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627 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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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    16 Jul 2021
    China
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of two Tibetan Buddhists, Mr. Go Sherab Gyatso and Mr. Rinchen Tsultrim.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Aug 2021
    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
    28 Jun 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged violations of the rights of Sheikh Zuhair Jasim Mohamed Abbas and Mr. Ali Abdul Husain Ali Hasan Ali AlWazeer, including arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture and non-access to due process.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 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
    China
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced organ harvesting targeting ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians in detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    France
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du projet de loi n° 4104 relatif à la prévention d’actes de terrorisme et au renseignement, datant du 28 avril 2021 (« le projet de loi »).
Alleged victims: -
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    31 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received regarding the decision of the official Organization of the Behesht Zahra to not allow members of the Baha’i faith to bury their dead in new gravesites at Golestan Javid cemetery in Tehran.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 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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    04 May 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Abdulrahman Gamal Metwally Ibrahim and Omar Gamal Metwally Ibrahim, two brothers who reportedly were arbitrarily arrested in connection to the military coup of 2013 and subjected to torture and ill-treatment by security officials while in custody.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 May 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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23 Jun 2021
    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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    31 Mar 2021
    Japan
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the amendment bill to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (the Act).
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jun 2021
    22 Mar 2021
    Hungary
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • disability
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the abolition of the Equal Treatment Authority (“ETA”).
Alleged victims: -
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19 May 2021
    19 Mar 2021
    Shimamura Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    19 Mar 2021
    Hefei Bitland Information Technology Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    18 Mar 2021
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and persecution against Ms Nur Sajat, a trans woman, and the ongoing harassment of her family members in Malaysia.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Mar 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
    ZTE Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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18 Jun 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd,
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Zhaoxing Outdoor Gears Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Zara SA
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Youngor Textile Holdings Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Youngor Group Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Yecheng county Xiaoxiang Textile Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Xiaomi Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Walmart Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Volkswagen Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. (Vivo)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Victory City International Holding Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Victoria’s Secret
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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27 Apr 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Urban Outfitters, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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26 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Uniqlo Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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31 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Toshiba Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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17 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Tommy Hilfiger
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    The North Face
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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14 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    TDK Corporation 
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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24 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Target Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Tanyuan Technology Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Sweden
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Summit Resource International
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con los presuntos trabajos forzosos, detención arbitraria y trata de personas, de trabajadores uigures y de otras minorías dentro y fuera de la Región Autónoma de Xinjiang (Xinjiang), así como la correspondiente falta de rendición de cuentas y de acceso a mecanismos de reparación eficaces para las víctimas. También hemos recibido información sobre empresas multinacionales domiciliadas en su territorio y/o jurisdicción, que se abastecen de fábricas en China, incluyendo en Xinjiang, a las que no se les permite acceder libremente a estas fábricas para ejercer la debida supervisión y diligencia en materia de derechos humanos a través de sus cadenas de suministro.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Sony Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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14 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    SMCP Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Skechers USA, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Siemens AG
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Sichuan Mianyang Jingweida Technology Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Sharp Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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04 Jun 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Shandong Jianhua Zhongxing Glove Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Samsung Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile (SGMW)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    SAIC Motor Corporation Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. (Muji)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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14 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Roewe
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Robert Bosch GmbH
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Ralph Lauren Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    QuanZhou Yilong Textile Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Qingdao Jifa Huajin Garment Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Qingdao Gaochang Electronic Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Puma SE
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Patagonia, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Panasonic Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    O-Film Technology Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Oculus
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Nokia Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Ningbo Aoboer Electric Appliance Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Nike, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Nautica
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Nanjing Synergy Textiles Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    MinebeaMitsumi, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Microsoft Corporation 
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    MG Motor UK Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Mercedes-Benz AG
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Meizu Technology Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Marks and Spencer Group plc 
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Macy’s
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Li-Ning Company Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    LG Electronics Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    LG Display
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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07 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Levi Strauss & Co.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Lenovo Group Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Land’s End
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Land Rover
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Lacoste S.A. 
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    L.L.Bean
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Kyocera Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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27 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    KTK Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Kohl's Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Jos. A. Bank
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Jianhua Construction Materials Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Jiangsu Guotai Guosheng Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Japan Display Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Japan
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Jaguar
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Jack & Jones
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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17 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    J.Crew Group, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Italy
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    iFlyTek
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hugo Boss AG
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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05 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Hubei Yihong Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hubei Haixin Protective Products Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Huafu Top Dyed Melange Yarn
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    HTC Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (Foxconn)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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06 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Hollister Co.,
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hitachi, Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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21 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Hisense Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Highbroad Advanced Material (Hefei) Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hefei Meiling Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hefei Fuying Photoelectric Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Hazzys
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Haoyuanpeng Garment Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Haoxiangni Health Food Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Haier Group Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Guess
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd, (Oppo)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Google LLC
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Good-Ark Electronics Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Goertek Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Giordano International Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Germany
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    General Motors Company
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    General Electric Company
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Gap Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    GAC Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Fujian Meike Leisure Sports Goods Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Free People
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    France
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de travail forcé, de détention arbitraire et de traite des personnes de travailleurs Ouïghour et d'autres minorités à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur de la région autonome Ouïghour du Xinjiang (Xinjiang), ainsi que du manque de responsabilité et d’accès à un recours effectif pour les victimes. Nous avons également reçu des informations concernant des sociétés multinationales domiciliées sur votre territoire et/ou sous votre juridiction, qui s’approvisionnent auprès d’usines en Chine, y compris au Xinjiang, et qui ne seraient pas autorisées à accéder librement à ces usines afin d’exercer un contrôle adéquat et une diligence raisonnable en matière de droits de l’homme dans l’ensemble de leurs chaîne d’approvisionnement.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Founder Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Finland
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Fila Holdings Corp
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Ermenegildo Zegna
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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05 May 2021
05 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Electrolux AB
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Dress Barn
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Dongguan Yidong Electronic Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Dongguan Lvzhou Shoes Industry Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    DKNY
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Diesel S.p.A.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Denmark
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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26 Mar 2021
20 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Dell
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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11 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Decathlon S.A
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Dalibu Group
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    CRRC Corporation Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Costco Wholesale Corporation
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Changji Esquel Textile Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Chang'an Automobile (Group) Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Cerruti 1881
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Carter’s, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Carrefour S.A.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Candy
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Canada
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations domiciled in your territory and/or jurisdiction, sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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14 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Calvin Klein Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    BYD Co Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Brooks Brothers
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Bombardier Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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12 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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06 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Banana Republic
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    BAIC Motor Corporation Limited
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Avary Holding Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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05 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    AsusTek Computer Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Apple Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Anthropologie
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Amazon.com, Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Alstom S.A.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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11 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Adidas AG
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Acquascutum
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Acer Inc.
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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10 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    AcBel Polytech Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved in the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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    12 Mar 2021
    Abercrombie& Fitch
    JAL
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received that your company may be involved through its supply chain in alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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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
    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
    12 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning alleged systematic violations of property and housing rights of members of the Baha’i religious minority, through raids, confiscations, demolitions and a series of court proceedings that deem their property as “illegitimate”.
Alleged victims: 51
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    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
    10 Feb 2021
    China
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment, including gender-based violence against Ms. Gulbakhar Jalilova, a Kazakh national and businesswoman and member of the Uyghur minority, as well as the lack of gender-specific measures that meet the needs of women detainees at Detention Centres No. 2 and No. 3 in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyhgur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2021
    01 Feb 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged detention, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of Mr. Apinus Zanambani, and Mr. Luther Zanambani, at the hand of the military in Suagapa, Intan Jaya, Papua.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 May 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
    21 Jan 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the cremation of dead bodies belonging to the Muslim community during COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 6
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    20 Jan 2021
    Pope Francis
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the Polish Episcopal Conference’s calling for the creation of “clinics” ,” which purportedly would offer services for people who want to regain what is perceived as their sexual health and natural sexual orientation”.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    20 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • executions
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent executions of Mr. Hafez Abdolrahim Kouhi and Mr. Mowlavi Amanollah Balouchi, two Iranian Sunni clerics from the Balochi community, who have reportedly been convicted of baghi (armed rebellion).
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Jan 2021
    Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the Polish Episcopal Conference’s calling for the creation of “clinics,” which purportedly would offer services for people who want to regain what is perceived as their sexual health and “natural sexual orientation”.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jan 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant le refus depuis 2013 des autorités tunisiennes de permettre l’enregistrement de l’Association Bahaï de Tunisie.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Mar 2021
    08 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l’arrestation et la détention arbitraires ainsi que la condamnation à un an de prison et une amende de 50 milles de dinars (environ 380 USD) contre M. Yacine Mebarki.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Feb 2021
    29 Dec 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • education
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged intentional killings of Mr. Yerimia Zanambani, a reverend and Mr. Rufinus Tigau, a catholic church worker, by Indonesian security forces and injuries to a child through excessive use of force as well as the reported lack of access by internally displaced persons to essential services, the use of a school by the army and the destruction of a health facility.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Jan 2021
    24 Dec 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the continued detention of human rights defender Mr. Soheil Arabi and the targeting of his mother, woman human rights defender Ms. Farangis Mazloum.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Feb 2021
    15 Dec 2020
    Hungary
    JOL
  • health
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning proposed bills restricting the notion of family to opposite-sex couples; excluding same-sex couples, single persons and non-married opposite-sex couples from adoption; and restricting children’s identity to their sex assigned at birth and ensuring an upbringing that “reflects the values based on Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture”.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Dec 2020
    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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    02 Dec 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de fermeture de lieux de culte et d’églises affiliés à l’Eglise Protestante d’Algérie (EPA), ainsi que des actes de discrimination à l’encontre des membres de la minorité chrétienne protestante.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
    11 Nov 2020
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2020
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2021
04 Feb 2021
    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
    22 Oct 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning Wael Saad Tawdros Mikhil (“Father Isiah”) and Farag Mansour Farag Sa’laab (“Father Faltaous”), members of a Christian minority group who face execution and, respectively, a life sentence, and allegedly have been subjected to torture and an unfair and discriminatory trial.
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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    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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    22 Sep 2020
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Teimur Rza-ogly Abdullaiev who is being subjected to prolonged and indefinite solitary confinement on arbitrary grounds at Colony No. 2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Nov 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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    01 Sep 2020
    Somalia
    JOL
  • Somalia
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the draft bill on “Sexual Intercourse Related Crimes”.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    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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    10 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the discrimination faced by the Protestant Christian minority in Turkey, and in particular with regard to the registration of their religious organizations, their places of worship, the training of their clergy and religious leaders, as well as with regard to cases of harassment and intimidation of Protestant religious actors and their families.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Nov 2020
    07 Aug 2020
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the recently established National Commission on Minorities in Pakistan, which reportedly exludes the Ahmadiyya minority and appears not to meet the the standards set out for national human rights institutions in the UN Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (“the Paris Principles”).
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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    28 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the proposed conversion of the Hagia Sofia museum into a mosque.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Sep 2020
    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
    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
    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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    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
    24 Jun 2020
    France
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
Proposition de loi portant sur les « Mesures de sûreté pouvant être ordonnées à l’encontre des auteurs d’infractions terroristes » portant modification du titre XV du livre IV du code de procédure pénale.
Alleged victims: -
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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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    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
    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
    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
    02 Jun 2020
    China
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the continued enforced disappearance of Gedhun Cheokyi Nyima, and the regulation of reincarnation of Tibetan living Buddhas against the religious traditions and practices of the Tibetan Buddhist minority. The 17 May 2020 marked 25 years since the disappearance of Gedhun Cheokyi Nyima.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 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
    13 May 2020
    Cuba
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Información recibida en relación con el presunto acoso continuado sufrido por el pastor Alain Toledano, pastor del Movimiento Apostólico de Cuba, su familia y los miembros de su congregación.
Alleged victims: 100
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23 Jul 2020
    11 May 2020
    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
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the risk of public incitement to violence and hatred based on tweets made by the Minister of State on Parliamentary Affairs.
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    05 May 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the cases of 432 army cadets missing from Tikrit since 12 June 2014.
Alleged victims: 432
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14 Oct 2020
    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
    India
    JAL
  • torture
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the continued deterioration of human rights conditions in the State of Jammu and Kashmir following severe restrictions imposed after 5 August 2019, in particular citing arbitrary detentions, violations to the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment, right to health and rights of of persons belonging to minorities.
Alleged victims: 16
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31 Jul 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of threats, harassment, travel restrictions, surveillance, and acts of violence against the independent religious communities and human rights defenders who sought to participate or participated in the 2019 international conference on freedom of religion or belief in Southeast Asia, that took place in Bangkok (Thailand).
