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1736 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    23 Jan 2023
    Tajikistan
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the following comments on the Law of the Republic of Tajikistan on Combating Terrorism (hereafter “CT Law”) and the Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan (hereafter “Criminal Code”). We respectfully address a number of serious human rights challenges in relation to the definition of terrorism contained in the legislation which, in our view, is overly broad, the negative and disproportionate impact of the legislation on particular groups, on due process, as well as on the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression, and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. We therefore respectfully encourage your Excellency's Government to review and reconsider certain key aspects to ensure that the law complies with Tajikistan's international human rights obligations. We recall that Special Procedures Experts have raised concerns on some of these issues, particularly in relation to the Pamiri minority (communications TJK 1/2022, TJK 2/2022 and TJK 3/2022), to which the Government has not yet responded.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Nov 2022
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
Informations concernant le renvoi auprès de la juridiction militaire libanaise, de l'enquête sur la mort de M. Bashar Abdel Saud, un réfugié syrien, qui serait décédé le 31 août 2022 peu après avoir été arrêté et torturé par les forces de sécurité libanaises, et l'absence suivante d'une enquête effective, impartiale et indépendante sur les circonstances de sa mort. Ce cas ferait partie d'une série de cas de civils soumis à des actes de torture et disparitions forcées qui auraient été transférés à des tribunaux militaires qui ne respectent pas les normes d'indépendance et d'impartialité requises pour les procédures judiciaires en vertu du droit international.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Nov 2022
    Serbia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information concerning the allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention against Mr. Ecevit Piroglu in Serbia, as well as of his possible forcible removal to Türkiye, where he allegedly would be at serious risk of suffering irreparable harm to his personal liberty, security and integrity, among other human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Nov 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • racism
Information concerning current migration and border governance policies adopted by the United States of America since 2020, which have reportedly hindered protection seeking migrants’ access to the U.S. territory and to asylum procedures in the country. Concerns include allegations of collective expulsions carried out at the border with Mexico under the authority of Title 42 of the U. S. Code, including recent expulsions of thousands of Venezuelan nationals without adequate procedural safeguards, including against refoulement.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Nov 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
Information concerning the risk of imminent execution of Mr. Hussein Abo al-Kheir, a 57-year-old Jordanian citizen, for drug related offenses that does not meet the threshold for “most serious crimes” in a context that continues to indicate a highly alarming acceleration of executions, including of non-nationals, for this type of offence in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Nov 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued lack of adequate medical care provided to Dr. Abdelmoniem Aboulfotouh Abdelhadi, in prison, who is believed to be in a life-threatening state of health.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2023
    17 Nov 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the administrative detention of Mr. Uladzimir Tseliapun and Ms. Nasta Loika.
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Nov 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender, Mr. Hossein Ronaghi, his subsequent ill-treatment, critical health condition and medical neglect, and the arrest and charges amounting to death penalty against Saman Yasin, a rapper and activist.
Alleged victims: 2
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    14 Nov 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the reported death, while in custody, of Mr. Johairie Dagalangit.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2023
    11 Nov 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the repeated enforced disappearance, torture and ill treatment, and medical negligence, of human rights defender, Dr. Ahmed Shawky Abdelsattar Mohamed Amasha.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Nov 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the allegations of arbitrary arrest of 4 trade union leaders, including Mr. Aliaksandr Yarashuk, Mr. Hennadz Fiadynich and Mr. Vasil Berasneu on 19 April 2022, and their lengthy pre-trial detention in state custody in violation of the international human rights norms binding Belarus. Moreover, we are concerned about the imminent threats to their health and life due to inadequate detention conditions and lack of access to necessary and proper medical care in detention.
Alleged victims: 4
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    08 Nov 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information concerning the alleged enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, torture, and extra-judicial killings, reportedly committed by Government security forces between May 1989 and January 1990, in the Matale District, in the context of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) uprising. The allegations received also refer to a complete lack of accountability and judicial action against the State authorities identified as the main perpetrators of the violations committed.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Nov 2022
    Somalia
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • Somalia
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution of Ms. Hani Abdirahman Abdimalik and Mr. Said Aden Mohamed, for having converted to Christianity, in violation of their right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and their rights as members of a religious minority in Somalia.
Alleged victims: 2
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    03 Nov 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information concerning the arrest and detention of Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a leading forensic medical practitioner and anti-torture and human rights expert by the Turkish authorities in connection with her exercise of free expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Nov 2022
    Chad
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant de graves allégations d'usage excessif et létal de la force dans le cadre de manifestations opposées à la prolongation de la période de transition; ces allégations faisant état de 80 morts, d'arrestations et détentions arbitraires, de disparitions forcées et de tortures de manifestants pacifiques, de défenseurs des droits de l’homme et de journalistes.
Alleged victims: 18
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02 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023
16 Jan 2023
    02 Nov 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
18 Vietnamese human rights defenders, journalists, and activists, who have been allegedly arbitrarily arrested and deprived of their liberty for ostensibly exercising their right to freedom of expression and opinion, sentenced based on vague legal provisions, and in some cases, allegedly subjected to torture and other forms of ill-treatment during pretrial detention
Alleged victims: 18
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    26 Oct 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • food
  • health
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received in respect of a British national currently detained in Al Roj camp, in North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic. We have serious concerns about the deteriorating health of the victims.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Oct 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the multiple forced evictions of Benet indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands at Mt. Elgon National Park in Uganda, as well as the torture and ill-treatment they are continuously subjected to.
Alleged victims: 7
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    20 Oct 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning ongoing excessive and lethal use of force by Iranian security forces against protesters demonstrating in response to the death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022, who died after she was detained by the Gasht-e-Ershad (Guidance Patrol) for allegedly not complying with Iran’s compulsory veiling laws. The information refers to a continuous crackdown on civil society by the Iranian authorities, the use of live ammunitions against protesters, sexual and gender-based violence against women, arbitrary arrests, torture, extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings, as well as the disruption of the Internet, preventing access to and the sharing of information on the protests.
Alleged victims: 3
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    18 Oct 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information concerning the alleged failure of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to recognize the right to self-determination of the Khmer Krom Indigenous Peoples who live mainly in the Mekong Delta region, in the South-West of Viet Nam, as well as the alleged violation of their rights to freedom of expression, association, health, food, water, housing, a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, freedom of religion or belief, as well as their linguistic and cultural rights.
Alleged victims: 5
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    14 Oct 2022
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • education
  • executions
  • food
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information concerning the trial of Ms. Veronica Gabriel, a survivor of gender-based and domestic violence, incarcerated in Tanzania, who gave birth of her sixth child while deprived of her liberty. She reportedly also suffers from mental illness and intellectual disability and has allegedly not received appropriate physical and mental health care and support while in detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Oct 2022
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire des défenseurs des droits humains Oumar Sylla et Ibrahima Diallo. Nous aimerions soulever également d’autres préoccupations concernant des allégations de dissolution sans fondement juridique du Front national pour la défense de la Constitution (FNDC).
Alleged victims: 2
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    12 Oct 2022
    El Salvador
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Comentarios y sugerencias sobre los decretos legislativos nos. 333, 358, 396, 427, 459, 476 y 503 mediante los cuales el Gobierno de Su Excelencia declaró y ha venido prorrogando el régimen de excepción vigente en el país. También ofrecemos nuestros comentarios con relación a los decretos legislativos nos. 337, 339, 341 y 342, mediante los cuales se aprobaron reformas a la Ley Penal, al Código Procesal Penal, a la Ley Especial contra Actos de Terrorismo y a la Ley Penal Juvenil por parte de la Asamblea Legislativa el 27 y 30 de marzo de 2022.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Dec 2022
    07 Oct 2022
    Nepal
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, detention and prosecution of Pastor Keshav Raj Acharya, a member of the Christian religious minority in Nepal, which appears to be related to the legitimate exercise of his right to freedom of religion or belief.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jan 2023
    04 Oct 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of two additional human rights defenders and representatives of the Pamiri minority in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous (GBAO) Region, Mr. Khursand Mamadshoev and Mr. Faromuz Irgashov, as well as updated information regarding the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders, Mr. Manuchehr Kholiknazarov, and Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva.
Alleged victims: 4
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    04 Oct 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, imprisonment and deterioration of the health condition of human rights defender Mr. Behnam Mousivand, who is currently on hunger strike to protest his detention conditions and his transfer to a prison in a distant location from his family.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jan 2023
    03 Oct 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information we have received concerning allegations of cross-border artillery shelling and small arms fire allegedly by Saudi security forces causing the deaths of up to 430 and injuring 650 migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, in Sa'dah governorate, Yemen, and Jizan province, Saudi Arabia, between 1 January and 30 April 2022. These events appear to occur as part of a series of gross human rights violations against migrants, including torture, arbitrary detention, trafficking in person, and sexual abuse, in the adjacent border region in Yemen. It is alleged that neither the Saudi nor the Yemeni authorities have launched effective investigations to clarify the circumstances of these events and the deaths caused.
Alleged victims: 430
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02 Dec 2022
    03 Oct 2022
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of cross-border artillery shelling and small arms fire allegedly by Saudi security forces causing the deaths of up to 430 and injuring 650 migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, in Sa'dah governorate, Yemen, and Jizan province, Saudi Arabia, between 1 January and 30 April 2022. These events appear to occur as part of a series of gross human rights violations against migrants, including torture, arbitrary detention, trafficking in person, and sexual abuse, in the adjacent border region in Yemen. It is alleged that neither the Saudi nor the de facto Yemeni authorities have launched effective investigations to clarify the circumstances of these events and the deaths caused.
Alleged victims: 430
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    26 Sep 2022
    Australia
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of three Australian children currently being held in Roj camp in North-Eastern Syria.
Alleged victims: 3
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01 Dec 2022
    23 Sep 2022
    Malawi
    JUA
  • executions
  • albinism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the imposition of death penalty in the case of Ms. Sofia Jere, following trial proceedings which have allegedly failed to adequately consider Ms. Jere´s experience of gender-based violence, including sexual abuse, as well as her intellectual disability and allegedly deteriorating mental health condition.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Sep 2022
    Libya
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • internally displaced persons
  • migrants
Information received concerning the failure to conduct effective investigations into the potentially unlawful deaths of Mr. Ibrahim Alhamil on 20 November 2013, Mr. Suwayh Mahmud Alhamil on 17 November 2014, and Mr. Murad Alhamil on 11 June 2014 in Tarhuna when the region was reportedly under the control of the Al-Kany militia; as well as into the disappearance, torture and subsequent death in custody of Mr. Abdulaziz Salem Husain Bashasha on 13 August 2021; and into the alleged killing of Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Qamoudi Zoiat on 12 August 2021, in the course of an interception at sea off the Libyan coast, by unidentified armed men believed to belong to the Stabilisation Support Agency.
Alleged victims: 5
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    23 Sep 2022
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the detention and prosecution of human rights defender and lawyer Chang Weiping. Mr. Chang Weiping is a human rights defender and lawyer from Baoji City, Shanxi Province. He has been a vocal advocate for the rights of lawyers in China and the rule of law. In his work as a lawyer, he has defended other human rights defenders and provided pro bono legal counsel for victims of defective vaccines, as well as women, LGBT persons, and persons living with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B who face discrimination in the workplace.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Nov 2022
    21 Sep 2022
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information concerning the continued detention of Mr. Osman Kavala in light of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights ordering his release and subsequent infringement proceedings against Türkiye in this regard.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Nov 2022
    20 Sep 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged denial of the enjoyment of human rights to life; liberty and security of person, including freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention; freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment; the right to a fair trial; and the right to freedom from discrimination on the basis of political or other opinion, sex, or other status, including sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Sep 2022
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Ms. Natalya Nikitina, as well as severe restrictions of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Sep 2022
    Maldives
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the prosecution brought against Mr. Mohamed Rusthum Mujuthaba, which appears to be related to the legitimate exercise of his right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and freedom of opinion and expression as well as threats received by Mr. Mujuthaba through social media by individuals reportedly holding radical religious views.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Sep 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and administrative charges against Mr. Edem Semedliaev, Ms. Emine Avamileva, and two other persons, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention of the latter three, all of which was reportedly in connection with their legitimate human rights work, exercise of their legal profession and the freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 4
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09 Nov 2022
    06 Sep 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and administrative sanctions against three Montagnard Protestants, Mr. Čung Niê, Y Thinh Niê and Y Don Niê, which appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and freedom of expression in the context of the celebration on 22 August 2021 of the UN General Assembly-designated International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (henceforth ‘International Day’). The allegations received also refer to the arbitrary arrest, interrogation and other forms of intimidation against individuals belonging to different independent religious groups who commemorated the International Day.
