allegations of excessive use of force, arrests and arbitrary detention of protestors since December 2019, in the context of demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 31
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    28 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
The application of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Protest Law, Association Law, and NGO law raise serious concerns regarding increasing practices of arbitrary detention, allegations of torture, the absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards, restrictions on freedom of expression, the right to freedom of thought, and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The effects of these laws in the Sinai region have also resulted in violations of socio-economic rights including the right to education, the right to secure housing, the right to sustainable development and the rights to food and water.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2020
10 Mar 2021
    26 Feb 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Iinformations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la privation de liberté de MM. Aboubacar Toure; Alain Lobognon; Babou Traore; Camara Loukimane; Dahafolo Kone; Félicien Sekongo; Gnamiand Stéphane N'Drin; Kamaraté Souleymane Kone; Kanigui Soro; Karidioula Souleymane; Ladji Ouattara; Mamadou Djibo; Marc Kidou Ouattara; Parla Rigobert Soro; Simon Soro; Soumahoro Kando; Tehfour Kone et Yao Soumaila par les autorités ivoiriennes, entre le 23 décembre 2019 et le 14 janvier 2020. Ces 18 individus seraient liés à l’opposition et sont proches de M. Guillaume Kigbafori Soro, Président du parti « Générations et peuples solidaires » (GPS), ancien Premier Ministre, ancien Président de l’Assemblée et candidat aux élections présidentielles de 2020. Un mandat d’arrêt international a été émis le 23 décembre 2019 contre ce dernier.
Alleged victims: 19
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21 Apr 2020
    25 Feb 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and prosecution of Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen and other 20 activists members of PTM.
Alleged victims: 39
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23 Apr 2020
    21 Feb 2020
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preocupación ante la aprobación de la iniciativa de Ley No. 5257 que dispone aprobar reformas al Decreto No. 02-2003 sobre Organizaciones no Gubernamentales para el Desarrollo, el 11 de febrero de 2020. Dicha iniciativa de Ley ha sido objeto de una comunicación en 2018 (OL GTM 8/2018) que fue enviada al Gobierno de su Excelencia (OL GTM 8/2018) con fecha 27 de abril de 2018. Asimismo, tomamos nota de la respuesta del Gobierno de su Excelencia con fecha 20 de julio de 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Feb 2020
    NSO Group
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the Human Rights and Whistleblower policies that NSO Group published in September 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Jun 2020
    19 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning protests held in various parts of Iran since 11 January 2020 and the alleged disproportionate response by law enforcement, including excessive use of force leading to injury, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, and ill-treatment of protesters.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Feb 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
informations que nous avons reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et condamnation de Mme Christine Kamikazi, Mme Agnès Ndirubusa, M. Térence Mpozenzi et M. Egide Harerimana, journalistes pour le groupe de presse Iwacu.
Alleged victims: 4
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    17 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JOL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discrimination on the grounds of religion in the application process for national identity cards in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Feb 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent detention of Mr. Idrees Saleem Mohammed Rozhbeani, a member of the Kurdistan Free Society Movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Feb 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators at the Pride Marches that took place on the campus of the Middle East Technical University (METU) on 10 May 2019, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution against them.
Alleged victims: 19
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09 Apr 2020
    06 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, intimidation and physical attacks against human rights lawyer, Mr. Gamal Eid.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Apr 2020
    04 Feb 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information we have received concerning the new threats against the journalist Glenn Greenwald and their damaging effects on the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Apr 2020
    31 Jan 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance, alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent charges with non-bailable financial crimes against human rights lawyer Tito Magoti and journalist Erick Kabendera.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Jul 2020
    27 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, continued detention without any charge and ill-treatment of Dr. Mohammed Al Khoudary, his son, Dr. Hani Al Khoudary and Mr. Adelrahman Mohammed Farhanah.
Alleged victims: 3
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27 Mar 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, al acceso a un juicio justo, a no ser sometido a injerencias ilegales o arbitrarias en el hogar, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones del Paro Nacional que comenzó el pasado 21 de noviembre hasta el 19 de diciembre de 2019 Durante este periodo se han registrado cerca de 1662 casos de detención de nacionales y extranjeros y aproximadamente unos 36 casos de manifestantes heridos, así como 4 agentes de la fuerza pública, incluyendo al menos una persona que habría perdido la vida mientras participaba en las manifestaciones y dos más en eventos no relacionados con las protestas que ocurrieron en las mismas fechas del Paro Nacional. Tomamos nota de nuevas movilizaciones en Colombia desde el pasado 21 de enero de 2020 a raíz de una nueva convocatoria de Paro Nacional.
