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2723 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    05 May 2022
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Comentarios sobre la Ley General de Regulación y control de Organismos sin Fines de Lucro (la "Ley de OSFL"), que introduce amplios requisitos de registro y presentación de informes a las OSFL, así como severas sanciones administrativas para los organismos concernidos.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 May 2022
    Israel
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Counter-Terrorism Law 5776-2016 and related regulations and orders.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Apr 2022
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de décret (ci-après, « projet de décret ») qui viserait à réviser de nombreuses dispositions du décret-loi n° 2011-88 du 24 septembre 2011, portant sur l’organisation des associations. Si ledit projet de décret venait à être adopté, il constituerait un obstacle important à l’exercice du droit à la liberté d’association et remettrait en question le respect par la Tunisie de ses obligations au regard du droit international.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2022
    Libya
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received on the Anti-Cybercrime Law adopted by the House of Representatives on 26 October 2021, which could have a grave impact on the enjoyment of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the right to privacy.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Mar 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the detention of Mr. Lukpan Akhmedyarov.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
información recibida en relación con los alegatos de investigaciones penales y otros actos de intimidación y represalia por cooperar con las Naciones Unidas en la esfera de los derechos humanos en México, en contra de Salvador Leyva Morelos Zaragoza, Verónica Jazmín Berber Calle y Elvira Claudia Mejía Hernández, en particular, por haberse desempeñado como defensores de los derechos humanos de la Sra. Brenda Quevedo ante el Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Detención Arbitraria y por haber ejercido acciones destinadas a la implementación de la opinión 45/2020.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the violations of due process and fair trial standards in the sentencing of human rights lawyer, Mohamed El-Baqer by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Misdemeanours Court in December 2021; the continued inclusion of his name on the terrorist watch list despite lack of evidence; his continued pre-trial detention in connection with another case; and the threat of a long term prison sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Mar 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con las muertes de los defensores de los derechos humanos los Señores Marcos Fidel Camayo Güetio, Guillermo Chicame Ipia y José Albeiro Camayo Güetio y el niño Breiner David Cucuñame López durante ataques de actores armados no estatales en el resguardo indígena de las Delicias, municipio de Buenos Aires, departamento del Cauca, y el aumento de atentados, amenazas y otras agresiones en el territorio y contra integrantes del Pueblo Nasa en la zona norte del Departamento del Cauca.
Alleged victims: 4
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06 May 2022
    09 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las agresiones en contra de la señora Alma Rosa Villalobos Valdés e integrantes de su familia, quienes habrían sido detenidos, golpeados y sometidos a otros malos tratos por agentes de la Agencia de Investigación Criminal de Guanajuato (AIC). La señora Villalobos es integrante de la organización Hasta Encontrarte, un colectivo dedicado a proteger y defender los derechos humanos de las mujeres víctimas de la desaparición u homicidios en el estado de Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Mar 2022
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
The authorities are aware of certain deaths which is proven by death certificates issued by the government.
Alleged victims: 35
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11 May 2022
    02 Mar 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • education
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding threats against academic and human rights lawyer, Mr. Colin Harvey.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Feb 2022
    Togo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des actes de harcèlement et la détention de courte durée des défenseurs des droits de l'homme M. Ferdinand Mensah Ayité, M. Joël Vignon Egah, M. Isidore Kouwonou et M. Fovi Katakou, en lien avec l'exercice de leur droit à la liberté d'expression et de leurs activités en faveur des droits de l'homme.
Alleged victims: 4
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    22 Feb 2022
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the multiple criminal proceedings against human rights defender Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chairperson of the Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği – İHD) in Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Apr 2022
    21 Feb 2022
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged acts of intimidation and harassment against relatives of disappeared persons, human rights defenders and civil society organizations in Bangladesh because of their work and co-operation with international bodies and UN mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 6
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12 May 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Huynh Thuc Vy and environmental rights defender Mr. Dang Dinh Bach, in connection with the exercise of their freedom of expression and human rights activities, respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Apr 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
Infomacion recibida en relación con la muerte del defensor de derechos humanos Víctor Guaillas.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Apr 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged threats and intimidation of indigenous human rights defender Alessandra Korap Munduruku following her participation in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Apr 2022
03 May 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received regarding the years-long harassment of members of The Amalgamated Rural Teacher’s Union of Zimbabwe, including the recent arrest of 16 members while exercising their right to assemble peacefully.
Alleged victims: 3
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    15 Feb 2022
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation and ill-treatment of human rights defenders Ersin Berke Gök and Caner Perit Özen.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Apr 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning multiple legal cases brought against Atlas of Hate for defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Apr 2022
    14 Feb 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de la blogueuse et défenseuse des droits humains Meriem Bribri.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Feb 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged designation of the human rights project OVD-Info as a “foreign agent public association”, as well as the blocking of its website and the impending blocking of its social media pages based on a court decision allegedly adopted following violations of the right to a fair trial.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Apr 2022
    09 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged repeated attacks against woman human rights defender, Ms. Bindu Ammini, due to her attempts and successes in entering the Sabarimala Temple.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Feb 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort contre le défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Kizito Bin Hangi, en lien avec son travail dans le domaine des droits de l’Homme et ses droits à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, ainsi qu’à la liberté d’association.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Feb 2022
    Qatar
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning Law No. 20 of 2019 Promulgating the Law on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Law No. 20).
Alleged victims: -
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    07 Feb 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement de M. Faleh Hammoudi, défenseur des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Apr 2022
    04 Feb 2022
    Sudan
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Ms. Amira Osman, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, who has been arbitrarily arrested in Khartoum, on 22 January 2022, and ever since subjected to enforced disappearance with no information on her fate or whereabouts.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Mar 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the intimidation of and threats against by Ms. Meena Kotwal, a Dalit journalist and woman human rights defender working and reporting on human rights issues.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent enforced disappearances of human rights defenders Mr. Wang Jianbing and Mr. Yang Maodong (pen-name Guo Feixiong), who are facing the charge of “inciting subversion of State power”, and concerning Mr. Tang Jitian, who has been reported as forcibly disappeared since 10 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 9
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01 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender and activist Mr Ammar Al-Helfi.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, imprisonment as well as critical health condition while in state custody of Mr. Baktash Abtin (Mehdi Kazemi), a poet and human rights defender, following contracting COVID-19 in prison, subsequently resulting in his death in state custody.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jan 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de amenazas de muerte públicas contra el defensor de derechos humanos y miembro del CAJAR, el Señor Alirio Uribe Muñoz, y contra varios otros representantes del Comité del Paro, debido a su labor en la defensa de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the alleged disappearance of human rights defender, Mr. Steve Abua.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Feb 2022
16 Mar 2022
    25 Jan 2022
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received about the inclusion on a terrorist list of two human rights defenders, Mr. Hamad Mohammed Al-Shamsi and Mr. Mohammed Saqr Al-Zaabi; and academics and activists Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi, and Mr Saeed Nasser Al-Tenaiji.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Jan 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la liquidation de l'ONG RAJ le 13 octobre 2021 par le tribunal administratif d'Alger.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the judicial harassment and acts of intimidation against non-governmental organizations working on oil and gas issues, and the arrest of human rights defenders working in the same field.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 Jan 2022
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged attacks, short-term detentions, stop and search, harassment, and ill-treatment of human rights defenders assisting migrants and asylum-seekers near the Poland-Belarus border and monitoring and publicising their human rights situation, as well as the alleged lack of legal basis for the actions of the military.
Alleged victims: 5
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22 Mar 2022
    21 Jan 2022
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’interdictions de réunions pacifiques et d’actes de harcèlement à l’encontre de défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jan 2022
    New Zealand
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Act 2021 and its compatibility with New Zealand’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Mar 2022
02 May 2022
    19 Jan 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
  • racism
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning allegations of systemic and structural discrimination against indigenous peoples that has been exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information we have received raises concerns that these alleged discriminatory policies and practices would violate your Government’s obligations under international law, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the international standards contained in the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). We are alarmed by reports that systemic racial discrimination and racist violence against indigenous peoples has been exacerbated in recent years, this regression being accelerated by the public and private response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Mar 2022
    18 Jan 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received received about the excessive and lethal use of force against protesters in the context of the large demonstrations held across many cities in Kazakhstan since the beginning of January 2022, as well as the widespread arrests and detention of protesters on charges related to counter-terrorism and the alleged enforced disappearances of trade unionists. We would like to bring further attention to information received on the targeted harassment of civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Mar 2022
    14 Jan 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas amenazas, hostigamientos, vigilancia e intimidación en contra del Señor Engels Wladimir Puertas Ochoa, de la Sra. Theresly Malavé Wadskier y de la Sra. Yasnaia Villalobos Montiel, todas personas defensoras de derechos humanos, quienes habrían sido objeto de las citadas violaciones por su labor de promoción y tutela de los derechos humanos, y en particular a raíz de la defensa legal que ejercen en juicios relativos a casos de alto impacto en el país.
Alleged victims: 5
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    11 Jan 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Olga Gorbunova, publicly known for her work as a women’s human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Jan 2022
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the adoption of legislative amendments to the Law on Non-Commercial Organizations (NCOs) may impinge on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association in the country.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Jan 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la posible utilización indebido del derecho penal en contra del defensor de derechos humanos Fabio Almendarez Pereira, en el contexto de reformas al Código Penal aprobadas el 7 de octubre de este año, que presuntamente estaría vinculada con su labor de defensa de la tierra y territorio en el departamento de Valle.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Dec 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
Information received concerning Mr. Mykola Vyhovsky (Микола Виговський). Mykola Vychnovsky is a human rights defender, who currently works for the CHESNO Movement, a non-governmental organization with expertise in the fields of parliamentary democracy, local government, political finance and elections.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest ill-treatment, enforced disappearance,continued detention and sentencing of student activist Ms. Leila Hosseinzadeh and the arrest and continued detention of labor rights defender Mr. Hirad Pirbodaghi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    30 Dec 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disability
  • health
Information received concerning the further deterioration of the health of human rights defender Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Feb 2022
01 Feb 2022
    27 Dec 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • terrorism
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received that Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) was identified in at least six devices belonging to staff members of Palestinian non-governmental organizations only two weeks after the designation of these organizations as “terrorist associations by your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 6
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    27 Dec 2021
    Algeria
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Commentaires et suggestions à propos de certains textes de loi en rapport avec le domaine sécuritaire et la lutte antiterroriste récemment approuvés, en particulier l’Ordonnance n° 21-08 modifiant et complétant l’Ordonnance n° 66-156 du 8 juin 1966 portant Code pénal et la loi n° 20-06 du 22 avril 2020 modifiant également le Code pénal.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
03 Mar 2022
    21 Dec 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les actes présumés de harcèlement, d’agression physique, de menaces et d’intimidation perpétrés par deux agents de l’État à l’encontre de Mr. Badr Baabou, directeur de l’Association Damj, Association Tunisienne pour la justice et l’égalité (ci-après “Association Damj”), en raison de son activité de défenseur des droits de l’homme des personnes LGBT.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Dec 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the two draft amendments proposed by your Excellency’s Government that if adopted, may impinge on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association which are guaranteed under international human rights law, in particular under articles 19 and 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Thailand acceded on 29 October 1996.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Dec 2021
    20 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
New information received regarding the re-arrest of woman human rights defender Ms. Narges Mohammadi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Dec 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Comments on the “Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill, 2021” (hereinafter the “Amendment Bill”). If adopted into law in its current version, this bill will have grave consequences for the exercise of civil and political rights, including the right to freedom of association, of Private Voluntary Organisations (PVOs) in Zimbabwe.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Dec 2021
    16 Dec 2021
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación los presuntos ataques y amenazas en contra de la señora Coline Manon Christine Fanon y contra su hermano el señor Dino Ernesto Suchite Rodríguez y otros integrantes de su familia, así como en contra la fundación Racines Perdues - Raices Perdidas.
Alleged victims: 2
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14 Feb 2022
    15 Dec 2021
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización de la periodista y defensora de derechos humanos, Dayanna Monroy.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Feb 2022
    14 Dec 2021
    Togo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Informations reçues à propos de M. Abdoul Aziz Goma concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et prolongée, et sans accès à un avocat depuis plus de deux ans, pendant laquelle sa santé s'est détériorée gravement.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Feb 2022
    09 Dec 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged threats and intimidation of woman human rights defender Ms. Veronica Koman and her family, in relation to her work advocating for human rights in West Papua.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Feb 2022
    07 Dec 2021
    Sudan
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the continuous use of force by the security forces to suppress peaceful protests taking part in Sudan in a response to the military coup of 25 October 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Dec 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los alegados actos de criminalización y persecución en contra de víctimas de graves violaciones de derechos humanos, y de personas quienes les defienden y acompañan, en el marco de la investigación penal del caso conocido como “Fosas Clandestinas en San Fernando”, en particular en contra de la defensora Ana Lorena Delgadillo Pérez, la periodista Marcela Turati y la perito Mercedes Doretti.
Alleged victims: 3
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    07 Dec 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the ongoing judicial harassment against Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan and Mr. Nasiruddin Elan, respectively Secretary and Director of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar. Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan is also a member of the World Organization against Torture’s (OMCT) General Assembly, and Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights ( FIDH). Odhikar was founded in 1995 and advocates for civil and political rights, and reports on enforced disappearances. It is a member of various international networks.
Alleged victims: 2
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    07 Dec 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information reçue concernant l'arrestation et la condamnation subséquente du lanceur d'alerte et défenseur des droits humains, M. Noureddine Tounsi.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2022
    06 Dec 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informacíon recibida en relación con alegaciones de amenazas de muerte contra la defensora de derechos humanos Adriana Lizarazo, su familia e integrantes de la seccional Santander del Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos (CSPP), debido a su labor en la defensa de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Dec 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato de la defensora de derechos humanos Denisse Cortés, que estaría relacionado con su trabajo de observación y monitoreo durante la “Marcha por la resistencia mapuche y autonomía de los pueblos”, celebrada el 10 de octubre de 2021 en Santiago de Chile.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Feb 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
29 Mar 2022
    03 Dec 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged threats and harassment of human rights defender Mr. Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani, in response to his defence of the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, including the rights of Rohingya people.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Mar 2022
    01 Dec 2021
    India
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents on Mr. Khurram Parvez’s residence and office premises at Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights and civil society organisation - as well as his subsequent arbitrary arrest and detention on charges related to conspiracy and terrorism.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2022
    30 Nov 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and raid of the home of woman human rights defenders Ms. Asmaa Al-Subaie and Ms. Maha Al-Rafidi, and the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Mr. Fowzan Al-Harbi, Mr. Issa Al-Nukhaifi and Mr. Khaled Al-Omair.
Alleged victims: 6
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20 Jan 2022
    30 Nov 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning charges of administrative offences and detention of a Ukrainian lawyer, Mr. Edem Semedliaiev, allegedly as a result of the legitimate exercise of the legal profession.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jan 2022
    30 Nov 2021
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information recivida en relation con el proyecto de Ley de Agentes Extranjeros (en adelante “proyecto de Ley” o “proyecto”) que fue presentado ante la Asamblea Legislativa el 9 de noviembre de 2021 y discutido el pasado 16 de noviembre por la Comisión Legislativa de Relaciones Exteriores, Integración Centroamericana y Salvadoreños en el Exterior, la cual dictaminó favorablemente para su aprobación.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Nov 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged physical attacks on human rights defenders Ms. Iryna Korshunova, Mr. Mykhaylo Zubkov and Ms. Natalia Shybayeva.