Alleged victims: 14
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    23 Apr 2020
    Grace Road Group
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the situation of the employees of Grace Road Group in Fiji, who are allegedly subjected to abusive and exploitative labour conditions, which may amount to forced labour. Other human rights abuses reported refer to child labour, restricted freedom of movement, obstructed access to healthcare and education, as well as physical and psychological abuse.
Alleged victims: 403
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24 Apr 2020
29 Apr 2020
01 May 2020
01 May 2020
22 May 2020
29 May 2020
31 May 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Fiji
    JAL
  • slavery
  • business
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the situation of the members of the Grace Road Church and employees of Grace Road Group, who are reportedly based in Navua, Fiji and allegedly subjected to abusive and exploitative labour conditions, which may amount to forced labour, and other human rights violations, such as child labour, restricted freedom of movement, obstructed access to healthcare and education, as well as physical and psychological abuse.
Alleged victims: 403
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22 Jul 2020
    08 Apr 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • religion or belief
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the circular by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka providing standard guidance on the autopsy practice and the disposal of COVID-19 related dead body.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of execution, as a result of an unfair trial, of Mr. Houshmand Alipour and the unfair trial of Mr. Mohammad Ostadghader.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
    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
    Belarus
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the case of imminent extradition of Mr. Nikolai Makhalichev, Jehovah’s Witness from the Russian Federation, in violation of the non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Apr 2020
    02 Mar 2020
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Ali Ebrahim Mohamed Ameen Ebrahim AlArab, Husain Ali Redha Ebrahim Khamis Barbar, Isa Jaafar Isa Hasan AlAbd, Majeed Ahmed Habib Ahmed, Ali AbdulAziz Ali Husain Mohamed, Salah Saeed Saleh Ali Hasan AlHammar, Ali Hasan Ali Ashoor Ali, and Sadiq Jaafar Isa Abdulla Hasan AlAbd who reportedly have been subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 8
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09 May 2020
    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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    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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    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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    14 Jan 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • education
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the persisting challenges faced by Non-Muslim students in area of education, as well as the existence of textbooks with content that stigmatizes ethno-religious minorities in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    07 Nov 2019
    India
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the denied access to an independent medical examination and lack of investigation into allegations of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Jagtar Singh Johal, as a result of his detention since in November 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    24 Oct 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, solitary confinement, as well as on-going prosecution of Mr. Junaid Hafeez under blasphemy charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Oct 2019
    Germany
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the motion CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and Bündnis90/Die Grünen “Resisting the BDS Movement with Determination – Combating Anti-Semitism” adopted by the German Bundestag on 17 May 2019, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jan 2020
    14 Oct 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture of 20 individuals convicted in a mass trial. The individuals were accused of belonging to a terrorist organization under the Act No. 58 of 2006 on the Protection of Society from Terrorist Acts. We received information that, all of the 20 individuals convicted have remained in prison and have exhausted all available domestic remedies. In particular, we are concerned that the allegations of arbitrary arrests, disappearances, and deficiencies in fair trial proceedings have not been addressed by your Excellency’s government to date.
Alleged victims: 20
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    27 Sep 2019
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by Nigerian police officers against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a demonstration in Abuja on 22 July 2019 and during the Ashura processions in different cities of Nigeria on 10 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 88
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    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
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • disability
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the risk of forcible closure of an home for older persons and persons with disabilities managed by the Bahá’í community for the past 20 years. Your Excellency’s Government is allegedly involved in attempts to forcibly evict the residents in an attempt to close the nursing home in ways contrary to international human rights law.
Alleged victims: 42
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    16 Aug 2019
    Qatar
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the discriminatory treatment of Bahá'ís in Qatar on the basis of their faith.
Alleged victims: 13
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16 Oct 2019
18 Nov 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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    11 Jul 2019
    Greece
    OL
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the recently adopted law (4609/2019), which regrettably fails to recognize the status of conscientious objectors (COs) to military service in accordance with international human rights standards.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Aug 2019
    05 Jul 2019
    Germany
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discriminatory measures against Scientologists on the basis of religious belief.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Sep 2019
    19 Jun 2019
    Ethiopia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Comments on A Proclamation to Provide for the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism 2019 (“the Proclamation”), which raises serious concerns regarding a number of human rights and advance my views on this pending legislation, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that new legislation is in compliance with Ethiopia’s international human rights obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 May 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning death threats and incitement to violence by a militant Islamist group against women human rights defender Ms. Sultana Kamal.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 May 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • health
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the increasing communal violence targeting the religious minorities in Sri Lanka, and in particular Muslims, as well as the reported acts of violence and intimidation threatening the living and security conditions of refugees and asylum seekers belonging to persecuted minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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29 May 2019
31 Jul 2019
    27 May 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of execution of Dr. Abbas Alabbad as a result of unfair trial and discrimination based on religion.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jun 2019
    27 May 2019
    India
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Follow-up letter with the regard to the ongoing process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) update in the State of Assam and its potential adverse effects on the lives of millions of people, most of whom may belong to minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    17 May 2019
    Canada
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant le projet de Loi sur la laïcité de l’État, déposé le 28 mars 2019 à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jun 2020
    06 May 2019
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the case of prolonged detention of nine Tibetans from Ngawa (Aba), in Sichuan province, who, in December 2016, were sentenced to prison for their participation in celebrations for the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday in 2015, and their advocacy for the cultural and religious rights of the Tibetan minority in China.
Alleged victims: 9
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07 Jun 2019
    29 Apr 2019
    Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the prosecution’s response towards Mr. Hamid Kamali bin Haydara’s appeal against his death sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Apr 2019
    Brunei Darussalam
    JOL
  • executions
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the criminalisation of adultery and consensual same sex relations and the imposition of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments for such acts, including stoning, whipping and amputation.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2019
    20 Mar 2019
    Belarus
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of Iranian national Mr Mehrdad Mohammed Jamshidian from Belarus to Iran where he would be at risk of execution and torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 May 2019
    13 Feb 2019
    India
    JOL
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the adoption, on 8 January 2019, by the Lok Sabha (House of the People) of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Jan 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning threats, including death and rape threats, travel restrictions and other human rights violations against two human rights defenders and allegations regarding further acts of reprisals, including physical abuse in detention against the mother-in-law of a well-known defender who is currently outside the country.
Alleged victims: 3
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11 Mar 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary detention of Mr. Dennis Christensen, Jehovah’s Witnesses, by armed police and agents of the Federal Security Service.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jan 2019
    20 Dec 2018
    Denmark
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism

Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Dec 2018
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged rise of religious fundamentalism and extremist violence against religious minorities, human rights defenders and secular writers or media workers, as well as the fear of targeted violence against religious minorities in the context of the upcoming general elections.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Dec 2018
    India
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the impending deadline of 31 December 2018 for the closure of the Claims and Objections period with regards to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State of Assam.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    11 Dec 2018
    India
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the extrajudicial executions of 15 Muslim individuals, in Uttar Pradesh between 2017 and 2018, allegedly killed intentionally by the Police whilst in their custody and then covered up as encounter killings, the failure to conduct adequate investigations into these cases, and the harassment and intimidation of two human rights defenders, involved in promoting an investigation of the cases namely Mr. Rajeev Yadav and Mr. Akram Akhtar Chaudhary, as well as of family members of victims and statements from state government and police officials seemingly inciting, justifying and/or sanctioning the killings.
Alleged victims: 21
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    20 Nov 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Mr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, who is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for the offence of “spreading corruption on earth”.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jan 2019
    16 Nov 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the persecution of Mr. Salman al-Awdah, an influential religious figure who has over 14 million followers on Twitter, who is known for his calls for reforms and as an advocate for greater respect of human rights within the framework of the Shari’a law.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jan 2019
    12 Nov 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the revision of the Xianjian Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification, which targets Turkic Muslim ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities as well as Kazakh nationals.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Nov 2018
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Follow-up to the communication KOR 2/2018, with regard to the issue of criminalization of conscientious objection
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Nov 2018
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture of 20 individuals convicted in a mass trial after they were accused of belonging to a terrorist organization.
Alleged victims: 20
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04 Jan 2019
16 Jan 2019
    30 Oct 2018
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the seizure and vandalism of Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, acts of intimidation and harassment against journalists and the disruption of the All-Ukrainian Cross Procession and violence against peaceful believers.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2019
    12 Oct 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • disability
  • food
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the increased use of immigration detention and the human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center and the Irwin County Immigration Detention Center, which are privately run by for-profit prison companies “CoreCivic Inc.” and “LaSalle Southwest Corrections”, respectively.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    LaSalle Corrections
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Irwin Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of due process guarantees and violations of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    12 Oct 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Ms. Meiliana, who has been convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 18 months in prison for complaining about the volume of a Muslim call to prayer from a local mosque, and the related attacks to Chinese and Buddhist places of worship.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Oct 2018
    12 Oct 2018
    CoreCivic Inc.
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • food
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations committed at the Stewart Immigration Detention Center, including the lack of provision of adequate food and water, the lack of adequate health care, racial and religious discrimination, forced labor, solitary confinement as a form of punishment, which may be amounting to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, violations of the right to life, of due process guarantees and of the right to maintain a family life.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Oct 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrests and detentions of the human rights defenders, Ms. Israa Al-Ghomgham, Ms. Samar Badawi, Ms. Nassima Al-Sadah, Ms. Nouf Abdulaziz, Ms. Mayya Al-Zahrani, Ms. Hatoon Al-Fassi.
Alleged victims: 6
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29 Oct 2018
29 Jan 2019
    04 Oct 2018
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant les barrières administratives et judiciaires auxquelles font face les membres de la minorité chrétienne protestante, notamment, le refus des autorités de statuer sur l’approbation du nouveau Bureau exécutif de l’Église protestante d’Algérie, la fermeture d’Églises protestantes ainsi que les poursuites judiciaires entreprises à l’encontre des leurs membres pour l’importation de matériel religieux chrétien.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 Oct 2018
    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    UA
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the criminal proceedings initiated against over 20 Bahá’í individuals and the subsequent trial that did not meet the guarantees for a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 20
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    28 Sep 2018
    Yemen
    UA
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the criminal proceedings initiated against over 20 Bahá’í individuals and the subsequent trial that did not meet the guarantees for a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 20
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    14 Sep 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the continued criminalization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Oct 2018
    31 Aug 2018
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning continuous harassment and violations of the freedom of religion or belief of independent religious communities in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 13
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25 Apr 2019
    31 Aug 2018
    Brazil
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the denial of pastoral agents to officially register and entry into centers of detention to offer religious services to persons deprived of liberty.
Alleged victims: 2
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14 Nov 2018
    30 Aug 2018
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • executions
Information received concerning violent attacks against the Ahmadiyya minority in East Lombok.
Alleged victims: 25
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03 Sep 2018
    30 Aug 2018
    Hungary
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discriminatory measures against the Church of Scientology on the basis of religious belief.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Aug 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the policies and legislation of a two-track passport system, which subjects Tibetans residing in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan, to an onerous application process, restricting them from travel for religious purposes, and leaving them at risk of police investigations, interrogations, family home searches and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Oct 2018
    26 Jul 2018
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • racism
Information received concerning the detention of five Scientologist leaders in St. Petersburg
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Oct 2018
    23 Jul 2018
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning discriminatory provisions in the Pakistani domestic law and related acts of persecution against the Ahmadiyya minority.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jul 2018
    17 Jul 2018
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the lack of implementing the Supreme Court decision from 19 June 2014, which requests the Government of Pakistan to take concrete measures to protect members of religious minorities and their places of worship.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Nov 2018
    11 Jul 2018
    Nepal
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the National Integrity and Ethics Policy 2074 (Policy). The Policy emanates from the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and is pending final approval by the Council of Ministers Cabinet by the end July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Jun 2018
    India
    JOL
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which was due to be updated by 31 May 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
02 Sep 2019
    28 May 2018
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • privacy
Information received concerning the continued criminalization of conscientious objection in South Korea.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Sep 2018
    16 May 2018
    India
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the imminent threat to life of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, stemming from the dissemination of false information online and pursuant death threats as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Dec 2019
    14 May 2018
    Mauritania
    JOL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Informations reçues la révision de l’article 306 du Code pénal mauritanien. Le projet de loi portant révision du Code pénal a été validé par le Gouvernement le 17 novembre 2017, lors du Conseil des ministres. Le 27 avril 2018, le projet de loi a ensuite été adopté par consensus par l’Assemblée Nationale.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 May 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged detention, torture and short-term enforced disappearance of poet Galal el Behairy and the issuance of an arrest warrant against musician Ramy Essam, in connection with their song and video “Balaha” that has been recently released on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Oct 2018
    20 Apr 2018
    Maldives
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of Ms. Shahindha Ismail, human rights defender in the Maldives for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression on Twitter.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2018
    06 Apr 2018
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the recent decision of the High Court in Islamabad that ordered obligatory declaration of one’s religion or belief in all official documents
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Mar 2018
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received in connection with the attacks perpetrated against Muslims by Sinhalese groups between 5 and 8 March 2018 in several locations in Kandy district and the destruction of Muslim owned businesses and houses as well as Muslim places of worship.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Feb 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Abbas Haiji A. al-Hassan and fourteen other individuals for charges which do not meet the “most serious crimes” threshold, following trials that allegedly did not meet fair trial and due process guarantees, including allegations of confessions obtained under torture.
