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2494 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    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
    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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    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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    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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23 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
    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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    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
    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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    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
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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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    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.
Alleged victims: -
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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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29 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020
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29 Jun 2020
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29 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
    28 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas detenciones arbitrarias, tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, las criminalizaciones y liberaciones provisionales del Sr. Henderson Eliecer Maldonado Colmenarez, y del Sr. Darvinson Rojas, así como sobre la posibilidad de que dichas alegaciones formen parte de un contexto de estigmatización, persecución y criminalización sistemática de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Venezuela, el cual se habría visto intensificado por el contexto actual de la crisis sanitaria global generada por el virus COVID-19
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Jul 2021
    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
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns regarding the national legal framework and the exclusion of indigenous peoples from forest management in Thailand
Alleged victims: 3
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09 Apr 2021
    20 Apr 2020
    France
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • business
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant divers actes de harcèlement et d’intimidation à l’encontre de deux défenseurs ougandais des droits de l’homme
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Jul 2020
    17 Apr 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the travel ban imposed on Mr. Laith Abu Zeyad preventing him from leaving Occupied Palestinian Territory which could be a reprisal for his cooperation with the United Nations on human rights issues and his endeavours to raise concerns at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020
    16 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de violations de la vie privée, d’atteinte à la dignité de la personne et de représailles à l’encontre de Mme Olaya Saadi, à la suite de sa coopération avec certains mécanismes des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
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    15 Apr 2020
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des actes d’agression et d’intimidation contre Mme Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, ainsi qu’un incendie criminel perpétré contre le siège du REDHAC, une coalition des défenseurs des droits de l’homme dont Mme Ngo Mbe est la Directrice exécutive.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Apr 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informacion recibida en relación con las agresiones verbales y físicas sufridas por al menos 12 periodistas que se encontraban cubriendo la llegada al país del diputado Juan Guaidó en el Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar y en la ciudad de Lara
Alleged victims: 22
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11 May 2021
    14 Apr 2020
    Qatar
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal penalties for spreading “fake news” online, which may unduly restrict freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Dec 2020
    14 Apr 2020
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de M. Karim Tabbou.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2020
02 Jun 2020
05 Jan 2021
    06 Apr 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia since 28 February 2019 of Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud Al Sharif, who are Saudi citizens.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Jun 2020
    02 Apr 2020
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions de plusieurs défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association, ainsi que d'interdiction récurrente de manifestations au Niger.
Alleged victims: 8
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    02 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders and dual and foreign nationals in Iranian prisons, despite the suspected outbreak of COVID-19 in prison.
Alleged victims: 7
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    02 Apr 2020
    Empresas Públicas de Medellín
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Apr 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre las alegaciones de actos de intimidación, vigilancia, y amenazas en contra de miembros del Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia (MRVA) en relación con su oposición al proyecto de construcción Hidroituango en la región Río Cauca.
Alleged victims: 5
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26 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and potential enforced disappearance of Ms. Truong Thi Ha while crossing the border from Laos to Viet Nam, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for her human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Malawi
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Messrs. Macdonald Sembereka, Gift Trapence and Timothy Mtambo for having issued a call to the public to assemble on March 25, 2020.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Abdulrahman Shdeifat.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of journalists Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammani and Mr. Mohamed Badr whose charges have not been communicated by authorities, and the detention, torture and ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Patrick George Zaki.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2020
    30 Mar 2020
    Algeria
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation violente et de détention arbitraire d'un défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2020
    19 Mar 2020
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preliminary analysis of the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020 (hereinafter “Draft Rules”), announced by the prime minister of Pakistan. It examines the compatibility of the Draft Rules with the obligations of Pakistan to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom opinion and expression and of privacy under international human rights law, particularly under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Pakistan ratified 23 June 2010.
Alleged victims: -
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19 May 2020
    19 Mar 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and harassment of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Oleg Volchek for the legitimate exercise of his professional activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Apr 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention de 15 personnes en raison de la tenue et de la participation à une réunion pacifique, dont 6 qui se trouvent actuellement en détention et risqueraient l’application de la peine de mort.
Alleged victims: 6
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24 Apr 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be the arbitrary detention and risk of ill-treatment or torture of Mr. Shao Zhongguo, as a reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender, and his association with Mr. Gao Zhisheng, another human rights defender whose fate and whereabouts are currently unknown.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Apr 2020
    10 Mar 2020
    Thammakaset Co. Ltd
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Thammakaset’s continued judicial harassment of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative conditions of migrant workers in your company. Your company allegedly continues to use criminal defamation laws to intimidate individuals by repeatedly denouncing exploitative working conditions at your poultry farm.
Alleged victims: 3
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    10 Mar 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial harassment by Thammakaset Co. Ltd (Thammakaset), of human rights defenders, migrant workers, journalists and academics for denouncing exploitative working conditions of migrant workers at the poultry farm of this Thai company.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Nov 2020
    09 Mar 2020
    Kyrgyzstan
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Concerns that, if adopted, the draft law may have a significant detrimental impact on the operations of all civil society organizations in Kyrgyzstan, including those that provide essential services. The amendments would unnecessarily and disproportionally restrict the right to freedom of association, as provided by Article 22 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), acceded to by Kyrgyzstan on 7 October 1994.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of three human rights defenders. Mr. Ding Jiaxi, Mr. Zhang Zhongshun and Mr. Dai Zhenya were each arrested on 26 December at different locations and placed under Residential Surveillance in Designated Location (RSDL).