Alleged victims: 4
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    29 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and reprisals against Mr. Ahmed Mefreh, in relation to his work and his cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights as the Executive Director of a Geneva-based human rights association.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Nov 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización y hostigamiento de la organización de derechos humanos ACOGUATE, la cual se enmarca en el contexto de deterioro y cierre de espacios democráticos para el trabajo y la defensa de los derechos humanos en Guatemala.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    France
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Informations reçues concernant des présomptions de harcèlement judiciaire à l’encontre de la défenseuse des droits humains Madame Assa Traoré pour son militantisme contre les violences policières et notamment ses actions visant à demander justice et transparence sur les circonstances de la mort de son frère Adama Traoré, décédé aux suites d’une interpellation aux mains des gendarmes de Beaumont sur Oise le 19 juillet 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • privacy
Information recibida en relación con alegaciones de amenazas y vigilancia continua e ininterrumpida perpetrada presuntamente de manera ilegal en perjuicio de la defensora de derechos humanos y periodista, señora Claudia Julieta Duque Orrego, debido a su labor en defensa de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2022
    24 Nov 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the impending involuntary liquidation of the human rights organisations International Memorial Society and Human Rights Center “Memorial”.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jan 2022
    23 Nov 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged threats, online harassment, and smear campaign against woman human rights defender Ms. Svitlana Blahodeteleva-Vovk.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Jan 2022
    22 Nov 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • women and girls
Follow up on previous communications sent to the Governement on the long term detention, alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 43
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13 Jan 2022
    22 Nov 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning Mr. Salah Al-Hamouri, and Ms. Shatha Odeh, both of them were, among other human rights defenders, the subjects of an allegation letter sent to your Government on 3 August 2021.Another letter was also already sent on behalf of Mr. Al-Hamouri on 14 October 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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    22 Nov 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, torture and ill-treatment, including by forced medical teatment and transfer to psychiatric hospital, of Mr. Payam Derafshan, a human rights lawyer, resulting in his critical health condition while in state custody in 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jan 2022
    19 Nov 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Consideraciones sobre diversas normas vigentes o en proceso de aprobación, incluyendo entre otras la Providencia administrativa N° ONCDOFT-002-2021, la Circular SIB-DSB-CJ-OD-06524 (SUDEBAN), Ley de Defensa de la Soberanía y Autodeterminación Nacional y el Proyecto de Ley de Cooperación Internacional relativas al registro, control y financiamiento de las organizaciones no gubernamentales sin fines de lucro (ONG) en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Nov 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received regarding the criminalisation of a defender of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) persons.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jan 2022
    18 Nov 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information we have received concerning the killing of Rohingya human rights defender Mr. Mohib Ullah in Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on 29 September 2021 and the death of at least six other Rohingya refugees since then.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Jan 2022
    17 Nov 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment against Ms. Sandya Ekneligoda, reportedly in reprisal for her efforts to seek the truth about the fate and whereabouts of her husband, disappeared journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jan 2022
    17 Nov 2021
    Kenya
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received concerning the killing of environmental human rights defender Joannah Stutchbury. Ms. Joannah Stutchbury was an environmental human rights defender in Kenya, who opposed developments in the Kiambu forest on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Nov 2021
    South Africa
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
Information received concerning alleged stigmatising statements made against Colombian human rights defender Mr. Robinson Arley Mejía Alonso by representatives of AngloGold Ashanti Colombia, a branch of AngloGold Ashanti, a global mining company with its head office in South Africa.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Nov 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Information received concerning the alleged threats and intimidation against Mr. Mohammad Ahmad Samir Sablouh, in relation to his work as a human rights lawyer working on documenting cases and assisting victims of torture and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jan 2022
    16 Nov 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con las amenazas y discriminación contra personas defensoras de derechos humanos de las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexual y transgénero (LGBT).
Alleged victims: 3
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    16 Nov 2021
    Greece
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation of defenders of the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, Ms. Sarah Mardini and Mr. Seán Binder.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Dec 2021
    16 Nov 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
Information recibida en relación con las supuestas declaraciones estigmatizantes y amenazas de muerte en contra del defensor de los derechos humanos Sr. Robinson Arley Mejía Alonso.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jan 2022
    16 Nov 2021
    AngloGold Ashanti South Africa
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
Information received concerning alleged stigmatising statements made against Colombian human rights defender Mr. Robinson Arley Mejía Alonso by representatives of AngloGold Ashanti Colombia.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jan 2022
    16 Nov 2021
    AngloGold Ashanti Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
Information recibida en relación con las supuestas declaraciones estigmatizantes en contra del defensor de los derechos humanos Sr. Robinson Arley Mejía Alonso.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jan 2022
    15 Nov 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged extrajudicial killings, abductions and enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Jan 2022
    15 Nov 2021
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the rapidly deteriorating and life threatening health condition of Chinese journalist and woman human rights defender Zhang Zhan, who is currently serving a four-year prison sentence in Shanghai Women’s Prison, and strongly urge your Excellency’s Government to grant her immediate release on humanitarian grounds.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Nov 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disability
  • health
information received concerning the deteriorating health of imprisoned human rights defender Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received in follow-up to the case of Dr. Moussa Al-Garni, a national of Saudi Arabia, whose case was examined by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in 2007.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Dec 2021
    08 Nov 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a las alegaciones de uso indebido de la fuerza y detenciones arbitrarias en contra de personas migrantes en caravana en el estado de Chiapas, así como alegaciones de hostigamiento y obstrucción a la labor de periodistas y personas defensoras de los derechos de las personas migrantes, en el marco de continuos operativos conjuntos realizados por la Guardia Nacional, el Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) y el Ejército Nacional.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Dec 2021
    05 Nov 2021
    Rwanda
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and reprisals against Mr. Noël Zihabamwe and persons associated with him, following the demarches undertaken to search for, and establish the fate and whereabouts of his forcibly disappeared brothers, Mr. Antoine Zihabamwe and Mr. Jean Nsengimana.
Alleged victims: 3
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    05 Nov 2021
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged continued detention, physical assault and ill-treatment of four journalists currently held in a prisoner exchange facility in Sana’a. Since August 2021, the whereabouts of one of the journalists remains unknown.
Alleged victims: 4
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    05 Nov 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con las amenazas, ataques y asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos y de la tierra Ramón López Jiménez, lo cual estaría relacionado con su trabajo en la defensa de la tierra.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Dec 2021
    05 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued renewal of the pretrial detention of a number of journalists and human rights defenders, which in all cases, this detention exceeds the legal limit for which an individual can be held in pretrial detention under Egyptian law. Moreover, we have received equally worrisome information in relation to the physical and psychological integrity of these individuals and information concerning their trials.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Nov 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la detención de ocho defensores de derechos humanos por su trabajo en la defensa de la tierra y el medio ambiente en el Parque Nacional “Montaña de Botaderos Carlos Escaleras Mejía”.
Alleged victims: 8
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    03 Nov 2021
    Empresa Minera Inversiones Los Pinares
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la detención de ocho defensores de derechos humanos por su trabajo en la defensa de la tierra y el medio ambiente en el Parque Nacional “Montaña de Botaderos Carlos Escaleras Mejía”.
Alleged victims: 8
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    03 Nov 2021
    EMCO
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la detención de ocho defensores de derechos humanos por su trabajo en la defensa de la tierra y el medio ambiente en el Parque Nacional “Montaña de Botaderos Carlos Escaleras Mejía”.
Alleged victims: 8
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    01 Nov 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, alleged arbitrary detention and legal prosecution of journalists and human rights defenders, Chung Hoang Chuong, Nguyen Van Nghiem, Le Van Dung, Dinh Thi Thu Thuy and Do Nam Trung.
Alleged victims: 7
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21 Dec 2021
    01 Nov 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged physical attacks, threats and judicial harassment against Mr. Karar al-Assaf, in relation to his work as a journalist and human rights defender covering anti-government protests in Iraq.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Oct 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the killings of human rights defenders Mr. Emmanuel Asuncion, Mr. Mark ‘Makmak’ Licoros Bacasno, Mr. Melvin Dasigao, Mrs. Ana Mariz “Chai” Lemita-Evangelista and Mr. Ariel Evangelista, allegedly in relation to their human rights work.
Alleged victims: 5
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11 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
    28 Oct 2021
    India
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the judicial harassment and intimidation suffered by Mr. Rana Ayyub, an Indian journalist working and reporting on human rights issues, including with regard to the situation of members belonging to the Muslim minority in the country and the impact of the pandemic on the lives of vulnerable people in India.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Dec 2021
    27 Oct 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a spate of alleged arbitrary arrests and detention of and the levying of charges against journalists, human rights defenders, student union leaders and politicians in recent months.
Alleged victims: 13
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02 Nov 2021
    27 Oct 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
Information received concerning the alleged criminalisation of human rights defenders Anacleta Pires da Silva, Joércio Pires da Silva and Elias Belfort Pires.
Alleged victims: 3
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21 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
25 Feb 2022
    26 Oct 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the accusations brought against human rights defenders Mr. Egi Primayogha and Mr. Miftachul Choir for their work in human rights and denouncing corruption.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Dec 2021
    26 Oct 2021
    El Salvador
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con los actos de amenaza y hostigamiento en contra del señor Jimmy Francisco Ortiz Rodríguez. El señor Ortiz es un abogado, defensor de derechos humanos y familiar de dos víctimas de desaparición forzada, cuyos casos permanecen sin esclarecer y bajo la revisión del Grupo de Trabajo.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jan 2022
    22 Oct 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of a human rights defender and trade unionist, Mr. Yang Kyeung-soo, for the legitimate exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Dec 2021
    22 Oct 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Dec 2021
    22 Oct 2021
    Bulgaria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Jan 2022
    20 Oct 2021
    Niger
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant le harcèlement judiciaire présumé de Samira Sabou et Mousa Aksar.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Dec 2021
    20 Oct 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged judicial harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Fatia Maulidiyanti and human rights defender Mr. Haris Azhar, in relation to two cease and desist letters and a defamation complaint filed against them for the expression of their opinions regarding the alleged involvement of Indonesian military officials in the gold mining business and exploitation of Blok Wabu in Intan Jaya, Papua.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Nov 2021
24 Dec 2021
    20 Oct 2021
    Cuba
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Comentarios preliminares sobre el “Decreto de Ley No. 35 sobre las telecomunicaciones, las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación y el uso del espectro radioeléctrico”, aprobada por el Consejo de Estado el 13 de abril de 2021, al igual que su reglamento establecido en el Decreto No. 42 y la Resolución 105/2021, publicados en la Gaceta Oficial el 17 de agosto de 2021, que podrían socavar los derechos a la libertad de opinión y de expresión, la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación y las actividades de las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos y de la sociedad civil en general.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Oct 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas amenazas, hostigamientos, vigilancia e intimidación en contra de la defensora de derechos humanos Ligia del Carmen Ramos Zúñiga lo cual estaría vinculado con su trabajo de denuncia sobre presuntos actos de corrupción asociados con el sistema de salud hondureño.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Nov 2021
    14 Oct 2021
    Burundi
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à la condamnation de M. Tony Germain Nkina à cinq ans de prison.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 May 2022
    13 Oct 2021
    United Nations Development Programme - HQ
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning a partnership signed between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Colombia and an oil company, Geopark, operating in Colombia, based in Chile.
Alleged victims: 700
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10 Dec 2021
    13 Oct 2021
    Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - Colombia
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida señalando una alianza firmada entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) Colombia y una empresa petrolera, Geopark, operando en Colombia, basada en Chile. Las operaciones de dicha empresa en el departamento de Putumayo, Colombia, cuales son el objeto de la alianza con PNUD, habrán tenido impactos negativos sobre los derechos humanos de la población indígena aledaña.
Alleged victims: 700
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    13 Oct 2021
    GeoPark
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida señalando una alianza firmada entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) Colombia y una empresa petrolera, Geopark, operando en Colombia, basada en Chile.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
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07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
07 Dec 2021
09 Dec 2021
    13 Oct 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida señalando una alianza firmada entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) Colombia y una empresa petrolera, Geopark, operando en Colombia, basada en Chile. Las operaciones de dicha empresa en el departamento de Putumayo, Colombia, cuales son el objeto de la alianza con PNUD, habrán tenido impactos negativos sobre los derechos humanos de la población indígena aledaña.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
    13 Oct 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • mercenaries
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida señalando una alianza firmada entre el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) Colombia y una empresa petrolera, Geopark, operando en Colombia, basada en Chile. Las operaciones de dicha empresa en el departamento de Putumayo, Colombia, cuales son el objeto de la alianza con PNUD, habrán tenido impactos negativos sobre los derechos humanos de la población indígena aledaña.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 Dec 2021
    11 Oct 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con los ataques y amenazas en contra de la señora Paula Rojas Nieto, integrante de la organización no gubernamental Colectivo Buscadoras en el estado de Guanajuato. El Colectivo Buscadoras es una entidad que reúne a familias de personas desaparecidas.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Oct 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning cyber-attacks in May and June 2021 against independent media outlets, Bulatlat and Altermidya, and the civil society alliance Karapatan allegedly conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Jan 2022
    07 Oct 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the sentencing of woman human rights defender and lawyer Ms. Farzaneh Zilabi to one year in prison and a two-year travel ban on the charge of “propaganda activities against the state.”
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Dec 2021
    05 Oct 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest of lawyers, Mr. Arash Keykhosravi and Mr. Mostafa Nili, and civil rights activist, Mr. Mehdi Mahmoudian on 14 August 2021, on the basis of national security and public order charges and their ongoing detention which appear to be directly linked to the exercise of their profession in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in violation of international human rights law.
Alleged victims: 3
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    04 Oct 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged death threats against human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Kamilzhan Ruziev, who appears to be targeted for his legitimate human rights work and the exercise of the freedom of expression, as well as the allegations of his arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, and prosecution.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jan 2022
    01 Oct 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received regarding unnecessary and excessive use of force employed by police against journalist human rights defenders traveling on public roads, and the raids of the homes of a journalist and his family.
Alleged victims: 3
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    30 Sep 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • food
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the allegations of the persistent long-standing issue of forced evictions affecting more than 35,000 residents of the Kiryandongo district, Uganda, and the resulting impact on the affected population’s access to adequate food. Reports of forced evictions began in 2017 and have persisted as three multinational companies — Agilis Partners Limited, Kiryandongo Sugar Limited, Great Season SMC Limited — have allegedly acquired and converted national ranchland into plantations without obtaining consent from, or providing fair compensation to, residents who had occupied and cultivated the land for decades.
Alleged victims: 3
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    30 Sep 2021
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention and potential deportation of Ms. Valentina Chupik.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Nov 2021
    30 Sep 2021
    Kiryandongo Sugar limited
    JAL
  • food
  • environment
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the allegations of the persistent long-standing issue of forced evictions affecting more than 35,000 residents of the Kiryandongo district, in Uganda, and the resulting impact on the affected population’s access to adequate food. Reports of forced evictions began in 2017 and have persisted as three multinational companies—Agilis Partners Limited, Kiryandongo Sugar Limited, Great Season SMC Limited—had allegedly acquired and converted national ranchland into plantations without obtaining consent from, or providing fair compensation to, residents who have occupied and cultivated the land for decades.