Alleged victims: 32
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22 Mar 2018
    07 Feb 2018
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the sentencing to death of Messrs. Mohamed AbdulHasan Ahmed Kadhem AlMutaghawi, Fadhel Sayed Abbas Hassan Radhi and Sayed Alawi Husain Alawi Husain along with three other individuals.
Alleged victims: 3
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06 Mar 2018
    02 Feb 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the sentencing of Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi and Hadi Asgari (three Iranian Christian men) whose final court hearing will take place on Sunday 4 February 2018 at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.
Alleged victims: 3
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    01 Feb 2018
    India
    JUA
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Jagtar Singh Hawara, in Tihar Jail, Delhi, India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jan 2018
    Maldives
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning death threats and harassment of Ms. Shahindha Ismail, a human rights defender in the Maldives.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2018
    29 Jan 2018
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Jagtar Singh Johal, in various police stations in the State of Punjab, India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jan 2018
    Yemen
    JUA
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the death sentence of Mr. Hamid Kamali bin Haydara.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jan 2018
    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the death sentence of Mr. Hamid Kamali bin Haydara.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Jan 2018
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning arbitrary arrest and detention of Pastor A Ga and his family, facing possible deportation to Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2018
01 May 2018
    17 Jan 2018
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • Eritrea
Information received concerning the alleged violent repression of peaceful protests against Government interference at the Al Diaa school in Asmara, Eritrea, on 31 October 2017, and the arbitrary arrest and detention of several people including those linked to the school, protesters and perceived protesters, apparently in reaction to the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Feb 2018
    22 Dec 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and other prominent human rights defenders, religious figures, writers, journalists, academics and other civic activists, whose rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly appear to be severely restricted.
Alleged victims: 19
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22 Mar 2018
    22 Dec 2017
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • cultural rights
Informations reçues concernant la disparition de M. Cheikh Ould Mohamed M’kheitir depuis le 9 novembre 2017 et la procédure pénale engagée contre lui.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2018
    01 Dec 2017
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning serious deterioration in health of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and restrictions on his access to medical care to the point that his life is endangered and his continuing house arrest.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Dec 2017
    13 Nov 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged kidnapping and possible harm of Amnah AlJuaid, in connection with policies discriminating against women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jan 2018
    16 Oct 2017
    Eritrea
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • Eritrea
Information received concerning the continued detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewhado Church in Asmara, Eritrea. Abune Antonios (Patriarch Antonios) was the subject of two previous joint urgent appeals sent on 30 May 2007 (ERI 2/2007) and 19 July 2012 (ERI 1/2012). We regret that we have yet to receive a reply from your Government on any of the urgent appeals
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Sep 2017
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arrest and incommunicado detention of Mr. Nguyen Bac Truyen, Mr. Truong Minh Duc; Mr. Nguyen Trung Ton, Mr. Pham Van Troi and Mr. Nguyen Van Truc, as well as of Mr. Le Dinh Duong, allegedly in relation to their activities as human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists.
Alleged victims: 6
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05 Jan 2018
    15 Sep 2017
    Nepal
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning provisions relating to the freedom of religion or belief and freedom of opinion and expression in the recent “Bill designed to amend and intergrate prevalent laws relating to Criminal Offense”.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Aug 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi, an Iranian cleric, who has been placed under house arrest without a judicial order since he was released from prison on temporary medical leave on 4 January, and who is reportedly facing continued intimidation and death threats by Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2017
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Alleged torture and death in custody of Mr Nguyen Huu Tan, an independent Hoa Hao Buddhist, at the Temporary Detention Centre of Vinh Long Provincial Police Department and the alleged threats and intimidation against his family after his death.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Nov 2017
    19 Aug 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the adverse situation and the violations of human rights of Qatari migrants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as Saudi Arabian migrants in the State of Qatar as a result of the Saudi Arabian government’s decision to suspend ties with the State of Qatar.
Alleged victims: 12409
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12 Dec 2017
    18 Aug 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received about the transfer of 53 political prisoners from hall 12 to hall 10 of ward 4 of the prison, after which they went on a joint hunger strike and up to 14 prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement.
Alleged victims: 2
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    28 Jul 2017
    India
    JUA
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged attacks on Muslims and Dalits by “cow protector” vigilante groups, acting against beef consumption, including killings of at least 10 Muslim persons since 2015 and injuries to many other Muslim and Dalit individuals.
Alleged victims: 10
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    19 Jul 2017
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning alleged ongoing attacks, violence and harassment against Evangelical Christian communities in Sri Lanka.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jul 2017
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and deportation of numerous Uyghr students and their family members.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Sep 2017
    19 Jul 2017
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and deportation of numerous Uyghr students and their family members.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Sep 2017
    11 Jul 2017
    Kenya
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning a persisting trend of extrajudicial executions by Kenyan police and other security agencies.
Alleged victims: 489
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    28 Jun 2017
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and death threats received by Mr. Rana Tanveer, These actions appear to be closely related to his activities as a minority rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jun 2017
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • women in law and in practice
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged threats of arrest, exile and violence by a fundamentalist group called Hefazat-e-Islam Dhaka City Committee, received by Ms. Sultana Kamal, human rights defender, and the recent request from a Supreme Court lawyer to arrest her for having allegedly hurt the religious feelings of the Muslim majority in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jun 2017
    Serbia
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged destruction of a mezhdit (house of God) of a small Muslim Ashkali community, and physical threats and violence against individuals during the course of the demolition operation.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Jun 2017
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning alleged attacks and violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka since April 2017, including attacks against businesses, places of worship, property and homes. It is alleged that such violent incidents have been instigated by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) leadership, including as a result of inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric used by BBS Secretary General Mr. Galagoda Gnanasara Thero, in his recent speeches.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2017
    29 May 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest,detention and conviction of members of the Bahá’í community in Iran as well as attacks on their property, sealing of their shops, exclusion from universities and threats.
Alleged victims: 41
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21 Aug 2017
12 Oct 2017
06 Dec 2017
    22 May 2017
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of severe infringements on the right to life, the right not to be subjected to torture and ill-tretament, the rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association in Bahrain.
Alleged victims: 14
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20 Jul 2017
    19 May 2017
    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    UA
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning escalation of religious persecution of Yemeni Bahá’ís through arrest orders, court summons, detention and disappearances.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 May 2017
    Indonesia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • international order
Information received concerning the recent blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of Mr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 May 2017
21 May 2017
    18 May 2017
    Yemen
    UA
  • religion or belief
information received concerning escalation of religious persecution of Yemeni Bahá’ís through arrest orders, court summons, detention and disappearances.
Alleged victims: 2
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    09 May 2017
    United States of America
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning intensified screening of travelers at the United States border, leading to undue and discriminatory interference with the rights to freedom of expression and privacy of travelers based on their religious affiliation.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Sep 2017
    08 May 2017
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Information received concerning attacks against Coptic Christians and the State of Emergency declared recently in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 171
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    05 May 2017
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the killing of Mr. Mashal Khan, a 25-year-old journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, at the hands of a mob numbering in the hundreds, after having been accused of “blasphemy”.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jul 2017
    04 May 2017
    Maldives
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the killing of Mr. Yameen Rasheed, a 29-year-old human rights defender, blogger and well-known social media activist in the Maldives.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Apr 2017
    Nigeria
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Government information we have received concerning the White Paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the clashes between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and the Nigerian Army (NA) in Zaria, Kaduna State, between Saturday 12 and Monday 14 December 2015, issued on 5 December 2016 (hereafter “The White Paper”), and in particular some findings and recommendations by the Commission.
Alleged victims: 2
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    18 Apr 2017
    Economic and Social Council
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Transmission to the President of the ECOSOC, of a letter sent on 5 April 2017 to the Chair of the Committee on NGOs of the Economic and Social Councilabout the decision of the NGOs Committee not to grant ECOSOC’s consultative status to the non-governmental organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), as well as the Committee’s working methods.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Apr 2017
    Brazil
    JOL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning two Projects of Law (PL), PL 867/2015 and PL 193/2016, called the federal “School Without Party Programme” bills, which contain provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of expression of students and teachers in Brazil.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2017
    06 Apr 2017
    Algeria
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des perquisitions et poursuites judiciaires à l’encontre des membres de la communauté Ahmadiyya en Algérie ainsi que les allégations d’arrestations et de détention arbitraires à leur encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jun 2017
    05 Apr 2017
    Economic and Social Council
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the decision of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) not to grant ECOSOC’s consultative status to the non-governmental organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), as well as the Committee’s working methods.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Apr 2017
    04 Apr 2017
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the death sentence issued by Tehran Revolutionary Court against Ms. Marjan Davari, a researcher and translator.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Aug 2017
15 Mar 2018
    30 Mar 2017
    Sudan
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • Sudan
Information received concerning threats against Ms. Shamael Al-Nur, a journalist, by radical Islamists.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jul 2017
    23 Mar 2017
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Government’s recent lawsuit to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Petersburg and to ban the religious activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: -
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25 May 2017
    08 Feb 2017
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky and his wife Zeinat Al-Zakzaky, since 14 December 2015.
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 Jan 2017
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the Executive Order of 27 January 2017 which inter alia stops the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely bans Syrian refugees, and suspends all nationals from entering the United States of America from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 2017
    29 Dec 2016
    Egypt
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the new Law on construction and renovation of churches and the attacks against Christians, including the latest bombing at St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral compound.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Dec 2016
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning disruption of peaceful religious gatherings in private homes, severe censorship of any religious content and confiscation of religious materials in Uzbekistan, leading to undue restrictions on the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Feb 2017
    16 Dec 2016
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the increased discriminatory restrictions imposed against the Ahmadis since the establishment of National Action Plan, recent raids of Ahmadiyya offices in Rabwah, the attack of the Ahmadiyya mosque in Dulmihal and open incitement to persecution of Ahmadis by clerics.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Dec 2016
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning measures that may amount to systematic discrimination against religious minorities, particularly the Rohingya Muslims, including arbitrary restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and to manifest one’s religion or belief in worship, obervance, practice and teaching.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Apr 2017
    12 Dec 2016
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the detention and surveillance of Ms. Nyima Lhamo and Ms. Dolkar Lhamo, women human rights defenders and relatives of late Tenzin Delek, and the criminalization of the legitimate exercise of rights of monks and local people in Lithang and Nyakchuka to freedom of expression, freedom of religion and freedom of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: 3
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    01 Dec 2016
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning deliberate sectarian attacks at the minority Shia Muslims.
Alleged victims: 695
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    29 Nov 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the serious health status of Mr. Mohammed Ali Taheri.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Feb 2017
    29 Nov 2016
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning disruption of religious services of Jehovah’s Witnesses and police interference with publicly manifesting belief in Azerbaijan.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jan 2017
    28 Nov 2016
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant les poursuites pénales à l’encontre de M. Cheikh Ould Mohamed M’kheitir pour « apostasie », un crime passible de la peine de mort en Mauritanie
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Nov 2016
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning severe restrictions of religious freedom in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture: mass expulsion of religious practitioners from Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, demolitions of monastic homes in Larung Gar and the cultural and environmental impacts of the mining activities at the Holy Gong-ngon Lari Mountain as well as excessive use of force against, and arbitrary arrest and detention of, peaceful protestors.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Dec 2016
    01 Nov 2016
    Viet Nam
    UA
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning numerous cases harassment and violations of the freedom of religion or belief of independent religious communities in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2017
    31 Oct 2016
    Greece
    AL
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the prosecution and punishment of persons who refuse to perform the compulsory military service based on reasons of conscientious objections, including Mr. Petros Sotiropoulos.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Sep 2016
    Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arrest of sixty individuals attending a youth event organized by the Yemeni Bahá'í community and the indictment and deferred trial of Mr. Hamid Kamali (Hamid Kamali Bin Haydara) since 3 December 2013.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Sep 2016
    Jordan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Information received concerning the criminalization of expression through the arrest and detention of Mr. Nahed Hattar, writer and journalist, for publications made on social media.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Sep 2016
    Oman
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning allegations regarding criminalization of expression through the conviction of Mr. Hassan al-Basham, human rights defender and former diplomat, for posts made on social media in Oman.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Nov 2016
    10 Aug 2016
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning systematic persecution and repression of the Shias in Bahrain through undue restrictions to their rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including: dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, shutting down of faith based organizations, restriction on the practice of Khums, harassment of Shia clerics, restrictions on Friday Prayers and peaceful assembly, denaturalization of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shias, discriminatory treatment of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace in prison and the travel ban imposed on Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
Alleged victims: 28
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09 Sep 2016
22 Sep 2016
    28 Jul 2016
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the recently adopted amendments to the Criminal Code and other laws, collectively known as the “Yarovaya Law,” which raise concerns about potential interference with the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression both within and outside Russia.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Oct 2016
    20 Jun 2016
    Singapore
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information we have received concerning the trial of a 17 year old blogger.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Dec 2016
    03 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning growing incitement of hatred against the Baha’i citizens in Iran and multiple human rights violations apparently targetting the religious practices of the Baha’i community.