Alleged victims: 3
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    02 Sep 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Messrs. Abbas Dehghan, Kasra Nouri, Mostafa Abdi, and Mohammad Sharifi Moghadam, members of the Gonabadi Dervish religious minority, following their participation in protests by Gonabadi Dervishes in February 2018, and in connection with their human rights and media work.
Alleged victims: 4
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28 Nov 2022
    31 Aug 2022
    Senegal
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
Informations concernant les interdictions présumées des rassemblements pacifiques projetés par la Coalition Yewwi Askan Wi (YAW) et la répression violente des manifestations populaires qui s’en sont suivies en juin 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Sep 2022
03 Oct 2022
    30 Aug 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Irina Danilovich, her alleged arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, criminalisation, home search and seizure of her electronic devices and documents, as well as her designation as a “mass media foreign agent”, all of which was reportedly in connection with her legitimate human rights work and the exercise of the freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Sep 2022
    29 Aug 2022
    Sudan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information concerning the repeated allegations of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by the security forces against women and girls in the context of peaceful demonstrations, as well as of the continuous allegations of killing and injuring of individuals due to the use of unlawful and excessive force against peaceful protesters, and the use of lethal force; alleged arbitrary detention of activists, human rights defenders and individuals associated with the demonstrations, including of children; attacks on medical facilities obstructing the injured protesters access to health; and prolonged internet shutdowns to prevent access to information ahead of and during demonstrations. Additionally, we would like to bring to your attention concerns related to the increase of sexual and gender-based violence against women in the conflict affected-areas, as the insecurity has increased since the military coup of 25 October 2021 in Sudan. We are concerned that these continuous violations, conducted with impunity, in addition to constituting serious human rights violations, also severely restrict the civic space and create a hostile environment for the participation in public affairs, especially for women and girls.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Aug 2022
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information concerning the continued detention and criminalisation of Mrs. Zarema Musaeva, allegedly in relation to the legitimate human rights work of her son, human rights defender Mr. Abubakar Iangulbaev, as well as the lack of protective measures despite the death threats from the local public officials and the lack of specialised medical care in detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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14 Oct 2022
    17 Aug 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
Information regarding some of the provisions of the draft Bill of Rights that may undermine the enjoyment of human rights in the UK, including, in particular, the rights to fair trial, effective remedy, equality before the courts, equality before the law, and non-discrimination.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Aug 2022
    Libya
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning the alleged attacks, detention and ill-treatment of human rights defenders who provide humanitarian assistance to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees and support their rights.
Alleged victims: -
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    15 Aug 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • housing
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning allegations of systematic targeting of members of the Baha’i religious minority, including through a series of arrests of individuals, destruction of homes and confiscation of land belonging to members of the Baha’i minority in Iran. The allegations received also refer to the alleged enforced disappearance of one person, Mr. Afif Naemi.
Alleged victims: 63
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    12 Aug 2022
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • older persons
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Información recibida relación con las defensoras de derechos humanos privadas de la libertad Sra. Nidia Lorena Barbosa Castillo, Sra. Rusia Evelyn Pinto Centeno y Sra. María Esperanza Sánchez García, que se encuentran en grave estado de salud y cuya vida podría correr peligro si no reciben atención médica especializada urgente. Su detención y el acceso estrechamente limitado a la atención médica se producirían en el contexto más amplio de condiciones carcelarias inadecuadas de personas detenidas arbitrariamente en Nicaragua.
Alleged victims: 3
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    11 Aug 2022
    Israel
    JUA
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the Palestinian national Mr. Jamal Zaid, who has allegedly been arbitrarily arrested and subjected to administrative detention since September 2021, despite of his serious health condition suffering from kidney failure.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Aug 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged ill-treatment and arbitrary detention of Mr. Salah Hammouri. This incident is the latest in a broader series of events related to the misuse of national administrative and criminal law proceedings against the human rights defender, which is notable and deeply concerning in its persecutory nature.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Aug 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged torture and ill treatment and subsequent death of Mr. Nabayan Chakma Milon, age 47, an indigenous political activist, in military custody in Dighinala, Khagrachari, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh.
Alleged victims: 2
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    04 Aug 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and retaliation against Mr. Abdelrahman Mahmoud, also known as Abdelrahman Ayyash in relation to his work on the human rights situation in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Aug 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • development
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • international order
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received the excessive and lethal use of force against protesters amid large scale daily demonstrations since 16 March 2022 that started in Colombo city and spread to other areas in Sri Lanka, in response to fiscal mismanagement of the debt crisis rising inflation, shortages of fuel and essential goods and prolonged power cuts as a result of a scarcity of foreign exchange. We would like to bring further attention to reports we’ve received on the subsequent arrests and arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders, activists and journalists, seemingly for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, as well as to freedom of expression and of opinion.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Aug 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information we have received concerning Mr. Abdul Rahim bin Shapiee, a Singaporean national of Malay ethnicity convicted for drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, scheduled to be executed on 5 August 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2022
    29 Jul 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning allegations of enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and denial of access to timely and adequate medical care leading to the death under State custody of Mr. Ayman Mohammed Ali Omar Hadhoud, and the failure to adequately investigate the causes and circumstances of his death in line with applicable international standards. It is alleged that his death in custody forms part of an ongoing pattern of the use of arbitrary arrest, politically motivated prosecution, and inhumane conditions of detention, as well as torture against scholars and researchers in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Nov 2022
    26 Jul 2022
    Eswatini
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • terrorism
Information concerning the arbitrary detention and criminalization of Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza, Mthandeni Dube, and Colani Maseko in the context of “Pro-democracy Protests” in the country, in June 2021 and January 2022.
Alleged victims: 3
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15 Aug 2022
    26 Jul 2022
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de las graves y recurrentes violaciones de los derechos a la vida y a la integridad personal de personas privadas de libertad en centros penitenciarios del país, con el resultado de un alarmante número de muertes de estas personas.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Sep 2022
    22 Jul 2022
    Thailand
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the imminent threat to the life and security of Mr. Faraz Pervaiz, a Pakistani national belonging to the Christian religious minority, who left Pakistan to seek protection from religious persecution and who faces a risk of refoulement to his country of origin.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jul 2022
02 Nov 2022
    20 Jul 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • poverty

Alleged victims: 1
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16 Sep 2022
    20 Jul 2022
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización y el uso indebido del derecho penal contra Jorge Coc Coc y Marcelino Xol Cucul personas defensoras de la tierra y de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Sep 2022
    19 Jul 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information reçue concernant la sécurité de la défenseuse des droits humains Mme. Miriam Furaha.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jul 2022
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva, and threats against her and the arbitrary detention of Mr. Manuchechr Kholiknazarov, a human rights lawyer.
Alleged victims: 2
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    05 Jul 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Kalwant Singh a/l Jogindar Singh, a Malaysian national convicted for drug trafficking and drug possession, scheduled to be executed on 7 July 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Jul 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and criminalisation of a woman human rights defender Ms. Alexandra Skochilenko. We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the recently introduced Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code and its alleged use against human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Aug 2022
    01 Jul 2022
    Israel
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • racism
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of Mr. Ahmad Manasra.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Jul 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning intimidation, threats and arbitrary detention of several teachers for participating in peaceful protests, including arrest and continued detention of teachers, human rights defenders and members of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in the province of Tehran; Mr. Rasoul Bodaghi, Mr. Jafar Ebrahimi, and Mr. Mohammad Habibi, as well as human rights defenders and members of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in the province of Kurdistan; Mr. Eskandar Lotfi, Mr. Shaban Mohammadi, and Mr. Masoud Nikkhah.
Alleged victims: 6
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11 Jan 2023
    30 Jun 2022
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and prosecution of Mr. Abdulbaqi Saeed Abdo, who faces the risk of an imminent deportation.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Jun 2022
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty on Mr. Junaid Hafeez for charges of blasphemy, which do not meet the threshold of “most serious crimes” as required under international law when the death penalty is imposed.
Alleged victims: 1
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    24 Jun 2022
    Sudan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information serious allegations of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment of hundreds of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders and people with a perceived affiliation with the opposition to the military coup of 25 October 2021.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2022
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and ill-treatment of the journalists and human rights defenders Mr. Oleh Baturin and Mr. Serhiy Tsyhipa, as well as the alleged threats, physical violence, home searches, arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and killings of human rights defenders, among other civil society representatives, in the territories of Ukraine occupied by the Russian Federation.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2022
    17 Jun 2022
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Information received concerning the allegations of ill-treatment of migrants, including asylum seekers, held in immigration detention centres in the Republic of Korea, including the use of solitary confinement and excessive physical means of restraint, as well as the lack of access to adequate health services to individuals with mental health conditions.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Aug 2022
    14 Jun 2022
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation du blogueur Merzoug Touati, à une peine d’un an de prison ferme et une amende de 100 000 DA qui semblent représenter une criminalisation de l'exercice de son droit à la liberté d'opinion et d'expression, et à la défense des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Aug 2022
    13 Jun 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Mr. Youssef Muhammad Mahdi Al-Manasif, a national of Saudi Arabia, for whom the public prosecution has demanded taazir death penalty, after being reportedly arbitrarily arrested and tortured, for crimes he allegedly committed when he was a minor.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Aug 2022
    10 Jun 2022
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • older persons
  • sale of children
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the abduction of 62 passengers from the Abuja -Kaduna train on 28 March 2022 by individuals allegedly belonging to a non-state armed group and the alleged lack of operational and investigative measures taken by state authorities to protect their lives.
Alleged victims: 26
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    10 Jun 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and denial of adequate health care to Ms. Soada Khadirzadeh, an individual from the Kurdish minority who is held in pretrial detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jul 2022
    08 Jun 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and inadequate detention conditions of Mr. Jack Letts, a Canadian citizen, currently detained in a detention center in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic, at least since 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Jun 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the excessive use of force against protesters, leading to the death of at least five protesters, as well as the arbitrary arrest of a large number of people at said protests. Further concerns are raised at the disruption of the internet, preventing access to and sharing of information on the events. In addition, concerns are raised over the wider crackdown on civil society and the largescale and arbitrary arrests of teachers, union leaders, labour rights defenders, human rights defenders, activists, artists and academics, many of whom have been accused of or charged with national security crimes.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Aug 2022
    08 Jun 2022
    Canada
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and inadequate detention conditions of Mr. Jack Letts, a Canadian citizen, currently detained in a detention center in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic at least since 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 2022
    03 Jun 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Jaafar Sultan and Mr. Sadiq Majeed Thamer, two nationals of Bahrain, who reportedly face the death penalty, after having been arbitrarily arrested and following an unfair trial marred by torture allegations. Their case was brought to the attention of your Excellency’s Government in an urgent appeal dated 26 January 2022 .
Alleged victims: 2
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20 Jul 2022
    03 Jun 2022
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged persecution against 2 individuals as well as prosecution on blasphemy charges, continuous threats and incitement to violence which appear to be related to the practice of his religious belief.
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Jun 2022
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de presuntas violaciones de derechos humanos, o el posible riesgo de ellas, en el marco del Régimen de Excepción y reformas a la legislación penal implementadas recientemente en El Salvador, lo que podría estar conduciendo a un uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de agentes policiales y militares y a la detención potencialmente arbitraria de cientos de personas sin orden de arresto, en ocasiones sometidas a desapariciones forzadas de corta duración, algunas de las cuales habrían sido sometidas a torturas o tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Jul 2022
    30 May 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre el uso indebido del derecho penal, las condiciones de privación de libertad y violaciones procesales contra la defensora indígena Kenia Inés Hernández Montalván.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jul 2022
    26 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
Information received concerning attacks, harassment, asset freezing, and serious threats made against staff members of the BBC News Persian Service and their families by authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jul 2022
    26 May 2022
    Georgia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent risk of deportation of Mr. Maan al-Jaraba, a Saudi national, from Georgia to Saudi Arabia. We are concerned that should he be deported, he may be subject to arbitrary detention, unfair trial, possibly torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and death penalty for expressing dissenting political views.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Aug 2022
    18 May 2022
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the mandatory imposition of the death penalty for murder in the case of Ms. Chausiku Nchama Magoiga, following trial proceedings in which mitigating circumstances relating to her experience of domestic and gender-based violence and the fact that her husband's death was due to self-defense do not appear to have been adequately considered.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 May 2022
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • migrants
Información recibida en cuanto al uso sistemático del régimen legal referente a los Estados de Excepción en Guatemala y la aplicación de los mismos al municipio de El Estor, departamento de Izabal en octubre de 2021 como respuesta a crecientes tensiones sociales en la zona. Preocupa en particular el uso del Estado de Sitio, la tipología más restrictiva del Estado de Excepción, que puede ser decretado por el ejecutivo cuando considere que en la zona en cuestión se llevan a cabo actividades terroristas, sediciosas, de rebelión o haya indicios fundados de actos violentos enumerados en la correspondiente normativa (Decreto no. 7 “Ley de Orden Público” de 1965).