Alleged victims: 3
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    30 Sep 2021
    Great Season SMC Limited
    JAL
  • food
  • environment
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the allegations of the persistent long-standing issue of forced evictions affecting more than 35,000 residents of the Kiryandongo district, Uganda, and the resulting impact on the affected population’s access to adequate food. Reports of forced evictions began in 2017 and have persisted as three multinational companies—Agilis Partners Limited, Kiryandongo Sugar Limited, Great Season SMC Limited—have allegedly acquired and converted national ranchland into plantations without obtaining consent from, or providing fair compensation to, residents who had occupied and cultivated the land for decades.
Alleged victims: 3
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    30 Sep 2021
    Agilis Partners
    JAL
  • food
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the allegations of the persistent long-standing issue of forced evictions affecting more than 35,000 residents of the Kiryandongo district, Uganda, and the resulting impact on the affected population’s access to adequate food. Reports of forced evictions began in 2017 and have persisted as three multinational companies —Agilis Partners Limited, Kiryandongo Sugar Limited, Great Season SMC Limited—have allegedly acquired and converted national ranchland into plantations without obtaining consent from, or providing fair compensation to, residents who had occupied and cultivated the land for decades.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Nov 2021
    27 Sep 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations lies a l’ impact négatif que la législation et les régulations adoptées en Algérie depuis la fin de la guerre civile ont eu sur la réalisation des droits des victimes à un recours effectif, à la justice, et à la vérité en relation aux graves violations des droits humains commises pendant cette période, ainsi que des allégations lies au restrictions excessives aux droits à la liberté d'expression, de réunion pacifique et d'association contenu dans le cadre juridique algérienne qui porteraient atteinte aux activités des victimes et leurs association et qui auraient abouti à la criminalisation de leurs manifestations pacifiques demandant justice pour les violations susmentionnées.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021
30 Nov 2021
    24 Sep 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the suspension and closure of 54 national civil society organizations, including the African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), Citizen’s Concerns Africa, Centre for Sustainable Innovation and Research, Environmental Governance Institute Uganda (EGI), Youth for Green Communities and Chapter Four Uganda 2016-2020
Alleged victims: 54
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    24 Sep 2021
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of barrister, woman human rights defender and pro-democracy activist Ms. Chow Hang-Tung, who was arrested on 8 September, along with other pro-democracy activists, and charged with breaching the implementation rules under article 43 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”) which allows the police to demand information during national security probes. Ms. Chow Hang-Tung was reportedly later charged with incitement to subversion pursuant articles 22 and 23 of the National Security Law in connection with her activities with the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (the “Hong Kong Alliance”) between 1 July 2020 and 8 September 2021 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Sep 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état de détention arbitraire des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Messieurs Elisée Lwatumba, Eric Muhindo, et Parfait Muhani.
Alleged victims: 4
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    20 Sep 2021
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received in relation to the detention, conviction and sentencing of human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Abdulmajid Rizoev.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jan 2022
    16 Sep 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the 28 June 2021 Thai Cabinet Resolution, which requires the Council of State to incorporate eight principles on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism into the forthcoming Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations, in potential contravention of Thailand’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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01 Oct 2021
    16 Sep 2021
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf, Sana’a, Yemen
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the killing of academic and human rights defender Dr. Mohammed Ali Naim.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Sep 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the harassment and death threats against lawyer Saif-ul-Malook, allegedly in connection to the legitimate exercise of his professional activities in favour of his clients.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Sep 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre presuntos actos de hostigamiento contra el sacerdote indígena Padre Marcelo Pérez Pérez.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Sep 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received regarding the investigation into the deaths of Mr. Ali Ulvi Büyüknohutçu and Ms. Aysin Büyüknohutçu.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Nov 2021
    13 Sep 2021
    Bartu Mermer LTD
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received regarding the investigation into the deaths of Mr. Ali Ulvi Büyüknohutçu and Ms. Aysin Büyüknohutçu.
Alleged victims: 2
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    13 Sep 2021
    Bahçeci Mermer
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received regarding the investigation into the deaths of Mr. Ali Ulvi Büyüknohutçu and Ms. Aysin Büyüknohutçu.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Sep 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
información recibidA en relación con las alegaciones de amenazas, vigilancia y supuestas detenciones arbitrarias en contra de periodistas y defensores de derechos humanos del Comité por la Integración Racial (ICR) y el Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL)
Alleged victims: 14
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    07 Sep 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding multiple raids of human rights organisations, the initiation of liquidation proceedings against scores of them and the detention and charges brought against large numbers of human rights defenders in Belarus.
Alleged victims: 38
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23 Nov 2021
    03 Sep 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received on the ongoing arbitrary detention and alleged ill-treatment of Mr. Oqaba Alaa Labib Hashad and Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 Aug 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de detención arbitraria y posterior desaparición forzada, y amenazas en perjuicio de un defensor de derechos humanos, quien se mantiene incomunicado y sin acceso a medicinas y atención médica, por actos presuntamente relacionados con su labor como defensor de derechos humanos y participación en protestas sociales.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning; the abduction of human rights defender Mr. Nitin Verghese in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh; police violence against and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Mr. Ravinder Singh and Ms. Rajveer Kaur in Faridabad, Haryana; and the process of externment against human rights defenders Mr. Ramjanam Kushwaha and Mr. Santosh Mane.
Alleged victims: 5
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    24 Aug 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and charging of human rights defender Alice Kuvheya.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Aug 2021
    24 Aug 2021
    India
    JAL
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of Arun Prakash, Gulab Chonde and Prashant Kanojia, three human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Aug 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, threats and intimidation against human rights defenders, journalists and trade union leaders Mr. Sudesh Nandimal Silva, Mr. Senaka Perera, Mr. Tharindu Jayawardhana and Mr. Joseph Stalin.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Oct 2021
24 Nov 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Zia Nabavi in apparent retaliation for his defence of human rights and for exercising his right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    EDF Group
    JAL
  • poverty
  • development
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the human rights impact of the large-scale wind energy farms and their human rights impacts on the indigenous community of Unión Hidalgo, in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Aug 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of and charges against 7 environmental rights defenders and members of Mother Nature Cambodia.
Alleged victims: 9
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27 Sep 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of a 17-year old boy with autism spectrum disorder.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 2021
23 Nov 2021
    16 Aug 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el presunto uso desproporcionado de la fuerza en contra del defensor de derechos humanos del medio ambiente, Sr. Alberto Curamil, y los cargos en su contra.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Nov 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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17 Jan 2022
    13 Aug 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and criminal prosecution of human rights defender Mr. Semyon Simonov, which appear to be related to his legitimate human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Oct 2021
    13 Aug 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • poverty
  • development
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el impacto de los parques eólicos a gran escala sobre los derechos humanos de la comunidad indígena de Unión Hidalgo, en Oaxaca, México. Como ha sucedido con otros proyectos de energía renovable a gran escala en la región del Istmo de Tehuantepec, varios parques eólicos ya construidos, y otros proyectos de parques eólicos que todavía se están desarrollando en el territorio de la comunidad de Unión Hidalgo, pueden afectar a los derechos de las comunidades indígenas locales y los defensores de derechos humanos, y pueden haberse implementado sin tener en cuenta los impactos sobre las mujeres en particular.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Aug 2021
    France
    JAL
  • poverty
  • development
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Informations reçues concernant l'impact des parcs éoliens à grande échelle sur les droits de l'homme de la communauté indigène d’Unión Hidalgo, à Oaxaca, au Mexique. Comme cela a été le cas pour d'autres projets d'énergie renouvelable à grande échelle dans la région de l'isthme de Tehuantepec, plusieurs parcs éoliens déjà construits, et d'autres projets de parcs éoliens encore en cours de développement sur le territoire de la communauté d'Union Hidalgo, peuvent affecter les droits des communautés autochtones locales et des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, et peuvent avoir été mis en œuvre sans tenir compte des impacts sur les femmes en particulier.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Aug 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, and the decision of the Court of Cassation to maintain his name in the terrorist entities and terrorist list; and the alleged arbitrary detention of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer, and his inclusion in the terrorist entities and terrorist list.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Aug 2021
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the killing, kidnapping, alleged arbitrary arrest and detention, and threatening of human rights defenders, civil society activists, lawyers and journalists in the context of popular demonstrations in Iraq.
Alleged victims: 7
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    11 Aug 2021
    Morocco
    JUA
  • torture
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant l’extradition imminente de M. Yidiresi Aishan, alias Idris Hasan, citoyen chinois appartenant à la minorité ouïgoure et défenseur des droits humains, vers la Chine, malgré le risque de torture et autres mauvais traitements. Il aurait fait l’objet d’une notice rouge diffusée par l’Organisation internationale de police criminelle (INTERPOL) à la demande des autorités chinoises.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Oct 2021
    10 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on the offices of Defense of Children International Palestine (DCIP) in Ramallah on 29 July.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2021
    Ghana
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the tabling of a bill entitled “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” before the Parliament of Ghana. According to information at our disposal, the first reading of the bill took place on 2 August. The consideration of the bill is expected to resume in October, after Parliamentary recess and public engagement.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Aug 2021
    Haiti
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du Décret portant sur la création, l’organisation et le fonctionnement de l’agence nationale de renseignements et du Décret pour le renforcement de la sécurité publique, adoptés le 25 novembre 2020 et révisés le 31 décembre 2020, ainsi que la révision du Code Pénal adoptée par décret le 24 juin 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Aug 2021
    NSO Group Technologies
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Sep 2021
    05 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the reported use of the Pegasus spyware developed by NSO Group Technologies (the NSO Group) to surveil, intimidate and harass hundreds of journalists, human rights defenders and political leaders in various countries. We are writing to your Excellency’s Government as information received indicates that NSO Group is domiciled in the territory and/or has operations under the jurisdiction of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Aug 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received regarding the physical attack and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Mohannad Karajah, and the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Jihad Abdo and Mr. Ezz El Din Zaaloul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    03 Aug 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre los ataques en contra del señor Wilson Bautista Sánchez por parte de autoridades estatales y personas no identificadas por su labor en defensa del Área de Conservación Privada Chaparrí, así como la falta de implementación efectiva de medidas de protección a su favor.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Oct 2021
    03 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrests, judicial harassment, criminalisation and threats against human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel.
Alleged victims: 8
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    03 Aug 2021
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the context of the “Pro-Democracy Protests” in the country. In particular, we have received various allegations of summary executions during the protests, excessive use of force by police officers, arrests and criminal prosecution of protesters, attacks on activists and journalists, as well as restrictions to internet and telecommunications access.
Alleged victims: -
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    29 Jul 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de 21 personas defensoras de derechos humanos de la comunidad Maya Qéqchi de Chicoyogüito, así como el uso excesivo de la fuerza en su contra por su participación en una protesta pacífica en Cobán, departamento de Alta Verapaz.
Alleged victims: 22
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27 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
    28 Jul 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à trois ans de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, pour des accusations potentiellement infondées, ainsi que des conditions de détention assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Sep 2020
    28 Jul 2021
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the harassment and prosecution of human rights defender and journalist Mr. Coque Mukuta.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Nov 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización, ataques, hostigamientos y amenazas en contra de los defensores y defensora de derechos humanos Orlando Moreno, Gerardo Ernesto Carrero Delgado, Javier Tarazona, Rodney Antonio Álvarez Rodríguez, Guillermo Zárraga, Eudis Girot y Karen Caruci, quien también habría sido objeto de tortura y tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes.
Alleged victims: 7
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    27 Jul 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment against and sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Sevda Özbingöl Çelik, as well as the judicial harassment against human rights defender Mr. Cihan Aydın.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Sep 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les intimidations, attaques et menaces de mort contre le défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Pierre Espérance et contre le Réseau National de Défense des Droits de l'Homme.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Jul 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations que les journalistes Omar Radi et Soulaimane Raissouni, tout deux détenus et condamnés possiblement en lien avec leur travail journalistique, et ayant entâmé une grève de la faim, respectivement les 9 et 8 avril derniers, pour protester contre leur détention provisoire prolongée et les charges portées contre eux.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Nov 2021
    22 Jul 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation arbitraire présumée du défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Jean Paul et la disparition du défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Habumuremyi, « Angelo ».
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged raid on a women’ shelter run by the volunteer initiative group Marem
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con las medidas tomadas por el Gobierno para restringir el acceso de personas migrantes por vía terrestre al territorio mexicano y la obstaculización del trabajo de acompañamiento que realiza el COMDHSE en el puente fronterizo Rodolfo Robles. Así como los presuntos actos de hostigamiento perpetrados por autoridades de orden federal y distintos cuerpos de seguridad y militares en contra de las defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos y las personas migrantes.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Italy
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning an alleged pattern of wire-tapping and surveillance by public prosecutors in 2017 of several journalists, as well as staff members of humanitarian relief organisations and human rights defenders, who appear to have been covering or working on the central Mediterranean migration crisis at that time.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2021
    16 Jul 2021
    Greece
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the assassination of journalist and human right defender Mr. Giorgos Karaivaz.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2021
    15 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos del señor Javier Barajas Piña y la señora Rosario Zavala Aguilar y las amenazas en contra de las señoras Norma Patricia Barrón Núñez y Angélica Zamudio Almanza en el marco del aumento de agresiones en contra de familiares y colectivos en búsqueda de personas desaparecidas en Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 4
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    15 Jul 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged surveillance and attempts to break into the office of non-governmental organisation (NGO) Kyrgyz Indigo and the alleged privacy violations against its employees, who appear to be targeted for their legitimate human rights activity, as well as the alleged widespread privacy violations against people in Kyrgyzstan based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, and the alleged marginalisation of LGBTI people and human rights defenders working to protect and promote the rights of the LGBTI people in Kyrgyzstan.
Alleged victims: 11
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06 Sep 2021
    15 Jul 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Gulzada Serzhan and Zhanar Sekerbayeva.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Sep 2021
    14 Jul 2021
    India
    JUA
  • housing
  • education
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the imminent threat of forced evictions and demolitions of around 10,000 homes, which will leave over 100,000 people, primarily belonging to minorities, at risk of homelessness, in the Khori Gaon informal settlement, Faridabad, Haryana state.
Alleged victims: 100000
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    13 Jul 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • housing
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre los cargos penales presentados contra un defensor de los derechos humanos, el Sr. Jaime Palomera y de dos arrendatarios, la Sra. Paula Geriboni Mikeliunas y el Sr. Francisco José Ortega García por la legítima labor realizada en defensa del derecho a una vivienda digna.
Alleged victims: 3
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    08 Jul 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received in relation to the continued detention of human rights defender Mr. Hejaaz Omer Hizbullah, who has been charged with terrorism-related offences.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Sep 2021
    08 Jul 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the Law 149/2019 (hereinafter: NGO Law) and its 2021 by-law (or regulations), which limit civil society’s access to funding and enable the executive to carry out supervisory control and broad discretion to regulate and dissolve civil society organisations.