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Apr 2020
    05 Mar 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
information received, concerning attacks, harassment and serious threats made over against the BBC Persian Service and the BBC World Service and its staff by the authorities of Iran (the Islamic Republic of) in conjunction with its coverage of the civil unrest and the extent of the casualties caused by a strong reaction to protests linked to an increase in fuel prices and the introduction of petrol rationing.
Alleged victims: 401
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    28 Feb 2020
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • religion or belief
Allegations of excessive use of force, arrests and arbitrary detention of protestors since December 2019, in the context of demonstrations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
Alleged victims: 31
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    28 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
The application of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Protest Law, Association Law, and NGO law raise serious concerns regarding increasing practices of arbitrary detention, allegations of torture, the absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards, restrictions on freedom of expression, the right to freedom of thought, and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The effects of these laws in the Sinai region have also resulted in violations of socio-economic rights including the right to education, the right to secure housing, the right to sustainable development and the rights to food and water.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2020
10 Mar 2021
    27 Feb 2020
    India
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, as well as the deteriorating health condition while in detention of Mr. Miyan Abdul Qayoom, a human rights lawyer and President of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Feb 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning allegations of torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against Mr. Waleed bin Sami Abu al-Khair.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Apr 2020
    25 Feb 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and prosecution of Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen and other 20 activists members of PTM.
Alleged victims: 39
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23 Apr 2020
    21 Feb 2020
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Preocupación ante la aprobación de la iniciativa de Ley No. 5257 que dispone aprobar reformas al Decreto No. 02-2003 sobre Organizaciones no Gubernamentales para el Desarrollo, el 11 de febrero de 2020. Dicha iniciativa de Ley ha sido objeto de una comunicación en 2018 (OL GTM 8/2018) que fue enviada al Gobierno de su Excelencia (OL GTM 8/2018) con fecha 27 de abril de 2018. Asimismo, tomamos nota de la respuesta del Gobierno de su Excelencia con fecha 20 de julio de 2018.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Feb 2020
    Burundi
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
informations que nous avons reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et condamnation de Mme Christine Kamikazi, Mme Agnès Ndirubusa, M. Térence Mpozenzi et M. Egide Harerimana, journalistes pour le groupe de presse Iwacu.
Alleged victims: 4
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    11 Feb 2020
    Turkey
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators at the Pride Marches that took place on the campus of the Middle East Technical University (METU) on 10 May 2019, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution against them.
Alleged victims: 19
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09 Apr 2020
    06 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, intimidation and physical attacks against human rights lawyer, Mr. Gamal Eid.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Apr 2020
    31 Jan 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance, alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent charges with non-bailable financial crimes against human rights lawyer Tito Magoti and journalist Erick Kabendera.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Jul 2020
    24 Jan 2020
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Ms. Zhanara Akhmetova, a journalist and one of the leaders of the opposition movement, “Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan” who is at imminent risk of being extradited from Ukraine to Kazakhstan where it is alleged that she may be persecuted and subjected to torture and/or other ill-treatment. She appealed a decision rejecting her application for asylum and a hearing was held on 14 January 2020. The decision is expected on 28 January 2020. In light of the information received we urge your Excellency’s Government not to extradite Ms. Akhmetova.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Oct 2020
    23 Jan 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometidos a torturas ni a otros malos tratos, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, al acceso a un juicio justo, a no ser sometido a injerencias ilegales o arbitrarias en el hogar, a la libertad de opinión y expresión, a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Colombia, en el contexto de las movilizaciones del Paro Nacional que comenzó el pasado 21 de noviembre hasta el 19 de diciembre de 2019 Durante este periodo se han registrado cerca de 1662 casos de detención de nacionales y extranjeros y aproximadamente unos 36 casos de manifestantes heridos, así como 4 agentes de la fuerza pública, incluyendo al menos una persona que habría perdido la vida mientras participaba en las manifestaciones y dos más en eventos no relacionados con las protestas que ocurrieron en las mismas fechas del Paro Nacional. Tomamos nota de nuevas movilizaciones en Colombia desde el pasado 21 de enero de 2020 a raíz de una nueva convocatoria de Paro Nacional.
Alleged victims: 1000
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13 Mar 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the detention of human rights defender Ms. Dinh Thi Phuong Thao and the confiscation of her passport by the Vietnamese authorities, as well as the detention of independent journalist Mr. Pham Chi Dung, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for his human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    22 Jan 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the deprivation of liberty and criminal prosecution of journalists Solafa Magdy, Hossam El-Sayad and Mohamed Salah by the Egyptian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Emir Usein Kuku to 12 years’ imprisonment in a strict-regime correctional colony.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Mar 2020
    21 Jan 2020
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la detención de Amaya Eva Coppens Zamora, Atahualpa Yupanqui Quintero Morán, Derlis Francisco Hernández Flores, Hansel Amaru Quintero Gómez, Ivannia del Carmen Alvarez Martínez, Jesús Adolfo Tefel Amador, Jordán Irene Lanzas Herrera, José Dolores Medina Cabrera Cabrera, María Margarita Hurtado Chamorro, Marvin Samir López Ñamendiz, Melvin Antonio Peralta Centeno, Neyma Elizabeth Hernández Ruiz, Olga Sabrina Valle López, Roberto Andrés Butching Miranda, Wendy Rebeca Juaréz Avilés y Wilfredo Alejandro Brenes Domínguez. En particular, hemos recibido información sobre al menos dos de los casos que podrían ser actos de represalias motivados por la cooperación con las Naciones Unidas, sus representantes y sus mecanismos en la esfera de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 18
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    21 Jan 2020
    India
    JUA
  • privacy
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued harassment intimidation and violation of the right to privacy of journalist Ms. Rana Ayyub, as well as the alleged failure by the authorities to provide effective protection.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Jan 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Mar 2020
    20 Jan 2020
    Energix
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign and a strategic lawsuit filed against human rights organisation Al-Marsad by the Israeli company Energix, in connection with Al-Marsad’s activities opposing a renewable energy project in the Occupied Syrian Golan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jan 2020
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning raids, seizures of property, prosecution, liquidation and interdiction relating to the human rights NGOs ‘Justice Initiative’, ‘Memorial’, ‘Center of Support for the Indigenous Peoples of the North’ and ‘People in Need'
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Mar 2020
    13 Jan 2020
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning peaceful protests which took place across central and southern Iraq since 1 October 2019.
Alleged victims: 19424
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19 Mar 2020
    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
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    20 Dec 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant le harcèlement et les menaces dont est victime M. Mounir Baatour, y compris les menaces de mort, diffusées sur les médias sociaux en lien avec ses activités légitimes de défenseurs des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Feb 2020
    19 Dec 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del Sr. Cruz Soto Caraveo, integrante del Colectivo de Familias Desplazadas Forzadamente de la Sierra Tarahumara, y la situación de las personas desplazadas de la Sierra Tarahumara, Estado de Chihuahua, por cuenta de la violencia causada por grupos de delincuencia organizada en la zona.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Feb 2020
23 Apr 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged decision not to permit practicing law to human rights lawyer Kumaravadivel Guruparan, apparently in reprisal against his peaceful human rights work.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Dec 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 234 individuals, and the reported arrest of 7000 individuals. Concerns relating to conditions of detention including mistreatment of detainees, as well as restrictions on journalists covering the events.
Alleged victims: 7000
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18 Feb 2020
    18 Dec 2019
    Haiti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçue concernant l’usage excessif de la force durant des manifestations et des attaques contre des journalistes couvrant ces évènements.
Alleged victims: 168
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    17 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ththe alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Eman Al-Helw, woman human rights defender and Hossam Ahmad, trans-man.
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Dec 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • human rights defenders
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
Información recibida en relación con una moción presentada el 15 de octubre ante el Congreso Nacional de Honduras, y el posible impacto en la labor de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el marco del contexto actual de crisis migratoria en Centro y Norte américa.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Konan Hubert Yao ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, short-term enforced disappearance and charging of health rights defenders from the organisation Changsha Funeng, Messrs. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, in connection with their advocacy for non-discrimination and the rights of disadvantaged groups, as well as the investigations opened against Mr. Cheng’s wife and brother.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Dec 2019
    09 Dec 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the legal action and the imposition of international travel ban against Ms. Nurcan Kaya, a human rights defender advocating for the rights of minorities in Turkey
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Feb 2020
    06 Dec 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the the arbitrary arrest, detention and torture of human rights defender, Mr. Ramy Kamel Saied Salib, reportedly in connection to his human right work and to prevent his participation at the 12th session of the Forum on Minority Issues, which took place in Geneva from 28 to 29 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Mar 2020
24 Aug 2020
    03 Dec 2019
    Australia
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received the Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 that was adopted by the Queensland Parliament on 24 October 2019, which contains a number of provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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04 Feb 2020
    29 Nov 2019
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances and deaths in custody of at least 27 individuals due to torture, inhumane treatment, degrading living conditions, and denial of medical assistance in the Turkmen prison system, in particular at the maximum-security prison Ovadan Depe.
Alleged victims: 28
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14 Feb 2020
    28 Nov 2019
    Djibouti
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire et des actes de torture pendant sa détention de M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et au secret de M. Said Abdilahi Yassin, militants de la deuxième fédération du Mouvement pour le Renouveau démocratique et le développement (MRD), principal parti d’opposition, et membres de la Ligue djiboutienne des droits humains (LDDH). M. Osman Yonis Bogoreh est également journaliste travaillant notamment sur des cas d’exactions par la police djiboutienne.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the ban from entry into Russia issued against human rights defender Mr. Johannes Rohr, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jan 2020
    25 Nov 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning hatred, verbal harassment and threats against Rhadem Camlian Morados, including death threats and threats of kidnapping, disseminated on social media on account of his work on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics and his advocacy as a gay Muslim claiming that his religion is inclusive and affirmative of his sexuality.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Nov 2019
    Argentina
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Información recibida respecto a las presuntas represalias y hostigamiento que habría sufrido el abogado Mario Luis Coriolano, por el ejercicio de sus funciones como Defensor de Casación, así como por los presuntos malos tratos físicos y psíquicos y falta de atención médica con gravísimas consecuencias para su salud que habría sufrido Mónica Mego Velayresse, quien se encuentra detenida en un establecimiento penitenciario de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Dec 2019
06 Dec 2019
06 Dec 2019
06 Dec 2019
    22 Nov 2019
    Afghanistan
    UA
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest warrant issued against a human rights defender, and the hateful messages and threats against him and other members of the Logar Youth, Social and Civil Institution, in connection with their research on alleged widespread sexual abuse of young boys in the Logar province.
Alleged victims: 5
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    20 Nov 2019
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the treatment and detention conditions of journalist Nguyen Van Hoa and environmental activist Lê Ðình Lu?ng, following their public activism in the aftermath of the Formosa steel plant toxic spill.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Mar 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning several incidents of alleged excessive force and ill-treatment by security forces and Lebanese army personnel against protesters, and failures to adequately protect protesters from violent attacks by alleged sympathizers of political groups, during overwhelmingly peaceful mass protests across towns and cities in Lebanon, including downtown Beirut, since 17 October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2020
    20 Nov 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • racism
Information received concerning large demonstrations which took place in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in Malang, Surabaya, Semarang Fakfak, Manokwari, Timika, Waghete, Jayapura and Wamena, in response to alleged acts of racism against Papuan students.
Alleged victims: 1017
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21 Nov 2019
14 Feb 2020
    15 Nov 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Than Hla who has been arrested and charged with offences under section 19 of the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law 2012.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Nov 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la sanción de un año de privación de libertad impuesta al periodista independiente Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, acusado de los delitos de resistencia y desobediencia, por el Tribunal Municipal Popular de la ciudad de Guantánamo, Cuba. Hacemos referencia, asimismo, a la información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria de Quiñones Haces, aparentemente sin el debido proceso, la cual estaría directamente relacionada con las actividades periodísticas que realizaba en la cobertura de un proceso judicial de interés público.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Nov 2019
13 Jan 2020
    13 Nov 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing detention of Mr. Ibrahim Abdelmonem Metwally Hegazy (متولي حجازي عبدالمنعم ابراهيم), in reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender and cooperation with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID).
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2019
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and prosecution of Mr. Muhammad Ismail, the father of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Jan 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation et la détention de M. Walid El Batal ainsi qu’aux poursuites pénales à son encontre.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Feb 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Saba al-Mahdawi, who had participated in some demonstrations in the past weeks.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2019
    Burkina Faso
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force, d’exécutions arbitraires, de torture et d’enlèvements, ainsi que des destructions de biens culturels, et ce depuis décembre 2018. Ces actes auraient été commis dans le contexte des opérations militaires antiterroristes menées par les Forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) en réponse aux attaques de groupes non armés dans plusieurs régions du pays. Les opérations des FDS prendraient pour cible principalement la communauté pastorale Peule, une minorité ethnolinguistique représentant 10% de la population burkinabé. En conséquence de ces attaques, de nombreux habitants de ces régions ont dû abandonner leurs villages et sont actuellement déplacés.
Alleged victims: 1008
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07 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020
    07 Nov 2019
    Maldives
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the launching of investigations against the human rights organisation Maldivian Democracy Network, public calls for its de-registration, as well as the intensified online harassment, intimidation and threats against its staff members, including Ms. Shahindha Ismail and Mr. Mushfiq Mohamed.
Alleged victims: 5
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15 Jan 2020
    05 Nov 2019
    Chile
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la vida y la integridad personal, a la libertad de expresión, de reunión pacífica y de asociación en Chile, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 19 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria del Estado de Excepción Constitucional de Emergencia y hasta la fecha de la presente, en particular sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas y adolescentes); lo cual ha causado al menos 4316 personas detenidas y 1574 heridas, incluyendo al menos 23 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, violencia sexual a mujeres, presuntas detenciones ilegales en domicilios particulares y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: 4667
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03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
    01 Nov 2019
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • torture
We offer the following comments on the effect and application of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China (Counter-Terrorism Law) promulgated on 27 December 2015 effective as of 1 January 2016 and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People's Republic of China.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Dec 2019
    01 Nov 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and other human rights violations in prison, including restrictions on religious practices and family visits, against Ms. Hajar Mansoor Hasan, and her cellmate Ms. Medina Ali, as well as the continued imprisonment and deteriorating health of human rights defender Mr. Nabeel Rajab.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Dec 2019
    25 Oct 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the discriminatory restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of expression of LBTIQ human rights defenders, which may relate to their engagement in advocacy on human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender equality.
Alleged victims: 4
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23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
22 May 2020
    23 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial, sentencing, imprisonment and provisional release of blogger and human rights defender Mr. Alaa Abdel Fattah, as well as the recent arrest of and charges against him, his lawyer Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer and human rights defender Ms. Abdel Fattah, and the physical and verbal abuse against them while in detention. The alleged violations of Mr. El-Baqer’s rights appear to be linked to his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    22 Oct 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas y el incremento de riesgos y violaciones a los derechos humanos de los defensores y defensoras que ejercen su labor en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 86
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23 Dec 2019
08 Jan 2020
    21 Oct 2019
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the arrest of and charges brought against human rights defender Doros Polykarpou in connection with his activities in defense of the rights of migrants.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Dec 2019
    18 Oct 2019
    Germany
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the motion CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP and Bündnis90/Die Grünen “Resisting the BDS Movement with Determination – Combating Anti-Semitism” adopted by the German Bundestag on 17 May 2019, which includes undue restrictions to the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jan 2020
    18 Oct 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires de M. Fadel Breika et M. Moulay Abba Bouzaid.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Oct 2019
    Jordan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning Mr. Abed al Karem Al-Shraideh, who was arrested and detained on 2 September 2019, and who is presently on bail pending an investigation, for allededly criticizing Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein in a video posted to Facebook.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of the use of excessive and lethal force by security forces, including live ammunition, against peaceful protesters, reports of deadly targeted sniper fire against and targeted killings of protesters, resulting in dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detentions of protesters and civil society activists, an internet shutdown, the forced closure of several satellite TV channels, and the intimidation and harassment of journalists and civil society activists, in cities and governorates across central and southern Iraq, including in Baghdad, since the beginning of October 2019.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Dec 2019
    11 Oct 2019
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de serias violaciones a los derechos a la libertad de expresión, libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación en Ecuador, en el contexto de las manifestaciones que han tenido lugar desde el 3 de octubre de 2019 a partir de la declaratoria de estado de excepción, incluyendo de uso excesivo de la fuerza en contra de manifestantes (incluyendo niños, niñas, adolescentes, mujeres embarazadas, personas de edad, y personas con discapacidad), miembros de pueblos indígenas y periodistas, lo cual ha causado al menos 929 detenidos y cientos de heridos, incluyendo al menos 5 personas que habrían perdido la vida mientras participaban en las protestas. Hemos recibido también información sobre presuntas detenciones masivas, y hechos que podrían constituir tortura, tratos o penas crueles, inhumanas y degradantes en centros de detención.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Oct 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida relativa a la próxima discusión en la Primera Sala de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación del proyecto de sentencia relativo al amparo en revisión no. 835/2018.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2020
30 Jan 2020
    09 Oct 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, the terrorism-related charges and smear campaign against him, and the deportation of his spouse to France.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Oct 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre las suspensiones del registro de actas constitutivas, ordinarias y extraordinarias, de organizaciones no gubernamentales, asociaciones y fundaciones hasta nuevo aviso.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Nov 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of a raid on Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association in the town of Ramallah.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
    07 Oct 2019
    Honduras
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre el asesinato de la Sra. Bessy Ferrero Sánchez y el intento de asesinato en contra de la Sra. Vicky Carvajal, ambas mujeres trans defensoras de derechos humanos que trabajan con personas LGBTI y miembros del Colectivo de Mujeres Trans Muñecas de la Asociación ARCOIRIS (“el Colectivo”).
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Nov 2019
06 Jan 2020
06 Jan 2020
    07 Oct 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la próxima discusión del “Proyecto de Ley para Brindar Seguridad Jurídica sobre la Huelga y sus Procedimientos” que fue debatido en la Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica el 8 de septiembre de 2018 y reenviado a consulta a la Sala Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Justicia; y que de ser aprobado podría ser incompatible con las obligaciones derivadas de las normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos contraídas por Costa Rica.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Oct 2019
    02 Oct 2019
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the harassment and intimidation, including death threats, against human rights defenders Ms. Brenda De Guzman, Ms. Christine Grace Ongos and Mr. Ramiel Aballe for providing legal assistance to the defence of nine farmers accused of murdering a local government Councillor in the Philippines province of Negros Occidental, Western Visayas region, on 31 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 3
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    30 Sep 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention d’une personne poursuivie pour des faits d’ordre privé, qui pourraient être liés à son travail de journaliste indépendante ou aux activités de ses proches dans le domaine des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2019
09 Dec 2019
    26 Sep 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of minority rights defenders Khu Kyue Phe Khel, Dee De, Myo Hlaing Win, Khun Thomas, Khun John Paul and Khu Ree Du, members of the Karenni ethnic minority.
Alleged victims: 6
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07 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019
    25 Sep 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Sep 2019
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Jan 2020
    19 Sep 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and also concerning the use of force against, and detention of, peaceful protesters, in conjunction with the public demonstrations exclusion of candidates to the elections Moscow City Duma scheduled for 8 September 2019.
Alleged victims: 20
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13 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
    18 Sep 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations additionnelles reçues concernant la situation des membres de l’organisation Organic Farming for Gorillas Cameroon (OFFGO) et la possible arrestation de M. Vincent Awazi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    18 Sep 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged denial of adequate health care for serious health conditions of several detainees held in the Jau Prison.
Alleged victims: 10
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19 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
    11 Sep 2019
    Togo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant le projet de loi modifiant la loi du 16 mai 2011 fixant les conditions d’exercice de la liberté de réunion et de manifestation pacifiques et publiques adopté le 7 août 2019 par l’Assemblée Nationale
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Sep 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the suspension of registration of the human rights organisation Centre for Social Development, and the surveillance, threats and attacks against its staff and their family members, including a recent attempted shooting of the daughter of the organisation’s secretary, which appears to be linked to his work in defence of human rights and his engagement with the UN in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Sep 2019
    Japan
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged criminal complaint of extortion against Mr. Walter Dionicio Sánchez Ramos, which appears to be linked to his work in defense of the human rights of workers and families affected by the activities of the Japanese company Furukawa Plantaciones C.A. in Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Dec 2019
    10 Sep 2019
    Furukawa Plantaciones C. A.
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
Información recibida en relación con la presunta denuncia penal de extorsión en contra del Sr. Walter Dionicio Sánchez Ramos por su lucha a favor de los derechos humanos de las familias agrícolas afectadas por la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C.A del Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Sep 2019
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • business
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la presunta denuncia penal de extorsión en contra del Sr. Walter Dionicio Sánchez Ramos por su lucha a favor de los derechos humanos de las familias agrícolas afectadas por la empresa japonesa Furukawa Plantaciones C.A en Ecuador.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019
    10 Sep 2019
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning allegations of retaliatory measures taken by Bangladeshi authorities against Rohingya refugees in reaction to the “Genocide Day” protest which occurred on 25 August 2019.
Alleged victims: 8
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    04 Sep 2019
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the forced expatriation of two activists from Cuba, reportedly facilitated by Aruba Airlines, a company registered in Aruba, as well as the threat of a formal accusation made by Aruba Airlines against Mr. Javier Larrondo Calafat, a human rights defender and representative of the victims of the alleged human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • racism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning an Internet shutdown in West Papua and subsequent acts of harassment and threats against journalist Mr. Victor Mambor and lawyer Ms. Veronica Koman who have been reporting on the shutdown and the protests.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 Sep 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que aunque eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, reserva al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”.
Alleged victims: 72
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04 Nov 2019
    04 Sep 2019
    Aruba Airlines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, las amenazas y expatriaciones forzosas desde Cuba de defensores/as de derechos humanos, periodistas y activistas sociales y políticos en el marco de la reforma migratoria de 2013 que eliminó la restricción de un permiso especial para viajar al extranjero, pero que reservó al gobierno cubano amplias facultades discrecionales para restringir el derecho a viajar por motivos de “defensa y seguridad nacional” u “otras razones de interés público”. De acuerdo a información recibida, parecería que Aruba Airlines contribuyó a facilitar la expatriación forzosa en dos de los casos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Oct 2019
    03 Sep 2019
    Equatorial Guinea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de severos actos de represión a las actividades de organizaciones de la sociedad civil ecuatoguineana, en particular sobre la disolución del Centro de Estudios e Iniciativas para el Desarrollo de Guinea Ecuatorial (CEID) y el hostigamiento del que ha sido víctima el Sr. Alfredo Okenve, los cuales podrían constituir actos de represalias por su cooperación con mecanismos y órganos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Sep 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders Ms. Salma Ashraf Abdel Halim Abdelghaffar, Mr. Mohamed Zarea, and Mr. Amr Magdi, including acts of reprisal against Ms. Ashraf and Mr. Zarea for their cooperation with the United Nations in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Aug 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of smear campaign against human rights organisations Al-Haq and Al Mezan, threats, including death threats, against Al-Haq’s General Director, Mr. Shawan Jabarin, as well as the travel restrictions imposed on a consultant for Al Mezan and on Mr. Issam Younis, the Commissioner General of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in Palestine.
Alleged victims: 4
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    28 Aug 2019
    India
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the continued judicial proceedings against and arbitrary detention of ten human rights defenders promoting the rights of the Dalit minority, and the house arrests of five of them.
Alleged victims: 10
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    27 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Mr. Huang Qi. Mr. Huang Qi was the head of the human rights organization Tianwang Human Rights Service and founder of the human rights website 64tianwang.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Aug 2019
    Tunisia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the proposed Draft Law No 91-2018 which seeks to alter existing Tunisia’s emergency powers legislation.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Nov 2019
    23 Aug 2019
    Kuwait
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrests and detention of human rights defenders in connection with their peaceful advocacy on behalf of the Bedoon community in Kuwait, as well as allegations of torture and ill-treatment against them.
Alleged victims: 16
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11 Oct 2019
    20 Aug 2019
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged police intimidation and harassment since 2005 and subsequent detention on 9 December 2018 of Mr. Wang Yi and Mrs. Jiang Rong, founders of the Early Rain Covenant Church.
Alleged victims: 15
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    19 Aug 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
  • environment
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the conviction of 14 land rights defenders and the imprisonment of 13 of them in connection with their resistance to eviction from lands belonging to the Sai Thong National Park.
Alleged victims: 14
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10 Jun 2020
    19 Aug 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con agresiones, intimidaciones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte y detención en contra de Aníbal Enrique Toruño Jirón, Aníbal Enrique Alonso Toruño, Víctor Xavier Morales Toruño, Audberto José Gallo Solís, Catalino Leo Cárcamo Herrera, Marcelino Saturnino Osorio Salmerón, Francisco José Torrez Tapia, Jorge Fernando Vallejos Olivas y Rudy Emelit Ramos Reyes, empleados de Radio Darío en León, Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 9
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    19 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender Ms. Chen Jianfang.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Oct 2019
    16 Aug 2019
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning severe restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association imposed during the past week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detention of political figures, journalists, members of civil society and human rights defenders in the state, and violations to the right to life.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Aug 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation, de détention arbitraire et d’harcèlement judiciaire de M. Salah Dabouz, de M. Hadj Ibrahim Aouf et de M. Kamal Eddine Fekhar. Nous avons également reçu des informations concernant des allégations de mauvais traitements, y compris dans un établissement de santé, de M. Aouf et M. Fekhar durant leur incarcération, ayant entrainé la mort de M. Fekhar.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2019
    08 Aug 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informaçion relativa a la entrada en vigor el 1 de agosto de 2019 del decreto 115, el cual modifica el Código Penal del Estado de Tabasco y mediante el cual se estarían penalizando conductas que podrían ser una expresión legitima del derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación, a la libertad de expresión y del derecho a defender los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Jan 2020
    31 Jul 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of the human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Oct 2019
17 Oct 2019
    31 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
información recibida en relación con la situación de nueve organizaciones de la sociedad civil nicaragüense, en particular sobre los recursos legales que han presentado, el estado actual de sus reclamaciones, el daño patrimonial relativo a la cancelación de su personalidad jurídica y amenazas expresadas en contra de una de las organizaciones.
Alleged victims: 9
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    29 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las acciones y declaraciones descalificadoras emitidas por el Presidente de la República y otras autoridades del poder ejecutivo federal sobre el trabajo de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos de México (CNDH), institución nacional de derechos humanos acreditada con clase A por su cumplimiento de los Principios de Paris.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jul 2019
    Gabon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire de Mme Marie Claudette Ndagui, l’aggravation de son état de santé durant sa detention et l’absence de soins médicaux appropriés.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail, criminal legal proceedings against her, and the harassment of her family members and friends through house-raids, the opening of criminal proceedings against her parents and allegations of torture of her associates.
Alleged victims: 5
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30 Sep 2019
    23 Jul 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentencing of eleven council members of the Turkish Medical Association to prison on the charge of “provoking the public to hatred and enmity”, following statements on the effects of war and conflict on public health.
Alleged victims: 11
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20 Sep 2019
    22 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • education
  • food
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida proveniente de diferentes actores nacionales sobre los impactos negativos que han tenido una serie de desalojos forzosos ejecutados desde 2017 a la fecha, en varios derechos humanos entre ellos el derecho a vivienda, alimentación, agua, saneamiento, educación, de las personas que viven en el área rural y que pertenecen a pueblos indígenas y a comunidades campesinas.
Alleged victims: -
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    19 Jul 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution under terrorism-related charges of human rights defenders, critics and peaceful protesters for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly , in particular in the context of the February train accident at Ramses Station in Cairo and the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and charging of labour rights defenders Messrs. Chengbing Ke, Zhili Wei and Zhengjun Yang.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Sep 2019
    19 Jul 2019
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest of Mr. Kong Raiya and Mr. Soung Neakpaon
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Sep 2019
    18 Jul 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort à l’encontre du défenseur des droits de l’Homme M. Jean-Claude Katende.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jul 2019
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of woman environmental rights defender Ms. Alexandra Koroleva for non-compliance with the Foreign Agent Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Malawi
    JUA
  • albinism
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and judicial harassment directed at several human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 4
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03 Sep 2019
    17 Jul 2019
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the travel ban issued against the human rights defender Mr. Daniyar Khassenov, his repeated detention, and threats made against him and his family members.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Jul 2021
    15 Jul 2019
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Suriname
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution of 37 individuals on 23 April 2019, including Mr. Munir Al-Adam, and the wave of arrests in the period 4-9 April 2019 of intellectuals, writers, and human rights defenders
Alleged victims: 53
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12 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Lucia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Peru
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Paraguay
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Panama
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding an amendment bill to revise the existing act of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act-2012, potentially severely undermining the NHRC’s authority, effectiveness and independence and limiting the Nepali people’s ability to access justice.
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17 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    15 Jul 2019
    Jamaica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued detention of Mr. Abbas Lisani by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
concerning the initiation of criminal proceedings against Mr. Anand Grover and the human rights NGO Lawyers Collective.
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jul 2019
    Honduras
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
La información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Haiti
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Informations concernant la ratification prioritaire de l' Accord régional sur l’accès à l’information, la participation publique et l’accès à la justice à propos des questions environnementales en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes (Accord Escazú).
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guyana
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning the ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Aug 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Grenada
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información relativa a la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Dominica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Costa Rica
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Colombia
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Chile
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
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    15 Jul 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Belize
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Barbados
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Bahamas
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Jul 2019
    Argentina
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la ratificación del Acuerdo Regional sobre el Acceso a la Información, la Participación Pública y el Acceso a la Justicia en Asuntos Ambientales en América Latina y el Caribe (Acuerdo de Escazú) como una cuestión de prioridad.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Antigua and Barbuda
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • business
  • development
  • disability
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • international order
  • international solidarity
  • older persons
  • racism
  • water and sanitation
  • women in law and in practice
Information concerning ratification of the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement) as a matter of priority.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Jul 2019
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations about the criminalisation and arbitrary detention of six human rights defenders which appears to be directly motivated by their legitimate and peaceful human rights activities.
Alleged victims: 6
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17 Jul 2019
    12 Jul 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning several physical assaults and death threats against Mr Aekachai Hongkangwan, Mr Anurak Jeantawanich and Mr Sirawith Serithiwat.
Alleged victims: 3
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15 Jul 2019
    12 Jul 2019
    Italy
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • international solidarity
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest and subsequent release of, and two criminal investigations opened against Ms. Carola Rackete, as well as alleged threats to the independence of the judiciary arising from public statements by the Minister of Interior of Italy, Mr Matteo Salvini.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Oct 2019
    12 Jul 2019
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • business
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida alegando irregularidades en el cumplimiento de la sentencia de la Corte de Constitucionalidad de 3 de septiembre de 2018 y su ampliación de 8 de octubre de 2018 en la que se ordenaba al Estado, a través del Ministerio de Energía y Minas, consultar al pueblo indígena xinka asentado en el área de influencia relativa las actividades de la Mina San Rafael. También quisiéramos llevar a su atención información sobre los ataques, las amenazas e intimidaciones que habría sufrido el Sr. Quelvin Otoniel Jiménez Villalta, abogado indígena y defensor de los derechos humanos, quien se desempeña como asesor legal del Parlamento Xinka desde 2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Sep 2019
11 Sep 2019
03 Feb 2020
    09 Jul 2019
    Turkey
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the sentencing of Ms. Eren Keskin, as well as the arbitrary arrest and subsequent release of Ms. Nurcan Baysal.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Sep 2019
    08 Jul 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de detención arbitraria de defensores de derechos humanos de personas migrantes, y con relación a la situación de las personas migrantes en caravana, en dirección a México y a los Estados Unidos de América.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
    05 Jul 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning the surveillance, intimidation and harassment against Mr. Omar Abduaziz Alzahrani
Alleged victims: 3
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    05 Jul 2019
    Kuwait
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning an online campaign against Ms. Ebtehal Al-Khateeb, after speaking out for the rights of the Bedoon community in Kuwait.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Aug 2019
    02 Jul 2019
    Morocco
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la dissolution de Racine, une organisation à but non lucratif œuvrant pour l'intégration de la culture dans les politiques publiques de développement humain, social et économique.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Oct 2019
    02 Jul 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée du défenseur de droits de l’homme, M. Franklin Mowha.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jun 2019
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged excessive use of force against peaceful demonstrators and human rights defenders, as well as alleged arbitrary arrest of individuals participating in peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
    20 Jun 2019
    Georgia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning possible restrictions to the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of association and to the freedom of expression of the LGBT community following threats and acts of intimidation against organizers and participants to the Tbilisi Pride.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2019
    19 Jun 2019
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant la Proposition de Loi Relative à la Protection et à la responsabilité du Défenseur des Droits Humains.
Alleged victims: -
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    18 Jun 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the deteriorating health situation of the detained human rights defender and journalist, Ms. Narges Mohammadi, currently serving a 16-year prison sentence in Evin Prison. Ms. Narges Mohammadi suffers from several serious health conditions, including a pulmonary embolism and a neurological disorder that can result in partial paralysis.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jun 2019
    Peru
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización de miembros de la comunidad indígena, el Sr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, el Sr. Edison Vargas Huamanga y la Sra. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. Estas alegaciones están presuntamente relacionadas con su labor de defensa de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y los derechos humanos relacionados con el medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    MMG Limited
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Aug 2019
    17 Jun 2019
    MMG Las Bambas
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida con la criminalización de miembros de la comunidad indígena, el Sr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, el Sr. Edison Vargas Huamanga y la Sra. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. Estas alegaciones están presuntamente relacionadas con su labor de defensa de los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas y de los derechos humanos relacionados con el medio ambiente en torno al proyecto minero Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    China Minmetals Corporation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas in Peru. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights of the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas in Peru.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Jun 2019
    Australia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding the the criminalisation of members of the indigenous community, Mr. Gregorio Rojas Paniura, Mr. Edison Vargas Huamanga and Ms. Nohemí Portilla Vargas in Peru. These allegations are related to their work defending the rights of indigenous peoples and human rights related to the environment in the context of the mining project Las Bambas
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Jun 2020
    14 Jun 2019
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received regarding Aung Marm Oo, the editor-in-chief and executive director of the Development Media Group (DMG) in Rakhine State, who has been charged under section 17(2) of the Unlawful Associations Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Aug 2019
    12 Jun 2019
    Cuba
    JOL
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación al Decreto 349 sobre "Contravenciones de las regulaciones en materia de política cultural y sobre la prestación de servicios artísticos", que entró en vigor el 7 de diciembre de 2018, y señalar a la atención del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con las restricciones impuestas al derecho a la libertad de expresión artística y creatividad, al derecho a la libertad de expresión y al derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y a la libertad de asociación, como resultado de la aplicación del mencionado decreto.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Aug 2019
    07 Jun 2019
    Brazil
    JOL
  • African Descent
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • leprosy
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the presidential Decree n. 9759/2019 of 11 April 2019, which according to its title “extinguishes and establishes guidelines, rules and limitations” for the administration of federal public collegiate bodies, through a number of provisions reversing the mechanisms necessary for the exercise of fundamental freedoms and the participation of civil society actors in public affairs.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Aug 2019
    06 Jun 2019
    Colombia
    JUA
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • racism
Información recibida sobre un ataque con armas de fuego y granadas, así como amenazas de muerte en contra de líderes afrodescendientes en la región del Norte de Cauca.
Alleged victims: 16
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30 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
    31 May 2019
    Uruguay
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar la atención urgente del Gobierno de Su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido sobre la presunta denuncia penal de difamación e injuria en contra del Sr. Richard Mariani presuntamente por su lucha contra la impunidad por crímenes cometidos durante la dictadura en Uruguay.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 2019
    31 May 2019
    Uganda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of an attack against human rights defender Ms. Nana Annett Namata by police officers, resulting in her hospitalisation, as well as the recent arrest and ongoing trial of human rights defender Ms. Stella Nyan
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 May 2019
    Malta
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of acts of intimidations against Ms. Sarah Clarke by Maltese high level officials during a UN High Level event on 10 December 2018
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
    31 May 2019
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning State publications which appear to stigmatize civil society organisations engaging with UN human rights mechanisms and the broader harassment of civil society organisations engaging with these mechanisms.
Alleged victims: -
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31 Jul 2019
    29 May 2019