Alleged victims: 1000
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13 Mar 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention of human rights defender Ms. Dinh Thi Phuong Thao and the confiscation of her passport by the Vietnamese authorities, as well as the detention of independent journalist Mr. Pham Chi Dung, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for his human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the deprivation of liberty and criminal prosecution of journalists Solafa Magdy, Hossam El-Sayad and Mohamed Salah by the Egyptian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Emir Usein Kuku to 12 years’ imprisonment in a strict-regime correctional colony.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Mar 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la detención de Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora, Atahualpa Yupanqui Quintero Morán, Derlis Francisco Hernández Flores, Hansel Amaru Quintero Gómez, Ivannia del Carmen Alvarez Martínez, Jesús Adolfo Tefel Amador, Jordán Irene Lanzas Herrera, José Dolores Medina Cabrera Cabrera, María Margarita Hurtado Chamorro, Marvin Samir López Ñamendiz, Melvin Antonio Peralta Centeno, Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz, Olga Sabrina Valle López, Roberto Andrés Butching Miranda, Wendy Rebeca Juaréz Avilés y Wilfredo Alejandro Brenes Domínguez. En particular, hemos recibido información sobre al menos dos de los casos que podrían ser actos de represalias motivados por la cooperación con las Naciones Unidas, sus representantes y sus mecanismos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 18
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    21 Jan 2020
    India
    JUA
  • privacy
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued harassment intimidation and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Jan 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning judicial proceedings against the political party the Future Forward Party, which may lead to its dissolution.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Jan 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    20 Jan 2020
    Energix
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received about the hacking of Mr. Jeffrey Bezos' phone.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning raids, seizures of property, prosecution, liquidation and interdiction relating to the human rights NGOs ‘Justice Initiative’, ‘Memorial’, ‘Center of Support for the Indigenous Peoples of the North’ and ‘People in Need'
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Mar 2020
    13 Jan 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning peaceful protests which took place across central and southern Iraq since 1 October 2019.
Alleged victims: 19424
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19 Mar 2020
    10 Jan 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    AL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con el allanamiento y cierre de la agencia de noticias Venepress y el canal de televisión Telecaribe
Alleged victims: -
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29 Apr 2021
    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
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    23 Dec 2019
    Libya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the alleged short-term enforced disappearance, and then detention of journalist Mr. Reda Fhelboom.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Dec 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant le harcèlement et les menaces dont est victime M. Mounir Baatour, y compris les menaces de mort, diffusées sur les médias sociaux en lien avec ses activités légitimes de défenseurs des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Feb 2020
    20 Dec 2019
    ICANN Board of Directors
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the proposed transfer by the Internet Society (ISOC) of the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and all its assets to a private equity firm, Ethos Capital.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 234 individuals, and the reported arrest of 7000 individuals. Concerns relating to conditions of detention including mistreatment of detainees, as well as restrictions on journalists covering the events.
Alleged victims: 7000
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18 Feb 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçue concernant l’usage excessif de la force durant des manifestations et des attaques contre des journalistes couvrant ces évènements.
Alleged victims: 168
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    12 Dec 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con una moción presentada el 15 de octubre ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en la labor de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el marco del contexto actual de crisis migratoria en Centro y Norte américa.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, short-term enforced disappearance and charging of health rights defenders from the organisation Changsha Funeng, Messrs. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, in connection with their advocacy for non-discrimination and the rights of disadvantaged groups, as well as the investigations opened against Mr. Cheng’s wife and brother.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Dec 2019
    09 Dec 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the legal action and the imposition of international travel ban against Ms. Nurcan Kaya, a human rights defender advocating for the rights of minorities in Turkey
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Feb 2020
    06 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of human rights defender, Mr. Ramy Kamel Saied Salib, reportedly in connection to his human right work and to prevent his participation at the 12th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which took place in Geneva from 28 to 29 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Mar 2020
24 Aug 2020
    03 Dec 2019
    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction of two Yemeni journalists, Mr. Bilal Al-Arifi and Mr. Mohammed Al-Salahi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 Dec 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received the Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 that was adopted by the Queensland Parliament on 24 October 2019, which contains a number of provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Feb 2020
    29 Nov 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the possible unlawful imposition of the death sentence, and execution, of the four individuals mentioned below.
Alleged victims: 4
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26 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Preliminary reactions to the Act on Transfer to and Performance of Alternative Military Service (the draft bill)
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received regarding the conviction of Mr Wan Ji under the Sedition Act in connection with a social media post deemed offensive to the Sultan of Selangor.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Djibouti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire et des actes de torture pendant sa détention de M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et au secret de M. Said Abdilahi Yassin, militants de la deuxième fédération du Mouvement pour le Renouveau démocratique et le développement (MRD), principal parti d’opposition, et membres de la Ligue djiboutienne des droits humains (LDDH). M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh est également journaliste travaillant notamment sur des cas d’exactions par la police djiboutienne.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the ban from entry into Russia issued against human rights defender Mr. Johannes Rohr, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning hatred, verbal harassment and threats against Rhadem Camlian Morados, including death threats and threats of kidnapping, disseminated on social media on account of his work on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics and his advocacy as a gay Muslim claiming that his religion is inclusive and affirmative of his sexuality.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Nov 2019
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the treatment and detention conditions of journalist Nguyen Van Hoa and environmental activist Lê Ðình Lu?ng, following their public activism in the aftermath of the Formosa steel plant toxic spill.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Mar 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning several incidents of alleged excessive force and ill-treatment by security forces and Lebanese army personnel against protesters, and failures to adequately protect protesters from violent attacks by alleged sympathizers of political groups, during overwhelmingly peaceful mass protests across towns and cities in Lebanon, including downtown Beirut, since 17 October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 12 individuals, and the reported arrest of 1000 individuals.
Alleged victims: 58
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18 Feb 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    15 Nov 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la sanción de un año de privación de libertad impuesta al periodista independiente Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, acusado de los delitos de resistencia y desobediencia, por el Tribunal Municipal Popular de la ciudad de Guantánamo, Cuba. Hacemos referencia, asimismo, a la información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria de Quiñones Haces, aparentemente sin el debido proceso, la cual estaría directamente relacionada con las actividades periodísticas que realizaba en la cobertura de un proceso judicial de interés público.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Nov 2019
13 Jan 2020
    13 Nov 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing detention of Mr. Ibrahim Abdelmonem Metwally Hegazy (متولي حجازي عبدالمنعم ابراهيم), in reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender and cooperation with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID).
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Nov 2019
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • older persons
Information received concerning the violation of the rights of Mr. Akram Aylisli. Mr. Aylisli is a renowned playwright, novelist, and translator, who has been considered for decades to be one of the most influential writers in Azerbaijan. His books were taught at schools, and he was awarded the official title of People’s Writer in 1998, as well as two of the highest state awards, the Shokrat and Istiglal medals. He was also a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Dec 2019
    11 Nov 2019
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and prosecution of Mr. Muhammad Ismail, the father of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Jan 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    United States of America
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the draft U.S. Government Guidance for the Export of Hardware, Software and Technology with Surveillance Capabilities and/or parts/know-how (“draft Guidance”).
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Nov 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Walid El Batal ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Feb 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Saba al-Mahdawi, who had participated in some demonstrations in the past weeks.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2019
    Burkina Faso
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force, d’exécutions arbitraires, de torture et d’enlèvements, ainsi que des destructions de biens culturels, et ce depuis décembre 2018. Ces actes auraient été commis dans le contexte des opérations militaires antiterroristes menées par les Forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) en réponse aux attaques de groupes non armés dans plusieurs régions du pays. Les opérations des FDS prendraient pour cible principalement la communauté pastorale Peule, une minorité ethnolinguistique représentant 10% de la population burkinabé. En conséquence de ces attaques, de nombreux habitants de ces régions ont dû abandonner leurs villages et sont actuellement déplacés.
Alleged victims: 1008
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07 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020
    07 Nov 2019
    Maldives
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the launching of investigations against the human rights organisation Maldivian Democracy Network, public calls for its de-registration, as well as the intensified online harassment, intimidation and threats against its staff members, including Ms. Shahindha Ismail and Mr. Mushfiq Mohamed.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Jan 2020
    05 Nov 2019
    Chile
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la vida y la integridad personal, a la libertad de expresión, de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Chile, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 19 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria del Estado de Excepción Constitucional de Emergencia y hasta la fecha de la presente, en particular sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas y adolescentes); lo cual ha causado al menos 4316 personas detenidas y 1574 heridas, incluyendo al menos 23 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, violencia sexual a mujeres, presuntas detenciones ilegales en domicilios particulares y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: 4667
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03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
    01 Nov 2019
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • torture
We offer the following comments on the effect and application of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China (Counter-Terrorism Law) promulgated on 27 December 2015 effective as of 1 January 2016 and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People's Republic of China.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Dec 2019
    01 Nov 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and other human rights violations in prison, including restrictions on religious practices and family visits, against Ms. Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and her cellmate Ms. Medina Ali, as well as the continued imprisonment and deteriorating health of human rights defender Mr. Nabeel Rajab.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Dec 2019
    30 Oct 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the protests against the expansion of a coal-powered cement plant in the village of Aung Tha Pyay in Mandalay.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Dec 2019
    25 Oct 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the discriminatory restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of expression of LBTIQ human rights defenders, which may relate to their engagement in advocacy on human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender equality.
Alleged victims: 4
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23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
22 May 2020
    23 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial, sentencing, imprisonment and provisional release of blogger and human rights defender Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah, as well as the recent arrest of and charges against him, his lawyer Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer and human rights defender Ms. Abdel Fattah, and the physical and verbal abuse against them while in detention. The alleged violations of Mr. El-Baqer’s rights appear to be linked to his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    18 Oct 2019
    NSO Group
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Preliminary reactions to the Human Rights and Whistleblower policies that NSO Group published in September 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Dec 2019
    18 Oct 2019
    Germany
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the motion CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and Bündnis90/Die Grünen “Resisting the BDS Movement with Determination – Combating Anti-Semitism” adopted by the German Bundestag on 17 May 2019, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jan 2020
    18 Oct 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires de M. Fadel Breika et M. Moulay Abba Bouzaid.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the attack on Ms. Lara Kanan on 30 June 2018 and the failure of authorities to adequately investigate.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    Jordan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Abed al Karem Al-Shraideh, who was arrested and detained on 2 September 2019, and who is presently on bail pending an investigation, for allededly criticizing Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein in a video posted to Facebook.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of the use of excessive and lethal force by security forces, including live ammunition, against peaceful protesters, reports of deadly targeted sniper fire against and targeted killings of protesters, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detentions of protesters and civil society activists, an internet shutdown, the forced closure of several satellite TV channels, and the intimidation and harassment of journalists and civil society activists, in cities and governorates across central and southern Iraq, including in Baghdad, since the beginning of October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Dec 2019
    11 Oct 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la libertad de expresión, libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en Ecuador, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 3 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria de estado de excepción, incluyendo de uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas, adolescentes, mujeres embarazadas, personas de edad, y personas con discapacidad), miembros de pueblos indígenas y periodistas, lo cual ha causado al menos 929 detenidos y cientos de heridos, incluyendo al menos 5 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, the terrorism-related charges and smear campaign against him, and the deportation of his spouse to France.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Oct 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in the town of Ramallah.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Honduras
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre el asesinato de la Sra. Bessy Ferrero Sánchez y el intento de asesinato en contra de la Sra. Vicky Carvajal, ambas mujeres trans defensoras de derechos humanos que trabajan con personas LGBTI y miembros del Colectivo de Mujeres Trans Muñecas de la Asociación ARCOIRIS (“el Colectivo”).
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Nov 2019
06 Jan 2020
06 Jan 2020
    07 Oct 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la próxima discusión del “Proyecto de Ley para Brindar Seguridad Jurídica sobre la Huelga y sus Procedimientos” que fue debatido en la Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica el 8 de septiembre de 2018 y reenviado a consulta a la Sala Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Justicia; y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Costa Rica.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Oct 2019
    02 Oct 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the harassment and intimidation, including death threats, against human rights defenders Ms. Brenda De Guzman, Ms. Christine Grace Ongos and Mr. Ramiel Aballe for providing legal assistance to the defence of nine farmers accused of murdering a local government Councillor in the Philippines province of Negros Occidental, Western Visayas region, on 31 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 3
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    30 Sep 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention d’une personne poursuivie pour des faits d’ordre privé, qui pourraient être liés à son travail de journaliste indépendante ou aux activités de ses proches dans le domaine des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2019
09 Dec 2019
    27 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by Nigerian police officers against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a demonstration in Abuja on 22 July 2019 and during the Ashura processions in different cities of Nigeria on 10 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 88
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    26 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Su Yadanar Myint and Nyein Chan Soe also known as Chit Yone, members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Nov 2019
02 Jan 2020
    26 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of minority rights defenders Khu Kyue Phe Khel, Dee De, Myo Hlaing Win, Khun Thomas, Khun John Paul and Khu Ree Du, members of the Karenni ethnic minority.
Alleged victims: 6
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07 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019
    25 Sep 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Sep 2019
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Jan 2020
    24 Sep 2019
    Latvia
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the adoption by the Cabinet of Ministers of the regulation on pre-school education No. 716, which appears to impose restrictions on the use of minority languages in pre-school educational institutions.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Nov 2019
    19 Sep 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and also concerning the use of force against, and detention of, peaceful protesters, in conjunction with the public demonstrations exclusion of candidates to the elections Moscow City Duma scheduled for 8 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 20
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13 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
    17 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Sep 2019
    Telenor Group
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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13 Nov 2019
    13 Sep 2019
    Ooredoo
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    13 Sep 2019
    MyTel - Telecom International Myanmar Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    13 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    13 Sep 2019
    MPT
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the shutdown of mobile internet services in northern Rakhine State and southern Chin State in Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1000000
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    11 Sep 2019
    Togo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi modifiant la loi du 16 mai 2011 fixant les conditions d’exercice de la liberté de réunion et de manifestation pacifiques et publiques adopté le 7 août 2019 par l’Assemblée Nationale
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Sep 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the suspension of registration of the human rights organisation Centre for Social Development, and the surveillance, threats and attacks against its staff and their family members, including a recent attempted shooting of the daughter of the organisation’s secretary, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Sep 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of retaliatory measures taken by Bangladeshi authorities against Rohingya refugees in reaction to the “Genocide Day” protest which occurred on 25 August 2019.
Alleged victims: 8
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    04 Sep 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the forced expatriation of two activists from Cuba, reportedly facilitated by Aruba Airlines, a company registered in Aruba, as well as the threat of a formal accusation made by Aruba Airlines against Mr. Javier Larrondo Calafat, a human rights defender and representative of the victims of the alleged human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning an Internet shutdown in West Papua and subsequent acts of harassment and threats against journalist Mr. Victor Mambor and lawyer Ms. Veronica Koman who have been reporting on the shutdown and the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Sep 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que aunque eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, reserva al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”.
Alleged victims: 72
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04 Nov 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Aruba Airlines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas desde Cuba de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, pero que reservó al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”. De acuerdo a información recibida, parecería que Aruba Airlines contribuyó a facilitar la expatriación forzosa en dos de los casos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Oct 2019
    03 Sep 2019
    Equatorial Guinea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de organizaciones de la sociedad civil ecuatoguineana, en particular sobre la disolución del Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo de Guinea Ecuatorial (CEID) y el hostigamiento del que ha sido víctima el Sr. Alfredo Okenve, los cuales podrían constituir actos de represalias por su cooperación con mecanismos y órganos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Sep 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders Ms. Salma Ashraf Abdel Halim Abdelghaffar, Mr. Mohamed Zarea, and Mr. Amr Magdi, including acts of reprisal against Ms. Ashraf and Mr. Zarea for their cooperation with the United Nations in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Aug 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign against human rights organisations Al-Haq and Al Mezan, threats, including death threats, against Al-Haq’s General Director, Mr. Shawan Jabarin, as well as the travel restrictions imposed on a consultant for Al Mezan and on Mr. Issam Younis, the Commissioner General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine.
Alleged victims: 4
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    28 Aug 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial proceedings against and arbitrary detention of ten human rights defenders promoting the rights of the Dalit minority, and the house arrests of five of them.
Alleged victims: 10
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    27 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Mr. Huang Qi. Mr. Huang Qi was the head of the human rights organization Tianwang Human Rights Service and founder of the human rights website 64tianwang.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Aug 2019
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed Draft Law No 91-2018 which seeks to alter existing Tunisia’s emergency powers legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Nov 2019
    23 Aug 2019
    Kuwait
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrests and detention of human rights defenders in connection with their peaceful advocacy on behalf of the Bedoon community in Kuwait, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment against them.
Alleged victims: 16
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11 Oct 2019
    21 Aug 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Mohammad Rasoulof, an award-wining Iranian filmmaker.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Nov 2019
    20 Aug 2019
    France
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la proposition de loi « visant à lutter contre les contenus haineux sur Internet », adoptée par l’Assemblée Nationale le 9 juillet 2019 , et qui devra être examiné par le Sénat prochainement.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
    20 Aug 2019
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged police intimidation and harassment since 2005 and subsequent detention on 9 December 2018 of Mr. Wang Yi and Mrs. Jiang Rong, founders of the Early Rain Covenant Church.
Alleged victims: 15
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    19 Aug 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con agresiones, intimidaciones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte y detención en contra de Aníbal Enrique Toruño Jirón, Aníbal Enrique Alonso Toruño, Víctor Xavier Morales Toruño, Audberto José Gallo Solís, Catalino Leo Cárcamo Herrera, Marcelino Saturnino Osorio Salmerón, Francisco José Torrez Tapia, Jorge Fernando Vallejos Olivas y Rudy Emelit Ramos Reyes, empleados de Radio Darío en León, Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 9
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    19 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender Ms. Chen Jianfang.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Oct 2019
    16 Aug 2019
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning severe restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association imposed during the past week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detention of political figures, journalists, members of civil society and human rights defenders in the state, and violations to the right to life.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2019
    Serbia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and verbal attacks from MPs of the National Assembly directed against particularly, Judge Miodrag Majic, but also Judge Omer Hadžiomerovic, both from the Court of Appeal in Belgrade.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Sep 2020
13 Nov 2020
    09 Aug 2019
    GRAINGER PLC
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Follow-up letter to OTH 13/2019
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire et d’harcèlement judiciaire de M. Salah Dabouz, de M. Hadj Ibrahim Aouf et de M. Kamal Eddine Fekhar. Nous avons également reçu des informations concernant des allégations de mauvais traitements, y compris dans un établissement de santé, de M. Aouf et M. Fekhar durant leur incarcération, ayant entrainé la mort de M. Fekhar.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2019
    08 Aug 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informaçion relativa a la entrada en vigor el 1 de agosto de 2019 del decreto 115, el cual modifica el Código Penal del Estado de Tabasco y mediante el cual se estarían penalizando conductas que podrían ser una expresión legitima del derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación, a la libertad de expresión y del derecho a defender los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jan 2020
    31 Jul 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of the human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
    31 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
información recibida en relación con la situación de nueve organizaciones de la sociedad civil nicaragüense, en particular sobre los recursos legales que han presentado, el estado actual de sus reclamaciones, el daño patrimonial relativo a la cancelación de su personalidad jurídica y amenazas expresadas en contra de una de las organizaciones.
Alleged victims: 9
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    30 Jul 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of the teacher Ms. Zara Mohammadi by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail, criminal legal proceedings against her, and the harassment of her family members and friends through house-raids, the opening of criminal proceedings against her parents and allegations of torture of her associates.
Alleged victims: 5
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30 Sep 2019
    26 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la detención y acusación penal en contra del Sr. Ola Bini.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Sep 2019
    23 Jul 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentencing of eleven council members of the Turkish Medical Association to prison on the charge of “provoking the public to hatred and enmity”, following statements on the effects of war and conflict on public health.
Alleged victims: 11
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20 Sep 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Información recibida relativa a ataques en diferentes iglesias de Nicaragua durante celebraciones religiosas entre junio y julio de 2019. Las celebraciones se llevaron a cabo en conmemoración de algunas víctimas que perdieron su vida durante las protestas y como consecuencia de hechos violentos acaecidos desde el 18 de abril de 2018. En dichas celebraciones participaron familiares de víctimas, personas recientemente liberadas, incluyendo a personas liberadas bajo la Ley de Amnistía (Ley 996) y público en general.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jul 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution under terrorism-related charges of human rights defenders, critics and peaceful protesters for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly , in particular in the context of the February train accident at Ramses Station in Cairo and the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and charging of labour rights defenders Messrs. Chengbing Ke, Zhili Wei and Zhengjun Yang.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Sep 2019
    19 Jul 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Kong Raiya and Mr. Soung Neakpaon
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2019
    18 Jul 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre du défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Jean-Claude Katende.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jul 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of woman environmental rights defender Ms. Alexandra Koroleva for non-compliance with the Foreign Agent Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Malawi
    JUA
  • albinism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and judicial harassment directed at several human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 4
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03 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the travel ban issued against the human rights defender Mr. Daniyar Khassenov, his repeated detention, and threats made against him and his family members.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jul 2021
    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution of 37 individuals on 23 April 2019, including Mr. Munir Al-Adam, and the wave of arrests in the period 4-9 April 2019 of intellectuals, writers, and human rights defenders
Alleged victims: 53
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12 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019