Alleged victims: 50
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    06 Jul 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Jul 2021
    Total Headquarters
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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23 Aug 2021
23 Aug 2021
    06 Jul 2021
    Total E&P Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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23 Aug 2021
    06 Jul 2021
    France
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of environmental rights defender Maxwell Atuhura, and journalist Federica Marsi in Buliisa, in the Albertine region of Uganda in connection with the Tilenga oil project operated by Total.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jul 2021
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the continued detention of Mr. François-Xavier Byuma. Mr. François-Xavier Byuma is a human rights defender, who heads an organization for the defence of children’s rights known as Turengere Abana, which fights against the sexual exploitation and forced labour of children, based in Kigali.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Jul 2021
    Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l'arrestation et la détention du défenseur des droits humains Alexandre Ibacka Dazabana.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Jul 2021
    Libya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the abduction and potential enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mansour Mohamed Atti Al-Maghrabi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2021
    World Heritage Centre
    JAL
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged violations of the rights of the Karen indigenous peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), including ongoing harassment and criminalisation of members of the community, impunity for past violations, the lack of independent monitoring in situ, the lack of measures to address the land rights of indigenous peoples and concerns regarding the national legal framework, inadequate consultations and lack of good faith cooperation in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent and their right to participate in conservation management, in line with international human rights standards, including United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and international environmental law.
Alleged victims: 86
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01 Jul 2021
    30 Jun 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged violations of the rights of the Karen indigenous peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), including ongoing harassment and criminalisation of members of the community, impunity for past violations, the lack of independent monitoring in situ, the lack of measures to address the land rights of indigenous peoples and concerns regarding the national legal framework, inadequate consultations and lack of good faith cooperation in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent and their right to participate in conservation management, in line with international human rights standards, including United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and international environmental law.
Alleged victims: 86
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02 Jul 2021
06 Jul 2021
    30 Jun 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the targeting of human rights defenders in Indonesia, including in alleged reprisal for Mr. Victor Yeimo’s cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Aug 2021
    30 Jun 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged physical and psychological abuse, coercion to leave Belarus, and ban on re-entry imposed on human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Volodymyr Yavorskyy, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention, administrative charges, criminalisation and ban to leave Belarus imposed on woman human rights defender Ms. Tatsiana Hatsura-Yavorskaya. We also bring to your attention the alleged attempts by authorities to liquidate human rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) Zvyano.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2021
    28 Jun 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution of Ms. Rozina Islam, an investigative journalist for Prothom Alo newspaper, the country’s largest newspaper.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jun 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing trial of Syrian human rights defender Abdulrahman Muhammad Al-Nahhas.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Aug 2021
    25 Jun 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de detención arbitraria y violencia física en contra de la señora Francys Valdivia Machado y otras integrantes de la Asociación Madres de Abril, en el municipio de Estelí en Nicaragua, al igual que las detenciones, hostigamientos y declaraciones por parte del Gobierno en perjuicio de miembros del CENIDH.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jun 2021
    Kenya
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the criminalisation of indigenous Maasai human rights defenders Mr. Robinson Nalengoyo Ole Torome, Mr. Tima Kuronoi, Mr. Kingiri Kuronoi, and Mr. Oropi Kuronoi,, and the ongoing land dispute between Kedong Ranch Limited and the indigenous Maasai peoples in Kedong Valley, Kenya.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Jun 2021
    Kendong Ranch Ltd.
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the criminalisation of indigenous Maasai human rights defenders Mr. Robinson Nalengoyo Ole Torome, Mr. Tima Kuronoi, Mr. Kingiri Kuronoi, and Mr. Oropi Kuronoi,, and the ongoing land dispute between Kedong Ranch Limited and the indigenous Maasai peoples in Kedong Valley, Kenya.
Alleged victims: 4
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    23 Jun 2021
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • housing
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
Information received concerning ongoing forced evictions and demolitions of as many as 12,000 homes, affecting up to 96,000 people, mostly along two of Karachi’s nullahs (watercourses) - Gujjar and Orangi nullah, carried out in an intransparent manner without any consultations with the affected populations, with little to no notice to the affected residents, with no regard for different degrees of tenure they may hold, and with disparate provisions for redress and compensation. Despite recent stop orders issued by the High Court of Sindh, demolitions continued to take place, including of buildings the owners of which hold valid land leases. Following a Supreme Court of 14 June 2021 dismissing earlier interim stay, injunction and status quo orders, there are reports that demolitions are again underway in Gujjar and Orangi nullahs.These ongoing actions are resulting in irreversible forced displacement of large populations of people, putting them at risk of extreme poverty, homelessness and threatening public health during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 96000
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    22 Jun 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Duong Khai, reportedly for his human rights work regarding the rights of the Khmer Krom people.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización, detención y violaciones a las garantías al debido proceso del Sr. Bernardo Caal Xól, líder indígena q’eqchí’ y defensor de derechos humanos de Santa María Cahabón en el departamento de Alta Verapaz, condenado a siete años y cuatro meses de prisión.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Aug 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d'arrestations, d’interdiction de manifester et d’usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de l’ordre à l’encontre des manifestants pacifiques du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jun 2021
29 Jul 2021
    17 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information reçue concernant des allégations relatives au harcèlement judiciaire de trois défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Aug 2021
    16 Jun 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les conditions de détention de deux défenseurs des droits humains condamnés à de longues peines de prison.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Aug 2021
    16 Jun 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of 12 human rights defenders, under investigation for the alleged commission of crimes carrying potentially lengthy prison sentences, and related allegations of grave ill-treatment and poor conditions of detention. Three of these individuals were allegedly targeted for their cooperation or attempted cooperation with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 12
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    15 Jun 2021
    Brazil
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
We express our serious concern with the amendment and expansion of anti-terrorism laws to be implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and their compatibility with Brazil’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Senate Bill No. 272/2016, which seeks to reinstate provisions in Brazil’s Anti-Terrorism Law (Law No. 13.260/2016, approved on 16 March 2016) and Draft Bill No. 1595/2019, which also amends prior legislation (Laws No. 10,257, of July 10, 2001, and No. 9,807, of July 13, 1999). The amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Law proposed in Senate Bill No. 272/2016 (“Bill 272/2016”) by Your Excellency’s Government includes measures that could significantly expand the definition of terrorism under domestic law. This change may lead to limitations on the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including those of opinion, expression, and association and remove protection for civil society actors and human rights defenders. Furthermore, we express our serious concern with the process of expanding the list of acts considered terrorist acts, and the enhanced sentencing for broadly or ill-defined terms like “reward or praise,” and “incite”, all of which when coupled with the broad use of “terrorism” makes it easier to classify many acts as “terrorist acts” but undermine the principles of legality and legal certainty in contravention of your Excellency’s government international law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jun 2021
    14 Jun 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • poverty
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, allanamientos, robos y amenazas de muerte en contra de la señora Francia Nelly Henao Agudelo relacionados con la búsqueda de justicia, verdad y reparación en el caso de su hijo, que ha traído como consecuencia un deterioro en su salud, vivienda, alimentación y situación de pobreza extrema.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Jun 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged inhumane prison conditions and deteriorating health condition of 15 human rights defenders, including Ms. Sudha Bharadwaj, Mr. Stan Swamy Mr. Hany Babu, Mr. Surendra Gadling, Mr. Mahesh Raut, Mr. Sudhir Dhawale, Mr. Vernon Gonsalves, Mr. Rona Wilson, Ms. Shoma Sen, Mr. Arun Ferreira, Mr. Anand Teltumbde, Mr. Gautam Navalakha, Mr. Ramesh Ghaichor, Mr. Sagar Gorkhe, and Ms. Jyoti Jagtap. The case of human rights defender Mr. Varavara Rao, who was granted medical bail is also discussed.
Alleged victims: 16
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05 Jan 2022
05 Jan 2022
05 Jan 2022
05 Jan 2022
    10 Jun 2021
    Morocco
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant les allégations d'agressions physiques et sexuelles, de harcèlement, de menaces et de raids que les journalistes et les défenseurs des droits de l'homme qui défendent le droit à l'autodétermination du peuple du Sahara occidental, et les membres de l'organisation ISACOM (Organe Sahraoui contre l'Occupation Marocaine) ont subi depuis novembre 2020, et l'escalade notable de ce harcèlement depuis lors.
Alleged victims: 14
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16 Sep 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the imprisonment of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and woman human rights defender, in connection with her work in defence of human rights, including on legal cases defending women and girls criminalised for protesting compulsory veiling laws, and the related harassment of her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the ongoing pre-trial detention and continued denial of bail of seven human rights defenders Ms. Chhoeun Daravy, Mr. Hun Vannak, Mr. Koet Saray, Mr. Tha Lavy, Ms. Eng Malai, Mr. Muong Sopheak and Mr. Mean Prommony.
Alleged victims: 7
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28 Jul 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest and alleged torture and ill-treatment of journalist and human rights defender Mr. Vladyslav Yesypenko in Crimea.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Aug 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged long-term arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Dawit Isaak.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Jun 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the alleged physical attack and criminalisation of blogger and human rights defender, Mr. Miraziz Bazarov, which appear to be related to his legitimate human rights activities, advocating for LGBTI rights and the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 2021
    03 Jun 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Observations and comments on the selection process for the next Commissioner for Human Rights and the future of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jul 2021
    02 Jun 2021
    Ghana
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and arbitrary detention of 21 persons defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) persons in Ho, Ghana.
Alleged victims: 21
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13 Aug 2021
    02 Jun 2021
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Roman Protasevich, as well as severe restrictions to media freedom in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Jun 2021
    28 May 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning escalating violence against Munduruku and Yanomami indigenous peoples, including attacks against the Munduruku Wakoborũn Women’s Association, mercury contamination in the Amazonian indigenous lands, and the proposed Bill no. 191/2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Jul 2021
    27 May 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, harassment and criminalisation of woman human rights defender Ms. Renalyn Tejero, and the raid on the homes and subsequent arrest of human rights defenders Ms. Maria Jesusa “Sasah” Sta. Rosa and Mr. Dan Balucio.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2021
    27 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the transfer of several human rights defenders and political prisoners to prisons in distant locations, including Maryam Akbari Monfared, Zeinab Jalalian, Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, Mojgan Keshavarz, Atena Daemi, Sepideh Gholian, Golrokh Iraee, Saba Kord Afshari, Nasrin Sotoudeh as well as health condition of Raheleh Ahmadi and denial of temporary leave to Zeinab Jalalian, Maryam Akbari Monfared, and Atena Daemi, over the last 13, 12, and four years that they have remained in prison.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 Aug 2021
    26 May 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • human rights defenders
Information we have received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Ivan Pavlov, allegedly in connection to the legitimate exercise of his professional activities in favour of a well-known opposition leader.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jul 2021
    25 May 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 5
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25 Jun 2021
    20 May 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informationreceived concerning cases of human rights defenders who have allegedly been arbitrarily detained and sentenced to 10 years or more, or those at risk of being sentenced to 10 years or more, in connection to the promotion and defence of human rights.
Alleged victims: 22
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14 Jul 2021
    20 May 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 20
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15 Jul 2021
    20 May 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con los señores José Antonio Arreola Jiménez y José Luis Jiménez Meza, miembros de la comunidad indigena purépecha y defensores de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas del estado de Michoacán, quienes se alega que fueron detenidos arbitrariamente, sometidos a malos tratos y privados de sus derechos al debido proceso.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 May 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria y acusación en contra de las señoras Marianela Mejía Solórzano y Jennifer Sarina Mejía Solórzano, al igual que los ataques recientes ocurridos en las oficinas del CODIMCA.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jul 2021
    19 May 2021
    Thailand
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Situation of Mr. Aung Thein Htike, Ms. Zun Sithu, Mr. Min Tun, Mr. Kyaw Zayar Win and Ms. Aye Aye Tun, detained in Thailand, and who are facing possible return to Myanmar where they are at high risk of torture and ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 5
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21 May 2021
    19 May 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Información recibida sobre la alegada detención arbitraria y sentencia de la señora Celia Cruz y el señor John Christopher Cerna Zúñiga, al igual que los presuntos actos de maltrato, tortura, amenaza e intimidaciones sufridas por estos defensores en prisión.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 May 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning participants of the Saturday Mothers/People (CurmatesiAnneleri/Insanlari)
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2021
    07 May 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza y armas de fuego por parte de policías y miembros del Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD) empleadas contra manifestantes y personas defensoras de derechos humanos que protestaban de forma pacífica desde el 28 de abril de 2021 en contra de las reformas fiscales en Colombia, así como en relación a las alegaciones recibidas sobre posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas de estas personas. Tomamos nota del anuncio del pasado 2 de mayo por parte del Presidente de la República que retiraría el proyecto de ley sobre la reforma fiscal.
Alleged victims: 2000
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08 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
    06 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of seventeen human rights defenders in the Islamic Republic of Iran for alleged crimes against the State in connection with their work in the promotion and protection of human rights. In particular, we wish to highlight those detentions, which carry penalties of ten years or more in prison, constituting a long-term detention, as well as where detainees are ill-treated or have access to medical facilities restricted. This letter is a follow up to previous communications sent on human rights defenders: Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mr. Esmail Abdi, Mr. Soheil Arabi, Ms. Farangis Mazloum, Ms. Atena Daemi, Ms. Saba Kord Afshari, Ms. Raheleh Ahmadi, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, Ms. Sepideh Gholian, Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi, Mr. Farhad Meysami, Ms. Golrokh Iraee, Ms. Hoda Amid and Ms. Najmeh Vahedi. It also addresses for the first time allegations concerning human rights defenders Mr. Amirsalah Davoudi and Mohammad Najafi.
Alleged victims: 18
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    04 May 2021
    Sudan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • internally displaced persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender Faisal Yousef Mohamed and the sentencing of women human rights defender Waad Bahjat.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 May 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • mercenaries
Information received concerning a recent cyber-attack against the civil society organisation The Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment (VOICE) reportedly carried out by a government-backed hacking group named Ocean Lotus.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 May 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning cases of alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of five human rights defenders that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more in connection to the promotion and defense of human rights and related allegations of torture, ill treatment and poor conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 5
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28 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2021
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of seventeen human rights defenders sentenced or under investigation or trial for the alleged commission of crimes against the State, that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more. Such crimes would have been perpetrated in connection to activities aimed to the promotion and defence of human rights and in the exercise of their public freedoms.
Alleged victims: 17
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26 Jun 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con lo que parecen ser crecientes restricciones a los medios de comunicación independientes en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (Venezuela), desde finales de 2020 y principios de 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jul 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre la confirmación en última instancia de la sentencia a 10 años de prisión del Sr. César Estrada Chuquilín y los nuevos actos de hostigamiento en contra de su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera. Por otra parte, la información recibida sobre las sentencias a 12 años y 4 meses y 7 años y 4 meses; respectivamente de los señores Jaime Trinidad de la Cruz Gallegos y Jesús Mariano Cornejo Reynoso.