Alleged victims: 6
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    30 May 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
In this connection, we would like to draw the attention of your Excellency’s Government to information we have received regarding the alleged patterns of continuous discrimination against the Bahá'í population in Iran, which are undermining human rights in the areas of religion and culture. Such discrimination, inter alia, takes the form of destruction of sites, including cemeteries, which are of fundamental historical, religious and cultural significance for the Bahá'ís. The desecration of the Bahá'í cemetery in Shiraz was the subject of two joint urgent appeals sent on 8 May 2014 (see A/HRC/27/72 , case no. IRN 8/2014) and on 20 August 2014 (see A/HRC/28/85, case no. IRN 17/2014) by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Special Rapporteur on minority issues. We acknowledge receipt of the response of your Excellency’s Government. SUMMARY : Alleged patterns of continuous discrimination against the Bahá’í community in Iran, inter alia, through the destruction of historical and religious sites. According to the information received, the Bahá’í population of Iran has experienced a long history of discrimination, which is undermining their human rights in the area of religion and culture. Since 1979, numerous sites of historical, cultural and religious significance, including cemeteries, have been seized, desecrated and destroyed. Despite the importance of these sites, no consultation process about the closure of some of these cemeteries involved the affected families and co-religionists. Efforts of the Bahá’ís to redress the destruction of their cultural heritage and bring the perpetrators to justice have been unsuccessful to date. The desecration of the Bahá’í cemetery in Shiraz was subject of two previous communications sent on 8 May 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. IRN 8/2014; and on 20 August 2014, see A/HRC/28/85.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 May 2016
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
Alleged arbitrary detention of a Lutheran pastor and harassment and torture of his wife, in Gia Lai province, Vietnam. According to the information received, Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh was arrested on 28 April 2011, repeatedly tortured and sentenced to 11 years in prison for “undermining national unity policy”. He remains in prison. On 14 April 2016, Mrs. Tran Thi Hong, his wife, was arrested for several hours and tortured by the police, who tried to force her to provide information on a meeting she had held on 30 April 2016 with the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom of the United States of America. She is regularly subjected to surveillance and harassment by the police. Despite Mr. Nguyen Cong Chinh’s attempts to have the Lutheran American-Vietnamese Protestant Church registered according to Vietnamese law, its application was rejected in 2010.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Apr 2017
    11 May 2016
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Allegations concerning the criminalization of a Hindu community and decision to demolish Hindu temples in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. According to the information received, on 17 September 2015, the district court of Vetluzhsky, Nizhny Novgorod Region, ruled that three Hindu temples located in the district were “unauthorized construction” and ordered their demolition. On 22 December 2015, the decision was confirmed by the Appeals Court. The demolition order reportedly follows a series of attempts by the Government to put a halt to the activities of the Hindu community in Vetluzhsky, including through the initiation of criminal action against their members and the raiding of their premises based on Article 239 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (‘Creating a religious or public association, whose activities involve violence against citizens or somehow harm their health, as well as managing such an association’). It is reported that, as a result of the difficulties to exercise their religious freedom in the Russian Federation, the monks have left the country and continue their religious activities abroad.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jul 2016
    22 Apr 2016
    Kuwait
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Allegations of intimidation of a woman human rights defender. According to the information received, on 8 March 2016, Ms. Shaikha Binjasim, an advocate for freedom of conscience and speech, stated in an interview on a Kuwaiti television channel that “anyone who believes that the Quran, or sharia, or the interpretations of these religious texts are above the Constitution is betraying the State of Kuwait.” On 14 March 2016, she was called for questioning by the public prosecutor, accused of contempt of religion, and released the same day. Concern is expressed at the alleged intimidation of Ms. Binjasim for her exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Kuwait.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Apr 2016
09 Jun 2016
    18 Apr 2016
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning forced religious conversion of children, denial of the right to access to justice and to a remedy by their mothers as well of their equal rights and responsibilities in matters relating to their children. According to the information received, in the cases of Ms. X and Ms. Y, the religious conversion of their husbands to Islam had legal consequences, resulting in the violation of their equal rights and responsibilities on matters related to their children, including their custody, as well as their access to justice and their right to a remedy. In the case of Ms. Y, the failure of the High Court, while deciding the custody of the children, to recognize and consider her history of abuse by her former husband as well as the alleged violent abduction of her son by him, combined with the inaction of the authorities to act, raises concern as it may justify and legitimize acts of gender-based violence. In both cases, judicial decisions undermine the primacy of constitutional laws over religious and customary laws, due to the existence of an inconsistent dual legal system, resulting in violations of women’s rights to equality in law, their right to remedy and non-discrimination in marriage and family relationships.
Alleged victims: 9
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23 Feb 2017
    01 Apr 2016
    Yemen
    UA
  • religion or belief
Alleged arrest, detention and charges brought against a Bahá’í follower based on his religion of belief. According to the information received, on 8 January 2015, the Specialized Criminal Prosecution of Yemen indicted Mr. Hamid Kamali (also known as Hamed Kamal bin-Haydara) for “compromising the independence of the Republic of Yemen”, reportedly in relation to his work for the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing institution of the Bahá’ís based in Israel. Mr. Kamali was also accused of spreading the Bahá’í faith in the Republic of Yemen. On 8 March 2015, at his first hearing, Mr. Kamali denied all charges against him and his case was adjourned to 4 April 2015, and subsequently to 8 November 2015. At that hearing, the judge allegedly rejected evidence of torture that Mr. Kamali had been subjected to while he was under the jurisdiction of the National Security Agency. However, following the request of his lawyer, Mr. Kamali was released on bail on medical grounds. On 12 February 2016, Mr. Kamali appeared in a closed hearing where the General Prosecutor pursued the maximum punishment for the charges brought against him, namely execution and asset forfeiture. The next court hearing was set for 3 April 2016. This case was the subject of a previous communication sent on 15 October 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. YEM 5/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Feb 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged mass conviction of Baha’is for peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of religion, expression and association. According to the information received, on 5 January 2016, Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Gorgan, Golestan Province of Iran, sentenced 24 Iranian Baha’is (Shahnam Jazbani, 48 years old; Sheida Ghoddousi, 47 years old; Farahnaz Tebyanian, 48 years old; Pouneh Sanaie, 43 years old; Parisa Shahidi, 46 years old; Mona Amri, 32 years old; Mojdeh Zohouri Golkenari, 43 years old; Behnam Hasani, 42 years old; Hona Aghighian, 53 years old; Hona Koushk-Baghi, 37 years old; Bita Hedayati, 45 years old; Vesagh Sanaie, 39 years old; Shohreh Samimi, 41 years old; Tina Mowhebati, 21 years old; Parivash Shojaie, 37 years old; Roufia Pakzadan, 27 years old; Nazi Tahghighi Hesari, 50 years old; Soudabeh Mehdinejad Behnamiri, 42 years old; Mitra Nouri, 55 years old; Shiva Rowhani, 45 years old; Navid Moallem, 47 years old; Houshmand Dehghan, 46 years old; Karmilia Bidelian, 42 years old; Maryam Dehghan, 60 years old) to lengthy prison sentences, ranging from 6 to 11 years. The Revolutionary Court reportedly convicted them for violating the country’s national security laws, especially articles 498, 499, 500 and 508 of the Islamic Penal Code. Concern is expressed that the arrest, detention and sentencing of the 24 aforementioned Baha’is may be solely related to the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of religion, expression and association.
Alleged victims: 24
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26 May 2016
    02 Feb 2016
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • sale of children
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the reported abduction and subsequent forced conversion and marriage of a 15 year old Hindu girl, in Allah Dino Magsi Village, Qambar Shahdadkot, Sindh province. On 19 April 2015, six men allegedly kidnapped a 15 year old girl in her home at 1 p.m. in front of her parents. Thereafter her parents reportedly tried to register a First Information Report at the police station on several occasions but were repeatedly sent away. On 25 April 2015, a statement from the girl was reportedly published in a newspaper in which she declared that she was 22 years old, had converted to Islam, changed her name and had married a boy. The parents allegedly brought the case to the Session Court of Qambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, which decided on 2 June 2015 to have the girl placed in a shelter called Dar-ul-Aman and have her age determined. One of the alleged perpetrators reportedly filed an application before the High Court Sindh, Circuit Court, Larkana to challenge the decision of the judge from the Session Court. On 24 June 2015, the High Court allegedly judged that the girl was an adult under Sharia law and suspended the decision of the Session Court thus sending her back to live with the aforementioned boy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Jan 2016
    Sudan
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • Sudan
Allegations concerning a trial in Sudan against 22 Muslim men and three children for apostasy. According to the information received, 27 persons (24 male adults and three male children) were arrested in Khartoum on 2 and 3 November 2015 on the charge of apostasy, which is punishable by death under article 126 of the Sudanese criminal code. On 30 November 2015, the three boys, who had been held in custody together with adults, were released by the Khartoum Criminal Court on the condition that they attend the upcoming trial. On 9 December 2015, the Court released two of the men due to insufficient evidence. On 14 December 2015, the remaining 22 adult males were released on bail pending the next hearing, to be held on 9 February 2016. The 25 defendants follow an interpretation of Islam different from the Government-supported denomination and deny the charges of apostasy filed against them.