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria y el estado en prisión en que se encuentra la defensora indígena de derechos humanos Basilisa Montaño Gutiérrez.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jul 2022
    16 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning allegations of the enforced disappearance of Mr. Ebrahim Babaei since 21 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2022
    12 May 2022
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of the lack of measures taken to conduct thorough and comprehensive search for individuals forcibly disappeared by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria as well as the lack of investigations compliant with international standards into mass graves in areas now controlled by the Syrian Government.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Jul 2022
    12 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Swedish-Iranian national, Mr. Ahmadreza Djalali as reported by Iranian judicial officials, in what appears to be a means of extortion to impact the outcome of a court case in Sweden against an Iranian official. We further bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information received concerning the health condition of detained human rights defender Farhad Meysami, who initiated hunger strike in protest of the imminent execution of Mr. Djalali.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jul 2022
    12 May 2022
    Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of the lack of measures taken to conduct comprehensive and thorough search for individuals disappeared by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria and lack of investigations compliant with international standards with regard to mass graves in areas now controlled by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). We have also received information on the alleged operation of local counter-terrorism mechanisms which do not comply with international due process standards, the alleged failure to consistently question and prosecute former ISIL members in relation to acts tantamount to enforced disappearance and extrajudicial executions and the application of amnesties or similar measures to former ISIL members leading to impunity.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 May 2022
    Israel
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • privacy
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Counter-Terrorism Law 5776-2016 and related regulations and orders.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 May 2022
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation de treize défenseurs des droits humains, dont une femme défensuese, de la organisation Lutte pour le changement (LUCHA).
Alleged victims: 14
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    04 May 2022
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, attack, threat, criminalization and violations of the right to due process of the environmental human rights defender Mr. Chhorn Phalla, who has advocated for indigenous peoples’ land rights and the protection of forests in Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri Provinces. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Ratanakiri Provincial Court in Cambodia on charges under the Forestry Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jun 2022
    03 May 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the Revolution Court’s sentencing of students Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi to sixteen years in prison on the basis of national security legislation and for spreading “propaganda against the system”, in violation of their rights to due process and fair trial.
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Jul 2022
    29 Apr 2022
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning recent reports of excessive use of force and allegations of mass arbitrary arrests against Palestinian Muslims and other worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem, as well as undue or discriminatory restrictions to access places of worship during the Ramadan and other religious celebrations.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Apr 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the risk of imminent execution of Mr. Datchinamurthy Kataiah, a Malaysian national, scheduled for 29 April 2022, for drug related offenses that do not meet the threshold for “most serious crimes” and despite pending legal proceedings, in a context that appears to indicate an alarming acceleration of execution notices for this type of offense in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2022
    19 Apr 2022
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of Mr. Mykola Mykolaiovych Sydorenko, presumably by members of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Donetsk region and Security Service of Ukraine, in Bakhmut.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Apr 2022
    France
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant le risque d’expulsion de M. Muhsinjon Akhmedov, un ressortissant ouzbek, malgré le risque de torture et d’autres mauvais traitements auxquels il pourrait être soumis à son retour dans son pays d’origine; ainsi que le risque de détention arbitraire, et ce, malgré le fait que nous ayons régulièrement exprimé notre préoccupation quant aux allégations de détention arbitraire, de mauvais traitements et de torture à l’encontre de personnes accusées d’extrémisme religieux en Ouzbékistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Apr 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the scheduled execution of 52 individuals on the basis of drug-related charges in Shiraz Central Prison in March 2022.
Alleged victims: 52
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13 Jun 2022
    07 Apr 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the arrest and conviction of Mr. Hassan Sadeghi and Ms. Fatemeh Mosanna and alleged violations of their property and housing rights which appear to be justified merely for their family affiliation with a member of a dissident political-militant organization.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jul 2022
    31 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
New information received concerning Mr. Abdullah al-Howaiti, who has been the subject of two previous communications by Special Procedures mandate holders (UA SAU 4/2021 and AL SAU 15/2021). These communications were based on credible allegations of the arbitrary arrest and torture of Mr. al-Howaiti to extract an incriminating confession, which led to his conviction and sentencing to death on 2 March 2022 by the Criminal Court in Tabouk for a crime he allegedly committed when he was a minor.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 May 2022
    30 Mar 2022
    Poland
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of migrants and asylum seekers, including families and children, attempting to reach Poland through its border with Belarus. Concerns include persons allegedly stranded at the border, as well as those who are held in detention facilities in Poland, where they are allegedly subjected to dire conditions of detention.
Alleged victims: 1800
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27 May 2022
    29 Mar 2022
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • torture
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
Informations reçues concernant les violations graves des droits humains d'une personne y compris des allégations de torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants perpétrés à son encontre, durant la période de 2006 à 2022.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 May 2022
    28 Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the execution, on 12 March 2022, of 81 persons, on terrorism-related charges.
Alleged victims: 3
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25 May 2022
    18 Mar 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received about the detention of Mr. Lukpan Akhmedyarov.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 May 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
información recibida en relación con los alegatos de investigaciones penales y otros actos de intimidación y represalia por cooperar con las Naciones Unidas en la esfera de los derechos humanos en México, en contra de Salvador Leyva Morelos Zaragoza, Verónica Jazmín Berber Calle y Elvira Claudia Mejía Hernández, en particular, por haberse desempeñado como defensores de los derechos humanos de la Sra. Brenda Quevedo ante el Grupo de Trabajo sobre la Detención Arbitraria y por haber ejercido acciones destinadas a la implementación de la opinión 45/2020.
Alleged victims: 3
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10 Oct 2022
    17 Mar 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the violations of due process and fair trial standards in the sentencing of human rights lawyer, Mohamed El-Baqer by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Misdemeanours Court in December 2021; the continued inclusion of his name on the terrorist watch list despite lack of evidence; his continued pre-trial detention in connection with another case; and the threat of a long term prison sentence.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2023
    03 Mar 2022
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
The authorities are aware of certain deaths which is proven by death certificates issued by the government.
Alleged victims: 35
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11 May 2022
    02 Mar 2022
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged use of automatic immigration detention of Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers, including children, arriving irregularly to Curaçao, where they are held in dire conditions of detention for indefinite periods of time.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Apr 2022
    25 Feb 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the ongoing prolonged solitary confinement, under Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), of Mr. Nizar Abdelaziz Trabelsi and his deteriorating physical and mental health.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Aug 2022
    25 Feb 2022
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing practice of pushbacks of migrants by the Coast Guard of Trinidad and Tobago, including a recent incident of interception of a boat with 39 Venezuelan migrants and asylum seekers on board, including 10 children, and the alleged use of firearms during this operation, which reportedly resulted in the death of a one-year-old child and the injury of his mother.
Alleged victims: 39
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    25 Feb 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning two nationals of Saudi Arabia, reportedly facing the death penalty, after having allegedly been arbitrarily arrested and following an unfair trial marred by torture allegations. We would also like to welcome the release of a third national of Saudi Arabia whose case was brought to the attention of Your Excellency’s Government on different occasions.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Apr 2022
    25 Feb 2022
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • older persons
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Mr. Vladimir Matskevich, a Belarusian public figure, who was allegedly arbitrarily arrested on 4 August 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Feb 2022
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged acts of intimidation and harassment against relatives of disappeared persons, human rights defenders and civil society organizations in Bangladesh because of their work and co-operation with international bodies and UN mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 6
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12 May 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Huynh Thuc Vy and environmental rights defender Mr. Dang Dinh Bach, in connection with the exercise of their freedom of expression and human rights activities, respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Apr 2022
    18 Feb 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • migrants
Information received concerning the imminent execution of two individuals with intellectual disabilities; Singaporean national Mr Roslan bin Bakar, whose lawyer is currently not practicing law, and of Malaysian national Mr Pausi bin Jefridin.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Mar 2022
    17 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the arrest, detention and subsequent enforced disappearance of Tibetan writer Mr. Lobsang Lhundup (pen name of Dhi Lhaden), musician Mr. Lhundrup Drakpa, and teacher Ms. Rinchen Kyi, allegedly in connection with their cultural activities in favour of the Tibetan minority language and culture.
Alleged victims: 3
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14 Apr 2022
    16 Feb 2022
    Australia
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of forty-six Australian citizens, including thirty children, who are currently being held in different camps in North-Eastern Syria. We have deep concerns about the conditions of detention in the camps, notably Al-Hol and Roj where most of these individuals are held and are deprived of their liberty without any judicial process.
Alleged victims: 47
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30 Mar 2022
    15 Feb 2022
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received regarding the alleged killing of Mr. Zia Mustafa in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir after he was removed from jail by the police and the alleged lack of investigation into his killing.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Feb 2022
    Chile
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Información recibida en relación con el confinamiento solitario prolongado en curso de Mauricio Hernández Norambuena, quien se encuentra detenido a la espera de juicio en el Centro Penitenciario de Rancagua, en la Sección de Máxima Seguridad, en Chile.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Mar 2022
    10 Feb 2022
    Liberia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the abduction of a 16-year old girl by traditional leaders of the Sande secret society for forceful initiation, which included being subjected to female genital mutilation.
Alleged victims: 5
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    04 Feb 2022
    Sudan
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Ms. Amira Osman, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, who has been arbitrarily arrested in Khartoum, on 22 January 2022, and ever since subjected to enforced disappearance with no information on her fate or whereabouts.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Mar 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and subsequent enforced disappearances of human rights defenders Mr. Wang Jianbing and Mr. Yang Maodong (pen-name Guo Feixiong), who are facing the charge of “inciting subversion of State power”, and concerning Mr. Tang Jitian, who has been reported as forcibly disappeared since 10 December 2021.
Alleged victims: 9
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01 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of human rights defender and activist Mr Ammar Al-Helfi.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2022
    02 Feb 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention, imprisonment as well as critical health condition while in state custody of Mr. Baktash Abtin (Mehdi Kazemi), a poet and human rights defender, following contracting COVID-19 in prison, subsequently resulting in his death in state custody.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jun 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Apr 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    Sweden
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Apr 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
New information received concerning the administrative detention and health situation of Amal Nakhleh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Feb 2022
    Germany
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Mar 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    France
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Feb 2022
    Austria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Apr 2022
16 May 2022
    01 Feb 2022
    Australia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of a number of boys and men holding your Excellency’s citizenship currently detained in North-East Syria.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Jaafar Sultan and Mr. Sadiq Majeed Thamer, two nationals of Bahrain, who reportedly face the death penalty, after having allegedly been arbitrarily arrested and following an unfair trial marred by torture allegations.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Mar 2022
    26 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the water and environmental policies in Khuzestan province which have led to a serious water and environmental crisis impacting life, livelihood, biodiversity and the environment. Further information is received at the violent dispersal by police and security forces of peaceful protests in Khuzestan province who protested the water crisis; the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters leading to the killing of at least nine individuals, including at least one child, and the injuring of a number of others; arrest and alleged arbitrary detention of protesters some of them being or have been subjected to enforced disappearance; and disruptions to internet access and mobile data.
Alleged victims: 10
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08 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Poland
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged attacks, short-term detentions, stop and search, harassment, and ill-treatment of human rights defenders assisting migrants and asylum-seekers near the Poland-Belarus border and monitoring and publicising their human rights situation, as well as the alleged lack of legal basis for the actions of the military.