Alleged victims: 4
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    26 Apr 2021
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received regarding the allegations of prolonged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Mubarak Bala.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Apr 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the continued threats and physical assault of a human rights defender with disabilities, Mr. Ramachandran, and the apparent negligence by the Tamil Nadu police to provide him protection and ensure his safety and security.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Apr 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a legislative amendment to the Development of Inter-Korean Relations Act.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Jul 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Nepal
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the appointment of new members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that is not in compliance with the Paris Princplies and severely undermines the NHRC’s independence thereby restricting the ability of the people of Nepal to access remedies for alleged human rights violations which is a key component of a free and enabling civic space.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Apr 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    Mr. Hesham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sana’a, Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Follow-up information concerning the case of Mr. Akram Al Walidi; Mr. Tawfiq Al Mansouri; Mr. Harith Hamid; and Mr. Abdul Khaliq Amran feared to be at risk of reportedly imminent execution (cases previously raised in OTH 66/2020).
Alleged victims: 4
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    14 Apr 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con presuntas devoluciones en frontera o “pushbacks” de personas migrantes, incluyendo adolescentes migrantes, en las fronteras de España con Marruecos en Melilla.
Alleged victims: 154
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    12 Apr 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les meurtres de M. Floribert Chebeya, défenseur des droits de l'homme, et de son collègue, M. Fidèle Bazana, en 2010. En particulier, nous avons reçu de nouvelles allégations concernant les circonstances et les responsables présumés de ces meurtres. Ces nouvelles informations semblent confirmer que les enquêtes et les procédures judiciaires effectuées antérieurement n'ont pas permis de garantir la pleine responsabilité de tous les auteurs de ces crimes.
Alleged victims: 2
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    09 Apr 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged failure of national authorities to carry out a thorough investigation on the killing of Mr. Tahir Elçi.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jun 2021
    09 Apr 2021
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of the arbitrary arrest and detention on terrorism charges of Adivasi human rights defender Hidme Markam.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Jun 2021
    06 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire de Rania Amdouni, et les actes de harcèlement, intimidation, diffamation en ligne et d’incitation à la violence, notamment de menaces de mort et de viol, et d’agressions physiques et verbales dont elle a été victime
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Jun 2021
    01 Apr 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and continued imprisonment of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests, torture, and in some cases inappropriate access to medical care while in detention, as well as prosecution of several human rights defenders and persons associated to them.
Alleged victims: 7
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    31 Mar 2021
    Greece
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the recently adopted Law 4686/2020 (hereinafter: the Law on NGOs) and Joint Ministerial Decision 10616/2020 (hereinafter: the JMD), which introduced new onerous legal requirements and conditions for registrations of non-profit organizations (NGOs) that work with migrants and refugees. This might severely hamper the work of independent NGOs, especially smaller organizations that that do not have the financial means to comply with all the reporting requirements.
Alleged victims: -
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06 Oct 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Fiji
    JAL
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the deportation of Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the Vice-Chancellor from the University of the South Pacific’s, and his spouse Sandra Jane Price.
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 Mar 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning allegations on the deteriorating environment for civil society organizations in Cyprus in the context of the amendment made in 2020 to the Law on Associations and Foundations and Other Related Issues. We are particularly concerned about the deregistration of Action for Support, Equality and Antiracism (KISA) from the Register of Associations and Foundations on 14 December 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 May 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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    30 Mar 2021
    Nepal
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites. The Newars are facing threats of forced evictions and displacement due to the construction of the Terai/Madhesh FastTrack Expressway and in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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31 May 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    Marriot International
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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29 Apr 2021
    30 Mar 2021
    Chhaya Devi Complex Pvt. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged violations of the rights of indigenous Newar peoples over their lands, resources and over the loss of religious and cultural sites in relation to the construction of the Chhaya Center business complex in the tourism district of Thamel in Kathmandu.
Alleged victims: 1601
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    26 Mar 2021
    Vinci
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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25 May 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning activities of investors domiciled in the United States in the tourism development project in the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    Thailand
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning two Draft Laws aimed at providing oversight of not-for-profit organisations in Thailand.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Mar 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Información recibida sobre las actividades de inversores domiciliados en España en el proyecto de desarrollo turístico en la región de Mandalika, provincia de Nusa Tenggara Occidental, Indonesia, que supuestamente ha dado lugar a violaciones y abusos de los derechos humanos, incluyendo el reasentamiento involuntario y los desalojos forzosos de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas.
Alleged victims: 150
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27 May 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Paragon
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    France
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Informations reçues concernant les activités d'investisseurs domiciliés en France dans le projet de développement touristique dans la région de Mandalika, province de Nusa Tenggara Ouest, en Indonésie, qui auraient entraîné des violations et des abus des droits de l'homme, notamment des réinstallations involontaires et des expulsions forcées de peuples et de communautés autochtones.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    Dorna Sports
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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    26 Mar 2021
    Club Med
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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21 May 2021
    26 Mar 2021
    Accor
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received regarding business and investment in the development of the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which has allegedly resulted in human rights violations and abuses, including involuntary resettlement and forced evictions of the indigenous peoples and communities.
Alleged victims: 150
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16 Apr 2021
24 Aug 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Sweden
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 May 2021
    23 Mar 2021
    Iraq
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged extrajudicial killing by individuals linked to the Iraqi armed forces of Mr Jasib Hattab Abboud Al Heliji, father of human rights defender Ali Jasib Hattab Al Holaijy, who remains forcibly disappeared.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Mar 2021
    Boliden Group
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the long term and continuing exposure of residents in the city of Arica in northern Chile, to huge amounts of hazardous waste, containing toxic chemicals produced by a Swedish company called Boliden Mineral AB and deposited in vicinity of the community in 1984-1985.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 May 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
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the police search and seizure at the home of migrant rights defenders Lorena Fornasir and Gian Andrea Franchi.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 May 2021
    17 Mar 2021
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of journalist Mr Hussain Khattab.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2021
    16 Mar 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged assassination of Mr. Lokman Mohsen Slim.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 May 2021
    15 Mar 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding the risk of deportation of journalist Mr. Mohammad Mosaed from Turkey based on his well-founded fear of suffering human rights abuse in his home country.
Alleged victims: 3
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11 May 2021
    15 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received regarding the prosecution and sentencing of Iranian journalist, Mr. Mohammad Mosaed, for his journalistic activities. We further express our concern over the sentencing of Mr. Davoud Mehradjam for his affiliation with the Gonbadi Sufi religious minority and of Mr. Masoud Akhtarani his work human rights activism.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 May 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disability
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the continued criminalisation of human rights defenders in Belarus, many of whom are accused of economic crimes, or have had their right to freedom of expression restricted, following their support for demonstrations that have taken place across the country since August 2020.
Alleged victims: 12
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    09 Mar 2021
    Netherlands
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the Bill on Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure to criminalize residence in an area controlled by a terrorist organization (the “Bill”) and its compatibility with Netherlands’ international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Mar 2021
    08 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
In this regard, we offer the following comments and suggestions on the Law No. 14-Z of 13 May 2020 which amends Law No. 165-З of 30 June 2014 on “actions to be taken to prevent legitimization of the proceeds of crime and the financing of terrorism and financing the weapons of mass destruction proliferation” and the Decree Nº 153-1 issued by the Ministry of Justice on 7 November 2020 on “information about the activities of public associations and foundations”. In the context of our review of these legal bodies, and the legislation they draw and build upon, we are concerned that their application may result in the imposition of serious restrictions to non-profit civil society organizations including those working for the promotion and protection of human rights in Belarus.
Alleged victims: -
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17 May 2021
    04 Mar 2021
    Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation - ITDC
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning the allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) in the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province.
Alleged victims: 150
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    04 Mar 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (“ITDC”) in the Mandalika region, West Nusa Tenggara province.
Alleged victims: 150
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03 May 2021
    04 Mar 2021
    Asian Infrastruture Investment Bank
    JAL
  • poverty
  • business
  • development
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • international solidarity
Information received concerning allegations that human rights violations and abuses are committed in the implementation of the Mandalika urban development and tourism project, which is financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Alleged victims: 150
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03 May 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued and recently renewed judicial harassment and criminal prosecution of Mr. Erol Önderoglu, a journalist, who had allegedly been accused of and faced trial for “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” following his public support for a Kurdish media outlet in 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Apr 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged steady increase in the number and widespread practice of enforced disappearance of persons belonging to minorities, as well as of political activists and human rights defenders, in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    25 Feb 2021
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el atentado contra la vida del defensor de derechos humanos Julio David González Arango y amenazas contra varios defensores de derechos humanos, miembros de las comunidades xinka afectadas por el proyecto minero Escobal.
Alleged victims: 6
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26 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021
    24 Feb 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de acoso institucional y discriminación en contra de integrantes de la Red Feminista Quintanarroense por parte de las autoridades del Estado de Quintana Roo como consecuencia del ejercicio del derecho de reunión pacífica y el derecho a defender los derechos de las mujeres y niñas, en particular la despenalización de la interrupción del embarazo y abogar por los derechos sexuales y reproductivos.
Alleged victims: 47
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    22 Feb 2021
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killings of journalists and human rights defenders Adel Besmillah, Yama Siawash, Elias Daei, Malalai Maiwand, Rahmatullah Nikzad, Yama Siavash, Mir Wahid Shah Amiri and Shafiq Zabih.
Alleged victims: 9
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18 Mar 2021
    19 Feb 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la acusación y detención de los Sres. Victor Vasquez y José Santos Vijil Girón, así como el asesinato del Sr. Félix Vásquez, todos defensores de derechos humanos e indígenas Lencas del departamento de La Paz.
Alleged victims: 35
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16 Apr 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning what appear to be acts of retaliation, which included allegedly meritless charges, judicial harassment and seemingly arbitrary detention, against Mr. Nurgeldi Halykov, an independent journalist, who was reportedly sentenced to four years in prison for fraud shortly after he had allegedly shared a photograph of a World Health Organisation (WHO) delegation that were visiting Turkmenistan in July 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Mar 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant les accusations portées à l’encontre des défenseurs humains.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 May 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding serious and grave developments that threaten the physical and mental integrity of a number of human rights defenders in the custody of the Egyptian authorities, including lack of medical care, physical and sexual assault, and alleged enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Feb 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, detention and sentencing of human rights defenders and others on charges connected to counter-terrorism and the protection of national security.
Alleged victims: 8
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15 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
    16 Feb 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received regarding the alleged arbitrary detention and deportation of human rights defender Mr. Rayhan Kabir, in response to his defence of the rights of migrants and criticism of their treatment by the authorities of your Excellency’s Government
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Feb 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the prosecution and suspension of several NGOs, including Echo, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, International Legal Initiative, Kadyr Kassyet, Erkindik Qanaty, Legal Media Centre and MediaNet International Centre for Journalism, for alleged irregularities in their tax filing. Kadyr Kassyet had already been the subject of two previous communication, KAZ 4/2016, sent on 20 December 2016 and KAZ 2/2017, sent on 16 June 2017. International Legal Initiative had also been subject of the latter communication. We thank your Excellency’s Government for the response provided to these communications, received on 27 February 2017 and 8 September 2019 respectively.
Alleged victims: 7
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14 Apr 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à onze mois de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, ainsi que des conditions d’emprisonnement assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • sale of children
  • education
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre el presunto abuso y explotación sexual de niños, niñas y adolescentes, asi como su reclutamiento como intermediarios para el tráfico de drogas en la comunidad Amazónica de Bella Vista, en el departamento de Beni. También quisieramos señalar la presunta falta de investigación de los hechos por las autoridades competentes.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Apr 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de seis integrantes de la organización Azul Positivo, en Zulia, así como el allanamiento de la organización Convite A.C. en Caracas y la criminalización de la defensora Vanessa Rosales, en Mérida.
Alleged victims: 8
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22 Feb 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the Law No. 7262 on Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which was adopted on 27 December 2020 and entered into force on 31 December 2020, in view of its conformity with Turkey’s obligations under international law, in particular those contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ratified by Turkey on 23 September 2003. We are particularly concerned about possible restrictions on freedom of association, on the activities of human rights defenders and the activities of the civil society in general.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Apr 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • environment
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de amenazas de muerte contra la Sra. Nini Cárdenas, defensora de los derechos humanos medioambientales en el departamento de Santander, así como amenazas de muerte contra la Sra. Ruby Cortes Castro y el intento de asesinato contra la Sra. Silvia Gelen Rodríguez, ambas defensoras de los derechos de la población afro colombiana en el departamento de Valle del Cauca.
Alleged victims: 3
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26 Mar 2021
    08 Feb 2021
    Brazil
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights lawyer José Vargas Sobrinho Junior and the killing of human rights defender Fernando dos Santos Araújo.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Feb 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the alleged enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mr. Sombath Somphone since 2012.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Feb 2021
    Haiti
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une série d'attaques, y compris des menaces de mort, des intimidations et des violences contre des représentants d'ONG locales de défense des droits humains reflétant un schéma de représailles contre des défenseurs et défenseuses des droits humains pour l'exercice de leur travail.
Alleged victims: 5
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    05 Feb 2021
    Germany
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a series of attacks, including death threats against Mr. Camille Occius related to his work as a human rights defender in the case of the contract of a company with a registered address in Hamburg, Germany.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Mar 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning a series of attacks, including death threats against Mr. Camille Occius related to his work as a human rights defender in the case of a contract between your company with a registered address in Hamburg, Germany and the Haitian government concerning the biometric devices for the renewal of the national identifications in 2017 in Haiti.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information concerning the prosecution and imprisonment of Yuri Alexeevich Dmitriev, a historian and civil rights activist, that suggests the charges against him have been fabricated and are without grounds.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Mar 2021
24 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación al supuesto acoso judicial contra una Jueza debido a su función jurisdiccional en el año 2009.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of the human rights defenders Mr Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken, Mr Ahmed Mansoor and Mr Nasser Bin Ghaith.
Alleged victims: 3
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24 Mar 2021
    22 Jan 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged fabricated murder charges against indigenous rights defender Mr Windel Bolinget, online smears and ‘red-tagging’ of the Commissioner of the Philippines Human Rights Commission and staff members of NGOs campaigning on environmental issues, the killing of nine Tumandok indigenous leaders and indigenous rights defenders and the arrest of 17 members of the Tumandok community, including women indigenous rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 9
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01 Feb 2021
    22 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a series of alleged meritless charges brought against a number of independent journalists, which appears to show an alarming pattern of restrictions to the right to freedom of expression of journalists in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 May 2021
    21 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation from Saudi Arabia to Yemen of a Yemeni blogger and human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Mar 2021
    21 Jan 2021
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con la iniciativa con proyecto de decreto por el que se expide la Ley de la Fiscalía General de la República (LFGR) y se abroga la Ley Orgánica de la Fiscalía General de la República (Ley Orgánica) vigente, publicada en la Gaceta del Senado el día 7 de octubre de 2020 (la iniciativa) que posiblemente se discutirá en periodo extraordinario el 15 de enero de 2021 conforme a la petición hecha por la Comisión de Justicia del Senado.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Nov 2021
    20 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning (i) the increased use of hate speech and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (“LGBT”) persons, including the creation of so-called “LGBT Free” zones by municipalities, (ii) restrictions on and attacks against Pride marches, (iii) a proposed bill to criminalize sexuality education, and (iv) restrictions on Polish schools’ initiative “Rainbow Friday”; (v) possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and (vi) the Polish Episcopal Conference’s calling for the creation of “conversion therapy” clinics.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Mar 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    EMSA S.A.