Alleged victims: 25
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29 Apr 2016
    29 Dec 2015
    Germany
    AL
  • religion or belief
Allegations concerning the removing of 42 children of members of the Twelve Tribes religious community in Bavaria. According to the information received, on 5 September 2013, around 100 police officers and 50 youth workers raided two locations of the Twelve Tribes religious community in Klosterzimmern and Woernitz, Bavaria, and removed 42 children from 13 families. The authorities reportedly justified their actions by pointing to the need of protecting the children from corporal punishment, which the Twelve Tribes openly admits to apply as part of their Bible-based education. Members of the Twelve Tribes also complained about excessive restrictions to their rights as parents after the court decision to remove the children from their custody.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Mar 2016
    29 Dec 2015
    Djibouti
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allégations concernant l’usage excessif et de manière indiscriminée de la force par les forces de sécurité, dans le cadre d’affrontements entre des manifestants et les autorités. Selon les informations reçues, le 21 décembre 2015, des affrontements auraient éclaté suite à la tentative des forces de police de disperser une cérémonie religieuse. Les forces de sécurité auraient répondu en faisant un usage excessif et aveugle de la force en ouvrant le feu, tuant au moins 27 personnes et blessant 150 autres. Le même jour, des forces de sécurité auraient violemment interrompu une réunion pacifique de l’opposition politique, l’Union pour le Salut National, organisée suite à ces événements. Plusieurs dirigeants auraient été violemment battus et blessés par des tirs de balles en résine de 6mm, dont M. Houssein Robleh qui serait actuellement hospitalisé dans l’Hôpital Militaire Français Bouffard à Djibouti dans un état grave. Le personnel médical aurait indiqué qu’il nécessiterait une évacuation rapide dans un autre pays pour suivre des traitements urgents. La rétention, par les autorités djiboutiennes, du passeport de M. Robleh empêcherait son évacuation urgente pour raison médicales.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Jan 2016
    11 Dec 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allegations of arbitrary convictions and sentences of two bloggers and human rights defenders, including corporal punishment. According to the information received, in 2014, Mr. Raef Badawi and Mr. Milif bin Daham al Shammari were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and 1000 lashes, and two years’ imprisonment and 200 lashes, respectively. Both sentences were upheld on appeal. The individuals remain in detention and may be publicly flogged at any time. Mr. Badawi was the subject of five previous communications sent on 12 July 2012, see A/HRC/22/67, case no. SAU 9/2012; 31 January 2014, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. SAU 2/2014; 31 October 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. SAU 13/2014; 22 January 2015, case no. SAU 1/2015, see A/HRC/29/50; and 12 June 2015, see A/HRC/31/79, case no. SAU 3/2015. Mr. Badawi was also the subject of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 38/2015 issued on 4 September 2015, see A/HRC/WGAD/2015/38. Mr. Al Shammari was the subject of five previous communications sent on 1 March 2012, see A/HRC/20/30, case no. SAU 6/2012; 3 May 2012, see A/HRC/21/49, case no. SAU 7/2012; 12 July 2012, see A/HRC/22/67, case no. SAU 9/2012; 12 September 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. SAU 8/2013; and 8 December 2014, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. SAU 14/2014.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Dec 2015
    Republic of Korea
    AL
  • religion or belief
Alleged imprisonment of conscientious objectors in South Korea. According to the information received, at least 600 conscientious objectors are currently in prison in South Korea for refusing to undergo compulsory military service. The Military Service Act establishes a compulsory military service for all males aged between 18 and 35, which lasts between 21 and 24 months. Contrary to recommendations made by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the South Korean National Human Rights Commission, South Korea does not offer an alternative civil service to compulsory military service, and the refusal to undertake the service is punished with up to three years´ imprisonment and lifetime exclusion from public employment.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Feb 2016
    08 Dec 2015
    Tunisia
    AL
  • religion or belief
Allégation de suspensions multiples d’une hôtesse de l’air à Tunisair pour avoir porté son voile au travail. Selon les informations reçues, Madame Nebiha Jallouli, en sa qualité de Chef de Cabine, a été suspendue par le commandant de bord qui a refusé qu’elle assure sa mission en raison de son voile. Le 10 septembre 2015, Mme Jallouli a déposé une plainte contre Tunisair devant le Tribunal Administratif. La section de l’emploi du Tribunal administratif a délivré un jugement en référé, le 19 septembre 2015, faisant injonction à Tunisair de permette à Mme Jallouli de reprendre ses fonctions, et de lui verser toutes ses rémunérations et indemnités. Tunisair continuerait, cependant, et malgré cette décision de justice, à exclure Mme Jallouli des plannings des vols et continuerait à bloquer son salaire. Le 29 octobre 2015, Mme Jallouli a été entendue par le conseil de discipline au sujet du port du voile. Elle risquerait, selon ses dires, d’être suspendue pour une durée d’un mois, comme sanction disciplinaire.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Apr 2016
    03 Dec 2015
    Kuwait
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • health
Allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention, initially incommunicado, torture and ill-treatment, including forced confessions, denial of access to adequate medical treatment and services, and religious intolerance, including at least two instances of denial of religious practice in detention, of 8 Kuwaiti citizens by Kuwaiti security forces. According to the information received, Mr. Hasan Al Attar, Mr. Jassim Mohamed Ghadanfari, Mr. Abdul Mohsen AlShatti, Mr. Hasan Ali Jamal, Mr. Mohamed Jasim al-Meraj, Mr. Hasan Abdulhadi Hajih, Mr. Mohammed al-Husaini, and Mr. Abdulla al-Husain were all arrested, separately, in August 2015, and transferred to the State Security detention centre where they were held incommunicado and allegedly tortured for several days. Following forced confessions, they were transferred to the Central Prison of Kuwait. Several of them were reportedly denied access to a lawyer.
Alleged victims: 8
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17 Dec 2015
21 Jan 2016
    30 Nov 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • cultural rights
Allegations concerning the imposition of the death sentence following an unfair trial against a poet of Palestinian origin in Saudi Arabia. According to the information received, on 25 May 2014, Mr. Ashraf Fayadh was sentenced to four years imprisonment and 800 lashes for allegedly having committed apostasy. The prosecution appealed the verdict and, on 17 November 2015, the General Court of Abha sentenced Mr. Fayadh to death under the same charge. Mr. Fayadh, who had no legal representation during the judicial proceedings, was given 30 days to appeal the sentence. He remains in detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Mar 2016
    27 Nov 2015
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary detention and prosecution of the Secretary General of the main opposition political party in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, and a well-known religious figure in the country. According to the information received, on 28 December 2014, Sheikh Ali al Salman was arrested two days after his re-election as Secretary General of Al-Wefaq. On 16 June 2015, he was sentenced to four years imprisonment on charges including inciting change of regime by non-peaceful means and insulting the Ministry of Interior. After several appeal hearings were postponed, an appeal hearing is scheduled for 14 December 2015. Grave concern is expressed at allegations that Sheikh Al Salman is being detained for the expression of his political views and opinions, as political opposition leader and a Shi’a religious figure. Sheikh Al Salman was the subject of a previous communication sent on 16 January 2015, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. BHR 1/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Dec 2015
    26 Nov 2015
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged demolition of 37 Christian Catholic and Protestant churches, removal of over 500 churches in Zhejiang Province and enforced disappearance of a Pastor for protesting against the planned demolition of a church. According to the information received, since October 2013, the Zheijang provincial Government systematically removed and destroyed Christian symbols and places of worship in an attempt to reduce the visibility of the Christian religion. Pastor Huang Yizi was arrested and sentenced to one year imprisonment for publicly opposing the demolition of a church in Wenzhou, Zheijang´s biggest city. It is reported that he was repeatedly tortured while in custody. He was released on 1 August 2015 after serving his sentence, but arrested again on 12 September 2015. Authorities acknowledged the arrest but have kept him incommunicado and concealed his fate and whereabouts.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jan 2016
    24 Nov 2015
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • cultural rights
Allegations concerning the killing of a Bangladeshi publisher and writer as well as of violent attacks against another publisher. According to the information received, on 31 October 2015, Mr. Faisal Arefin Dipan, a Bangladeshi publisher and writer, was murdered at his publishing house in Dhaka. He had recently published books by the secular writer and blogger Mr. Avijit Roy who was murdered in February 2015. Earlier that day Mr. Ahmedur Rashid Tutul, another Bangladeshi publisher, was the victim of a violent attack, which left him injured and hospitalized. Mr. Tutul had published four of Mr. Roy’s books. It is reported that the responsibility for these attacks has been claimed by the armed group Ansar al-Islam, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Concern is expressed at what appears to be a pattern of violence and intimidation against secular writers, publishers, bloggers/journalists and other intellectuals in the country, ostensibly in response to the exercise of their human right to freedom of expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief. A previous related communication was sent on 30 April 2015, see A/HRC/30/27, case no. BGD 2/2015.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Nov 2015
    11 Nov 2015
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged persecution of Jehovah´s Witnesses in the Russian Federation. According to the information received, 16 Jehovah’s Witnesses are currently on trial for their religious activities, all religious literature produced by Jehovah´s Witnesses is banned from online access and importation, and their international website has been blocked. The Government, backed by a decision of the Supreme Court of 2 December 2015, considers Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” organization. It has criminalized all of its activities, including organizing and attending religious services, and its doctrine, liquidated local Jehovah’s Witnesses groups, prosecuted and convicted its leaders, seized shipments of religious books and ordered all Internet providers to block access to the official international website of Jehovah´s Witnesses.
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21 Dec 2015
    11 Nov 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged imminent executions of two men who were under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offences and of one political activist in Iran, following repeated torture during detention and the extraction of confessions under torture and after trials that did not comply with due process and fair trial guarantees. According to the information received, Mr. Mohammad Ali Zehi is currently imprisoned in Adelabad Prison, where he is to be executed for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking for activities that occurred when he was under the age of 18. Mr. Milad Azimi was convicted for allegedly causing death by stabbing in a fight that the court has acknowledged occurred when he was 17 years old. Mr. Shahram Ahmadi was convicted of “waging war against God” through “links to Salafi groups” and “propaganda against the system, through participating in ideological and political classes and possessing, selling, and buying books and CDs of speeches related to Sunni beliefs.” He is being held in Raja’i Shahr Prison. All three men are at risk of imminent execution.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Apr 2016
04 May 2016
    06 Nov 2015
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alleged attacks by protesters on, as well as Government-enforced closure and demolition of, Christian Catholic and Protestant churches in Aceh Singkil Province, Indonesia. According to the information received, on 12 October 2015, the Government decided to close down 10 churches. On 13 October 2015, a large number of anti-Christian protesters gathered outside a Christian Protestant church in Suka Makur village. The protest turned violent and the church was burnt down. Protesters then attempted to attack another church in Dangguran village, but the police and the military intervened and protected the church. One protester was killed in the resulting confrontation. The attacks on churches have caused the internal displacement of around 4,000 Christians, who have fled to the neighbouring province North Sumatra. Some of the internally displaced persons have returned to Aceh Province, but the situation is still tense and the Christian community fear further attacks.
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    30 Oct 2015
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • poverty
  • cultural rights
Alleged patterns of continuous discrimination against Shia citizens, including through cultural, economic, educational and social government policies in Bahrain since 2011. According to the information received, peaceful protestors and other Shia citizens have experienced excessive use of force during and after the protests of 2011, with Shia religious clergy being particularly targeted. Government violence has also led to the destruction of many Shia mosques and sites of religious and cultural significance and of other signs of Shia presence in the country. The official historical narrative which systematically undermines the role of Baharna and Shia religious and cultural heritage in the country is also promoted in the official school curricula and media. Shia citizens allegedly also experience discrimination in access to citizenship, public sector employment and government social policies, particularly housing and welfare programs, making them more vulnerable to poverty. Various aspects of this situation, including the destruction of two mosques and withdrawal of citizenship, have already been raised in previous communications sent on 5 may 2011, see A/HRC/18/51, case no. BHR 8/2011, and on 29 November 2012, see A/HRC/23/51, case no. BHR 12/2012.
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25 Dec 2015
01 Feb 2016
    29 Oct 2015
    Croatia
    JAL
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alleged increasing number of cases of ethnically motivated incidents, including hate speech and intolerance directed against the Serbian minority in Croatia. According to the information received, there has been an increased use of the Ustasha salute and symbols, and other graffiti with pro-Nazi, anti-Serb intent, and documented instances of severe hate speech that incite physical violence, as well as violent physical attacks on individuals and attacks on property, including sites of religious or historical significance, on the basis of Serbian ethnicity. The Croatian authorities have reportedly failed to effectively and systematically condemn such incidents.
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15 Jan 2016
    14 Oct 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Alleged destruction of various Mosques and sites of religious, historical and cultural importance in Saudi Arabia. According to the information received, Government authorities have destroyed many sites linked with important religious and historical figures all over the country, which are considered by many Muslim believers, especially Shias and Sufis, as significant sites for their cultural and religious identity. It is alleged that the destructions have been continuous over years in an effort to prohibit religious practices that are not recognized by the country’s dominant interpretation of Islam, in violation of international human rights standards relating to the right to freedom of religion and belief and the right to take part in cultural life, including the right to have access to and enjoy cultural heritage.
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23 Oct 2015
30 Jun 2016
    13 Oct 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Allegations concerning the deteriorating health conditions of a political prisoner. According to the information received, Mr. Mohammed Ali Taheri, who has been sentenced to death for “corruption on earth”, is currently engaged in a hunger strike that is approaching two months in length. He is protesting the illegitimacy of the crime he was convicted of as well as the deprivation of due process in the case and for the subsequent appeal. Mr. Taheri’s medical condition is deteriorating quickly and he is at risk of death. Mr Taheri has been the subject of five previous urgent appeals sent on 10 July 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 11/2013; 22 August 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 13/2013; 24 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. IRN 4/2014; 25 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. IRN 28/2014; and 10 August 2015, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. IRN 12/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Nov 2015
    21 Sep 2015
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged persecution of religious minorities in Kyrgyzstan in the form of a raid and closure order against a Baptist Church, and a raid, arbitrary detention and torture of Jehovah´s witnesses. According to the information received, on 9 July 2015, authorities conducted an illegal raid on the premises of Baptist Church Elchilik Jiyini in Kemin. On 29 July 2015, authorities allegedly issued an official warning against Elchilik Jiyini Church for not having submitted compulsory reports and for possession of illegal publications. On 5 August 2015, authorities allegedly issued a decree ordering the suspension of the Church’s activities. On 9 August 2015, in another case, the police, led by an officer who has reportedly been involved in previous violations against Jehovah´s Witnesses, stopped a religious Jehovah Witnesses service in Osh city and arrested 10 of the participants, all of them male adults: Mr. Eldiyar Ormonov, Mr. Arstan Botokhanov, Mr. Iskander Kambarov, Mr. Zhakonchir Asanbayev, Mr. Nurlan Usupbayev, Mr. Chorobek Kadyrov, Mr. Bakytbek Kubanychbek Uulu, Mr. Manas Bilal Uulu, Mr. Razan Korgolov and Mr. Islamedin Kombarov. The police allegedly also tortured the latter six and filed an administrative case against Mr. Nurlan Usupbayev, the organizer, which was however dismissed by the Osh City Court.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Jan 2016
    15 Sep 2015
    Bulgaria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • cultural rights
Allegations concerning the initiation of archaeological excavations in the vicinity of a mosque and planned conversion of the religious site into a museum. According to the information received, on 14 June 2015, the local government of Karlovo started excavation works aimed at exposing archaeological remains in and around Kurshun Mosque and at converting the site into a museum, without prior notification or consultation with the Muslim community of Bulgaria. The ownership of the Kurshun Mosque has been long disputed and is currently not open for worship; however, it reportedly bears great religious importance for the Muslim community, who views the works as an act of desecration. Similar projects of public works and excavations have allegedly also been carried out at other sites of religious significance for the Muslim community without prior consultation, including at Hamza Bey Mosque in Stara Zagora, Makbul Pasha Mosque in Razgrad and Mihaloglu Mosque in Ihtiman. Controversies regarding the ownership and use of mosques in Bulgaria have reportedly caused tension in the country, including protests against the religious use of Muslim places of worship.
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18 Nov 2015
    17 Aug 2015
    United States of America
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Alleged desecration of Mauna Kea Sacred Mountain located in Hawai’i for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. According to the information received, the construction violates United States of America’s international obligations to protect the human rights of indigenous peoples to participate in cultural life, to freedom of religion and belief and to be meaningfully involved in decision making-processes that impact on their human rights. It is alleged that the decision to adopt the project was made without appropriately consulting the people for whom the mountain has high cultural and religious value, and that no serious consideration was given to alternative locations for the construction.
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18 Nov 2015
    10 Aug 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Allegations concerning the imposition of the death penalty on an honorary doctor for his spiritual beliefs and practices. Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, honorary doctor, author of alternative medicine theories used in Iran and abroad, and founder of Erfan-e-Halgheh (inter-universalism), was arrested on 4 May 2011 and again in October 2011, and reportedly sentenced to five years in prison for allegedly having insulted Islamic sanctities. The sentence was related to his spiritual beliefs and practices. While serving his five year sentence, the charge of Mosfed fel Arz (spreading corruption on earth) was introduced at a second trial that took place in two sessions on 11 March and 29 April 2015. On 1 August 2015, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced Dr. Taheri to death for establishing Erfan-e-Halgheh. Dr. Taheri was the subject of four previous communications sent on 10 July 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 11/2013; on 22 August 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 13/2013; on 24 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. IRN 4/2014; and on 25 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. 28/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jul 2015
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • international order
Non-conformité présumée de divers articles d’un projet de loi organique relatif à la lutte contre le terrorisme et à la répression du blanchiment d’argent avec un certain nombre de dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques. Selon les informations reçues, plusieurs dispositions du projet de loi n° 2015-22 relatif à la lutte contre le terrorisme et à la répression du blanchiment d’argent soulèveraient des questions quant à leur compatibilité avec les obligations internationales de la Tunisie en matière de droits de l’homme, notamment les articles 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 à 22 et 26 du Pacte.
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    24 Jul 2015
    Nepal
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Alleged incompatibility of provisions relating to the freedom of religion or belief in the new draft constitution of Nepal with international human rights standards. According to the information received, article 31 subsections 1 and 2 of the draft constitution do not provide for the freedom to convert while subsection 3 bans “any act to convert another person from one religion to another”. Furthermore, subsection 3 of article 31 contains a broad and vague reference to “any act or behaviour [which may] undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other” that is also punishable by law. Although it is noted that Section 22 subsection 2(a) of the current draft constitution guarantees the right to freedom of opinion and expression, this right may be derogated from on the several grounds, including defamation, or incitement to an offence, or any act which is deemed contrary to public decency or morality (Section 22, subsection 2(1)). These provisions, if adopted in their current form, would seriously curtail the right to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of opinion and expression as provided by international human rights law.
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    21 Jul 2015
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • international order
Alleged non-compliance of the draft national anti-terrorism law with a number of provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. According to the information received, on 2 July 2015, the Egyptian State Council approved a number of amendments to the Egyptian anti-terrorism law. The draft law should enter into force after the President approves it. The amendments were reportedly introduced after the killing of the prosecutor general in a car bomb attack in Cairo on 29 June 2015, and a number of simultaneous attacks launched on several checkpoints in North Sinai, in early July 2015. Reportedly several proposed provisions of the draft anti-terrorism law would be incompatible with Egypt’s international human rights obligations, particularly as they arise from Articles 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 to 22 and 26 of the Covenant.
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05 Aug 2015
    22 Jun 2015
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • education
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged systematic and persistent human rights violations of individuals belonging to Shia, Christian, Ahmadi, Hindu, Sikh and Sufi minority communities in Pakistan by non-state actors, and failure of the authorities to prevent, protect and investigate those acts with due diligence. According to the information received, since 2013, a large number of attacks in the form of intimidation, forced marriage, including child marriage, forced conversion, persecution, discrimination, hostility, violence and killings, and targeting members of religious minorities have taken place. The climate of impunity is allegedly fostered by Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and anti-Ahmadi laws, which allow for heavy punishments and have been used to prosecute and punish members of religious minorities and those who attempt to defend or speak out for them. Currently, there are at least 17 individuals on death row and another 19 serving life sentences for blasphemy in Pakistan. Reference is made to previous related communications sent on 22 November 2010, see A/HRC/16/53/Add.1, paras. 326-335; on 22 March 2012, see A/HRC/21/49, case no. PAK 3/2012; on 16 April, 22 May and 30 May 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case nos. PAK 5/2014, PAK 7/2014 and PAK 8/2014; on 23 October and 5 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case nos. PAK 11/2014 and PAK 13/2014; and on 1 December 2014, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. PAK 14/2014.
Alleged victims: 10
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21 Aug 2015
    12 Jun 2015
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • Sudan
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged arbitrary detention and criminal charges against two clergymen as well as undue restrictions of religious freedom of the Christian communities in Sudan. According to the information received, on 2 December 2014, 39 Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church members who peacefully assembled around the church to defend the property from being confiscated by the authorities were arrested. Reverends Yat Michael Ruot Puk and Peter Yien Reith were arrested separately on 14 December 2014 and 11 January 2015 respectively, and held incommunicado until their transfer to Omdurman Men’s Prison on 1 March 2015. Reportedly, on 4 May 2015, they were both brought to the Khartoum Bahri Criminal Court for hearings. Reverend Michael and Reverend Peter reportedly face six criminal charges, some of which carry the death penalty or life imprisonment. Both clergymen were recently transferred to Kober prison, a high security facility, and have had no access to their families and lawyers since 4 June 2015. Reports also indicate that the religious autonomy of churches, the rights to freedom of expression, religion and of peaceful assembly of the Christian religious minorities have been seriously undermined by ongoing mass expulsions, arrests, detentions of foreign Christians and confiscation or destruction of church properties since the end of 2012.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Jun 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Alleged imminent resumption of the public flogging of a Saudi Arabian human rights defender in violation of the right to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. According to the information received, on 7 June 2015, the Supreme Court in Riyadh upheld the sentence of 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes, a 10-year travel ban to start on expiration of his prison sentence, a ban on using media outlets and a fine of one million Saudi Riyals (267,000 USD) against Mr. Raef Badawi for “insulting Islam and religious authorities” in relation to his human rights activities. This sentence was handed down by the Jeddah Criminal Court on 7 May 2014 and upheld by the Jeddah Court of Appeal on 1 September 2014. On 9 January 2015, Mr. Badawi received the first 50 lashes ordered by the Ministry of Interior. Following a medical examination which concluded that Mr. Badawi’s wounds had not healed from the first round of flogging and that he would not be able to withstand another round of lashes, the second round of public flogging had been suspended since 16 January 2015. After the Supreme Court’s decision, the public flogging of Mr. Badawi may reportedly resume as early as 12 June 2015. Mr. Badawi was the subject of four previous communications sent on 12 July 2012, see A/HRC/22/67, case no. SAU 9/2012; on 31 January 2014, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. SAU 2/2014; on 31 October 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no, SAU 13/2014; and on 22 January 2015, see A/HRC/29/50, case no. SAU 1/2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jun 2015
    13 May 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • executions
Alleged imposition of the death penalty after a trial that did not comply with due process and fair trial guarantees. According to the new information received, Mr. Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr, who was sentenced to death on 15 October 2014 after a trial that allegedly did not meet the most stringent due process and fair trial guarantees, has been subjected to increasing ill-treatment. In addition, it has been reported that in April 2015 the authorities performed a medical intervention to extract a bullet from his body to prepare him for the execution. It is reported that it is a common practice in the country to remove, prior to an execution, all foreign objects from a person, which suggests that his execution may be imminent. Mr. Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr was the subject of two previous communications sent on 28 August 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. SAU 7/2014, and on 17 November 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. SAU 12/2014.
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18 May 2015
26 Oct 2015
    12 May 2015
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged mass arrest and harassment of Ahwazi Arab minorities in Khuzestan Province. According to the information received, on 14 March 2015, Mr. X, an Ahwazi Arab, reportedly set himself on fire in response to repeated harassment from local authorities regarding licensure of his produce stand. Mr. X reportedly later died as a result of inadequate medical attention to his burns. In response, protests were held in several Arab-majority cities. On 17 March 2015, about one thousand protestors were reportedly detained in Ahwaz and released only after signing a pledge. Several protestors remain incarcerated with criminal charges pending against them. Following Mr. X’s death, his family has reportedly been harassed by authorities. From mid-March to April 2015, up to one hundred Ahwazi Arabs, including activists and several minors, were arrested without warrants by armed masked men following peaceful protests leading up to the tenth anniversary of the 15 April 2005 Ahwazi uprising.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Mar 2016
    11 May 2015
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • health
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Alleged discriminatory nature of a package of four Bills seeking to “protect race and religion”. According to the information received, the Bills discriminate against ethnic and religious minorities, as well as against women. The Religious Conversion Bill establishes a State-regulated system for changing religion, which contravenes the right to freedom of religion and belief. The Population Control Healthcare Bill adopts a selective and coercive approach to improving living standards. This includes a potential requirement of birth spacing that would violate women’s right to choose freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and could be used to target areas with large minority communities. The Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill regulates interfaith marriages between Buddhist women and non-Buddhist men and is discriminatory on many grounds. The Monogamy Bill adopts a restrictive and discriminatory approach to marriage regulation. The Religious Conversion Bill was the subject of a previous communication sent on 19 June 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. MMR 4/2014.
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    04 May 2015
    Iraq
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • sale of children
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of mass summary executions of Yezidi men and of forced conversion to Islam and deportation of Yezidi women and girls held captive by the so-called Islamic State from Iraq to Syria. According to the information received, up to 2,500 members of the Yezidi minority community, who are being held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in the territory of Tal Afar in Iraq’s Nineveh province, have been forced to convert to Islam. Older girls and young women have allegedly been sold to, abused, sexually exploited and enslaved by ISIL fighters. On 26 April 2015, ISIL troops moved the 2,500 captive members of the Yezidi minority community to a school in Tal Afar. Subsequently, up to 700 men and teenage boys were reportedly separated from the rest of the group and moved to the village of Jino near Tal Afar. Furthermore, girls of a young age were reportedly also separated from the rest of the group. On 27 April 2015, up to 400 Yezidi men, from the above-mentioned group, were executed in an unknown location in Ayathiya and/or Zummar sub-districts. The remaining women and children are allegedly to be moved to Syria.
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    23 Apr 2015
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • cultural rights
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the public lynching and setting on fire of an Afghan woman accused of burning a copy of the Quran. According to the information received, on 19 March 2015, after having been accused of burning a copy of the Quran at a public shrine in Kabul city, a mob comprised of approximately 30 men physically assaulted a 27-year-old student named Farkhunda with stones and sticks and ran her over with a vehicle three times. As a result, the victim died and her corpse was subsequently set on fire. Reportedly the police arrived at the scene while the lynching was ongoing but failed to adequately respond to the mob violence and prevent the victim’s death. On 20 March 2015, President Ashraf Ghani appointed a commission to investigate the case from a religious and legal point of view. On 24 March 2015, the criminal investigation, which was initiated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Kabul province, was reportedly transferred to the CID at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Interior given the high profile of the case.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Feb 2015
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alegaciones relativas a las “Recomendaciones en intervenciones con personas de origen árabe” emitidas por la Jefatura Provincial de Andalucía Occidental de la Policía Nacional. Según la información recibida, dicha Jefatura de Policía habría emitido recomendaciones a sus agentes sobre el uso de perfil étnico y racial, fomentando una vigilancia desproporcionada e injustificada hacia un sector de la población. Aunque estas recomendaciones hayan sido posteriormente anuladas, se expresa preocupación por que dichas medidas pudieran fomentar actitudes racistas e islamófobas por parte de agentes públicos y de la población en general.
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04 Aug 2015
    10 Feb 2015
    Republic of Moldova
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Alleged violation of the rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of association, and freedom of expression of the members of two spiritual associations. According to the information received, in December 2013 and January 2014, Buiucani Court and Chisinau’s Commercial Court received a complaint accusing Falun Dafa and Qigong Falun Gong Moldova, two associations that share the same beliefs and practice of Chinese spiritual discipline, of being extremist organizations, requesting their emblem consisting of one large and four small “sauwastika” symbols be banned and both associations dissolved. On 20 January 2014, Buiucani Court issued a decision banning the organizations’ emblem and, on 18 April 2014, Chisinau’s Commercial Court ordered the dissolution and liquidation of both organizations. Appeals lodged before the Chisinau Court of Appeal, in April and July 2014, by the two organizations, as well as Moldova’s Ministry of Justice, were dismissed and, on 28 January 2015, the Supreme Court ordered the inclusion of the associations’ emblem in the State Registry of Extremist Materials. The Supreme Court is set to deliberate on the dissolution of Falun Dafa and Qigong Falun Gong Moldova on 11 February 2015.
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30 Mar 2015
    22 Jan 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Alleged public flogging of a Saudi Arabian human rights defender, 19 planned repetitions, and attempts on the part of the Government to silence human rights activists in the country. According to the information received, on 9 January 2015, Mr. Raef Badawi was subjected to 50 lashes outside the Al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. Mr. Badawi is due to receive 950 more lashes in weekly batches of 50. Based on a medical check, conducted before the second round of flogging, doctors concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not healed and that he would not be able to withstand another round of lashes. The flogging scheduled for 16 January 2015 was temporarily suspended at the last moment. In the light of the anti-terrorist law of April 2014, the arrest, detention and conviction of Mr. Badawi appears to form part of a broader attempt on the part of the Government to silence human rights activists in the country. Mr. Badawi was the subject of three previous communications sent on 12 July 2012, see A/HRC/22/67, case no. SAU 9/2012; on 31 January 2014, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. SAU 2/2014; and on 31 October 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. SAU 13/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jan 2015
    16 Jan 2015
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution of the Secretary-General of the main opposition political party in Bahrain. According to the information received, Sheikh Ali al-Salman, a key religious figure in Bahrain, was re-elected as Secretary-General of “Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society” on 26 December 2014. The following day, he received a summons requesting to present himself to the Criminal Investigation Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of Bahrain on 28 December 2014. Upon presenting himself, Sheikh Al-Salman was arrested and detained by security forces of the Ministry of Interior on the instructions of the Public Prosecution. He was held at the Criminal Investigation Directorate for the first night of his detention and subsequently transferred to the East Riffa Police Station, where he reportedly remains detained. On 5 January 2015, he was formally charged with, amongst others, inciting a change of regime by non-peaceful means and insulting the Ministry of Interior. Sheikh Al-Salman’s arrest was subsequently extended for an additional period of 15 days. The first of the grievances for release of Sheikh Al-Salman pending trial submitted to the Chief General Attorney within the Public Prosecution was rejected without any reasons being given; the second is pending decision.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2015
    02 Dec 2014
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
Alleged arbitrary detention and risk of persecution, torture and killing upon deportation from the United Kingdom to Pakistan of an asylum seeker. According to the information received, Mr. Liaquat Ali Hazara, a human rights activist and campaigner for a Shia minority group, the Hazaras, continues to be detained pending deportation from the United Kingdom to Pakistan. Serious concerns remain that Mr. Hazara continues to face the risk of being tortured or killed should he be deported to Pakistan, given the widespread and growing pattern of violent attacks, including numerous killings, against members of religious communities, as well as his prominent role as a blogger and activist defending the rights of the Hazara minority in Pakistan. Mr. Hazara was subject of a previous communication sent on 20 October 2014, see A/HRC/28/85, case no. GBR 3/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Feb 2015
    02 Dec 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged imposition of the death penalty and risk of execution of a photographer on charges of “insulting the Prophet of Islam”. According to the information received, in November 2013, Mr. Soheil Arabi, a 30-year-old photographer, was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) at his home in Tehran. He was placed in solitary confinement in Evin Prison for two months before being transferred to another section of the prison. Mr. Arabi was reportedly pressured into making a confession of guilt during interrogations. On 30 August 2014, the Criminal Court of Tehran sentenced Mr. Arabi to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam” (Sabbo al-Nabbi) in connection with postings Mr. Arabi purportedly had made on Facebook. On 4 September 2014, a Tehran Revolutionary Court, in a separate case stemming from the same Facebook postings, sentenced Mr. Arabi to three years’ imprisonment for “spreading propaganda against the system” and “insulting the leader”. On 24 November 2014, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against Mr. Arabi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Dec 2014
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations of abduction, child marriage and forced conversion to Islam in Pakistan. According to the information received, a 12-year-old Hindu girl was abducted, taken to a Madrassa “Dar Ul Uloom Ahsan Al Barakat”, forced into marriage and converted to Islam. Grave concern is raised that this case may be part of an ongoing pattern of violations affecting the Hindu religious minority community in Pakistan, as during October and November 2014 there have been at least four similar reported cases in Sindh Province alone. Particular concern is further expressed at allegations that Pakistan police in the above-mentioned cases have refused to duly fulfill their role and provide support and protection to parents belonging to the Hindu religious minority community, of which the daughters have been abducted.
Alleged victims: 7
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    25 Nov 2014
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Allegations of ongoing harassment and violation of freedom of religion or belief of independent religious communities in Viet Nam, as well as reprisals for co-operating with the United Nations, its mechanisms and representatives in the field of human rights. According to the information received, Mr. Nguyen Bac Truyen, a human rights defender; independent Hoa Hao Buddhists; and Duong Van Minh believers have faced grave reprisals before, during and after meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief during his visit to Viet Nam in July 2014. In addition, concerns are expressed at the forced renunciation campaign launched against Duong Van Minh believers in Bac Kan Province. Further, concerns are expressed at the series of attacks that have taken place against the Evangelical Mennonite Church since June 2014, including beatings, arrests and detention of members of the Church, and raids and attacks at places of worship. There is also imminent risk of the demolition of Lien Tri Pagoda due to an urban development project in Thu Thiem Peninsula. Mr. Nguyen Bac Truyen was the subject of a previous communication sent on 26 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72 case no. VNM 4/2014.
Alleged victims: 9
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16 Mar 2015
    25 Nov 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged physical and psychological torture and ill-treatment, including prolonged solitary confinement and denial of adequate medical care, of a spiritual leader, and the arrest and detention of a blogger, in reprisal for their cooperation with the United Nations, its mechanisms and representatives in the field of human rights. On 25 October 2014, Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri began a hunger strike in protest of his continued detention in solitary confinement and the introduction of a new charge against him, namely corruption on earth (Mofsid fil Arz), in relation to his letter addressed to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. If convicted, the new charge could result in the imposition of the death penalty. Even though Dr. Taheri became unconscious on 15 November 2014, he was not sent to hospital for proper treatment. Mr. Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, who was released on 23 August 2014 after serving a four year prison term, was rearrested on 30 September 2014, including for contacts with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is reportedly currently awaiting his court trial. Dr. Taheri and Mr. Pourshajari were the subject of previous communications sent on 10 July 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 11/2013; on 22 August 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 13/2013; and on 24 March 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. IRN 4/2014.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Apr 2015
    20 Nov 2014
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alleged religious intolerance and violence against Church members in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. According to the information received, on 29 May 2014, members of Santo Fransiscus Agung Banteng Church in Sleman City were attacked by a mob during a prayer gathering in the garage of Mr. Julius Felicianus’ house. During this attack, a number of church members were beaten up, an 8-year-old girl was electrocuted, and Mr. Felicianus was injured. On 1 June 2014, a similar incident took place in Pangukan Village in Sleman Regency where a Sunday service of El’Shaddai Pentecostal Church-GDPI was disrupted by a mob. Even though the police was able to stop the violence from escalating, the mob returned later that day and damaged the church building and the house of the Pastor of the Church. On 16 October 2014, Sleman-Yogyakarta District Court sentenced one of the perpetrators of the attack on Mr. Felicianus’ home to a short prison sentence of three months minus time spent in pre-trial detention, while no other perpetrators have been held accountable.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Nov 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • health
  • minority issues
Alleged arbitrary detention, inhuman treatment, lack of adequate medical treatment and infringement of due process and fair trial guarantees. According to the information received, on 15 October 2014, Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia for “disobeying the ruler”, “inciting sectarian strife” and “encouraging, leading and participating in demonstrations”. Information received indicates that Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr could be executed at any time. Concerns are raised that the death penalty was issued after a trial that did not comply with the most stringent due process and fair trial guarantees. Concerns are also raised at the alleged denial of medical treatment while in detention. Sheikh Al-Nimr was the subject of a previous communication sent on 28 August 2014, see above, case no. SAU 9/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Dec 2014
    14 Nov 2014
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
Alleged arrests and detention of the leader and followers of a Buddhist organization. According to the information received, there has been ongoing religious repression of Mr. Wu Ze Heng, the leader of the Hua Zang Dharma Buddhist Community, and his disciples in connection with the practice of their religion in different parts of China. Mr. Wu was imprisoned for 11 years in 1999, during which detention he was subjected to extensive forms of torture and harsh treatment. Since his release, he has been continuously monitored and his religious activities restricted by the police. He was repeatedly arrested, questioned and detained between 2010 and 2012 on “suspicion of intending to organize an illegal assembly”. On 29 July 2014, Mr. Wu and about 80 of his Buddhist disciples were again arrested and detained for unknown reasons. To date, the majority of the detainees have been released. However, Mr. Wu and 19 others are still being held at various detention centres in Zhuhai city. Concerns are expressed at the intrusive searches and arrests without warrants; interrogations without the presence of lawyers; lack of access to lawyers as well as harsh detention conditions.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Nov 2014
    Jordan
    UA
  • religion or belief
Allegations concerning the deportation of church personnel residing in Amman, Jordan. According to the information received, Reverend Jody Patrick Miller, an American national, and his assistant, Mr. Maged Wefki Gergis Hanna, an Egyptian national, have been residing in Jordan since 1998 and 2000 respectively, under the sponsorship of the Free Evangelical Church. In recent years, both men have been working for Grace Church, affiliated with the Free Evangelical Church, providing humanitarian assistance to Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Grace Church’s activities have reportedly been closely monitored by the Jordanian General Intelligence Department (GID). On 23 October 2014, the US Embassy in Jordan informed Reverend Miller of a complaint received from the GID alleging that he had been distributing bibles thereby “harming national unity”. On 4 November 2014, he was detained and on 6 November 2014 deported back to the United States of America without any official reason being provided to him. Subsequently, Mr. Hanna was also informed of his imminent arrest and deportation; on 9 November 2014 his passport was confiscated by a GID officer and he was summoned to appear at the GID offices on 13 November 2014.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Nov 2014
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • health
Alleged inadequate medical attention and treatment in prison of a Hoa Hao Buddhist leading to a critical health condition. According to the information received, Ms. Mai Thi Dung was arrested in August 2005 and sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for her activism in protest of the suppression of religious freedom in the Mekong Delta. Since her arrest, Ms. Dung has been transferred to several prison facilities in different locations far away from her hometown, resulting in her family having limited access to her. She is currently being held in Thanh Xuan prison, near Hanoi. After her arrest, Ms. Dung was held in solitary confinement for more than two years and denied medical attention until the end of September 2013. When she was finally allowed a medical examination, Ms. Dung was diagnosed with, amongst others, heart failure and gallstones, but subsequently denied the necessary medical treatment outside of prison. Ms. Dung’s husband appealed to Thanh Xuan prison authorities twice in 2014, without any success, for her temporary release in order to receive proper medical treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2015
    05 Nov 2014
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • executions
Allegations of a death sentence on blasphemy charges upheld by the High Court, after a trial that did not comply with fair trial and due process guarantees. According to the information received, the Lahore High Court Appellate division has upheld the death sentence against Ms. Asia Bibi, a member of the Christian minority from the village of Ittanwali, Punjab Province. The death sentence was first handed down in November 2010 by the Trial Court on charges of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Ms. Bibi has denied the charges of blasphemy and previously submitted a petition for pardon under article 45 of the Constitution. There are furthermore allegations of procedural irregularities in both the investigation and the trial of Ms. Bibi. Ms. Bibi was the subject of two previous communications sent on 22 November 2010, see A/HRC/16/53/add.1, para. 326-335, and on 22 March 2012, see A/HRC/21/49, case no. PAK 3/2012.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Nov 2014
    Austria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Allegations concerning a draft revision of the 1912 Islamic Law which may impinge on the religious autonomy of Islamic communities in Austria. According to the information received, on 2 October 2014, the Government of Austria presented a draft revision of the 1912 Islamic Law to Parliament and invited national stakeholders to submit their comments by 7 November 2014. The draft revision allegedly contains controversial provisions that attempt to regulate the content of teachings to Islamic communities; prohibit continuous foreign funding of mosques and religious activities; and further regulate the training, hiring and removal of Muslim clerics. Moreover, there is concern that this may also affect clergies from other religious minorities.
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21 Jan 2015
    31 Oct 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Alleged sentencing of a blogger for “insulting Islam” under Anti-Cyber Crime Law. According to the information received, on 7 May 2014, Mr. Raef Badawi, co-founder of the Free Saudi Liberals website, was sentenced by the Jeddah District Criminal Court to 10 years’ imprisonment, 1000 lashes and a fine of 1 million Saudi riyals (266,545 USD). He was banned from using media outlets and a ten year travel ban was imposed on him. On 1 September 2014, the sentence was upheld by the Jeddah Court of Appeal. Grave concern is expressed at the sentencing of Mr. Badawi, which appears to reflect a pattern of criminalizing the activities of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. Further concern is expressed regarding the severe sentence that was handed down to him. He was the subject of a previous communication sent on 31 January 2014, see A/HRC/26/21, case no. SAU 2/2014.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jan 2015
    30 Oct 2014
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Presunta adopción del reglamento parcial 1987 de la Ley 351 de Otorgación de Personalidades Jurídicas que restringe de manera la libertad de asociación de las personas. Según las informaciones recibidas, el 30 de abril de 2014 el Consejo de Ministros habría decretado el Reglamento Parcial 1987 de la Ley 351 de Otorgación de Personalidades Jurídicas decretada por la Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional el 19 de marzo de 2013. La Ley y su Reglamento restringirían de manera desproporcionada la capacidad de las asociaciones de operar de manera libre e independiente. El Comité de Derechos Humanos requirió que el Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia modifique la Ley 351 en sus Observaciones finales el 6 de diciembre de 2013 (CCPR/C/BOL/CO/3).
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02 Jan 2015
13 Feb 2015
13 Feb 2015
    23 Oct 2014
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • minority issues
Alleged killing of two members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan. According to the information received, on 22 September 2014, Mr. Mubashar Ahmad Khosa Sahib, a 50-year-old Ahmadiyya Muslim from Satellite Town, Mirpur Khas, was shot dead by two unknown motorcyclists. On 15 October 2014, Mr. Lateef Alam Butt, a 62-year-old Ahmadiyya Muslim from Kamrah, District Attock, was shot dead by unknown assailants when returning home from work. Mr. Alam Butt was a well-known Ahmadiyya Muslim and his house was a prayer centre for local members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community (Jamaat). The attack against Mr. Alam Butt took place after Sipah-e-Sahaba, a banned extremist organization, announced plans to carry out targeted killings of Ahmadiyya Muslims during a high-level internal meeting.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Oct 2014
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
Alleged arbitrary detention and risk of deportation to Pakistan of an asylum seeker in violation of the principle of non-refoulement. According to the information received, since 18 July 2014, Mr. Liaquat Ali Hazara, a prominent Pakistani human rights activist and campaigner for the Hazaras, a Shia minority group, has been in detention in the United Kingdom. He was arrested after the Home Office rejected his asylum claim on 16 July 2014. However, Mr. Hazara’s removal directions were issued by the Home Office only on 3 October 2014. Reportedly, the Home Office has ignored Mr. Hazara’s solicitor’s notice about the judicial review claim to the High Court and transferred Mr. Hazara to the detention facility Brook House at Gatwick Airport on 18 October 2014, where he currently remains detained. His deportation is reportedly scheduled for 21 October 2014. Grave concern is expressed that upon deportation, Mr. Hazara risks being persecuted, tortured and killed for his religious beliefs.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Oct 2014
06 Nov 2014
    15 Oct 2014
    Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • minority issues
Alleged arbitrary detention and torture of a Bahá’í follower in Yemen. According to the information received, Mr. Hamid Kamali was arrested on 3 December 2013 at his place of work, in Balhaf, Shabwa province, allegedly on orders of the Head of the National Security Agency of Yemen. He has since been detained at the National Security Prison in Sana’a. Mr. Kamali has allegedly been subjected to forty-five days of “electric torture”, severe beatings and starvation in detention. He is reportedly accused of “spying for Israel” and proselytizing the Bahá’í faith. On 16 September 2014, Mr. Kamali was interrogated by the lead judge on his case in connection with the charges against him in the presence of his attorney, who, despite objections raised, was not allowed to speak. Concerns are raised in relation to the independence of the members of the judiciary and their reported discriminatory and intolerant speech towards religious minorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Oct 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Allegations of arbitrary detention and mistreatment in prison of nine members of the Gonabadi dervish religious minority in Iran. According the information received, Messrs. Mostafa Abdi, Reza Entesari, Hamidreza Moradi and Kasra Nouri, and their lawyers, as well as Messrs. Amir Eslami, Farshid Yadollahi, Mostafa Daneshjoo, Afshin Karampour and Omid Behrouzi, all of them currently imprisoned, are members of the Gonabadi dervish religious minority. Most of the above-mentioned individuals were reportedly arrested and detained in September 2011, during a wave of arrests of Gonabadi dervishes. Reportedly, the nine men were all held in prolonged solitary confinement without access to their lawyers and families. In 2013, they were sentenced to different prison terms on various charges, including “colluding against national security through membership in a deviant sect”, “disseminating propaganda against the state”, “disturbing public opinion”, and “disturbing public order”. Since 31 August 2014, the detainees have been on hunger strike in order to stop the Iranian authorities from imprisoning Gonabadi dervishes and their lawyers, and destroying their houses of worship (hosseinieh). Concerns are raised about the physical and psychological integrity of the detainees. Mr. Kasra Nouri was the subject of an earlier communication sent on 16 April 2013, see A/HRC/24/21, case no. IRN 7/2013.
Alleged victims: 9
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    02 Oct 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged imminent execution of an Iranian national. According to the information received, on 1 October 2014, Mr. Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni (Ayatollah) Boroujerdi, who was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment in June 2007 on charges of “waging war against God” (Moharebeh) and acting against national security, was transferred to an unknown location by prison authorities for his imminent execution. Reportedly, his family was not informed of his transfer or the planned execution. Prior to the transfer, on 23 September 2014, the Prosecutor of the Special Clerical Court had allegedly threatened Mr. Boroujerdi with execution for the contents of his new book, which he considered heretical. It is further alleged that the threat of execution may also have been triggered by Mr. Boroujerdi’s open letter to the United Nations Secretary General published on 22 September 2014. Mr. Boroujerdi was the subject of a previous communication sent on 10 July 2013, see A/HRC/25/74, case no. IRN 11/2013.
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09 Feb 2015
    25 Sep 2014
    Brunei Darussalam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • minority issues
  • women in law and in practice
Allegations concerning the non-compliance with international human rights standards of the Shariah Penal Code Order, 2013 (SPC), enacted in Brunei Darussalam. According to the information received, the SPC’s implementation is taking place in three phases. The first phase became operational on 1 May 2014. The second and third phases are expected to commence in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Reportedly, contrary to international human rights standards, the SPC provides inter alia, for the mandatory death penalty and its use for some non-violent acts, including same-sex relations, insulting Islam and its doctrines, and witchcraft. The SPC also stipulates stoning as a method of execution, as well as corporal punishment by amputation and flogging, and allows reliance merely on the accused’s confession in order to reach a guilty verdict. Concern is expressed that the SPC discriminates against women and religious minorities; institutionalizes gender-based stereotypes of women regarding their social role and responsibility to preserve the honour of the family; criminalizes blasphemy; and imposes restrictions on the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
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13 Nov 2014
11 Mar 2015
    28 Aug 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • minority issues
Alleged arbitrary detention, inhumane treatment, lack of adequate medical treatment and infringement of due process and fair trial guarantees. According to the information received, on 8 July 2014, Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr, a 55-year-old who had been denouncing the Saudi Arabian Government over discrimination faced by members of the Shi’a community, was arrested and detained without charge by Saudi Arabian security forces in al-Awwamiya, Eastern Province. On 25 March 2013, his case was sent to the Specialized Criminal Court where the prosecution accused him of "haraba" or banditry, which carries the death penalty. In a hearing that took place in August 2014, the Saudi prosecution allegedly demanded his “death by crucifixion” under several new accusations, including “igniting sectarian incitements”, “aiding terrorists” and “waging war on God”. Information received indicates that Sheikh Al-Nimr could be executed at any time. Concerns are raised about the fairness of the proceedings which did not comply with international human rights law and his health conditions while in detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Aug 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged desecration of an old Bahá’í cemetery in Shiraz, Iran. According to the information received, at the beginning of August 2014, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards in Fars Province restarted construction work on the cemetery, which led to the dumping of the remains of those who were disinterred in a trench. Concerns are raised at a series of actions by the Iranian authorities, which appear to be motivated by religious discrimination against the Baha’i community through restricting their fundamental human rights to freedom of observance and practice of one’s religion or belief, including those in connection with such important rituals associated with life and death. The desecration of the cemetery was the subject of a previous communication sent on 8 May 2014, see A/HRC/27/72, case no. 8/2014.
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15 Jan 2015
    11 Aug 2014
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • minority issues
Alleged arbitrary detention and forced deportation of Pakistani asylum seekers by Sri Lankan authorities in violation of the principle of non-refoulement. According to the information received, at present, around 1400 Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Reportedly, on 9 June 2014, a special operation began to arrest asylum seekers and refugees, and on 1 August 2014, the Government of Sri Lanka started to forcefully deport the detainees to Pakistan. Reportedly over 200 asylum seekers remain in detention. It is also alleged that immigration officers have confiscated passports and UNHCR documents of Pakistani Christian asylum seekers, while many were still waiting for their first instance interviews. The Pakistani asylum seekers belong to religious minorities in Pakistan, including Ahmadiyya Muslims, Christians and Shias, and if deported to Pakistan risk persecution and gross human rights violations.
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18 Aug 2014
    08 Aug 2014
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Alleged arbitrary detention and risk of torture upon extradition in violation of the principle of non-refoulement. According to the information received, since November 2013, Mr. Izblakhat Itakhunov has been in detention in Kyrgyzstan. He was arrested after an extradition request was made by Uzbekistan’s authorities through Interpol, accusing him of involvement in advocacy of overthrowing the constitutional order and activities related to religious extremism. Currently he is at imminent risk of extradition from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan. Grave concern is expressed that upon rendition Mr. Itakhunov risks being persecuted for his religious beliefs, detained without access to a fair trial and subject to torture.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Sep 2014
    14 Jul 2014
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • torture
  • health
  • minority issues
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Alleged arbitrary detention and infringement of due process and fair trial guarantees of 33 Kurdish men; and allegations of inhumane treatment and denial of urgent medical treatment in detention. According to the information received, between 2009 and 2010, 33 Kurdish men, including one minor, were arrested by Iranian officials in Kurdistan. They were convicted of several national security offenses. Four of them, Messrs. Hamed Ahmadi, Jameshed Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani and Komal Molaye, were reportedly sentenced to death following a summary trial without the presence of a lawyer and subjected to both physical and psychological torture while in detention. The Supreme Court upheld their death sentences in September 2013 as well as those of four others of the group of 33 Kurdish men - Seyed Jamal Mousavi, Abdorahman Sangani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini. The other 25 men remain on death row pending review by the Supreme Court. Messrs. Hamed Ahmadi, Jameshed Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani and Komal Molaye were the subject of a previous communication sent on 17 June 2014, A/HRC/28/85, case no. IRN 10/2014.
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    11 Jul 2014
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Allégations de menaces de mort contre une défenseure des droits de l’homme renommée. Selon les informations reçues, Mme Aminetou Mint El Moctar, défenseure des droits de l’homme renommée et présidente de l’Association des femmes chefs de famille, fait l’objet de menaces de mort depuis qu’elle a dénoncé des actes de persécutions et de harcèlement commis par des groupes islamistes radicaux contre les personnes accusées d’apostasie. Il est rapporté que les autorités étatiques n’ont mis en place aucune mesure de protection pour assurer la sécurité de Mme Mint El Moctar.
Alleged victims: 1
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