Alleged victims: 5
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22 Mar 2022
    24 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning reports of acts constituting torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment resulting in deaths of individuals under custody of the State, without subsequent independent investigation into the cause of death and without accountability for perpetrators.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Mar 2022
    20 Jan 2022
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • migrants
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
New information received concerning the case of Mr. Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian national with deteriorating mental health, who is at risk of imminent execution for drug offences in Singapore.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Mar 2022
    19 Jan 2022
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of forced returns of Venezuelan migrants, including asylum seekers, without any individualised assessment of their protection needs and risks faced upon return; as well as allegations of pushbacks carried out at sea by the Trinidadian authorities.
Alleged victims: 204
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    19 Jan 2022
    New Zealand
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Act 2021 and its compatibility with New Zealand’s international and human rights law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Mar 2022
02 May 2022
    18 Jan 2022
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received received about the excessive and lethal use of force against protesters in the context of the large demonstrations held across many cities in Kazakhstan since the beginning of January 2022, as well as the widespread arrests and detention of protesters on charges related to counter-terrorism and the alleged enforced disappearances of trade unionists. We would like to bring further attention to information received on the targeted harassment of civil society activists, human rights defenders and journalists.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Mar 2022
    14 Jan 2022
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas amenazas, hostigamientos, vigilancia e intimidación en contra del Señor Engels Wladimir Puertas Ochoa, de la Sra. Theresly Malavé Wadskier y de la Sra. Yasnaia Villalobos Montiel, todas personas defensoras de derechos humanos, quienes habrían sido objeto de las citadas violaciones por su labor de promoción y tutela de los derechos humanos, y en particular a raíz de la defensa legal que ejercen en juicios relativos a casos de alto impacto en el país.
Alleged victims: 5
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    13 Jan 2022
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    JUA
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged imminent execution of Khaled Abdu Al Ramadi, a person of African descent, following an unfair trial.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Jan 2022
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Follow-up on the cases of Mr. Ali al-Nimr, Mr. Abdullah al-Zaher, Mr. Dawood al-Marhoon, Mr. Abdullah al-Howaiti, Mr. Ali Hassan Al-Rabie and Mr. Mustafa al Darwish. The situation of these persons has been the subject of several communications by several Special Procedures mandates.
Alleged victims: 5
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01 Mar 2022
    07 Jan 2022
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Dzmitry Padlobnikau, who is reportedly at risk of forced return from the Russian Federation to Belarus, where he is likely to be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Mar 2022
    27 Dec 2021
    Algeria
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Commentaires et suggestions à propos de certains textes de loi en rapport avec le domaine sécuritaire et la lutte antiterroriste récemment approuvés, en particulier l’Ordonnance n° 21-08 modifiant et complétant l’Ordonnance n° 66-156 du 8 juin 1966 portant Code pénal et la loi n° 20-06 du 22 avril 2020 modifiant également le Code pénal.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Dec 2021
04 Jan 2022
03 Mar 2022
    21 Dec 2021
    India
    AL
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the claim for compensation of Marie-Emmanuelle Verhoeven, a French national, for her alleged arbitrary detention between February 2015 and July 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Dec 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention of 29 persons in Uganda (16 in Kyengera and 13 in Nansana), followed by violations of their right to health and freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 62
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    08 Dec 2021
    Netherlands
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the rights of a Dutch citizen, currently detained in Al-Hawl camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic at least since 12 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Dec 2021
    Türkiye
    JUA
  • health
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention under accusations of membership of a terrorist organization of Ms. Ayşe Özdoğa who is in serious medical situation (Cancer stage 4) and strongly urge your Excellency’s Government to grant her immediate release on humanitarian grounds. This person is accused of being members of the so-called “Gülen” or “Gülenist” movement considered by the Turkish Government as “terrorist” and referred to as FETÖ (Turkish acronym for “Fethullahçı Terör Örgütü”).
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Feb 2022
03 Feb 2022
    30 Nov 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and raid of the home of woman human rights defenders Ms. Asmaa Al-Subaie and Ms. Maha Al-Rafidi, and the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Mr. Fowzan Al-Harbi, Mr. Issa Al-Nukhaifi and Mr. Khaled Al-Omair.
Alleged victims: 6
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20 Jan 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
New information received concerning the deterioration of the mental health of Mr. Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian national who is at risk of execution for drug offences in Singapore.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Mar 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    Canada
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and inadequate detention conditions, including restricted access to food, water and medical care, of Ms. Kimberly Polman, a Canadian citizen, currently detained in Roj camp in the North-East region of the Syrian Arab Republic at least since 19 March 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2022
    26 Nov 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant la condamnation, le 21 janvier 2021, de M. Hamid Soudad, un membre de la minorité chrétienne d’Algérie de 42 ans, vivant au département d’Oran, à cinq ans de prison et une amende de 100 000 DA pour « offense à l’Islam ».
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Jan 2022
    25 Nov 2021
    Lithuania
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning amendments made to the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens No IX-2206 (the “Aliens Law”) and its impact on the human rights of migrants, including asylum seekers.
Alleged victims: 4110
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04 Jan 2022
    22 Nov 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • women and girls
Follow up on previous communications sent to the Governement on the long term detention, alleged arbitrary detention and sentencing of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 43
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13 Jan 2022
    22 Nov 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning Mr. Salah Al-Hamouri, and Ms. Shatha Odeh, both of them were, among other human rights defenders, the subjects of an allegation letter sent to your Government on 3 August 2021.Another letter was also already sent on behalf of Mr. Al-Hamouri on 14 October 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Nov 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Information received concerning the alleged threats and intimidation against Mr. Mohammad Ahmad Samir Sablouh, in relation to his work as a human rights lawyer working on documenting cases and assisting victims of torture and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Jan 2022
    16 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and continued detention of Mr. Reda Abdulrahman Ali Mohamed, a former teacher, and member of the Quranist minority belief movement in Egypt.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Nov 2021
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the rapidly deteriorating and life threatening health condition of Chinese journalist and woman human rights defender Zhang Zhan, who is currently serving a four-year prison sentence in Shanghai Women’s Prison, and strongly urge your Excellency’s Government to grant her immediate release on humanitarian grounds.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Eritrea
  • health
  • migrants
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and deportation of 8 Eritrean asylum seeking migrants, including children, on 31 October 2021, despite the risk of persecution; and the imminent risk of collective expulsion of 10 others from Egypt to Eritrea in violation of the non-refoulement principle.
Alleged victims: 26
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    08 Nov 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received in follow-up to the case of Dr. Moussa Al-Garni, a national of Saudi Arabia, whose case was examined by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in 2007.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Dec 2021
    08 Nov 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a las alegaciones de uso indebido de la fuerza y detenciones arbitrarias en contra de personas migrantes en caravana en el estado de Chiapas, así como alegaciones de hostigamiento y obstrucción a la labor de periodistas y personas defensoras de los derechos de las personas migrantes, en el marco de continuos operativos conjuntos realizados por la Guardia Nacional, el Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) y el Ejército Nacional.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Dec 2021
    05 Nov 2021
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged continued detention, physical assault and ill-treatment of four journalists currently held in a prisoner exchange facility in Sana’a. Since August 2021, the whereabouts of one of the journalists remains unknown.
Alleged victims: 4
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    05 Nov 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued renewal of the pretrial detention of a number of journalists and human rights defenders, which in all cases, this detention exceeds the legal limit for which an individual can be held in pretrial detention under Egyptian law. Moreover, we have received equally worrisome information in relation to the physical and psychological integrity of these individuals and information concerning their trials.
Alleged victims: 5
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    03 Nov 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • environment
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la detención de ocho defensores de derechos humanos por su trabajo en la defensa de la tierra y el medio ambiente en el Parque Nacional “Montaña de Botaderos Carlos Escaleras Mejía”.
Alleged victims: 8
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    29 Oct 2021
    Thailand
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the use of disproportionate force against peaceful protestors since the start of August 2021 in the Bangkok region of Thailand resulting in serious injuries of both protestors and journalists. We would like to bring further attention to information received on widespread arrests and acts of intimidation against peaceful protestors, including children, and journalists.
Alleged victims: 9
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02 Nov 2021
    28 Oct 2021
    Tunisia
    JUA
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Informations reçues concernant les allégation d’expulsion collective de migrants des pays d’Afrique Sub-saharienne, y compris des femmes enceintes et des enfants de la Tunisie vers la Libye
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Oct 2021
    Libya
    JUA
  • racism
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Information received regarding the allegations of collective expulsion of migrants from sub-Saharan African countries, among them pregnant women and children from Tunisia to Libya
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Oct 2021
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a spate of alleged arbitrary arrests and detention of and the levying of charges against journalists, human rights defenders, student union leaders and politicians in recent months.
Alleged victims: 13
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02 Nov 2021
    27 Oct 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Información recibida sobre la detención arbitraria de Julio César Escobar Guarín, Fernando Prieto Martínez, Apolinar Castillejos Guzmán, Pedro Eduardo Urbina Toledo, Enoch Espinosa Torres y Artemio Mateos Camacho, que, según informes, han sido sometidos a torturas u otros malos tratos en relación con su presunta participación en el asesinato de un reconocido activista de derechos humanos el 3 de enero de 2019.
Alleged victims: 6
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17 Dec 2021
    22 Oct 2021
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of a human rights defender and trade unionist, Mr. Yang Kyeung-soo, for the legitimate exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Dec 2021
    14 Oct 2021
    Burundi
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à la condamnation de M. Tony Germain Nkina à cinq ans de prison.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 May 2022
    13 Oct 2021
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the arrest, prolonged detention and ongoing prosecution of Mr. Stephen Masih, person with psychosocial disabilities and member of the Pakistani Christian minority from Imran Pura Badian village (Sialkot district of Punjab), who is charged with blasphemy under Section 295-C of Pakistan’s Penal Code.
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Oct 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged death threats against human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Kamilzhan Ruziev, who appears to be targeted for his legitimate human rights work and the exercise of the freedom of expression, as well as the allegations of his arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, and prosecution.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jan 2022
    30 Sep 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • food
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • health
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • poverty
  • torture
  • toxics and human rights
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the allegations of the persistent long-standing issue of forced evictions affecting more than 35,000 residents of the Kiryandongo district, Uganda, and the resulting impact on the affected population’s access to adequate food. Reports of forced evictions began in 2017 and have persisted as three multinational companies — Agilis Partners Limited, Kiryandongo Sugar Limited, Great Season SMC Limited — have allegedly acquired and converted national ranchland into plantations without obtaining consent from, or providing fair compensation to, residents who had occupied and cultivated the land for decades.
Alleged victims: 3
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    28 Sep 2021
    Central African Republic
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations d'utilisation continue de de personel et d’individus recrutés par le groupe dit « Wagner », et d'acteurs exerçant des activités liées au mercenariat et d'entreprises militaires et de sécurité privées en République Centrafricaine (RCA), ainsi que des violations graves et systématiques des droits de l'homme et du droit international humanitaire commises par ces acteurs sur l'ensemble du territoire.
Alleged victims: 80
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    27 Sep 2021
    Israel
    JUA
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning the deterioration of the health condition of several prisoners in administrative detention, held without a charge or trial, and currently on prolonged hunger strike to protest their detention conditions.
Alleged victims: 5
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    24 Sep 2021
    China
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of barrister, woman human rights defender and pro-democracy activist Ms. Chow Hang-Tung, who was arrested on 8 September, along with other pro-democracy activists, and charged with breaching the implementation rules under article 43 of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”) which allows the police to demand information during national security probes. Ms. Chow Hang-Tung was reportedly later charged with incitement to subversion pursuant articles 22 and 23 of the National Security Law in connection with her activities with the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (the “Hong Kong Alliance”) between 1 July 2020 and 8 September 2021 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Dec 2021
    23 Sep 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état de détention arbitraire des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Messieurs Elisée Lwatumba, Eric Muhindo, et Parfait Muhani.
Alleged victims: 4
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    20 Sep 2021
    Tunisia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant M. Slimane Bouhafs, un citoyen algérien reconnu en tant que réfugié en Tunisie, qui aurait été disparu le 25 août 2021 à Tunis, avant de réapparaître quatre jours plus tard dans un commissariat de police à Alger accusé de crimes de terrorisme en lien avec ses activités de militantisme.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Sep 2021
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received in relation to the detention, conviction and sentencing of human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Abdulmajid Rizoev.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jan 2022
    20 Sep 2021
    Algeria
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant M. Slimane Bouhafs, un citoyen algérien reconnu en tant que réfugié en Tunisie, qui aurait été disparu le 25 août 2021 à Tunis, avant de réapparaître quatre jours plus tard dans un commissariat de police à Alger accusé de crimes de terrorisme en lien avec ses activités de militantisme.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Nov 2021
18 Nov 2021
    10 Sep 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • violence against women
Information received concerning a recently enacted law severely limiting access to abortion in Texas. Similar attempts to restrict women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Texas and other states were already brought to your Government’s attention by the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls in the report on its visit to the United States (A/HRC/32/44/Add.2) and previous communications (USA 4/2015, OL USA 8/2017 and AL USA 11/2020).
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Sep 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
información recibidA en relación con las alegaciones de amenazas, vigilancia y supuestas detenciones arbitrarias en contra de periodistas y defensores de derechos humanos del Comité por la Integración Racial (ICR) y el Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (MCL)
Alleged victims: 14
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22 Jul 2022
    07 Sep 2021
    Tajikistan
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning 80 Afghan individuals, including at least 32 children, who allegedly sought asylum in Tajikistan and are currently being held, in an isolated Island, in life-threatening conditions.
Alleged victims: 80
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    03 Sep 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Informations reçues concernant le rejet catégorique du Gouvernement suisse de toute allégation de détention arbitraire, de torture et de mauvais traitements, exposée dans la lettre CHE 5/2021, sans aucune enquête visant à établir les responsabilités administratives ni pénales, ainsi que les réponses insatisfaisantes aux demandes de renseignements par les titulaires de mandats.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Nov 2021
    03 Sep 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received on the ongoing arbitrary detention and alleged ill-treatment of Mr. Oqaba Alaa Labib Hashad and Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Aug 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Mohammed al-Shakhouri and and Mr. Asaad Makki Shubbar, who were sentenced to death following trials which did not meet due process guarantees and for crimes which do not appear to meet the “most serious crimes” threshold.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Oct 2021
    26 Aug 2021
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, by Kenyan security officials, as well as his illegal rendition to Nigeria, to face trial for terrorism related charges, which are believed to be linked to his leadership of the “Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)” group.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Sep 2021
    26 Aug 2021
    Kenya
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, by Kenyan security officials, as well as his illegal rendition to Nigeria, to face trial for terrorism related charges, which are believed to be related to his leadership of the organization “Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)” group.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las alegaciones de detención arbitraria y posterior desaparición forzada, y amenazas en perjuicio de un defensor de derechos humanos, quien se mantiene incomunicado y sin acceso a medicinas y atención médica, por actos presuntamente relacionados con su labor como defensor de derechos humanos y participación en protestas sociales.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Aug 2021
    China
    JAL
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and threat of repatriation of at least 1,170 individuals of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in China, who have been arrested and detained for over a year since the borders between the DPRK and China were shut in January 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns.
Alleged victims: 1178
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27 Sep 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, threats and intimidation against human rights defenders, journalists and trade union leaders Mr. Sudesh Nandimal Silva, Mr. Senaka Perera, Mr. Tharindu Jayawardhana and Mr. Joseph Stalin.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Oct 2021
24 Nov 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the sentencing of human rights defender Mr. Zia Nabavi in apparent retaliation for his defence of human rights and for exercising his right to peaceful assembly and freedom of opinion and expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
    17 Aug 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest of and charges against 7 environmental rights defenders and members of Mother Nature Cambodia.
Alleged victims: 9
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27 Sep 2021
    16 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearances of Mr. Hamidullah Arbabi and Mr. Falah Heidari, of the Baloch and Arab minority, respectively.
Alleged victims: 2
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13 Oct 2021
    16 Aug 2021
    Chile
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el presunto uso desproporcionado de la fuerza en contra del defensor de derechos humanos del medio ambiente, Sr. Alberto Curamil, y los cargos en su contra.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Nov 2021
    13 Aug 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Ramy Shaath, and the decision of the Court of Cassation to maintain his name in the terrorist entities and terrorist list; and the alleged arbitrary detention of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Mohamed El-Baqer, and his inclusion in the terrorist entities and terrorist list.
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Aug 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent execution of Mr. Mahmoud Ebada Abdelmaqsod Eid, who was sentenced to death following a trial, which did not meet due process guarantees including admitting a confession reportedly obtained through torture.
Alleged victims: 1
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    09 Aug 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Concerns about the adoption and implementation of a recent regulation, titled ‘Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021’ [hereinafter ‘Regulation’] under section 27 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 as amended by Act No. 10 of 1982 [hereinafter ‘PTA’] published in the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2218/68 on 12 March 2021. In this regard, we wish to express our serious concern and to encourage the rescission of the Regulation because its provisions are contrary to Sri Lanka’s international legal obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Aug 2021
    09 Aug 2021
    Ghana
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the tabling of a bill entitled “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” before the Parliament of Ghana. According to information at our disposal, the first reading of the bill took place on 2 August. The consideration of the bill is expected to resume in October, after Parliamentary recess and public engagement.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Aug 2021
    Haiti
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du Décret portant sur la création, l’organisation et le fonctionnement de l’agence nationale de renseignements et du Décret pour le renforcement de la sécurité publique, adoptés le 25 novembre 2020 et révisés le 31 décembre 2020, ainsi que la révision du Code Pénal adoptée par décret le 24 juin 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Aug 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d’agressions sexuelles, de tortures et de mauvais traitements commis à l’encontre de Messieurs Ayoub Chahetou, Nabil Bousekkine, Sami Dernouni et d'un mineur, qui auraient été arrêtés suite à leur participation alléguée à des manifestations pacifiques organisées par le mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: 4
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01 Oct 2021
    03 Aug 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding the arrests, judicial harassment, criminalisation and threats against human rights defenders in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel.
Alleged victims: 8
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    03 Aug 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones sobre las posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas, alegaciones de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de policías y militares contra manifestantes, periodistas y personas defensoras de derechos humanos en el contexto de protestas pacíficas que se iniciaron el 11 de julio de 2021, así como reportes de suspensión del servicio de internet y telecomunicaciones durante las manifestaciones.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021
05 Aug 2021
    29 Jul 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de 21 personas defensoras de derechos humanos de la comunidad Maya Qéqchi de Chicoyogüito, así como el uso excesivo de la fuerza en su contra por su participación en una protesta pacífica en Cobán, departamento de Alta Verapaz.
Alleged victims: 22
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27 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
    28 Jul 2021
    Guinea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à trois ans de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, pour des accusations potentiellement infondées, ainsi que des conditions de détention assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Sep 2020
    27 Jul 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con la criminalización, ataques, hostigamientos y amenazas en contra de los defensores y defensora de derechos humanos Orlando Moreno, Gerardo Ernesto Carrero Delgado, Javier Tarazona, Rodney Antonio Álvarez Rodríguez, Guillermo Zárraga, Eudis Girot y Karen Caruci, quien también habría sido objeto de tortura y tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes.
Alleged victims: 7
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    27 Jul 2021
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the judicial harassment against and sentencing of woman human rights defender Ms. Sevda Özbingöl Çelik, as well as the judicial harassment against human rights defender Mr. Cihan Aydın.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Sep 2021
    27 Jul 2021
    Qatar
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention and charges against Kenyan human rights defender Malcolm Bidali.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Sep 2021
    19 Jul 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de acoso por parte de los autoridades en perjuicio de los miembros de la entonces Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorros, supuestamente por la actividad política que desempeña su ex directora; el periódico Confidencial por la presión a los medios periodísticos durante el proceso electoral; así como a Juan Sebastián Chamorro García, por su actividad política en contra del Gobierno.
Alleged victims: 5
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    19 Jul 2021
    Cabo Verde
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • unilateral coercive measures
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation, la détention et une procédure d'extradition arbitraire à l’encontre de M. Alex Saab Moran, Envoyé spécial et Représentant permanent par intérim du Venezuela auprès de l'Union africaine.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Jul 2021
    China
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of two Tibetan Buddhists, Mr. Go Sherab Gyatso and Mr. Rinchen Tsultrim.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Aug 2021
    12 Jul 2021
    Cyprus
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of pushbacks of migrants from Cyprus to Lebanon and Turkey carried out at sea by the Republic of Cyprus Port and Marine Police, and the alleged unreasonable use of force involved in some of these pushback operations.
Alleged victims: 550
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08 Sep 2021
    05 Jul 2021
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the continued detention of Mr. François-Xavier Byuma. Mr. François-Xavier Byuma is a human rights defender, who heads an organization for the defence of children’s rights known as Turengere Abana, which fights against the sexual exploitation and forced labour of children, based in Kigali.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Jul 2021
    Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information reçues concernant des allégations relatives à l'arrestation et la détention du défenseur des droits humains Alexandre Ibacka Dazabana.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Jul 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • racism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of advocacy of hatred that constitutes incitement to, and targeted violence at religious communities, as well as the restrictions to their freedom of religion or belief in Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Jun 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • disability
  • arbitrary Detention
  • education
  • housing
  • older persons
  • poverty
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of persons with disabilities in institutions, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Nov 2021
    28 Jun 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution of Ms. Rozina Islam, an investigative journalist for Prothom Alo newspaper, the country’s largest newspaper.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jun 2021
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged violations of the rights of Sheikh Zuhair Jasim Mohamed Abbas and Mr. Ali Abdul Husain Ali Hasan Ali AlWazeer, including arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, torture and non-access to due process.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Aug 2021
    25 Jun 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de detención arbitraria y violencia física en contra de la señora Francys Valdivia Machado y otras integrantes de la Asociación Madres de Abril, en el municipio de Estelí en Nicaragua, al igual que las detenciones, hostigamientos y declaraciones por parte del Gobierno en perjuicio de miembros del CENIDH.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Jun 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued solitary confinement of Habib Afkari and Vahid Afkari in violation of international human rights law; gross due process and fair trial violations in connection with their sentencing to long prison sentences, including the use of forced confessions as evidence and lack of investigation into torture allegations.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Jul 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Tunisia
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le manque d’assistance des autorités tunisiennes pour faciliter le rapatriement de quatre jeunes filles tunisiennes et les deux enfants de la fille ainée, qui se trouveraient aux camps Al Hol et al-Amarnah en Syrie.
Alleged victims: 6
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17 Aug 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida con relación a alegaciones sobre la situación jurídica incierta, y las condiciones de detención de 85 ciudadanos y ciudadanas peruanos a quienes se les imputaría el delito de terrorismo en la modalidad de afiliación a agrupación terrorista contemplado en el artículo 5º del Decreto Ley 25475.
Alleged victims: 85
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19 Aug 2021
    21 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d'arrestations, d’interdiction de manifester et d’usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de l’ordre à l’encontre des manifestants pacifiques du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jun 2021
29 Jul 2021
    17 Jun 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information reçue concernant des allégations relatives au harcèlement judiciaire de trois défenseurs des droits humains.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Aug 2021
    16 Jun 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les conditions de détention de deux défenseurs des droits humains condamnés à de longues peines de prison.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Aug 2021
    15 Jun 2021
    Brazil
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
We express our serious concern with the amendment and expansion of anti-terrorism laws to be implemented by Your Excellency’s Government and their compatibility with Brazil’s international and human rights law obligations. In particular, we express serious concern with Senate Bill No. 272/2016, which seeks to reinstate provisions in Brazil’s Anti-Terrorism Law (Law No. 13.260/2016, approved on 16 March 2016) and Draft Bill No. 1595/2019, which also amends prior legislation (Laws No. 10,257, of July 10, 2001, and No. 9,807, of July 13, 1999). The amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Law proposed in Senate Bill No. 272/2016 (“Bill 272/2016”) by Your Excellency’s Government includes measures that could significantly expand the definition of terrorism under domestic law. This change may lead to limitations on the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including those of opinion, expression, and association and remove protection for civil society actors and human rights defenders. Furthermore, we express our serious concern with the process of expanding the list of acts considered terrorist acts, and the enhanced sentencing for broadly or ill-defined terms like “reward or praise,” and “incite”, all of which when coupled with the broad use of “terrorism” makes it easier to classify many acts as “terrorist acts” but undermine the principles of legality and legal certainty in contravention of your Excellency’s government international law obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jun 2021
    14 Jun 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • poverty
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con los hostigamientos, allanamientos, robos y amenazas de muerte en contra de la señora Francia Nelly Henao Agudelo relacionados con la búsqueda de justicia, verdad y reparación en el caso de su hijo, que ha traído como consecuencia un deterioro en su salud, vivienda, alimentación y situación de pobreza extrema.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Jun 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the imprisonment of Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and woman human rights defender, in connection with her work in defence of human rights, including on legal cases defending women and girls criminalised for protesting compulsory veiling laws, and the related harassment of her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    China
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced organ harvesting targeting ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians in detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the ongoing pre-trial detention and continued denial of bail of seven human rights defenders Ms. Chhoeun Daravy, Mr. Hun Vannak, Mr. Koet Saray, Mr. Tha Lavy, Ms. Eng Malai, Mr. Muong Sopheak and Mr. Mean Prommony.
Alleged victims: 7
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28 Jul 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Informations reçues concernant des allégations selon lesquelles un individu aurait subi des peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains et dégradants, y compris plusieurs épisodes d’isolement cellulaire prolongé et des mesures de contrainte excessives, ainsi que de la détention arbitraire, sous prétexte de protection, depuis l‘âge de 11 ans, sans tenir compte adéquatement de ses besoins psycho-sociaux.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Aug 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest and alleged torture and ill-treatment of journalist and human rights defender Mr. Vladyslav Yesypenko in Crimea.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Aug 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    France
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Commentaires et suggestions à propos du projet de loi n° 4104 relatif à la prévention d’actes de terrorisme et au renseignement, datant du 28 avril 2021 (« le projet de loi »).
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Jun 2021
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged long-term arbitrary detention of human rights defender, Dawit Isaak.
Alleged victims: 1
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    03 Jun 2021
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning acts of alleged arbitrary detention, and intimidation of journalists covering the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
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    02 Jun 2021
    Ghana
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arrest and arbitrary detention of 21 persons defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse (LGBT) persons in Ho, Ghana.
Alleged victims: 21
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13 Aug 2021
    02 Jun 2021
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Roman Protasevich, as well as severe restrictions to media freedom in the country.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Jun 2021
    28 May 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Mustafa al Darwish, a national of Saudi Arabia, who reportedly faces imminent execution, after having been allegedly arbitrarily arrested, tortured and sentenced to death following a reportedly unfair trial, for crimes that allegedly occurred when he was seventeen years old.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jul 2021
    27 May 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, harassment and criminalisation of woman human rights defender Ms. Renalyn Tejero, and the raid on the homes and subsequent arrest of human rights defenders Ms. Maria Jesusa “Sasah” Sta. Rosa and Mr. Dan Balucio.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Sep 2021
    27 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the transfer of several human rights defenders and political prisoners to prisons in distant locations, including Maryam Akbari Monfared, Zeinab Jalalian, Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, Mojgan Keshavarz, Atena Daemi, Sepideh Gholian, Golrokh Iraee, Saba Kord Afshari, Nasrin Sotoudeh as well as health condition of Raheleh Ahmadi and denial of temporary leave to Zeinab Jalalian, Maryam Akbari Monfared, and Atena Daemi, over the last 13, 12, and four years that they have remained in prison.
Alleged victims: 11
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04 Aug 2021
    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
    Türkiye
    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: 21
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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 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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    17 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • health
  • older persons
Information received concerning the imprisonment of a man, for grounds related to lack of payment of debt, and concerning the lack of medical care and treatment for his serious health conditions, leaving him in a critical situation.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Jul 2021
    14 May 2021
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force lors des manifestations du 27 et 28 Avril 2021 causant la mort de 7 personnes et l’arrestation massive de plus de 680 personnes.
Alleged victims: 7
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11 May 2022
    12 May 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the dispersal by law enforcement authorities and members of the ruling party Awami League of a series of peaceful demonstrations organized by different political and civil society groups during and after Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to attend the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the country's independence and the birth centenary of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the alleged related excessive use of force against demonstrators which led to at least 17 people being killed and several injured.
Alleged victims: 218
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    10 May 2021
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sana’a, Yemen
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning a fire at the Immigration, Passports and Naturalisation Authority (IPNA) compound in Sana'a, controlled by Ansar Allah, which has led to the deaths of at least 44 migrants held in the detention facility and injured over 200 others.
Alleged victims: 450
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    07 May 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones sobre el uso excesivo de la fuerza y armas de fuego por parte de policías y miembros del Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD) empleadas contra manifestantes y personas defensoras de derechos humanos que protestaban de forma pacífica desde el 28 de abril de 2021 en contra de las reformas fiscales en Colombia, así como en relación a las alegaciones recibidas sobre posibles detenciones arbitrarias y desapariciones forzadas de estas personas. Tomamos nota del anuncio del pasado 2 de mayo por parte del Presidente de la República que retiraría el proyecto de ley sobre la reforma fiscal.
Alleged victims: 2000
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08 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
    07 May 2021
    Chile
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida en relación al riesgo potencial e inminente de expulsiones colectivas de personas migrantes, siguiendo un patrón de presuntas expulsiones colectivas de cientos de personas migrantes que se habrían llevado a cabo por las autoridades chilenas entre febrero y abril de 2021, sin que se hubieran cumplido todas las garantías del debido proceso.
Alleged victims: 193
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08 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
27 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
    Egypt
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning Abdulrahman Gamal Metwally Ibrahim and Omar Gamal Metwally Ibrahim, two brothers who reportedly were arbitrarily arrested in connection to the military coup of 2013 and subjected to torture and ill-treatment by security officials while in custody.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 May 2021
    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
    29 Apr 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives à des arrestations, des interdictions de manifester et d’un usage excessif de la force de la part des forces de sécurité à l’encontre des manifestants du mouvement du Hirak.
Alleged victims: 2500
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29 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force et des restrictions illégitimes au droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jun 2021
    28 Apr 2021
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of seventeen human rights defenders sentenced or under investigation or trial for the alleged commission of crimes against the State, that carry prison sentences of 10 years or more. Such crimes would have been perpetrated in connection to activities aimed to the promotion and defence of human rights and in the exercise of their public freedoms.
Alleged victims: 17
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26 Jun 2021
    27 Apr 2021
    Peru
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida sobre la confirmación en última instancia de la sentencia a 10 años de prisión del Sr. César Estrada Chuquilín y los nuevos actos de hostigamiento en contra de su esposa la Sra. Elita Yopla Herrera. Por otra parte, la información recibida sobre las sentencias a 12 años y 4 meses y 7 años y 4 meses; respectivamente de los señores Jaime Trinidad de la Cruz Gallegos y Jesús Mariano Cornejo Reynoso.
Alleged victims: 4
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    26 Apr 2021
    Nigeria
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received regarding the allegations of prolonged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Mubarak Bala.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Apr 2021
    Niger
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détentions arbitraires à l’encontre de nombreuses personnes, y compris des opposants politiques, suite aux manifestations qui ont eu lieu en février 2021, et des interdictions d’exercer le droit de réunion pacifique en relation avec la manifestation prévue pour le 20 mars 2021.
Alleged victims: 652
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28 Jun 2021
    20 Apr 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación a la presunta desaparición forzada y detención arbitraria de los Sres. Guillermo José Zárraga Lázaro, Antonio José Sequea Torres, Oreste Alfredo Schiavo Lavieri, Eliant Felipe Cesar Carballo y Carlos Arturo Rosario Pimentel, así como a las supuestas violaciones del derecho a la asistencia de un abogado de su elección y del principio de la igualdad de armas entre la defensa y la fiscalía.
Alleged victims: 5
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24 Jun 2021
17 Aug 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Switzerland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le refus des autorités Suisses d'organiser le rapatriement de deux demi-sœurs qui se trouvent dans le camp de Roj. Les deux filles auraient été enlevées par leur mère et amenées en Syrie où elle s’est rendue pour rejoindre l’organisation de l’Etat islamique.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations related to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in the context of the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including deliberate attacks against civilians and summary executions, indiscriminate attacks, sexual violence, arbitrary detention, destruction and looting of civilian property, and displacement of ethnic Tigrayans.
Alleged victims: 950000
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18 Jun 2021
    19 Apr 2021
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • trafficking in persons
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning allegations related to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the Eritrean Army in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, including deliberate attacks against civilians and summary executions, indiscriminate attacks, sexual and gender-based violence, arbitrary detention, destruction and looting of civilian property and displacement.
Alleged victims: 950000
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14 Jun 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las presuntas ejecuciones extrajudiciales del Señor Mario Nicasio Lugo González en 2012, de los Señores Carlos Jampier Castro Tovar, Darwin Gabriel Rojas Tovar, Roswil Belisario Tovar y Johandri Antonio Trujillo Nuñez en 2016, del Señor José Daniel Bruzual Pulido en 2017, de los Señores Julio César Rangel Novais, Carlos Francisco Rangel Novais, Jesse Gabriel Pérez Chávez, Jondry Daniel Pérez Blanco y Johander Javier Arai Pérez en 2018, del Señor Luis Alfredo Ariza Gamarra en 2019 y del Señor José Ángel Infante Díaz en 2020 a manos de funcionarios policiales del Estado.
Alleged victims: 13
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18 Jun 2021
17 Aug 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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16 Jun 2021
    14 Apr 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de « expulsions à chaud » des migrants à la frontière ou « pushbacks », y compris des migrants adolescents, dans certains cas avec violence, aux frontières du Maroc avec l'Espagne à Melilla.
Alleged victims: 154
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09 Jul 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
    United States of America
    JAL
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • arbitrary Detention
Concerns about the negative impact on human rights of certain activities of the Department of State’s “Rewards for Justice” program (P.L. 98-533, 22 U.S.C. § 2708, hereinafter “RFJ”).
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Apr 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, and continued incommunicado detention of Ms. Sheikha Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum who is reportedly in imminent danger of further human rights violations, including her right to life.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Apr 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire de Rania Amdouni, et les actes de harcèlement, intimidation, diffamation en ligne et d’incitation à la violence, notamment de menaces de mort et de viol, et d’agressions physiques et verbales dont elle a été victime
Alleged victims: 2
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16 Jun 2021
    01 Apr 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention and continued imprisonment of human rights defenders.
Alleged victims: 3
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    31 Mar 2021
    Uganda
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations,– including arbitrary detentions and arrests, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture, impediments to the exercise of freedom of opinion and expression as well as obstacles to freedom of assembly that have been reported in the context of the electoral process 2020-2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Apr 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests, torture, and in some cases inappropriate access to medical care while in detention, as well as prosecution of several human rights defenders and persons associated to them.
Alleged victims: 7
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    31 Mar 2021
    Mali
    JAL
  • Mali
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant des allégations relatives notamment à l’arrestation et la détention arbitraires présumées de M. Youssouf Bathily, dit Ras Bath (chroniqueur radio et journaliste), ainsi que Vital Robert Diop (Directeur Général du Pari Mutuel Urbain du Mali - PMU Mali), Souleymane Kansaye (receveur général), Mahamadou Koné (trésorier payeur général) et Aguibou Macky Tall (directeur général adjoint de l’Agence de Gestion du Fonds d'Accès Universel - AGEFAU) ainsi que de la violation de plusieurs de leurs droits dans le cadre d’une procédure judiciaire qui aurait des motivations d’ordre politique.
Alleged victims: 5
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    31 Mar 2021
    Japan
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the amendment bill to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (the Act).
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jun 2021
    31 Mar 2021
    India
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance and torture and ill-treatment against Messrs. Waheed Para, Irfan Ahmad Dar, Naseer Ahmad Wani, including reprisals against Mr. Waheed Para by Indian intelligence following engagement with current and future UN Security Council members.
Alleged victims: 3
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    26 Mar 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning arbitrary arrests, detention and the excessive use of force and ill-treatment against protesters and the repression on journalists and media personnel.
Alleged victims: 13
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    24 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • torture
Information received on the detention, conviction, and health situation of Mr. Siamak Moghimi who was arrested during November 2019 protests in Islamic Republic of Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 May 2021
23 Jun 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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    19 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Munawar Ali, who was sentenced to death despite of being a minor at the time of the alleged offence and following a trial that did not fully meet due process guarantees.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Mar 2021
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • internally displaced persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • mercenaries
  • older persons
Information received concerning allegations of human rights violations and mass displacement in Mozambique in the context of attacks and military operations in Cabo Delgado province.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Mar 2021
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • religion or belief
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and persecution against Ms Nur Sajat, a trans woman, and the ongoing harassment of her family members in Malaysia.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Mar 2021
    18 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
New information received on the situation of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. While welcoming her release at the end of her sentence on 7 March 2021, we are concerned about reports she has been returned to court and faces the possibility of a new conviction and sentence in the coming days.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 May 2021
    17 Mar 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the killing of between 12 to 23 fuel couriers, protesters and bystanders belonging to the Baluch minority through the use of lethal and excessive force by security and law enforcement in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan, arbitrary arrest of protesters, and restrictions on freedom of expression, including internet shutdowns, and restrictions on freedom of peaceful assembly imposed during the protests in Sistan and Baluchestan.
Alleged victims: 23
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10 Jan 2022
    16 Mar 2021
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • housing
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the forced eviction of about 1,0800 railway workers in Yangon/Myanmar and the arbitrary arrest of three locomotive drivers and intimidation of railway workers and their families that took part in a nationwide general strike against the military regime that ousted on 1 February 2021 the democratically elected Government.
Alleged victims: 803
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    12 Mar 2021
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Information received concerning the alleged forced labour, arbitrary detention, and trafficking in persons of Uyghur and other minority workers within and outside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), as well as the related lack of accountability and access to effective remedy for victims. We have also received information regarding multinational corporations sourcing items from factories in China, including in Xinjiang, not being allowed to freely access these factories in order to exercise adequate oversight and human rights due diligence across their supply chains.
Alleged victims: 80001
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13 Oct 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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    10 Mar 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning Kevan Thakrar who has been held in Close Supervision Centres for ten years under conditions of indefinite and prolonged solitary confinement.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 May 2021
    09 Mar 2021
    Madagascar
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant M. Inssa Mohamed (alias Bobocha), un opposant politique qui aurait été renvoyé de force à deux reprises de Madagascar aux Comores
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Mar 2021
07 May 2021
    09 Mar 2021
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • food
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • terrorism
Information received concerning increasingly severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the context of the ongoing “Farmers’ Protests” around New Delhi.
Alleged victims: -
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05 May 2021
    09 Mar 2021
    Comoros
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant M. Inssa Mohamed (alias Bobocha), un opposant politique qui aurait été renvoyé de force à deux reprises de Madagascar aux Comores
Alleged victims: 1
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    04 Mar 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JOL
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • arbitrary Detention
  • privacy
Information received concerning a current initiative to maintain criminalization of persons of homosexual orientation despite the opportunity, offered by the adoption of a new Criminal Code, to bring Uzbekistan into conformity with its international human rights obligations.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Mar 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, trial, and continued imprisonment of Mr. Alexei Anatolievich Navalny
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Apr 2021
    01 Mar 2021
    United States of America
    JUA
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • poverty
  • racism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the death penalty in the United States of America at both federal and state levels.
Alleged victims: 49
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04 Jan 2022
    01 Mar 2021
    Türkiye
    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
    Burundi
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la disparition forcée, l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire, les mauvais traitements ou la torture et les éventuels meurtres de réfugiés burundais en Tanzanie ; ainsi que la prétendue détention arbitraire et la disparition forcée de réfugiés burundais rapatriés de force au Burundi.
Alleged victims: 200
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07 Apr 2021
    25 Feb 2021
    Israel
    JUA
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and administrative detention of a minor.
Alleged victims: 1
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    23 Feb 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Abdullah al-Huwaiti, a national of Saudi Arabia, who reportedly faces imminent execution, after having been allegedly arbitrarily arrested, tortured and sentenced to death following an unfair trial, for a crime that allegedly occurred when he was under 18 years of age.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the in the context of the recent protests.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of imminent execution of Mr. Hossein Silawi, Mr. Ali KHasraji and Mr. Naser KHafajian, individuals of the Ahwazi Arab minority, as well as a series of executions of individuals of the Baluchi minority. We furthermore would like to bring to your Excellency’s Government’s attention information received at the risk to arbitrary deprivation life of Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi, a Gonabadi sufi religious minority, following his enter into coma while in state custody. The alleged violations form part of what appears to be an escalation of a systematic crackdown on minority groups, particularly intensified since mid-December 2020.
Alleged victims: 4
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20 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021
    19 Feb 2021
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning on the imminent deportation of at least 1,200 undocumented Myanmar nationals who are currently immigration detention.
Alleged victims: 1200
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22 Feb 2021
31 Mar 2022
    19 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest of over 100 individuals from the Kurdish minority in several towns and cities of Iran.
Alleged victims: 110
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    18 Feb 2021
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged violations of the right to peaceful assembly, the internet shutdowns, arbitrary arrest and detention of journalists, protesters and political figures in the aftermath of the military coup on 1 February 2021.
Alleged victims: 450
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29 Apr 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning what appear to be acts of retaliation, which included allegedly meritless charges, judicial harassment and seemingly arbitrary detention, against Mr. Nurgeldi Halykov, an independent journalist, who was reportedly sentenced to four years in prison for fraud shortly after he had allegedly shared a photograph of a World Health Organisation (WHO) delegation that were visiting Turkmenistan in July 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Mar 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Russian Federation
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Salekh Magamadov (20 years old) and Ismail Isayev (17 years old), as well as their subsequent transfer to the Chechen Republic.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Mar 2021
    17 Feb 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received regarding serious and grave developments that threaten the physical and mental integrity of a number of human rights defenders in the custody of the Egyptian authorities, including lack of medical care, physical and sexual assault, and alleged enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 4
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    16 Feb 2021
    United States of America
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
Information received concerning Mr. Ramiro Ibarra Rubí, a Mexican national currently held in Texas, scheduled to be executed on 4 March 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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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
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et de condamnation à onze mois de prison ferme de M. Oumar Sylla, ainsi que des conditions d’emprisonnement assimilables à la torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2021
    12 Feb 2021
    Belarus
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the practice of prosecuting the display of red-white-red flags and other symbols of the political opposition in Belarus, as well as a refusal to investigate, prosecute and punish offences committed against individuals displaying.
Alleged victims: -
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17 May 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la presunta detención arbitraria de seis integrantes de la organización Azul Positivo, en Zulia, así como el allanamiento de la organización Convite A.C. en Caracas y la criminalización de la defensora Vanessa Rosales, en Mérida.
Alleged victims: 8
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22 Feb 2021
    11 Feb 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning a number of attacks on lawyers and the independence of the legal profession in Tanzania, which take the form of disbarment, arrest and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 3
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25 Feb 2021
    10 Feb 2021
    China
    JAL
  • violence against women
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • education
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and ill-treatment, including gender-based violence against Ms. Gulbakhar Jalilova, a Kazakh national and businesswoman and member of the Uyghur minority, as well as the lack of gender-specific measures that meet the needs of women detainees at Detention Centres No. 2 and No. 3 in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uyhgur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
Alleged victims: 1
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23 May 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    France
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • sale of children
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant la situation extrêmement précaire de Madame Anaïck Descamps, ressortissante française, ex-femme d’un djihadiste, membre présumé de l’Etat islamique en Irak et au Levant (« Daech »), qui se trouve actuellement en détention dans le camp de Roj, situé au nord-est de la Syrie, avec ses quatre enfants.
Alleged victims: 5
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    04 Feb 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
Information received concerning Musaed Al Musailim, who is facing imminent risk of extradition to a country where he would allegedly be exposed to arbitrary detention and conditions and treatment amounting to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Feb 2021
    Kuwait
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning the intimidation and reprisals against the defence team of Ms. Maria Lazareva, allegedly as a result of the legitimate exercise of their professional activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021
    01 Feb 2021
    Israel
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning impunity for torture in the case of Mr. Sameer Al-Arbeed.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jan 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • torture
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations in relation to prison conditions and management in Sri Lanka. This includes information received on alleged prison overcrowding, high levels of COVID-19 in prisons, incidents in prisons reportedly leading to the killings of prisoners including in Anuradhapura, Bogambara and Mahara prisons and suicides in detention.
Alleged victims: 27
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    28 Jan 2021
    Somalia
    JAL
  • Somalia
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of prolonged and indefinite arbitrary detention of five inmates in the Hargeisa Central prison who remain in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic despite having already served their prison sentences, as well as the poor conditions in Somaliland prisons.
Alleged victims: 5
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    28 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the current situation of migrants who are stranded in overcrowded detention centers for prolonged and indefinite periods. These migrants have been held in unsanitary and dehumanizing conditions without adequate healthcare access nor necessary protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleged victims: 300
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12 May 2021
    28 Jan 2021
    Attorney general of Somaliland
    JAL
  • Somalia
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of prolonged and indefinite arbitrary detention of five inmates in the Hargeisa Central prison who remain in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic despite having already served their prison sentences, as well as the poor conditions in Somaliland prisons.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Jan 2021
    Yemen
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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27 Mar 2021
02 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United States of America
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Jun 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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16 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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07 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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29 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Trinidad and Tobago
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Switzerland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Sweden
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Sudan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Spain
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
20 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Somalia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Serbia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Senegal
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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04 Feb 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
    26 Jan 2021
    Romania
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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22 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Portugal
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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01 Feb 2021
01 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Poland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 May 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Philippines
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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29 Jan 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Norway
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    North Macedonia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Netherlands
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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08 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Maldives
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Malaysia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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08 Feb 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Libya
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Kyrgyzstan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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06 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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22 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Germany
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Georgia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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03 Aug 2022
    26 Jan 2021
    France
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Finland
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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26 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Estonia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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25 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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12 Jul 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Canada
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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14 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Belgium
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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10 Feb 2022
    26 Jan 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Austria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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15 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant une opération d'enregistrement et de vérification dans les camps d'Al-Hol et de Roj situés dans le nord-est de la Syrie où vos ressortissants, principalement des femmes et des enfants, sont actuellement privés de liberté. Dans ces camps de fortune fermés, constitués de structures vétustes qui s'effondrent sous l'effet de vents violents ou qui sont inondées par la pluie ou les eaux usées, les conditions sanitaires sont déplorables: l'eau potable est souvent contaminée, les latrines débordent, des monticules d'ordures jonchent le sol, et les maladies, y compris les infections virales, y sévissent. La nourriture, l'eau, les soins de santé et les produits non alimentaires essentiels sont fournis par des groupes et des organisations humanitaires aux ressources insuffisantes. Selon le Croissant rouge kurde, au moins 517 personnes, dont 371 enfants, seraient mortes en 2019, dont beaucoup de maladies évitables, rien que dans le camp d'Al-Hol. En août 2020, selon UNICEF, huit enfants de moins de cinq ans sont morts dans ce camp en moins d'une semaine, dont quatre à cause de complications liées à la malnutrition et les autres à cause d'une déshydratation due à la diarrhée, à une insuffisance cardiaque, à une hémorragie interne et à une hypoglycémie. Le Covid-19 a accru ces difficultés, en réduisant le nombre d’employés opérant dans le camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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28 Jan 2021
19 Mar 2021
    26 Jan 2021
    Albania
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    26 Jan 2021
    Afghanistan
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning Burundian refugees in the refugee camps of Nduta, Nyarugusu and Mtendeli in the Kigoma region in Tanzania, who have faced serious human rights violations for several years, including arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearances.
Alleged victims: 230
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    25 Jan 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the continued imprisonment and alleged ill-treatment of the human rights defenders Mr Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken, Mr Ahmed Mansoor and Mr Nasser Bin Ghaith.
Alleged victims: 3
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24 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    South Africa
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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04 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Shukhrat Kibirov, on incitement to hatred and terrorism charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    India
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    Denmark
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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31 Mar 2021
    25 Jan 2021
    China
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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    25 Jan 2021
    Australia
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning a registration and verification exercise in Al-Hol and Roj camps located in North-East Syria where your nationals, primarily women and children, are currently deprived of their liberty. In these makeshift locked camps made up of unstable tent-like structures which collapse in strong winds or flood with rain or sewage, hygiene is almost non-existent: limited drinking water is often contaminated, latrines are overflowing, mounds of garbage litter the grounds, and illnesses including viral infections are rampant. Food, water, health care and essential non-food supplies are provided by under-resourced humanitarian groups and organisations. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, at least 517 people, 371 of them children, died in 2019, many from preventable diseases, in Al-Hol camp alone. In August 2020, eight children under the age of five died in that camp in less than a week, with four caused by malnutrition-related complications and the others were due to dehydration from diarrhoea, heart failure, internal bleeding and hypoglycaemia, according to UNICEF. Covid-19 has increased these difficulties, with a reduction in the number of workers operating in the camp.
Alleged victims: 700
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23 Aug 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
    19 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the execution of child offender Mr. Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Mar 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning persistent and severe restrictions to fundamental freedoms in the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) in the context of the October 2020 elections.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Feb 2021
    18 Jan 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • arbitrary Detention
  • environment
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
New information received on the situation of four dual nationals currently imprisoned in the Islamic Republic of Iran, namely two Austrian-Iranians, Massud Mossaheb and Kamran Ghaderi, British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and British-American-Iranian Morad Tahbaz.
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
20 Apr 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
    United States of America
    JUA
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • business
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the lack of appropriate protection measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of access to healthcare, ill-treatment, and medical abuses, including unwarranted gynaecological surgeries performed on migrant women without their fully informed consent at the Irwin County Detention Center.
Alleged victims: 819
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11 May 2021
    15 Jan 2021
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Al Hassan Al Rabie, a national of Saudi Arabia, who reportedly face imminent execution as a result of an allegedly unfair trial.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 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
    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
    United States of America
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • housing
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • toxics and human rights
Information received concerning allegations of police excessive use of force in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in the city of Philadelphia during May-June 2020.
Alleged victims: 10
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12 Jan 2022
    07 Jan 2021
    Morocco
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces, actes de surveillance, détention arbitraire et mauvais traitement en détention, et sérieux risques au droit à la santé de huit défenseurs et défenseuses des droits de l'homme qui documentent la situation au Sahara occidental.
Alleged victims: 8
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08 Jan 2021
27 Jan 2021
09 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021
    30 Dec 2020
    Albania
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Selami Simsek, who is reportedly facing an imminent transfer from Albania to Turkey during which he may be at risk of enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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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
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Mohamed Radwan, the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Kamal Elbalshy in apparent attempt to target his brother, the journalist and human rights defender Mr. Khaled Elbalshy, and the extended pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr. Patrick Zaki.
Alleged victims: 4
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    23 Dec 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • food
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con la situación de los migrantes y solicitantes de asilo que se encuentran detenidos en estaciones migratorias en México.
Alleged victims: 3080
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12 Feb 2021
    22 Dec 2020
    Türkiye
    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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    21 Dec 2020
    Uganda
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning arbitrary arrest and detention, as well as judicial harassment of Mr. Kyagulanyi, Ms. Florence Namayanja, Mr. Mathias Mpuuga, and Dr. Abed Bwanika, and the use of force by Ugandan Police Forces during the 17 and 18 November protests in Uganda.
Alleged victims: 4
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    21 Dec 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the denial of adequate and timely health care in custody leading to the deaths of Mr. Ibrahim Hassan Abdel-Ghany Al-Batea, Mr. Magdy Taha Mohamed El-Qalawy and Mr. Tony Hasan Khalifa Farghal.
Alleged victims: 3
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    17 Dec 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received following comments and suggestions on the 2017 Law on Combating Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing, which was recently amended on 19 June 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Dec 2020
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Siam Theerawut, a Thai national, believed to have been arrested by the authorities of Viet Nam in 2019; and the case of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat, a Vietnamese blogger and journalist who was allegedly apprehended by Thai police and returned to Viet Nam in 2019, and who remains in detention in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Mar 2021
    11 Dec 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least six alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing abroad, namely Wanchalearm Satsaksit, Siam Theerawut, Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, and Itthipol Sukpan, and concern that this may point to a pattern of extraterritorial enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 8
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14 Dec 2020
    11 Dec 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning at least four alleged cases of Thai political activists disappearing in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, namely Surachai Danwattananusorn, Chatchan Bubphawan, Kraidej Luelert, Itthipol Sukpan as well as the alleged enforced disappearance in Thailand of Lao PDR national Od Sayavong and the lack of progress in the search and investigation of these cases.
Alleged victims: 5
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    11 Dec 2020
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, in Cambodia, a Thai political opposition member who disappeared in Cambodia as well as the case Mr. Osman Karaca, a dual Mexican-Turkish national who was arrested in Cambodia in November 2018, subjected to enforced disappearance for several days and then deported to Turkey.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
    10 Dec 2020
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the detention of Messrs. Sanjarbek Saburov and Eldor Saburov, two Jehovah’s Witnesses, who were convicted in August 2020 for the second time for their conscientious objection to perform the mandatory military service in Turkmenistan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    09 Dec 2020
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received regarding allegations of arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of a minor and the death of his father, Mr. Serajul Mustafa, while in police custody.
Alleged victims: 2
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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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    04 Dec 2020
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information concerning the detention, arrest and charging of human rights defender and lawyer Qin Yongpei and the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender and lawyer Chang Weiping in “residential surveillance at a designated location”.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Dec 2020
    30 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de serias violaciones de los derechos a la vida, a no ser sometido a torturas ni a penas o tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes, a la libertad y la seguridad personal, a la libertad de opinión y expresión y a la libertad de reunión y asociación en Perú, en el contexto de las manifestaciones públicas que ocurrieron ante la destitución del presidente de la República.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of an environmental rights defender in Chin State, Myanmar.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Nov 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of journalist Mr Sherwan Amin Naao Sherwani.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Dec 2020
    25 Nov 2020
    Guinea
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations faisant état d’actes de violence et de discours incitant à la haine et à la violence dans les médias par des dirigeants politiques dans le cadre de la campagne électorale.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Nov 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and filing of official charges for terrorism and national security related crimes against human rights defenders Gasser Abdel Rakez, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer in apparent retaliation for a human rights meeting they held with representatives of the diplomatic community, under the auspices of their NGO, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). We also bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information regarding the continued pre-trial detention of another EIPR staff, Patrick Zaki as well as the ongoing criminalization, travel ban and freeze of assets of Hossam Bahgat founder and former Executive Director of the same organization.
Alleged victims: 6
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    25 Nov 2020
    Côte d'Ivoire
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de détention arbitraire et disparition forcée à l’encontre de Mme Gbalet Pulcherie Edith, de MM. Djehi Bi Cyrille et Gbaou Gédéon Junior, de M. Kouakou N’goran Aime César, ainsi que de M. Pascal Affi N'Guessan, ainsi qu’à des restrictions indues au droit de réunion pacifique.
Alleged victims: 5
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04 Dec 2020
25 Jan 2021
    20 Nov 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • torture
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con la situación de cuatro mujeres trans originarias de Venezuela que habrían sido detenidas de manera arbitraria y golpeadas por agentes policiales en el municipio de Maicao, Colombia.
Alleged victims: 4
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19 Jan 2021
08 Feb 2021
    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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    11 Nov 2020
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2020
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2021
04 Feb 2021
    11 Nov 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the reported persecution of members of the Christian minority in Iran, including of those who have converted from Islam, as well as the detention of dozens of them, most whom have been convicted for their right to freely observe and worship their religion.
Alleged victims: 24
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12 Jan 2021
    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
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest detention or prosecution of 43 Turkish nationals in the aftermath of the coup d’Etat of 2016.
Alleged victims: 43
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16 Dec 2020
    10 Nov 2020
    Panama
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Información recibida con relación a las alegaciones de privación de libertad del Sr. Muaz Türkyılmaz, un nacional turco, y su potencial extradición a Turquía, donde existen razones fundadas para creer que estaría en peligro de desaparición forzada y detención arbitraria.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jan 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
    06 Nov 2020
    Türkiye
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the reported detention and enforced disappearance of Swedish-Iranian national Mr. Habib Chaab in Turkey, and that he may be in danger of transfer to Iran, which would put him at risk of serious human rights violations, including torture and other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and being sentenced to death following an unfair trial.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2021
    06 Nov 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of lawyers, allegedly in connection to the legitimate exercise of their professional activities in favour of opposition leaders, such as Ms. Maria Kalesnikova.
Alleged victims: 3
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17 Dec 2020
    05 Nov 2020
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning widespread arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters after joining protests or sticker campaigns critical of the Government or the military, including of specific Government policies, such as the mobile internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states.
Alleged victims: 9
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    04 Nov 2020
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning Saidumar Husaini, Muhammadali Faizmuhammad, Rahmatulloi Rajab, Zubaidulloi Roziq, Vohidkhon Kosidinov, Kiyomiddin Kuramdzhonovich Avazov, Abduqahar Davlatov, Hikmatulloh Sayfulloza, Sadidin Rustamov, Sharif Mamadalievich Nabiev, Abdusamat Ghayratov, Mahmadali Hayit, and Buzurgmehr Yorov, incarcerated at the maximum security prison No. 1 of Dushanbe (No 3/1). They have been allegedly subjected to arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 13
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11 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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    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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    28 Oct 2020
    Nigeria
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged excessive use of force by police and soldiers agaisnt individuals protesting police brutality leading to the deaths of several protesters, as well as the lack of investigaitons into human rights violations allegedly committed by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Alleged victims: 15
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    27 Oct 2020
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and threat of repatriation of citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in China.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Nov 2020
    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
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning Wael Saad Tawdros Mikhil (“Father Isiah”) and Farag Mansour Farag Sa’laab (“Father Faltaous”), members of a Christian minority group who face execution and, respectively, a life sentence, and allegedly have been subjected to torture and an unfair and discriminatory trial.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Oct 2020
    Israel
    JAL
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Mohammed el Halabi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    19 Oct 2020
    Qatar
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Information received concerning Sheikh Talal Al-Thani, who has been in detention since February 2013, following judicial proceedings that allegedly did not respect the requirements of fair trial, and is currently held incommunicado and deprived of adequate healthcare.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
    16 Oct 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • African Descent
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • toxics and human rights
  • health
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement officials and the military against peaceful demonstrators over the past three months across the United States
Alleged victims: 1000
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    15 Oct 2020
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Bilal Al-Bayush, Ms. Walla Ahmadou, and Ms. Raghda Awad, who have been allegedly arbitrarily detained, subjected to enforced disappearance and torture by the Syrian Government forces amid the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Alleged victims: 3
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    14 Oct 2020
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • arbitrary Detention
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of 48 lawyers, 7 trainee lawyers, 4 dismissed judges and a law graduate for being “members of a terrorist organisation”.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Dec 2020
    14 Oct 2020
    Madagascar
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
Informations reçues concernant M. Insaa Mohamed Bouboucha qui aurait fait l'objet d'un enlèvement extraterritorial commandité par l'Etat et aurait été renvoyé de force aux Comores depuis Madagascar. M. Bouboucha aurait été soumis à des mauvais traitements, se verrait refuser l'accès aux soins médicaux et serait actuellement détenu arbitrairement à la prison centrale de Moroni.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Apr 2021
    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
    Comoros
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant M. Insaa Mohamed Bouboucha qui aurait fait l'objet d'un enlèvement extraterritorial commandité par l'Etat et aurait été renvoyé de force aux Comores depuis Madagascar. M. Bouboucha aurait été soumis à des mauvais traitements, se verrait refuser l'accès aux soins médicaux et serait actuellement détenu arbitrairement à la prison centrale de Moroni.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Dec 2020
    09 Oct 2020
    India
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning hate speech, violent attacks and harassment of peaceful anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters, disproportionately targeting Muslim religious minorities.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Oct 2020
    Chad
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la mort d’un groupe de 44 détenus dans une même cellule de prison.
Alleged victims: 44
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03 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
11 May 2022
    07 Oct 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de restrictions au droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique, d’usage excessif de la force lors de manifestations pacifiques du 22 septembre 2020, ainsi que des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires des manifestants et d’actes de tortures, traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants à leur encontre.
Alleged victims: 622
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07 Dec 2020
    06 Oct 2020
    Mr. Hesham Sharaf, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention, torture and death penalty imposed as a result of an unfair trial in relation to ten Yemeni journalists.
Alleged victims: 10
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    02 Oct 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received regarding Egypt’s Terrorist Circuit Courts and allegations of their incompatibility with international due process guarantees and alleged violations of fundamental rights of individuals who have been, or are still waiting to be, tried by them.
Alleged victims: 4
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    01 Oct 2020
    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 h