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Nacilio Macario, defensor indígena del medioambiente, de la tierra y de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas Mayangna, en la Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de vigilancia, amenazas, prohibiciones de viaje, y supuestas detenciones arbitrarias de forma periódica contra ocho integrantes del Comité́ por la Integración Racial, así como la supuesta detención arbitraria del Sr. Denis Solís y la Sra. Tania Bruguera y la represión de protestas pacíficas organizadas para la liberación del Sr. Solís, entre otros, en la Habana.
Alleged victims: 10
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03 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
    15 Jan 2021
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations arbitraires des multiples défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 5
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    14 Jan 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Guatemala, en el contexto de las movilizaciones desencadenadas debido a la indignación generada ante la aprobación del Presupuesto General de la Nación 2021 que presuntamente aumenta el gasto público del Congreso de la República en Guatemala, entre otros motivos.
Alleged victims: 58
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16 Mar 2021
    12 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning attacks on transgender rights defenders in Pakistan Ms Nayyab Ali and Ms Heera Malik.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Jan 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against peaceful protesters for their organization and participation in demonstrations over the last months.
Alleged victims: 828
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13 Jan 2021
    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
    07 Jan 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces, actes de surveillance, détention arbitraire et mauvais traitement en détention, et sérieux risques au droit à la santé de huit défenseurs et défenseuses des droits de l'homme qui documentent la situation au Sahara occidental.
Alleged victims: 8
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08 Jan 2021
27 Jan 2021
09 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021
    07 Jan 2021
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of human rights defender and journalist Mr. Isravel Moses in Somangalam in the Kanchipuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Jan 2021
    Andorra
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de harcèlement judiciaire contre la défenseuse des droits humains Vanessa Mendoza Cortés en lien avec son travail en faveur des droits humains et sa coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Feb 2021
    05 Jan 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Nacilio Macario, defensor indígena del medioambiente, de la tierra y de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas Mayangna, en la Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Norte.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Jan 2021
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
comentarios sobre la Ley Contra el Lavado de Activos, el Financiamiento al Terrorismo y el Financiamiento a la Proliferación de Armas de Destrucción Masiva (Ley nº 977), aprobada por el Parlamento nicaragüense el 16 de julio de 2018. La misma modifica los artículos 394 y 395 de la Ley nº 641 que vale Código Penal, relativos al terrorismo y su financiamiento.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information we have received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of Nicholas Opiyo, human rights defender and Executive Director and lead Attorney at the NGO Chapter Four Uganda, Herbert Dakasi, Anthony Odur and Esomu Obure, lawyers, and Hamid Tenywa, National Unity Platform Human Rights Officer
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    24 Dec 2020
    Honduras
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Reacciones al Código Penal que entró en vigor el 25 de junio de 2020. Esta carta basa su análisis en las obligaciones de Honduras de respetar y garantizar el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos, así como la relación entre estas leyes y el Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP), al que Honduras se adhirió en 1997.
Alleged victims: -
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    24 Dec 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Mohamed Radwan, the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Kamal Elbalshy in apparent attempt to target his brother, the journalist and human rights defender Mr. Khaled Elbalshy, and the extended pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr. Patrick Zaki.
Alleged victims: 4
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    24 Dec 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con la detención arbitraria de las defensoras de derechos humanos Gricel Ñancul y Nora Ñancul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    23 Dec 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of the journalist, and human rights activist, Mudassar Mahmood, alias Naaru, and threats and acts of intimidation against persons associated with him, as well as the alleged short term enforced disappearance of the journalist Matiullah Jan and ongoing acts of intimidation against him.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Dec 2020
    Armenia
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
information received concerning the criminal investigation and the alleged attacks on social media networks against a human rights defender following an interview on the Yezidi community in Armenia.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Feb 2021
    22 Dec 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Information received concerning the detention of human rights defender Şeyhmus Gökalp.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Feb 2021
    22 Dec 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Información recibida en relación con la detención arbitraria de Fredy García, Pablo López Alávez, César Hernandez y José Luis Gutierrez en Chiapas y Oaxaca asi como ataques y hostigamientos contra la defensora Teresa Roldán Soria en Quéretaro.
Alleged victims: 5
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    22 Dec 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received regarding allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents in Jammu & Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 3
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18 Jan 2021
    21 Dec 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued intimidation, threats of reprisal and harassment faced by human rights defender, Fazal ur Rehman Afridi, president of the Institut de Recherche et d’Études Stratégiques de Khyber (IRESK) and member of the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM).
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Dec 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received following comments and suggestions on the 2017 Law on Combating Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing, which was recently amended on 19 June 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Dec 2020
    Colombia
    JUA
  • toxics and human rights
  • African Descent
  • environment
  • food
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Preocupación relativa a la intención del Estado de Colombia de reactivar el Programa de Erradicación de Cultivos Ilícitos mediante aspersión aérea de herbicida glifosato (PECIG) y los riesgos relacionados para los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente. Estos hechos se estarían llevando a cabo en un contexto de violencia sistemática contra los pueblos indígenas y afrocolombianos y las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos que trabajan protegiendo el derecho a la salud y al medioambiente en el país.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Feb 2021
    14 Dec 2020
    UPOIC
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
Information received concerning the attempted killing of human rights defender Dan Onmuang.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Dec 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
Information received concerning the attempted killing of human rights defender Dan Onmuang.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Dec 2020
16 Mar 2021
    11 Dec 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Siam Theerawut, a Thai national, believed to have been arrested by the authorities of Viet Nam in 2019; and the case of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese blogger and journalist who was allegedly apprehended by Thai police and returned to Viet Nam in 2019, and who remains in detention in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Mar 2021
    11 Dec 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least six alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing abroad, namely Wanchalearm Satsaksit, Siam Theerawut, Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, and Itthipol Sukpan, and concern that this may point to a pattern of extraterritorial enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 8
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14 Dec 2020
    11 Dec 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least four alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, namely Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, Itthipol Sukpan as well as the alleged enforced disappearance in Thailand of Lao PDR national Od Sayavong and the lack of progress in the search and investigation of these cases.
Alleged victims: 5
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    10 Dec 2020
    Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Section 22 of the Electoral Act 1997, which in practice restricts civil society organization’s effective exercise of the right to freedom of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Dec 2020
    09 Dec 2020
    Tandele Coal Mining Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received concerning the assassination of woman human rights defender Ms. Fikile Ntshangase, environmental and land rights leader opposing the expansion of a coal mine in the region of KwaZulu-Natal.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Dec 2020
08 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021
    09 Dec 2020
    South Africa
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
Information received concerning the assassination of woman human rights defender Ms. Fikile Ntshangase, environmental and land rights leader opposing the expansion of a coal mine in the region of KwaZulu-Natal.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Dec 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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04 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
    08 Dec 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Mauritius
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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01 Feb 2021
    08 Dec 2020
    Kiryandongo Sugar Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Great Seasons SMC
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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    08 Dec 2020
    Agilis Partners
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information recieved about alleged cases of arbitrary detention of thirteen land and environmental rights defenders opposing environmental degradation, forced evictions and land grabbing by private companies operating in the districts of Kiryandongo and Hoima, in the West of Uganda.
Alleged victims: 13
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04 Feb 2021
    04 Dec 2020
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information concerning the detention, arrest and charging of human rights defender and lawyer Qin Yongpei and the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender and lawyer Chang Weiping in “residential surveillance at a designated location”.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Dec 2020
    30 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometido a torturas ni a penas o tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión y a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Perú, en el contexto de las manifestaciones públicas que ocurrieron ante la destitución del presidente de la República.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación a asesinatos, intimidación, amenazas y hostigamiento contra líderes indígenas y defensores de los derechos a la tierra y el medio ambiente en los departamentos Amazónicos de Ucayali, Huanuco, Amazonas y Madre de Dios.
Alleged victims: 11
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    27 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of an environmental rights defender in Chin State, Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of journalist Mr Sherwan Amin Naao Sherwani.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Dec 2020
    25 Nov 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the targeting and intimidation of a Rohingya human rights defender living in the United Kingdom.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jan 2021
    25 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the targeting and intimidation of a Rohingya human rights defender living in the United Kingdom.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jan 2021
    25 Nov 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and filing of official charges for terrorism and national security related crimes against human rights defenders Gasser Abdel Rakez, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer in apparent retaliation for a human rights meeting they held with representatives of the diplomatic community, under the auspices of their NGO, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). We also bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information regarding the continued pre-trial detention of another EIPR staff, Patrick Zaki as well as the ongoing criminalization, travel ban and freeze of assets of Hossam Bahgat founder and former Executive Director of the same organization.
Alleged victims: 6
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    13 Nov 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Comments and suggestions on the 2014 Law No. 7 On Combatting Terrorism Offences (Law 7) which abrogated Federal Decree-Law no. 1/2004.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Nov 2020
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning threats of arson and destruction made against the Director of NGO Amnesty International Nigeria, Mrs. Osai Ojigho and the staff of the organisation, if they fail to leave the country following a 7 day ultimatum issued by the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER).
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Nov 2020
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Reacciones preliminares a la Ley de Regulación de Agentes Extranjeros y la Ley Especial de Ciberdelitos, aprobadas recientemente por el Parlamento nicaragüense.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Nov 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrest of five human rights defenders in response to their advocacy following the Dong Tam village raids in January 2020.
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Feb 2021
    10 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of human rights defender Ali Jasib Hattab Al Holaijy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Nov 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones desencadenadas por la muerte de un individuo en manos de la Policía Nacional.
Alleged victims: 13
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14 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
23 Dec 2020
    10 Nov 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention of a number of Cambodian human rights defenders in recent months for their participation in, intent to participate in or organization of, peaceful demonstrations against the detention of fellow human rights defenders and activists, and on environmental issues and labour rights.
Alleged victims: 20
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26 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con descalificaciones públicas y en redes sociales, por parte de altos funcionarios del Estado de ONGs venezolanas de derechos humanos que parecerían ser actos de represalias por su cooperación la Misión de Internacional de Determinación de los Hechos para Venezuela, así como el hostigamiento y ataques contra la defensora de derechos humanos Raquel Sanchez, y el hostigamiento, criminalización y riesgo de detención de los defensores Charles Thomas Nwebury y Pedro Hernández, en un aparente contexto de estigmatización y ataques sistemáticos de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos y organizaciones de la sociedad civil en Venezuela.
Alleged victims: 11
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06 May 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los derechos laborales, incluyendo la libertad sindical y el derecho de negociación colectiva, de los trabajadores agrícolas de plantaciones de palma africana, mayoritariamente indígenas Maya Q´eqchi en Chisec y Raxruhá, departamento de Alta Verapaz y Sayaxché, departamento del Petén. Las empresas sobre las que se han recibido alegaciones de violaciones laborales y prácticas que podrían ser constitutivas de indicadores de trata de personas y trabajo forzoso y otras formas severas de explotación laboral son: Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima (REPSA), Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima, Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima, Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima y Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima.
Alleged victims: 800
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07 Jan 2021
07 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged regression in the transitional justice measures that Sri Lanka had adopted, or committed to implement, to address the serious human rights violations committed during the 25-year conflict, as well as the obstacles imposed on memorialization efforts led by victim’s groups and the intimidation of victims and civil society
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Nov 2020
    Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima - REPSA
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los derechos laborales, incluyendo la libertad sindical y el derecho de negociación colectiva, de los trabajadores agrícolas de plantaciones de palma africana, mayoritariamente indígenas Maya Q´eqchi en Chisec y Raxruhá, departamento de Alta Verapaz y Sayaxché, departamento del Petén. Las empresas sobre las que se han recibido alegaciones de violaciones laborales y prácticas que podrían ser constitutivas de indicadores de trata de personas y trabajo forzoso y otras formas severas de explotación laboral son: Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima (REPSA), Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima, Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima, Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima, Servicios Diversos del Campo Sociedad Anónima y Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima.
Alleged victims: 800
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    09 Nov 2020
    Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los derechos laborales, incluyendo la libertad sindical y el derecho de negociación colectiva, de los trabajadores agrícolas de plantaciones de palma africana, mayoritariamente indígenas Maya Q´eqchi en Chisec y Raxruhá, departamento de Alta Verapaz y Sayaxché, departamento del Petén. Las empresas sobre las que se han recibido alegaciones de violaciones laborales y prácticas que podrían ser constitutivas de indicadores de trata de personas y trabajo forzoso y otras formas severas de explotación laboral son: Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima (REPSA), Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima, Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima, Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima y Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima.
Alleged victims: 800
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08 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Italy
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the detainment of the search and rescue vessel, the Sea-Watch 4 in Italy on 19 September 2020 and other incidents of obstruction of search and rescue capacity by the Italian authorities.
Alleged victims: 439
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08 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los derechos laborales, incluyendo la libertad sindical y el derecho de negociación colectiva, de los trabajadores agrícolas de plantaciones de palma africana, mayoritariamente indígenas Maya Q´eqchi en Chisec y Raxruhá, departamento de Alta Verapaz y Sayaxché, departamento del Petén. Las empresas sobre las que se han recibido alegaciones de violaciones laborales y prácticas que podrían ser constitutivas de indicadores de trata de personas y trabajo forzoso y otras formas severas de explotación laboral son: Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima (REPSA), Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima, Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima, Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima y Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima.
Alleged victims: 800
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    09 Nov 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los derechos laborales, incluyendo la libertad sindical y el derecho de negociación colectiva, de los trabajadores agrícolas de plantaciones de palma africana, mayoritariamente indígenas Maya Q´eqchi en Chisec y Raxruhá, departamento de Alta Verapaz y Sayaxché, departamento del Petén. Las empresas sobre las que se han recibido alegaciones de violaciones laborales y prácticas que podrían ser constitutivas de indicadores de trata de personas y trabajo forzoso y otras formas severas de explotación laboral son: Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima (REPSA), Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima, Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima, Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima y Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima.
Alleged victims: 800
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28 Dec 2020
08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021
08 Jan 2021
    09 Nov 2020
    Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los derechos laborales, incluyendo la libertad sindical y el derecho de negociación colectiva, de los trabajadores agrícolas de plantaciones de palma africana, mayoritariamente indígenas Maya Q´eqchi en Chisec y Raxruhá, departamento de Alta Verapaz y Sayaxché, departamento del Petén. Las empresas sobre las que se han recibido alegaciones de violaciones laborales y prácticas que podrían ser constitutivas de indicadores de trata de personas y trabajo forzoso y otras formas severas de explotación laboral son: Reforestadora de Palmas del Petén Sociedad Anónima (REPSA), Industrias Chiquibul Sociedad Anónima, Cauchos y Palmas Sociedad Anónima, Tikindustrias Sociedad Anónima y Nacional Agroindustrial Sociedad Anónima.
Alleged victims: 800
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    06 Nov 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged detention of land rights defender Mr. Nicholas Tilsen, in the context of a peaceful protest in Mt. Rushmore, along the Black Hills area in the State of South Dakota.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Nov 2020
    Serbia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the use of the Serbian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the “Serbian Law”) to obtain banking documents and transaction information of NGOs, media associations, other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and individuals associated with those entities.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Dec 2020
24 Dec 2020
    06 Nov 2020
    FATF
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the use of the Serbian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the “Serbian Law”) to obtain banking documents and transaction information of NGOs, media associations, other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and individuals associated with those entities.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Dec 2020
    06 Nov 2020
    Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism – MONEYVAL
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the use of the Serbian Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (the “Serbian Law”) to obtain banking documents and transaction information of NGOs, media associations, other non-profit organizations (NPOs), and individuals associated with those entities.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Dec 2020
    06 Nov 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of lawyers, allegedly in connection to the legitimate exercise of their professional activities in favour of opposition leaders, such as Ms. Maria Kalesnikova.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Dec 2020
    03 Nov 2020
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the arbitrary detention of a human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2021
07 Jul 2021
    03 Nov 2020
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and arbitrary detention of Mr. Elchin Mammad, in Sumgait, Azerbaijan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Oct 2020
    Portugal
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
Information received concerning racist harassment, intimidation and death threats made against human rights defender Mr Mamadou Ba.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Oct 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of and judicial proceedings against woman human rights defenders Marina Dubina, Irina Sukhiy, and Maria Rabkova.
Alleged victims: 3
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30 Nov 2020
    22 Oct 2020
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • migrants
Information received concerning the harassment, intimidation and threatening of women human rights defender Zehida Bihorac.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Oct 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of police and judicial harassment of the NGO Amnesty International India.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
Information received regarding the alleged intention to withdraw Mr. Salah Hammouri’s permanent residency permit in Jerusalem. This incident would be the last of of a broader series of incidents related to the misuse of national administrative and criminal law proceedings against the human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, d’intimidations, des menaces et des possibles représailles contre les défenseurs des droits humains Olivier Muhubiri et Christine Mugabo, en lien avec leur travail dans le domaine des droits humains et leur coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Oct 2020
    South Sudan
    JAL
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary killing of Mr. Emmanuel Peter Juma and the reported harassment and intimidation of Mr. Godfrey Bulla, a prominent human rights lawyer, as a result of his efforts to prevent the execution of Mr. Juma.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Oct 2020
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution and sentences concerning Mr. Jolovan Wham in relation to the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and to freedom of expression in Singapore, and the reported increasingly shrinking space for civil society in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Dec 2020
    12 Oct 2020
    Israel
    JUA
  • housing
  • cultural rights
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning the allegations of ongoing home demolitions by the State of Israel with the purpose of evicting indigenous Bedouin communities, who are a part of the Arab Palestinian minority in the State of Israel, from their lands in the Naqab/Negev area and the use of criminal and administrative sanctions to deter the work of human rights defenders protecting their rights, including Sheikh Sayah Abu Madhi’m al-Turi and other members of the Abu Madhi’m A-Turi family from the village of Al-‘Aragib. We would also like to bring your attention that such forced evictions and home demolitions appear to take place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, thus further elevating the risk to health and life of the persons subjected to forced evictions.
Alleged victims: 90004
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    06 Oct 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning alleged police harassment and excessive use of force against demonstrators during a peaceful assembly for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances held on 30 August 2020, in the districts of Jaffna and Batticaloa.
Alleged victims: 8
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    02 Oct 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received regarding Egypt’s Terrorist Circuit Courts and allegations of their incompatibility with international due process guarantees and alleged violations of fundamental rights of individuals who have been, or are still waiting to be, tried by them.
Alleged victims: 4
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    02 Oct 2020
    Bulgaria
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning the recently introduced draft law on amendments to the Law on Non-Profit Legal Persons/Entities (the bill), submitted by a group of members of the Bulgarian Parliament on 1 July 2020. If adopted into law, the bill may hamper the work of independent non-profit organizations (NGOs), including those that promote and protect human rights and stigmatize those that receive funding from abroad.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jan 2021
    01 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con la detención e inicio de investigaciones penales en contra de Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya y Verónica Durán Lara, todas ellas familiares de personas desaparecidas, defensoras de derechos humanos, y también miembros de la organización Colectivo A Tu Encuentro, así como de la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez, activista de la organización civil Guanajuato Despertó, por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, en México. El Colectivo A Tu Encuentro lleva a cabo actividades para la búsqueda de verdad y justicia sobre las personas desaparecidas, incluyendo la interposición de denuncias, búsquedas forenses en campo y en servicios forenses, así como búsquedas de vida en centros penitenciarios y hospitalarios. Además dicha organización participa en mesas de interlocución con autoridades estatales y federales para que se de atención a la búsqueda de sus familiares bajo un enfoque integral y participativo. Según la información recibida: El 10 de julio a las 9:00 a.m., las Señoras Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Verónica Durán Lara y María del Carmen Ramírez, fueron detenidas durante una manifestación, por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, cerca de la glorieta Santa Fe a unos metros de la caseta de cobro Guanajuato-Silao, en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Dicha manifestación pacífica, tenía como propósito denunciar la falta de participación de familiares de personas desaparecidas en la elección del titular de la Comisión de Búsqueda estatal recientemente establecida mediante la Ley sobre desapariciones. Anteriormente, el 9 de julio 2020, las personas mencionadas se reunieron durante la manifestación para mostrar las fotografías de sus familiares en el Teatro Juárez en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Cabe destacar que la movilización, según se informa, se dio de manera pacífica y haciendo ejercicio de los derechos a la libertad de expresión y a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación. Después de su arresto, las señoras Olimpia Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez, fueron trasladadas a las instalaciones de la Dirección de Policía Municipal Preventiva de Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Inicialmente se les comunicó que se les detenía por haber obstruido la vía pública. En los registros policiales de la detención en el apartado de circunstancias que motivaron la detención únicamente se mencionan las conductas de obstrucción. Se señala que en ningún momento se informó a las defensoras de que estaban detenidas por lesiones. Sin embargo, posteriormente se declaró legal la detención por obstrucción y lesiones. Se inició la carpeta de investigación identificada con el número 63433/2020 del índice de la Agencia de investigación número 3 de la ciudad de Guanajuato. A las 3:00 p.m. del mismo día, las personas mencionadas fueron liberadas. Sin embargo, se les informó que seguirían siendo investigadas. Tras la solicitud de la copia de la carpeta de investigación, se descubrió que la investigación oficial se sostiene mediante la denuncia por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Guanajuato. En la información de la carpeta de investigación, se encuentra como único elemento de evidencia del delito, la presencia de las personas mencionadas en el lugar de los hechos, mientras se llevaba a cabo la manifestación. No se hace referencia a acciones o conductas llevadas a cabo por las señoras Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez de manera individualizada, señalando circunstancias específicas de tiempo, modo y lugar, que pudieran actualizar el delito de lesiones a los elementos de seguridad. Además, ninguno de los testimonios documentados en la carpeta de investigación señalaba explícitamente la participación de mujeres como autoras materiales de actos de violencia. Según la información recibida, se documentan también deficiencias procesales y un uso desviado del derecho penal, particularmente dirigido en contra de mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas que ejercían su derecho a la libertad de reunión para exigir verdad y justicia. Las personas mencionadas, debían firmar el acta de lectura de derecho sin presencia de un defensor legal para poder ser liberadas. El 16 de julio de 2020, las defensoras presentaron un escrito solicitando la terminación de la investigación penal en contra de ellas, sin obtener respuesta. El mismo día, las personas mencionadas interpusieron una denuncia por delito de abuso de autoridad y falsedad de declaraciones ante la autoridad del Ministerio Público, pero en vano. En el caso de la señora Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, la criminalización del hecho, mediática y por declaraciones de funcionarios, resultó en la pérdida de su empleo. Según la información recibida, las acciones por parte del Estado resultan no solamente en la detención arbitraria de personas ejerciendo su derecho a la libertad de expresión, a participar en asuntos públicos y el derecho a la libertad de reunión, sino que también sostiene la re victimización continua de familiares de personas desaparecidas, generando un contexto aún más adverso en su búsqueda de verdad y justicia. Tras los hechos de la manifestación, se señaló el uso arbitrario y desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de los agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, que fueron superiores en número a los protestantes durante la manifestación. Según la información recibida, la manifestación se llevó a cabo de forma pacífica y se informa de que el uso de la fuerza fue iniciado por la operación policial. El secretario de seguridad pública del Estado de Guanajuato dio declaraciones públicas justificando la acción policial de las cuáles se desprende que la decisión de actuar violentamente contra una manifestación hasta ese momento pacífica se debía únicamente a la afectación al tráfico rodado. Además, no se consideró la especial vulnerabilidad de las participantes de la manifestación, siendo principalmente mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas. Estos casos se darían en un contexto de creciente violencia y graves violaciones de derechos humanos, incluyendo desapariciones forzadas, así como la ausencia de mecanismos de participación por familiares de personas desaparecidas en procesos de búsqueda de verdad y justicia, generando así la re victimización institucional de familiares de personas desaparecidas en el estado de Guanajuato. Sin establecer de antemano una conclusión sobre los hechos anteriormente expuestos, quisiéramos expresar nuestra profunda preocupación por la reciente detención y las investigaciones penales en contra de las defensoras anteriormente mencionadas Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez y Verónica Durán Lara, familiares de personas desaparecidas y la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, México. De confirmarse, las alegaciones arriba mencionadas podrían configurar violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y a la seguridad personal, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación y a las garantías de debido proceso, estipulados en los artículos 9 y 10 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y los artículos 9, 14, 21 y 22 del Pacto internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP), ratificado por México el 23 marzo 1981. Asimismo, nos preocupa que estas alegaciones puedan constituir violaciones graves de las obligaciones contenidas en la Declaración sobre la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas y la Convención Internacional para la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas, ratificada por México en 18 de marzo de 2008. En cuanto a las medidas de seguridad de los Estados en su respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19, la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos declaró que las medidas para contener y combatir la propagación de COVID-19 deberían llevarse a cabo siempre en estricta conformidad con las normas de derechos humanos y de manera necesaria y proporcional al riesgo evaluado. Asimismo, el Experto Independiente sobre la protección contra la violencia y la discriminación por motivos de orientación sexual o identidad de género subrayó que los gobiernos no deben utilizar las medidas de COVID-19 para dirigirse a las personas por su orientación sexual o identidad de género o para enjuiciarlas. Los Estados deberán garantizar que las víctimas de violaciones de los derechos humanos que se hayan perpetrado utilizando la norma COVID-19 como excusa o como resultado de las medidas aplicadas para hacer frente a la pandemia tengan acceso a la reparación, incluida la no repetición y las reparaciones. En relación con las alegaciones arriba mencionadas, sírvase encontrar adjunto el Anexo de referencias al derecho internacional de los derechos humanos el cual resume los instrumentos y principios internacionales pertinentes.
Alleged victims: 4
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    01 Oct 2020
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the criminalisation of human rights defenders carrying out search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea.
Alleged victims: 13
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30 Nov 2020
    30 Sep 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged targeted inspection of 25 civil society organizations related to human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and resettlement support of escapees from the DPRK as well as a request for documentations to 64 other civil society organizations announced by the Ministry of Unification.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Oct 2020
    29 Sep 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’irrégularités de procédure concernant la condamnation de M. Germain Rukuki, défenseur des droits humains burundais, qui, à ce jour, purge une peine de 32 ans de prison requit par le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Ntahangwa.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Sep 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • housing
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the killings of human rights defenders Carlito Badion and Zara Alvarez.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Sep 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the attempted killing of a woman human rights defender Ms. Lodya Remon Albarti and the killing of a woman human rights defender Ms. Riham Yaquoub, in Basra.
Alleged victims: 2
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23 Feb 2021
    25 Sep 2020
    Honduras
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la muerte violenta y la desaparición de varias personas defensoras de los derechos humanos en Honduras, así como amenazas y acoso en su contra, en lo que parece una situación de alto riesgo para las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 8
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    25 Sep 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el contexto de menoscabo y cuestionamiento de los mecanismos del Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No Repetición, en particular sobre la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) y la Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición (CEV), y de críticas y ataques a la reputación de los integrantes de ambas instituciones en virtud de sus actividades previas relacionadas con su labor en defensa de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Sep 2020
    UN Habitat
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Information received about the possible impacts of the so-called Mayan Train Development Project on indigenous communities that could be affected in their territorial rights, their right not to be evicted and their right to health, among others, in the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Concerns have been raised over the role assumed by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT Mexico), in the framework of the project, in particular whether adequate human rights due diligence has been exercised in the involvement of the project, and in relation to the allegations made in this communication.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    21 Sep 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida sobre sobre los posibles impactos del llamado Proyecto de Desarrollo Tren Maya para las comunidades indígenas que podrían verse afectadas en sus derechos territoriales, en su derecho a no ser desalojados y en su derecho a la salud, entre otros, en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán y Quintana Roo.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Nov 2020
    18 Sep 2020
    Burkina Faso
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Examen de la loi N°044-2019 qui modifie le Code pénal du Burkina Faso et craintes que son application puisse entrainer des atteintes importantes aux droits de l'homme et aux libertés fondamentales, notamment au droit à la liberté d’expression et la liberté de recevoir et communiquer des informations et des idées.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Sep 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of four journalists affiliated with the Independent Journalists Association of Viet Nam (IJAVN) and acts of harassment, including cyber attacks, against the the Liberal Publishing House (LPH), and surveillance, intimidation, property seizures and alleged arbitrary detention of its members and readers, as well as intimidation of their family members.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Dec 2020
    17 Sep 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal charges brought against Mr. Arnon Nampa, Mr. Panupong Jadnok, Mr. Parit Chiwarak, Mr. Baramee Chairat, Ms. Suwanna Tarnlek, Mr. Korakot Saengyenpan, Mr. Dechathorn Bamrungmuang, Mr. Tossaporn Sinsomboon, Mr. Tanee Sasom, Mr. Nattawut Somboonsap and Mr. Thanayut Na Ayutthaya, Mr. Tattep Ruangprapaikitsersee, Mr. Panumas Singprom and Ms. Jutatip Sirikhan as well as the forceful blocking of Facebook groups by your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: 11
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18 Sep 2020
25 Nov 2020
    16 Sep 2020
    Mali
    JAL
  • Mali
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant une attaque menée contre M. Koné Massa et sa famille ainsi que des menaces de mort qui pèsent sur leur sécurité.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Sep 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the situation of Mr. Aung Marm Oo, human rights defender and the editor-in-chief and executive director of the Development Media Group (DMG) in Rakhine State, and allegations of politically motivated prosecution of human rights defender Mr. Zaw Min Oo and chief editor of Dae Pyaw.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received regarding the deteriorating circumstances of human rights defenders who remain in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Oct 2020
17 Feb 2021
    07 Sep 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Dilik Bin Asap, Mr Hermanus Bin Bison and Mr. James Watt, and the failure to ensure the right to life, health and humane conditions of detention of Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Sep 2020
    07 Sep 2020
    BEST Group
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the failure to respect the land rights of indigenous farmers Mr. Dilik Bin Asap and Mr. Hermanus Bin Bison, leading to their arbitrary arrest and to the failure to ensure the right to life of the former, and the arbitrary arrest of land human rights defender Mr. James Watt.
Alleged victims: 3
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    01 Sep 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Comments on The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”).
Alleged victims: -
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30 Oct 2020
    01 Sep 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and legal prosecution of Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, and the ongoing harassment of his family members in Bangladesh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Aug 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the continued disappearance and risk of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Idris Khattak.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2021
    27 Aug 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation a 3 ans de prison ferme de M. Mohamed Khaled Drareni. Monsieur Drareni est membre du mouvement Hirak, fondateur du site internet Casbah Tribune et correspondant en Algérie de la chaîne internationale francophone TV5 Monde.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2020
02 Nov 2020
    26 Aug 2020
    Turkey
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Concern with the framework of anti-terrorism laws implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and its compatibility with Turkey’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Anti-Terror Law No. 3713 (“Anti-Terror Law”) and the amendments made to this law and the Penal Code through Law No. 7145 adopted on 31 July 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Oct 2020
    24 Aug 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding arrests and charges brought against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe in response to their work advocating against corruption in the country.
Alleged victims: 2
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20 Oct 2020
    21 Aug 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre nuevas agresiones y amenazas graves sufridas por el periodista y defensor de derechos humanos, Sr. César Estrada Chuquilin y su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Nov 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    Kenya
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • environment
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the evictions of some 100 indigenous Ogiek families from eastern Mau Forest and the demolition of some 28 Sengwer properties in the Embobut Forest by the Kenya Forest Services and also concerning the lack of progress in the implementation of the 2017 African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights judgement recognizing the Mau forest as the ancestral land of the Ogiek People.
Alleged victims: 780
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    19 Aug 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información adicional recibida en relación con nuestra comunicación anterior GTM 04/2020, del 7 de mayo 2020, relativa a la situación de las “madres cuidadoras” que laboraban para el programa de hogares comunitarios de la Secretaria de Obras Sociales de la Esposa del Presidente (en adelante “la SOSEP”). Agradecemos la respuesta del Estado al respecto, recibida el 4 de julio del 2020 (No. ES/2.7/770). Sin embargo, a la luz de nueva información recibida, quisiéramos reiterar nuestra preocupación respecto a posibles vulneraciones de los derechos fundamentales de las mujeres que trabajaban en aquel programa.
Alleged victims: 684
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19 Oct 2020
    18 Aug 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Rong Chhun, after he had voiced concern on the land encroachment along the Cambodia-Viet Nam border, and the subsequent violence against demonstrators calling for his release.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Oct 2020
    13 Aug 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial and sentencing, behind closed doors, of Mr. Yu Wensheng.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the continued persecution of Crimean human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Sep 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding continued detention of human rights defenders and other individuals in Egyptian prisons, who, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had their communication with the outside world heavily restricted, their pre-trial detentions renewed in absentia and are at grave risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Alleged victims: 12
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    27 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, de surveillance et d’intimidations contre le journaliste Omar Radi, possiblement en lien avec son travail journalistique et ses écrits critiques sur divers sujets relatifs aux droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2020
    23 Jul 2020
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning numerous killings of human rights defenders in Afghanistan, including members of the national human rights institution.
Alleged victims: 4
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    22 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the use of hate speech against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) persons by religious leaders and public officials in Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2020
    22 Jul 2020
    Peru
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Comentarios sobre el Decreto Ley No. 25475.
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    21 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention de M. Khatri Dadda, activiste et photographe au Sahara Occidental, ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Oct 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Papua New Guinea
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Highlands Frieda Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    Frieda River Limited
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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    20 Jul 2020
    China
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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23 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con dos denuncias penales presentadas por Carabineros de Chile en contra del colectivo artístico feminista "Las Tesis" (en adelante “el Colectivo”), tras la realización por el Colectivo de performances y videos donde denunciaban, entre otros, la violencia contra las mujeres.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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17 Sep 2020
    20 Jul 2020
    Australia
    JAL
  • toxics and human rights
  • business
  • development
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding serious risks posed to the enjoyment of human rights of affected populations, in the context of risk of failure of a proposed tailings dam, and other issues arising from the hydroelectric/tailings dam, mine, waste discharge and associated infrastructure on the proposed Frieda River gold and copper mine and associated tailings dam (“Sepik Development Project”) in Papua New Guinea.
Alleged victims: 430000
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16 Sep 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Dharisha Bastians.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2020
    13 Jul 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the five year prison sentence handed down to woman human rights defender Ms. Houayheuang Xayabouly for sharing her views on corruption and environmental rights in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR).
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Oct 2020
    10 Jul 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest of human rights defender Mr. Abdollah Bozorgzadeh and his potential extradition to Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Sep 2020
    10 Jul 2020
    Steppe Gold Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa, and lack of appropriate compensation, for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Mongolia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Canada
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding allegations of physical and sexual harassment of woman human rights defender Ms. Mungunkhun Dulmaa for her work defending the land and environmental rights of her community facing the establishment of the Steppe Gold mine in the province of Dornod.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraire de M. Al-Hussein Al-Bashir Ibrahim ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2020
    07 Jul 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée, torture et décès en détention de M. Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe, alias « Samuel Wazizi », du 2 août 2019 au 5 juin 2020, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et la disparition forcée de M. Njoka Kingsley Fomonyuy arrêté le 15 mai 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Sep 2020
04 Jan 2021
    01 Jul 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of a Yemeni blogger and human rights activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Aug 2020
    01 Jul 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the sudden closure of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in October 2019 which has currently left the people of the region with limited legal recourse to seek justice for potential human rights violations committed against them including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual violence and created uncertainty as to how pending cases will be treated.
Alleged victims: 639
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    01 Jul 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la mort du défenseur des droits humains Fréderic-Marcus Kambale.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the final hearing and verdict of eleven human rights defenders in Turkey, who were arrested in 2017 for engaging in human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 11
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24 Jul 2020
    29 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Comments on ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020’ (the Act),
Alleged victims: -
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04 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
    26 Jun 2020
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the criminalisation of human rights defenders in the Papua and West Papua provinces of Indonesia for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly and the intimidations faced by other human rights defenders documenting human rights violations in Papua province.
Alleged victims: 29
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09 Jul 2020
    24 Jun 2020
    Sudan
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Sudan
Information received regarding the intimidation of women human rights defenders Ms. Lana Awad and Ms. Aida Abdel Qader by unidentified individuals, and the investigation underway into Ms. Awad, after she published an article about the COVID-19 virus in North Darfur.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Jun 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • toxics and human rights
  • human rights defenders
  • international order
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • unilateral coercive measures
Information received concerning the implementation of policies and initiatives aimed at influencing the independence of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Alleged victims: -
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    23 Jun 2020
    Mexico
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de intimidaciones y amenazas de muerte en contra de defensoras de derechos humanos que luchan contra la impunidad en casos del feminicidio.
Alleged victims: 2
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    22 Jun 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arbitrary and unlawful arrest of Mr. Hejaaz Omer Hizbullah in April 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Jun 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the heavy sentencing of woman human rights defender Saba Kord Afshari for her work promoting women’s rights in Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jun 2020
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of retaliation against Ms. Gurbansoltan Achilova’s independent journalistic work, in the form of repeated assault, harassment, arbitrary detention, threats and theft, as well as the refusal to compensate her for the demolition of her house or provide her with alternative accommodation.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Jun 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
We express serious concern that the proposed changes to the Hong Kong SAR’s legal system and enforcement mechanisms proposed in the Draft National Security Law, fail to include assurances that the measures will be fully compliant with international human rights law, in particular with the obligations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Furthermore, we express concern that a lack of a precise definition in the Decision of the National People’s Congress for what types of conduct qualify as seriously endangering national security may result in the limiting or infringement of fundamental freedoms
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jun 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre el asesinato del defensor de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas Sr. Arbildo Meléndez Grandez, los ataques previos contra la defensora de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas, la Sra. Zulema Guevara, el intento de asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos Germán López, y las amenazas que enfrentan las comunidades nativas en el distrito de Puerto Inca.
Alleged victims: 6
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21 Aug 2020
    15 Jun 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con presuntas actividades de empleo irregular de capacidades de inteligencia militar relativas a la vigilancia y elaboración de perfiles – con base en la recolección de información pública y privada – de periodistas, defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos, incluyendo a líderes sociales y abogados de derechos humanos, magistrados, sindicalistas, personas vinculadas a los acuerdos de paz, y dirigentes políticos, entre otros, que habrían sido desarrolladas por miembros de las unidades de inteligencia de las fuerzas militares en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 57
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05 Aug 2020
    11 Jun 2020
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the continued disappearance and risk of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Idris Khattak.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jun 2020
    11 Jun 2020
    Mauritania
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l'absence de recours effectifs pour les victimes de violations des droits de l'homme pendant la période dite du "Passif humanitaire" en Mauritanie et le projet de loi sur la justice transitionnelle présenté à l'Assemblée nationale à ce sujet.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Sep 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
    09 Jun 2020
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged use of lethal force by the police in the enforcement of the Enhanced Community Quarantine that was imposed across the Philippines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Jun 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • health
Information received regarding the arrest and excessive use of force against human rights defender Gamuchirai Mukura.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jun 2020
    03 Jun 2020
    South Africa
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information recieved concerning alleged verbal and physical assaults against journalist Mr Paul Nthoba by police officers.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Nov 2020
21 Dec 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the continued detention of five women human rights defenders and the death in prison of human rights defender Mr. Abdullah Hamid Al-Hamid.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Jul 2020
07 Aug 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of prominent labour rights activists and trade union leaders including Haytham Mohamadein, Hassan Barbary, Alla Essam and Khalil Rizk.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Jun 2020
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders working for the non-governmental organisation MBAKITA.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2020
    29 May 2020
    Costa Rica
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de continuos actos de intimidación, amenazas, y ataques contra defensores de derechos humanos y líderes indígenas Bribri y Brörán en la defensa de sus tierras, territorios y recursos, y de la impunidad que gozan los presuntos perpetradores de los mismos.
Alleged victims: 4
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24 Jul 2020
    29 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation of human rights defender Mr. Am Sam Ath.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020
    20 May 2020
    Kenya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the allegations of the forced eviction of over 7,000 residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to use the land for a development project, and the serious threats made against woman human rights defender Ms. Ruth Mumbi, who may be at risk of enforced disappearance for defending the right to housing of the evicted individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 May 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning detention of over 120 persons in connection with their participation in protests or for having otherwise peacefully expressed their views.
Alleged victims: 120
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    14 May 2020
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest of over 300 undocumented migrants in Malaysia under the pretext of COVID-19 testing, and subsequent detention in overcrowded immigration detention centers.
Alleged victims: 500
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26 May 2020
06 Oct 2020
06 Oct 2020
    12 May 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas sobre los ataques contra los empleados de Radio Dario, la detención de Miguel Mora y de Lucía Pineda, director y jefa de prensa de 100% Noticias, los actos de hostigamiento y amenazas en contra Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director de Confidencial, la confiscación de los medios de comunicación Confidencial y 100% Noticias, y la retención de materia prima de La Prensa durante 75 semanas.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 May 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminalization by Indian authorities of the activities of journalists covering the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 May 2020
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrest and detention under the Hate Speech and Disinformation Prevention and Suppression Proclamation, adopted in February 2020, of journalist Yayesew Shimelis and lawyer Elizabeth Kebede for posts related to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic they published on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
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10 Jul 2020
    12 May 2020
    China
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. A-Nya Sengdra, a minority human rights defender from the Tibetan community, and the charges brought against him, in connection with his human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 May 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Concerns about policies with regards to addressing enforced disappearances in the country and recent statements from the Government on this issue.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment and prolonged detention of Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Habib and of Mr. Murtaja bin Abdallah bin Ali Qureiris.
Alleged victims: 2
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08 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • slavery
Información recibida en relación con la situación de las denominadas “madres cuidadoras” que laboran para la Secretaría de Obras Sociales de la esposa del Presidente. Las mujeres estarían sujetas a condiciones y posibles prácticas de explotación laboral que podrían constituir trabajo forzoso, y habrían sufrido actos de estigmatización de parte del gobierno tras reivindicar sus derechos. Además, estarían ahora en riesgo de perder su única fuente de ingresos sin ninguna posibilidad de reclamar sus derechos como trabajadoras, tras la intención anunciada del gobierno de cerrar el programa de “hogares sustitutos”.
Alleged victims: 684
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04 Jul 2020
    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2020
    06 May 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the harassment and “flagging” of human rights defenders and journalists by the United States government, in retaliation for their work with immigrants, asylum seekers and intending migrants. According to the information received, human rights defenders and journalists have been stopped and detained by U.S. authorities or by other governments at the request of U.S. authorities using flagging systems designed to stop organized crime and threats to national security. The events discussed below started in 2017 but appear to have escalated in response to work with the so-called “migrant caravan.”
Alleged victims: 20
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    06 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relacion con defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos y periodistas han sido detenidos por las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América, o por otros gobiernos, incluyendo el Gobierno de México, a petición de las autoridades de los Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU), mediante el uso de sistemas de señalización (flagging) diseñados para combatir el crimen organizado y las amenazas a la seguridad nacional.
Alleged victims: 20
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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
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received regarding the repeated denial of a right to fair trial of human rights defender Mr. Azimjan Askarov, whose health is severely deteriorating in his place of detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jun 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
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of 15 pro-democracy activists in connection with their participation in peaceful protests between August and October 2019 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Alleged victims: 15
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10 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Greece
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Information received regarding the expatriation of migrant rights defender Mr. Salam Kamal-Aldeen as well as the intimidation and criminalisation of non-governmental organisations defending the human rights of migrants on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Jul 2020
    01 May 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Ven Rachana, an online clothes seller, and Ms. Morn Eva, a transgender woman. We also refer to the comments made by Government officials targeting human rights NGOs that issued a statement in defence of women’s rights following their detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    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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    30 Apr 2020
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de ataques a la Defensoría del Pueblo y en particular de amenazas, hostigamientos y otros actos de violencia en contra de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa, Defensora del Pueblo a.i., y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga, Delegado Departamental Defensorial de Cochabamba. La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos otorgó, el 25 de diciembre de 2019, medidas cautelares y solicitó a Bolivia que adoptara las medidas necesarias para proteger los derechos a la vida e integridad personal de Nadia Alejandra Cruz Tarifa y Nelson Marcelo Cox Mayorga.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Jul 2021
    24 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received in relation con la supuesta situación de salud, acceso a la alimentación, al agua y saneamiento que afecta a las comunidades afrocolombianas y los pueblos indígenas de las subregiones del Bajo y del Medio Atrato del departamento de Chocó, particularmente los municipios de Riosucio, Carmen del Darién y Bojayá.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Jun 2020
22 Oct 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    Turkey
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received regarding the possible continued detention of human rights defenders and other civil society actors despite amendments to the Law on the Execution of Sentences and Security Measures which will authorise the early release of large groups of prisoners.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jun 2020
    23 Apr 2020
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
In this connection, we offer the following comments on the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap. 575 (“Anti-Terrorism Law”) and Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 200, Sections 9 and 10 (“Sedition Law”). We respectfully address a number of the human rights challenges evidenced in the legislation and advance our view on these ordinances, encouraging review and reconsideration of certain key aspects to ensure that the ordinances are in compliance with China’s international human rights obligations in respect of Hong Kong SAR.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
23 Jul 2020
    21 Apr 2020
    UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Apr 2020
    IUCN
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Apr 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
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    20 Apr 2020
    Total Headquarters
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning various acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan land rights defenders, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Total E&P Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning acts of harassment and intimidation against two Ugandan individuals, Mr. Jelousy Mugisha and Mr. Fred Mwesigwa, in connection with the Total Tilenga oil project. Mr. Jelousy Mugisha is a pastor and community leader in Buliisa in the Buliisa District of Uganda. Mr. Fred Mwesigwa is a farmer.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 May 2020
    20 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples