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841 communications found
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
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    13 Feb 2024
    Mexico
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la emboscada y tentativa de homicidio del indígena tzotzil Luis Manuel Hernández Pérez, cuya vida seguiría corriendo un grave peligro, así como con respecto a la desaparición forzada de los Sres. Uberlain Aguilar de la Cruz y Marco Antonio Díaz Gómez, todos ellos integrantes de la Organización Campesina Emiliano Zapata Región Carranza (OCEZ-RC).
Alleged victims: 3
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    08 Feb 2024
    Ansar Allah movement
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the arbitrary deprivation of liberty, acts tantamount to enforced disappearance, serious breaches of due process guarantees and of the right to defence, ill treatment in captivity, sentencing to death and risk of imminent execution of Yemeni human rights activist Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Arwali by the Ansar Allah movement or Houthi movement, the de facto authority in Sana'a and large parts of northern Yemen.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Feb 2024
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning alleged restrictions and obstructions imposed on memorialization efforts carried out by Tamil civil society to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, and the alleged arrest and/or detention of participants or organizers of these events pursuant to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Feb 2024
    Burkina Faso
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant l’enlèvement et la disparition forcée du défenseurs des droits humains Docteur Daouda Diallo.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Jan 2024
    Libyan National Army
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the execution of Mr. Al Mahdi Ibrahim Abdulhamid AL BARGHATHI, a former Minister of Defence in the Government of National Accord and acts tantamount to enforced disappearance with serious risk for their lives of Mr. Abdulaziz Alhasouni Mohammed IMBARAK, Mr. Ali Mohamed Ali BUKHATWA, Mr. Fathi Fouzi Alhasouni MOHAMMED, Mr. Mohammed Faraj Milad AL BARAKI, Mr. Serag Soliman Saleh SOLIMAN, Mr. Younus Salim Younus ABDULAZIZ and Mr. Sanid Sulayman Salih SULAYMA, after being detained allegedly by groups reportedly affiliated to the Libyan National Army’s General Command.
Alleged victims: 8
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    24 Jan 2024
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la detención arbitraria y torturas a las que habrían sido sometidos los Sres. Hugo Rafael Centeno y Oswil Centeno; la detención arbitraria, desaparición forzada y torturas a las que habría sido sometido el Sr. David José Mosquera Pérez; los homicidios de los Sres. Hugo Rafael Centeno y David José Mosquera Pérez como resultado de lo anterior; así como con una aparente falta de investigaciones prontas, efectivas y exhaustivas sobre tales hechos hasta la fecha.
Alleged victims: 3
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    24 Jan 2024
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
Information received concerning four Kurdish men, Pejman Fatehi, Vafa Azarbar, Mohammad (Hazhir) Faramarzi, and Mohsen Mazloum, who are at a grave risk of executions in Iran.
Alleged victims: 4
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    22 Jan 2024
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Updated information received concerning the enforced disappearance and the use of repeated charges against human rights defenders Ms. Hoda Abdel-Moneim and Mr. Moaaz Al-Sharqawy, in a practice commonly known as “rotation.” We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government updated information we have received concerning the lack of medical treatment for Ms. Abdel-Moneim’s increasingly poor health; the absence of due process in the arrest without a warrant of Mr. Al-Sharqawy in May 2023; his alleged ill-treatment and second enforced disappearance in five years, his first having occurred in 2018; and the ratification of a ten-year sentence against him by the Emergency Court following a trial lacking in due process guarantees.
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jan 2024
    Angola
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the reported excessive representation and influence of government officials in the Commission for Reconciliation in Memory of the Victims of Conflict (CIVICOP) and the lack of transparency and communication in its operations, as well as the concerns raised regarding the reliability of the process of exhumation and identification of remains of alleged victims of the 27 May killings.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Mar 2024
    11 Jan 2024
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Mojahed (Abbas) Kourkouri and Mr. Reza Rasaei, who are at risk of imminent execution in the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Supreme Court upheld their conviction and death sentence for “murder”. Mr. Kourkouri is accused of the killing of a child in the context of the nationwide protests in Izeh, Khuzestan province. Mr. Rasaei is accused for the killing of an agent, identified as a member of the Revolutionary Guards in November 2022.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Jan 2024
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Allegations received on the new charges brought against 84 of the 133 individuals indicted in 2011 for calling for democratic reforms. Most of these individuals were completing or have recently completed their sentences for terrorism-related charges.
Alleged victims: 18
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07 Mar 2024 (Ack.)
08 Apr 2024
    27 Dec 2023
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the violent interference by the police with the peaceful weekly vigils organised by Saturday Mothers/People in Galatasaray Square, Istanbul, and the judicial harassment of human rights defenders taking part in these vigils.
Alleged victims: 4
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    27 Dec 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance of Ukrainian woman human rights defender and journalist Victoria Roshchyna.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Dec 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged incommunicado detention of Mr. Mikalai Statkevich and Ms. Maria Kalesnikova and partial restriction on communication with the family imposed on a victim.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Dec 2023
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida sobre la presunta opacidad y falta de transparencia y metodología de la nueva campaña de revisión del Registro Nacional de Personas Desaparecidas y No Localizadas en México, así como preocupaciones respecto a la integridad de los datos contenidos en el mismo y la revictimización de familiares de personas desaparecidas en el proceso de revisión.
Alleged victims: -
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19 Feb 2024
    20 Dec 2023
    Niger
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de harcèlement judiciaire de Samira Sabou.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Dec 2023
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • health
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el Sr. Fanor Alejandro Ramos, una persona privada de libertad que habría sido sometida a desaparición forzada por un periodo de 49 días.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Dec 2023
    Nepal
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the grave impact of enforced disappearances on women in Nepal, including wives, mothers or relatives of the disappeared, and the failure by the State authorities to effectively search for the disappeared, undertake independent, impartial, thorough and effective investigations, and ensure integral reparations for the families.
Alleged victims: 2558
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    15 Dec 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged inadequacy of some measures adopted by the relevant authorities in Indonesia to guarantee truth, justice, reparation, memory and guarantees of non-recurrence under the Government’s policy on the non-judicial settlement of past gross human rights violations.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Mar 2024
    15 Dec 2023
    Honduras
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición forzada de un joven de 20 años presuntamente cometida por agentes estatales, el hostigamiento continuado contra la familia por parte de agentes de seguridad del Estado tras la denuncia de la desaparición, el asesinato del padre de la familia y la detención de un hermano del joven desaparecido, testigo esencial de la desaparición bajo custodia actualmente cuya seguridad se encontraría en riesgo. Asimismo, la información recibida apunta a la falta de medidas suficientes para garantizar la protección de los familiares al igual que una investigación y determinación de responsabilidades pronta, plena y efectiva por estos hechos.
Alleged victims: 4
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    11 Dec 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con la reciente liberación del expresidente Alberto Fujimori, quien fuera sentenciado en 2009 a 25 años de prisión por delitos que constituyen crímenes de lesa humanidad bajo el derecho internacional, incluyendo ejecuciones extrajudiciales, tortura y desapariciones forzadas..
Alleged victims: -
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09 Feb 2024
    22 Nov 2023
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances, detention and prosecution of individuals, including media workers, journalists and public figures, believed to be in relation to their support of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and in the context of the ousting and arrest of former Prime Minister, Mr. Imran Khan.
Alleged victims: 7
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    22 Nov 2023
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the ongoing widespread arbitrary detention of Palestinians, including activists, lawyers, artists, students and children in the cities and villages of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Alleged victims: 69
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    31 Oct 2023
    Mali
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • Mali
  • minority issues
Commentaires et suggestions par rapport au cadre législatif relatif à la lutte antiterroriste sur votre territoire, à savoir la Loi nº08-025 du 23 juillet 2008 portant répression du terrorisme au Mali (Loi de 2008 sur la répression du terrorisme), la Loi nº2016-008 portant loi uniforme relative à la lutte contre le blanchiment de capitaux et le financement du terrorisme (Loi de 2016 sur le financement du terrorisme), la Loi n°01-80 du 20 août 2001 portant Code de procédure pénale modifiée par la Loi n°2013-016 du 21 mai 2013 ( loi modificative du Code de procédure pénale, 2013), la Loi n°2023-018 du 23 mai 2023 portant modification de la loi n°01-080 du 20 août 2001 portant Code de procédure pénal (Loi modificative du Code de procédure pénale, 2023) et l’ordonnance 2021-013/PT-RM portant création de l’Agence nationale de la Sécurité d’État.
Alleged victims: -
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    27 Oct 2023
    Panama
    JAL
  • migrants
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con nuestra comunicación anterior AL PAN 1/2022 del 9 de diciembre de 2022 sobre la situación de la situación humanitaria en la Brecha del Darién, que afecta a las personas migrantes, incluidos niños, niñas y adolescentes que transitan por esta ruta, donde se siguen registrando muertes y desapariciones. Agradecemos la respuesta del Estado al respecto, recibida el 17 de febrero de 2023. Sin embargo, queremos reiterar nuestra preocupación por posibles violaciones a los derechos fundamentales, incluyendo los derechos de los migrantes, refugiados, solicitantes de asilo y apátridas.
Alleged victims: 359700
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22 Dec 2023
    27 Oct 2023
    Costa Rica
    JAL
  • migrants
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre la situación humanitaria y el aumento del número de personas que cruzan el Tapón del Darién y transitan hacia Costa Rica, donde se siguen denunciando abusos generalizados y violaciones de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 359700
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21 Dec 2023
    27 Oct 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • African Descent
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre la situación humanitaria en el Tapón del Darién, que afecta a los migrantes que transitan por esta ruta, donde se siguen registrando muertes y desapariciones.
Alleged victims: 359700
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22 Dec 2023
20 Feb 2024
    27 Oct 2023
    Belgium
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant deux ressortissantes belges actuellement détenues dans le camp d’Al-Roj dans le nord-est Syrien, qui n’auraient pas été rapatriées car, n’ayant pas d’enfants à charge dans les camps, elles auraient été exclues de la politique de rapatriement du gouvernement de votre Excellence.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Dec 2023
    18 Oct 2023
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the abduction, subsequent enforced disappearance and ill-treatment of Mr. Womberaiishe Nhende and Mr. Sanele Mukuhlani. Both are activists and members of the largest opposition party in Zimbabwe, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC). We would also like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information about the alleged arrest and detention of human rights defenders and lawyers, Mr. Douglas Coltart and Mr. Tapiwa Muchineripi when attending to their clients Mr. Nhende and Mr. Mukuhlani.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Nov 2023
    18 Oct 2023
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • international order
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations regarding the massacre of over 280 civilians that occurred in Tadamon, in the Syrian Arab Republic in April 2013, which was brought to light in 2022, the lack of investigations and judicial processes in the aftermath of the atrocity, and the continued impunity granted to the alleged perpetrators.
Alleged victims: 280
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    13 Sep 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning aspects of a bill establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission which appear not to be in compliance with international standards, and the alleged insufficient consultation with victims and civil society.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Nov 2023
    13 Sep 2023
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged instances of surveillance, intimidation and harassment carried out by the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation against civil society organizations which signed or agreed to the Yemen Declaration of Justice and Reconciliation (YDJR).
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Sep 2023
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning issues of arbitrary and incommunicado detentions, enforced disappearances, violations of fair trial, intimidation and extrajudicial summaries and renditions in relation to eight human rights defenders. These include Mr. Somphone Phimmasone, Mr. Soukane Chaithad, Ms. Lodkham Thammavong, Mr. Od Sayavong Mr. Phouvong Sayaseng, Mr. Leokham Losavath, Mr. Phetphouthone Philachanh and Mr. Bounsuan Kitiyano.
Alleged victims: 8
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    04 Sep 2023
    United States of America
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
New information received concerning Mr. Ravil Mingazov who has been arbitrarily detained absent legal process, in highly concerning detention conditions, and subjected to torture and other forms of ill-treatment, since his resettlement in the United Arab Emirates in 2017 from the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay. We understand that Mr. Mingazov is at renewed risk of imminent forced repatriation to his native Russia, where there are substantial grounds to believe that he will be again subjected to torture and other serious violations to his human rights and be in danger of being subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Oct 2023
    04 Sep 2023
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
New information received concerning Mr. Ravil Mingazov who has been arbitrarily detained absent legal process, in highly concerning detention conditions, and subjected to torture and other forms of ill-treatment, since his resettlement in the United Arab Emirates in 2017 from the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. We understand that Mr. Mingazov is at renewed risk of imminent forced repatriation to his native Russia, where there are substantial grounds to believe that he will be again subjected to torture and other serious violations to his human rights and be in danger of being subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2023
    Yemen
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • education
  • executions
information received concerning the alleged insufficiency and inadequacy of the mechanisms implemented by the Government of the Republic of Yemen to provide redress and full and effective reparation to victims of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed during the armed conflict in Yemen, in line with the scale and severity of the harm done; and to effectively investigate and prosecute the violations.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
    25 Aug 2023
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • education
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged insufficiency and inadequacy of the mechanisms implemented by the Saudi/UAE-led coalition to provide redress and full and effective reparation to victims of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by the coalition during the armed conflict in Yemen, in line with the scale and severity of the harm done; and to effectively investigate the violations and establish the respective responsibilities
Alleged victims: -
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24 Oct 2023
    25 Aug 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • education
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged insufficiency and inadequacy of the mechanisms implemented by Saudi/UAE-led coalition to provide redress and full and effective reparation to victims of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by the coalition during the armed conflict in Yemen, in line with the scale and severity of the harm done; and to effectively investigate the violations and establish the respective responsibilities
Alleged victims: -
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27 Oct 2023
    25 Aug 2023
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • education
  • executions
Information received concerning alleged insufficiency and inadequacy of the mechanisms implemented by Ansar Allah movement (or the Houthi movement, the de facto authority in Sana'a) to provide redress and reparation to victims of gross violations of human rights and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by the group during the armed conflict, in line with the scale and severity of the harm done; and to effectively investigate those violations and establish the respective responsibilities.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Aug 2023
    Ansar Allah movement
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the arrest by members of the Yemeni Security and Intelligence Services, subsequent alleged enforced disappearance, and detention without charge of human rights defender Ms. Fatima Saleh Al-Arwali in apparent retaliation for her promotion and protection of human rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Aug 2023
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant le cadre de partenariat stratégique et global entre le gouvernement de la Tunisie et l'Union européenne, qui pourrait constituer une violation du principe de non-refoulement et des droits de l'homme des migrants, y compris des enfants.
Alleged victims: 365
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    17 Aug 2023
    Permanent Delegation of the European Union
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
information received concerning the Strategic and Comprehensive Partnership Framework between the Government of Tunisia and the European Union, whose future implementation of modalities could give rise to possible violation of the principle of non-refoulement and the human rights of migrants, including children.
Alleged victims: 365
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13 Oct 2023
    16 Aug 2023
    Greece
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the death of at least 82 persons on the move and probably up to 600 persons reportedly disappeared following the sinking of the fishing boat “Adriana” off the Greek coast on 14 June 2023.
Alleged victims: 750
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    15 Aug 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Reda Hussein, a Lebanese national, on 7 March 2023, on the way to his workplace in Breda, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reportedly by agents of Saudi security forces.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Oct 2023
    15 Aug 2023
    Rapid Response Forces
    JAL
  • violence against women and girls
  • arbitrary Detention
  • development
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • racism
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning repeated widespread and credible allegations of sexual violence, harassment and abuse by the Rapid Response Forces (RSF) against women and girls in conflict-affected areas, particularly against refugee and internally displaced persons.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jan 2024
    14 Aug 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the discovery of a mass grave at Kokuthoduvai in Mullaitivu on 29 June 2023 and related concerns regarding its preservation and exhumation, respect and identification of the mortal remains contained therein in line with international standards, which are essential to uphold the right to truth of victims of gross human rights violations and their relatives, as well as of the society as a whole.
Alleged victims: 13
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02 Oct 2023 (Ack.)
    11 Aug 2023
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición forzada seguida de muerte del Sr. Douglas Efrén Escalante Medina el 28 de noviembre de 2016, y las muertes bajo custodia del Estado del Sr. Víctor Eduardo Colina Maestre el 17 de abril de 2019, del Sr. Hebert Giovanny Escobar Gandica el 25 de septiembre de 2019, y del Sr. Yohani Manuel Sarlangue Flórez el 8 de enero de 2021, quienes habrían fallecido como consecuencia de la tortura y otros tratos o penas crueles, inhumanos o degradantes presuntamente perpetrados por funcionarios del Cuerpo de Investigaciones Civiles, Penales y Criminalísticas, la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana, y de la Dirección del Servicio de Investigación Penal.
Alleged victims: 4
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    10 Aug 2023
    United States of America
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged forcible repatriation by your Excellency’s Government of Mr. Ghassan Abdallah Ghazi al-Sharbi, who was cleared for release and transferred from the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 8 March 2023. We are profoundly concerned that Mr. al-Sharbi was repatriated against his will and has since been subject to enforced disappearance, held in secret, incommunicado detention, and subject to torture and ill-treatment. We underscore in this regard your Excellency’s Government’s continuing international law obligations to Mr. al-Sharbi and other former Guantánamo Bay detainees previously in your extended custody—obligations that apply extraterritorially and call for providing full reparation and remedy for serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, including the use of extraordinary rendition, torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Oct 2023
    10 Aug 2023
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged forcible repatriation by your Excellency’s Government of Mr. Ghassan Abdallah Ghazi al-Sharbi, who was cleared for release and transferred from the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 8 March 2023. We are profoundly concerned that Mr. al-Sharbi was repatriated against his will and has since been subject to enforced disappearance, held in secret, incommunicado detention, and subject to torture and ill-treatment. We underscore in this regard your Excellency’s Government’s continuing international law obligations to Mr. al-Sharbi and other former Guantánamo Bay detainees previously in your extended custody—obligations that apply extraterritorially and call for providing full reparation and remedy for serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, including the use of extraordinary rendition, torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Oct 2023
    09 Aug 2023
    United States of America
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
Information received concerning concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, torture, and ill-treatment of Mr. Saeed Bakhouche, who was cleared for release and transferred from the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay to Algeria on 20 April 2023. We are profoundly concerned that Mr. Bakhouche’s ongoing detention is unfounded and will further aggravate his already tenuous mental and physical state and exposes him to human rights violations, including enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Oct 2023
    09 Aug 2023
    Algeria
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de détention arbitraire, de torture et de mauvais traitements à l’égard de M. Saeed Bakhouche, dont la libération a été autorisée et qui a été transféré du centre de détention de la station navale américaine de Guantánamo Bay vers l'Algérie, le 20 avril 2023, et le risque qu’il puisse être victime de violations de droits humains, y compris d’une disparition forcée.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Oct 2023
    03 Aug 2023
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the risk of imminent deportation of the human rights defender and lawyer Mr. Lu Siwei.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2023
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • older persons
Información recibida en relación con la agresión física y verbal, y los actos de intimidación contra la defensora de los derechos humanos y madre buscadora señora Teresa Magueyal.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Sep 2023
    25 Jul 2023
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con la agresión física y verbal, y los actos de intimidación contra la defensora de los derechos humanos y madre buscadora señora Araceli Rodríguez Nava.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Sep 2023
    21 Jul 2023
    Malaysia
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged disappearance of Thuzar Maung, an activist and refugee from Myanmar, and her family members from their residence in Kuala Lumpur on 4 July 2023.
Alleged victims: 5
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31 Jul 2023
27 Sep 2023
    20 Jul 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning the case of Mr. Mojahed (Abbas) Kourkouri, who was arrested on 20 December 2022 and subjected to enforced disappearance until April 2023. Mr. Kourkouri is accused of the killing of a child in the context of the nationwide protests in Izeh, Khuzestan province and is now at risk of imminent execution.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Sep 2023
    18 Jul 2023
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of at least 2,000 individuals from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), among which approximately 70 percent are women, in China, and their risk of refoulement to the DPRK, which may put them at risk of serious human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings.
Alleged victims: 2000
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13 Sep 2023
    12 Jul 2023
    Egypt
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning ciminial proceedings before the Egyptian First Terrorist Circuit Court and the Emergency State Security Court (Third Terrorist Circuit), respectively.
Alleged victims: 20
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    10 Jul 2023
    Argentina
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con el otorgamiento al Club Atlético River Plate Asociación Civil, del uso indefinido de los terrenos donde funcionó el campo de deportes de la Escuela de Mecánica de la Armada (ESMA), que, según numerosos testimonios, fue parte del sistema de exterminio y desapariciones forzadas existente durante la última dictadura militar. Sin embargo, según la información recibida, dicho otorgamiento se produjo en el marco de un trámite administrativo en el que no se habría consultado adecuadamente a las víctimas ni a la sociedad civil.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Sep 2023
    07 Jul 2023
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • Eritrea
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
Information received regarding the alleged arbitrary detention and collective expulsion of hundreds of Eritreans from Ethiopia, in violation of the non-refoulement principle, exposing them to the risk of being subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture, enforced disappearence and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 400
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    28 Jun 2023
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged enforced disappearance for 12 days of human rights defender, Mr. Alaa-eldin Awad Mohamed Nogoud and arrest and continued enforce disappearance of political activist, Mr. Mohamed Ali Abdallah Al Jazouli.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Jun 2023
    China
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged prolonged arbitrary detention of two Tibetan Buddhist monks, Mr. Rachung Gendun and Mr. Sonam Gyatso, as well as the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances of Tibetan Buddhists Mr. Lotse, Mr. Karma Samdup, Ms. Zumkar, and Ms. Youdon which appear to be related to the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of thought, conscience, religion, freedom of opinion and expression and cultural rights.
Alleged victims: 7
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31 Aug 2023
    12 Jun 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • mercenaries
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of widespread use of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment inflicted by Russian military officials against Ukrainian civilians, held in detention facilities run by Russian military forces in Ukraine, within the context of the ongoing armed attack by the Russian Federation against Ukraine. If established, these allegations could constitute individual violations and, as explained further below, may also amount to a pattern of State-endorsed torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Alleged victims: 4
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    09 Jun 2023
    Nepal
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • violence against women and girls
Information received concerning the Bill for the Amendment of the Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (2014), registered in Parliament on 19 March 2023, which appears to be inconsistent with Nepal’s obligations to investigate the human rights violations committed during the 1996-2006 internal armed conflict.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Aug 2023
    09 Jun 2023
    Mr. Hisham Sharaf.
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances of 17 members of the Baháʼí religious minority in Yemen, namely Mr. Hassan Tariq Thabet, Ms. Areej Al-Mashary, Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Jail, Ms. Eman Hassan Abu Jail, Ms. Rana Ibrahim Abu Jail, Mr. Ahmed Abdul Hakim Al-Malahi, Mr. Khaled Ahmed Abadi, Ms. Salwa Abdullah Al-Rahimi, Mr. Abdullah Yahya Al-Olofi, Mr. Abdullah Qayed Al-Maansy, Mr. Abdul’elah Muhammad Al-Boni, Mr. Muhammad Yahya Al-Jalub, Mr. Muhammad Bashir Abdul Jalil, Mr. Mustafa Al-Tairi, Mr. Musa Mutahar Al-Hitar, Mr. Haitham Mahmoud Radman, and Ms. Tagrid Muhammad Ismail Al-Hamzi, who were abducted while they were peacefully convened to elect the religious community’s national governing body.
Alleged victims: 17
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    05 Jun 2023
    India
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Kashmiri human rights defenders Mr. Irfan Mehraj and Mr. Khurram Parvez and their ongoing persecution.
Alleged victims: 2
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    31 May 2023
    Sao Tome and Principe
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les allégations de torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants infligés à cinq civils, dont quatre d’entre eux seraient décédés en détention : M. Isaac da Gloria Lopes Afonso, M. Gonçalo Evaristo Bonfim, M. Isiquias Lopes Afonso et M. Arlécio Costa. Ces violences auraient été perpétrées par des membres des forces armées de Sao Tomé-et-Principe lors des événements du 25 novembre 2022. Nous avons également reçu des allégations, à la suite de ces évènements, faisant état de négligence à fournir des soins médicaux nécessaires aux personnes détenues, y compris à M. Bruno Afonso Dos Santos Lima (Lucas), ainsi que des menaces et des actes d'intimidation à l'encontre des personnes associées aux victimes et de leurs représentants légaux.
Alleged victims: 5
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10 Jun 2023
    25 May 2023
    Belarus
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Follow-up on the cases of Messrs Siarhei Tsikhanouski, Viktar Babaryka, and Maksim Znak based on new information received, including allegations of incommunicado detention of individuals sentenced on politically motivated charges, denial of visits by family members, lawyers and independent physicians, denial of communication and correspondence and concerns of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or torture that endanger their health and life, and danger that they are subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 3
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    19 May 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian musician who was violently arrested and is being detained for supporting the peaceful protests as well as for raising his voice through protest songs. Mr. Toomaj Salehi is charged with multiple counts, including “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel arz), a capital offence under Iran’s strict interpretation of Islamic law and is therefore facing death penalty. He is also charged with spreading propaganda against the government, formation and management of illegal groups with the aim of undermining national security, collaboration with hostile government and spreading lies and inciting violence through cyberspace.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2023
    16 May 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd, aged 68, a German-Iranian software engineer and journalist based in the United States who was kidnapped, forcibly disappeared and detained by the Iranian authorities in Dubai in July 2020 and is now at risk of execution after being sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel-arz) following an unfair trial. Throughout his time in detention, Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd has not had access to a lawyer of his choice. Also, the Iranian authorities have denied consular access to Mr. Sharmahd, despite his German nationality.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Jul 2023
11 Jul 2023 (Annex)
    12 May 2023
    Tajikistan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received on the alleged arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and criminalisation of human rights defenders Mr. Daler Bobiev, Mr. Avazmad Ghurbatov, Mr. Zavqibek Sohibov, Mr. Abdusattor Kotibov, Mr. Abdulmajid Rizoev, Ms. Ulfathonim Mamadshoeva, Mr. Manuchekhr Kholiknazarov, Mr. Faromuz Irgashov, and Mr. Khushruz Djumaev.
Alleged victims: 9
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    12 May 2023
    South Africa
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received regarding five South African nationals arbitrarily detained in the al-Roj camp in North-Est Syria. We express deep that one of the female detainees suffers from severe and deteriorating chronic health problems and urgently needs access to medical care that is unavailable in the camp. Furthermore, we are deeply concerned that the 14-year-old boy is at serious risk of being forcibly separated from his family and transferred to another detention centre, where he is at risk of disappearing and being held in incommunicado detention in life-threatening conditions.
Alleged victims: 5
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    10 May 2023
    Iraq
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged recent imposition of additional requirements for survivors to file a criminal complaint to be eligible for reparation under the Yazidi Survivors Law (YSL), and associated by-laws, addressed to victims of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the Yazidi, Christian, Turkmen, and Shabak communities, which substantially impair the realizaiton of the rights of survivors to reparation as stipulated under the law and international standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 May 2023
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de asesinatos en distintos eventos de 57 personas integrantes de la Federación Sindical Unitaria Agropecuaria (FENSUAGRO); alegaciones de amenazas, incluyendo amenazas de muerte, actos de intimidación, hostigamiento, desapariciones forzadas y desplazamiento forzado contra personas integrantes de esta Federación, asociaciones y sindicatos afiliados y personas asociadas a las mismas y sus comunidades; y la falta de investigaciones rápidas, exhaustivas, eficaces e imparciales por parte de las autoridades estatales.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Jun 2023
30 Jun 2023 (Annex)
30 Jun 2023 (Annex)
07 Jul 2023
    05 May 2023
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • internally displaced persons
  • racism
Information received concerning the alleged lack of an effective and prompt investigation into the killing of Mr. Uakhele Giban, an indigenous Papuan, on 5 July 2022 in Suru Suru district, Yahukimo regency, allegedly by agents of the Indonesian security forces of the Damai Cartenz Unit, the alleged killings of Arlod Lokbere, Irian Nigiri, Lemaniol Nigiri, and Atis Tini, indegenous Papuans, in Mimika Regency, Nduga, in the Indonesian province of Papua on 22 August 2022, reportedly by members of the Indonesian Army from Brigif 20 and the alleged excessive use of force against an indigenous Papuan minor, on 15 April 2022. These cases appear to occur in the context of ongoing practices of excessive use of force, extrajudicial killings, and torture of indigenous Papuans by Indonesian police, military or joint security forces.
Alleged victims: 6
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09 Aug 2023
    02 May 2023
    Libya
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • slavery
Information received concerning alleged trafficking of a group of more than 700 people, including children, allegedly trafficked and detained in unlawful places of detention under the control of traffickers, including in a warehouse in Tazirbu. We would also like to bring to your attention the situation of 120 persons who were allegedly released by Libyan authorities, from an unofficial place of detention, in February 2023, and subsequently transferred to an undisclosed location, where it is alleged, they continued to be detained, without being provided with access to lawyers, or to any assistance or protection, and with limited investigations undertaken in relation to the allegations of trafficking and other serious human rights violations, including torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, rape and sexual violence, and the risk of enforced disappearance, forced labour and sexual slavery. In this context we would also like to bring to your Excellency’s Government attention information we have received concerning alleged trafficking of a group of more than 700 people, including children, allegedly trafficked and detained under the control of traffickers, in locations in Tazirbu, and who have been allegedly released by Libyan authorities in previous operations.
Alleged victims: 1451
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    28 Apr 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Concern on the recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) published on 17 March 2023, which represents the latest development of your Excellency’s Government response to the challenges posed by the Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979 (PTA) and the Rehabilitation Bill passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on 18 January 2023. This legislation followed previously proposed legislation which sought to establish a Bureau for the Rehabilitation of ‘drug addicts, war warriors, and violent extremists.’ We note that revisions to the Rehabilitation Bill following a decision of the Supreme Court do not adhere in certain regards to fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution, in our view have not remedied the substantive deficiencies of the legislation, and therefore place many of its provisions in direct contradiction with the international human rights law obligations of your Excellency’s Government.
Alleged victims: -
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    31 Mar 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance since July 2022, and risk of torture, ill-treatment and execution of Messrs. Pejman Fatehi, Vafa Azarbar, Mohammad (Hazhir) Faramarzi and Mohsen Mazloum who are members of the Kurdish minority.
Alleged victims: 4
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20 Jun 2023
    14 Mar 2023
    South Sudan
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information concerning the alleged abduction from Nairobi, Kenya, of human rights defender Mr Morris Mabior Awikjok, his alleged enforced deportation to South Sudan, his detention and torture, and the lack of information provided to his family members in Nairobi, Kenya.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Mar 2023
    Wagner Group
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • slavery
Information received concerning the recruitment of prisoners serving their custodial sentences in Russian penitentiary facilities, for the private military and security contractor known as the Wagner Group, and their deployment in Ukraine.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Mar 2023
    24 Feb 2023
    Peru
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con el alegado uso excesivo de la fuerza provocando un elevado número de muertes ilícitas, detenciones supuestamente arbitrarias, un caso de desaparición forzada, estigmatización y violaciones al debido proceso en contra de las personas manifestantes durante las protestas que han tenido lugar posterior al 8 de diciembre de 2022. Asimismo, hemos recibido información de la existencia de un elevado número de personas pertenecientes a comunidades indígenas, así como personas campesinas, que parecen haber sido objeto de detenciones supuestamente arbitrarias y asesinatos, así como de la falta de prestación de asistencia médica rápida en el contexto de los hechos mencionados.
Alleged victims: 2
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21 Apr 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Mexico
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Diaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Apr 2023
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
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05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
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05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
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05 Apr 2023 (Annex)
03 May 2023 (Ack.)
    13 Feb 2023
    Luxembourg
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Informations reçues concernant la disparition des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Ricardo Lagunes et Antonio Diaz, dans l'État de Michoacán, au Mexique, et le risque imminent pour leurs vies. Ces deux défenseurs ont travaillé en faveur de la protection des droits de l'homme, notamment le droit à un environnement sain et les droits des Peuples Autochtones, dans le cadre des activités extractives de la société Ternium, basée au Luxembourg et appartenant au groupe argentino-italien Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Apr 2023
    13 Feb 2023
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged incident between Ethiopian governmental forces and the Karayu Oromo minority, leading to the abduction and subsequent enforced disappearance of 39 Karayu Oromo individuals, including several community leaders, and the killing of 14 of these individuals.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Feb 2023
    Argentina
    JUA
  • business
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Indigenous Peoples
Información recibida en relación con la desaparición de los defensores de derechos humanos, los Sres. Ricardo Lagunes y Antonio Diaz en el Estado de Michoacán, México, y el inminente riesgo para sus vidas. Estos dos defensores han desempeñado una labor de protección de los derechos humanos, incluido el derecho al medio ambiente sano y los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, en el marco de las actividades extractivas de la empresa Ternium, basada en Luxemburgo, que forma parte del grupo argentino-italiano Techint.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 Apr 2023
    30 Jan 2023
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
information we have received concerning Ms. Elham Modarresi, Ms. Pouran Nazemi, Ms. Elham and Mr. Vahid Afkari, Mr. Younes Mashayekhi, Ms. Soha Mortezaei, Ms. Zhina Modares Gorji, Ms. Bahareh Hedayar, Mr. Saeid Madani. Ms. Mozhgan Kavusi, Ms. Raha Asgarizadeh, Ms. Alieh Motalebzadeh, Ms. Sepideh Qoliyan, and Ms. Narges Mohammadi.
Alleged victims: 16
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    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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    20 Jan 2023
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the recruitment of prisoners serving their custodial sentences in Russian penitentiary facilities, for the private military and security contractor known as the Wagner Group, and their deployment in Ukraine.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Jan 2023
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • international order
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the continuing use of excessive force against protesters participating in ongoing demonstrations in August and September 2022. The demonstrations are in response to the previous use of excessive force by security forces against protesters, as well as the continuing economic and financial issues arising from fiscal mismanagement of the debt crisis in Sri Lanka
Alleged victims: 3
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    03 Jan 2023
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • older persons
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el Señor Oscar René Vargas Escobar, una persona privada de libertad de 76 años de edad en precario estado de salud, que se encuentra en condiciones inhumanas de detencion y cuya vida podría correr peligro si no recibe atención médica inmediata. 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: 1
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    30 Dec 2022
    Mali
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • disappearances
  • Mali
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women and girls
Informations reçues concernant des exécutions arbitraires, des disparitions forcées, des pillages, incendies et violences sexuelles commis au cours d’opérations militaires menées au cours de l’année 2022 par les forces armées maliennes (FAMa), accompagnées de personnels militaires et de securité russes recrutés par le groupe dit « Wagner », dans la Région de Mopti au centre du Mali.
Alleged victims: -
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11 Apr 2023
    27 Dec 2022
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received regarding the death in suspicious circumstances of former Senator Usman Kakar and calls by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to the Government to investigate the alleged existence of a “kill list” reportedly naming Mr. Kakar as well as several other individuals including Mr. Fazlur Rehman Afridi, Mr. Farhatullah Babar, a former senator, and Ms. Gul Bukhari.
Alleged victims: 4
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    22 Dec 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning an alleged smear campaign against Bangladesh-based human rights organisation Odhikar, as well as acts of intimidation and harassment against its Secretary, Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan. We understand that this campaign may also aim to question the humanitarian procedure of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (hereafter, ‘WGEID’ or ‘Working Group’) as well as the authenticity of the claims brought to it by relatives of the victims and civil society organizations. The allegations received also refer to acts of harassment and intimidation against members of the NGO Maayer Daak (Mothers’ Call).
Alleged victims: 3
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22 Feb 2023
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
22 Feb 2023 (Annex)
    20 Dec 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • food
  • health
Information received concerning the arrest,detention and sentencing of Mr. Olivier Vandecastelle, a 41-year-old Belgium humanitarian worker and his subsequent ill-treatment and current critical health condition. Mr. Vandecasteele has worked since 2008 as humanitarian worker for the Non Governmental Organisation Médecins du Monde in different countries and from 2020 to 2021 as the Country Director of Afghan Displacement Relief International in Iran.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Apr 2023
    19 Dec 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
nformation received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, continued detention, torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Maziar Shahbakhsh, a child at the time of arrest and another child, both belonging to the Baloch minority. During the first two months of detention of Mr. Maziar Shahbakhsh, he was reportedly subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Dec 2022
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la iniciativa de ley número 6099 intitulada "Ley para el fortalecimiento de la paz”, que persigue establecer extinción de la responsabilidad penal y de la pena por amnistía absoluta de los responsables de delitos y graves violaciones a los derechos humanos cometidos durante el conflicto armado interno de Guatemala.
Alleged victims: -
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25 Dec 2022
    19 Dec 2022
    China
    JAL
  • terrorism
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Follow-up on our engagement the Chinese Government since 2017, in particular regarding the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). We thank the Government for the detailed responses provided to some of our communications and the information received through the China Human Rights Newsletter that your representation in Geneva shares with different stakeholders, including Special Procedures.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Mar 2023
    15 Dec 2022
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and imminent risk of forced return to China by the Vietnamese authorities of Chinese refugee and human rights defender Mr. Guangping Dong. At the time of writing the present communication, his fate and whereabouts continue to be unknown.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Mar 2023
    14 Dec 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning allegations of the recent increase in the systematic targeting of members of the Baha’i religious minority, including through arrest, summoning for interrogation and mistreatment at detention places.
Alleged victims: 14
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25 May 2023
    13 Dec 2022
    Peru
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Información recibida en relación la situación de emergencia de financiamiento, estructura y personal en que se encuentra el Instituto de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses y el impacto negativo que ello tiene sobre la labor de búsqueda e identificación de personas desaparecidas y en el acceso a la verdad y a la justicia sobre las desapariciones forzadas, ejecuciones extrajudiciales y torturas y/o tratos crueles inhumanos o degradantes, cometidas durante el periodo de violencia que vivió el país entre 1980 y 2000.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Dec 2022
    Uganda
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • violence against women and girls
Information concerning Ms. Esther Alexandra Marinos and Mr. Mushldi Zalqaw Mutebi, who were allegedly subjected to enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment, including physical and sexual assault by members of the Ugandan security forces. We are also concerned about information received concerning journalist Mr. Lawrence Kitatta, who is subjected to harassment, intimidation and retaliation for his journalistic work.
Alleged victims: 3
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    09 Dec 2022
    Panama
    JAL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • older persons
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • trafficking in persons
  • violence against women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la situación humanitaria en el Tapón del Darién, que afecta a las personas migrantes que transitan a través de esta ruta, así como alegaciones respecto a la situación en las Estaciones de Recepción de Migrantes (ERM) de Panamá, donde las personas migrantes que llegan a través del Darién se encontrarían supuestamente privadas de libertad, en condiciones deplorables e insalubres, y expuestas a situaciones de abuso por parte de las autoridades que gestionan estos centros.
Alleged victims: -
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13 Feb 2023
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
17 Feb 2023 (Annex)
    09 Dec 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women and girls
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos de las señoras Esmeralda Gallardo Sánchez y María del Carmen Vázquez, dos mujeres buscadoras de personas desaparecidas en México, los que se enmarcarían en un contexto de crecientes agresiones en contra de familiares y colectivos de búsqueda de personas desaparecidas en el país.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Feb 2023
09 Feb 2023 (Annex)
09 Feb 2023 (Annex)
    07 Dec 2022
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the purported imminent extradition of Mr Sherif Osman, from the United Arab Emirates to Egypt on the basis of a red notice issued by the Arab Interior Ministers Council under the charge of incitement on social media against the Egyptian Government.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jan 2023 (Ack.)
10 Feb 2023
    01 Dec 2022
    China
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning allegations of denial of legal assistance, torture and ill-treatment, incommunicado detention and enforced disappearance of Ms. Xueqin Huang, Mr. Jianbing Wang, Ms. Fangmei He, Mr. Maodong Yang and Mr. Jitian Tang; and that with the exception of one of these 5 cases, at the time of writing this letter the families of these persons have not received accurate and official information regarding their whereabouts, their health status and well-being, and have not been allowed full and unrestricted access to the detainees after they were detained.
Alleged victims: 5
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10 Jan 2023
    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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03 Mar 2023
    23 Nov 2022
    Gambia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations that the authorities have not taken adequate measures to conduct forensic investigations in line with the international standards laid out in the Minnesota Protocol in order to determine the fate and whereabouts of persons forcibly disappeared between July 1994 to January 2017. Furthermore, concerns are raised about the delay in putting in place accountability measures for bringing all perpetrators to justice and to provide victims and their families with effective remedy and reparations. We are also raising concern about the verbal attacks and threats made against Ms. Isatou Ayeshah Jammeh, a victim of human rights violations and human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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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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22 Mar 2023
    14 Nov 2022
    Sweden
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of a Swedish child who was repatriated to Sudan in April 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jan 2023
    14 Nov 2022
    Sudan
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • food
  • health
  • sale of children
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the situation of a Swedish child who was repatriated to Sudan in April 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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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    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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    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 (Ack.)
03 Jan 2023
16 Jan 2023
    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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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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    14 Oct 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • religion or belief
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the alleged failure to comply with your Excellency Government’s obligation to ensure locating, protecting, preserving and exhuming mass and unmarked grave sites, their investigation compliant with international standards with a view to identifying those buried therein and the search for forcibly disappeared persons in connection with the enforced disappearance and summary execution of political dissidents between July and early September in 1988 in 32 cities, and the refusal to provide their families with accurate and complete death certificates.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    06 Oct 2022
    Honduras
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
Información recibida en relación con la presunta criminalización de personas defensoras de los derechos del pueblo Garífuna.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Feb 2023
    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
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Comentarios sobre las reformas legislativas aprobadas recientemente, mediante las cuales se traslada el control operativo y administrativo de la Guardia Nacional a la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), así como sobre la iniciativa de reforma constitucional que pretende extender la participación de las Fuerzas Armadas en tareas de seguridad. Dichas reformas legislativas han sido impulsadas a pesar de ir en contra de lo establecido en la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, y en detrimento de las obligaciones internacionales de México en materia de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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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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    21 Sep 2022
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant l'absence d'enquêtes efficaces et indépendantes, visant à identifier des personnes décédées ou disparues et à clarifier les causes et les circonstances de leur décès, suite au naufrage survenu au large des côtes de Tripoli le 23 avril 2022, et ayant entraîné la mort d'au moins sept personnes, tandis que 33 personnes sont toujours portées disparues. Cet incident semble s'inscrire dans un contexte marqué par une absence de volonté d’enquêter et d'une impunité endémique s’agissant d’accidents de navires impliquant des personnes en situation de déplacement, notamment des migrants, des réfugiés et des demandeurs d'asile.
Alleged victims: 59
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29 Nov 2022
    15 Sep 2022
    Iraq
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • violence against women and girls
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged failure of the Iraqi Government to conduct prompt, impartial and effective investigations into the disappearances and potentially unlawful deaths of victims of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and to criminally prosecute and sanction the perpetrators of those crimes and to provide full reparation to victims, in line with international standards.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    15 Aug 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • housing
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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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09 Mar 2023
    09 Aug 2022
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the violations of due process and fair trial standards in the arrest and sentencing of Mr. Moaaz Al-Sharqawy by Egypt’s Emergency State Security Court in May 2022; as well as his enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment in 2018; and the continued inclusion of his name in the terrorist watch list despite lack of evidence.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Feb 2023
    29 Jul 2022
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the continued lack of identification and preservation of unmarked and mass grave sites in Indian-administered Kashmir, including the failure to conduct forensic investigations, search processes for the forcibly disappeared, and the lack of progress in identifying the remains of individuals buried in these graves in accordance with international standards.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Sep 2022 (Ack.)
    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
    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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    30 Jun 2022
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • internally displaced persons
Información recibida en relación con el homicidio de once personas y la desaparición forzada de otras dos en el marco de una operación militar el 28 de marzo de 2022 en la vereda de Alto Remanso, Puerto Leguízamo, en el departamento del Putumayo, así como las irregularidades relativas a la investigación de estos hechos. Se alega que las circunstancias de estos hechos estarían relacionadas con un posible patrón de operaciones militares que, invocando el cumplimiento de órdenes de captura emitidas por la autoridad competente, y a pesar de realizar labores de inteligencia que deberían facilitar la captura, priorizarían la eliminación de la persona contra quien va dirigida la orden, incurriendo en presuntas privaciones arbitrarias de la vida al emplear la fuerza de manera innecesaria y desproporcionada.
Alleged victims: 11
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26 Aug 2022
    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
    20 Jun 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
  • executions
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • racism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of 69 individuals and enforced disappearance of three individuals, reportedly by members of law enforcement including in the course of police operations and in custody, in the period from 1999 to 2020. Whilst the reported cases demonstrate the systemic and sustained nature of the excessive and lethal use of force by Brazilian security forces, they do not represent all those affected by such patterns of alleged human rights abuses.
Alleged victims: 72
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06 Sep 2022
06 Sep 2022 (Annex)
06 Sep 2022 (Annex)
    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
    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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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
    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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    27 Apr 2022
    Brazil
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the ruling of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court of 11 May 2020, which denies the extradition of a person to Argentina for the investigation of four interrelated judicial cases concerning crimes against humanity and grave human rights violations committed in the clandestine detention center ‘ESMA’ between 1976 and 1979.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Apr 2022
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged assault and excessive use of force by police officers, against Tamil relatives of disappeared persons during a protest in Jaffna, which resulted in the injury of several women, including Ms. Mariyasuresh Easwary and Ms. Jenithta Sivanandan.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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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    31 Mar 2022
    Gambia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged decision of the Amnesty Recommendation Committee of the Truth, Reparation and Reconciliation Commission (TRRC) to recommend the granting of amnesty to Mr. Sanna Sabally, who is accused of serious human rights violations that may reach the threshold of crimes against humanity.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    22 Mar 2022
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the desecration and destruction of the Gayanasarana Buddha Monastery located in Falaharia, Chittagong district, the perpetrated violence against its monks, members of the Buddhist minority, which led to the enforced disappearance and death of Mr. Ronankor Vikku, as well as the prolonged detention and judicial harassment of the monastery’s principle, Venerable Saranankar Mahathera.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 Mar 2022
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l’usage excessif de la force lors des arrestations et des disparitions forcées alléguées de MM. Noureddine Bhiri et Fathi Beldi, dans le cadre d’une mesure d’assignation à résidence, ainsi que les mesures de représailles qui auraient été prises à l’encontre de M. Abdelrazzak Al Kilani, l’avocat de M. Bhiri.
Alleged victims: 3
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08 Jun 2022
    09 Mar 2022
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con las agresiones en contra de la señora Alma Rosa Villalobos Valdés e integrantes de su familia, quienes habrían sido detenidos, golpeados y sometidos a otros malos tratos por agentes de la Agencia de Investigación Criminal de Guanajuato (AIC). La señora Villalobos es integrante de la organización Hasta Encontrarte, un colectivo dedicado a proteger y defender los derechos humanos de las mujeres víctimas de la desaparición u homicidios en el estado de Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 5
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19 Oct 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
    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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    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
    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
    14 Feb 2022
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • racism
  • disappearances
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance against members of the Tigrayan ethnic group, as well as other serious human rights violations committed against them, since the outbreak of the conflict between the Ethiopian federal Government and its armed forces and the Tigray People's Liberation Front in November 2020.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Apr 2022
    08 Feb 2022
    Peru
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con los presuntos actos de desprestigio e incitación a la violencia dirigidos contra el memorial “El Ojo que Llora” y los actos de estigmatización, intimidación y amenaza dirigidos contra las personas que participaron en el acto de reconocimiento del sitio como Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación, todos ellos registrados en las redes sociales.
Alleged victims: -
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04 May 2022
    04 Feb 2022
    Sudan
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • women and girls
Information received concerning Ms. Amira Osman, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, who has been arbitrarily arrested in Khartoum, on 22 January 2022, and ever since subjected to enforced disappearance with no information on her fate or whereabouts.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Mar 2022
    03 Feb 2022
    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
    26 Jan 2022
    Philippines
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the alleged disappearance of human rights defender, Mr. Steve Abua.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Feb 2022 (Ack.)
16 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
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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
    25 Jan 2022
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • terrorism
Information received about the inclusion on a terrorist list of two human rights defenders, Mr. Hamad Mohammed Al-Shamsi and Mr. Mohammed Saqr Al-Zaabi; and academics and activists Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Shaiba Al-Nuaimi, and Mr Saeed Nasser Al-Tenaiji.
Alleged victims: 4
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    24 Jan 2022
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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
    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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    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
    12 Jan 2022
    Libya
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged lack of investigations into the killing and subsequent concealment and disappearance of the mortal remains of South African-Austrian photojournalist Anton Lazarus Hammerl on 5 April 2011, in the desert on the outskirts of Brega, eastern Libya, reportedly by troops loyal to Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    06 Jan 2022
    Spain
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a la Proposición de Ley sobre bebés robados en el Estado español.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Dec 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest ill-treatment, enforced disappearance,continued detention and sentencing of student activist Ms. Leila Hosseinzadeh and the arrest and continued detention of labor rights defender Mr. Hirad Pirbodaghi.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Jul 2022
    16 Dec 2021
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • sale of children
  • trafficking in persons
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación los presuntos ataques y amenazas en contra de la señora Coline Manon Christine Fanon y contra su hermano el señor Dino Ernesto Suchite Rodríguez y otros integrantes de su familia, así como en contra la fundación Racines Perdues - Raices Perdidas.
Alleged victims: 2
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14 Feb 2022
    16 Dec 2021
    Cuba
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la detención, posterior desaparición forzada de corta duración, malos tratos y procesamiento de Sr. Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo, pastor de la Iglesia Monte de Sion en Palma Soriano, Cuba.
Alleged victims: 2
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01 Mar 2022
    13 Dec 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the failure of Russian authorities to investigate and prosecute the torture and execution of a Syrian citizen, allegedly committed by individuals affiliated to the so-called Wagner Group.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Feb 2022
    09 Dec 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Update on the action in process to review and bring 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 line with international norms and standards within a time bound process.
Alleged victims: -
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10 Dec 2021 (Ack.)
11 Dec 2021
16 Dec 2021
    07 Dec 2021
    Sudan
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the continuous use of force by the security forces to suppress peaceful protests taking part in Sudan in a response to the military coup of 25 October 2021.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Dec 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con los alegados actos de criminalización y persecución en contra de víctimas de graves violaciones de derechos humanos, y de personas quienes les defienden y acompañan, en el marco de la investigación penal del caso conocido como “Fosas Clandestinas en San Fernando”, en particular en contra de la defensora Ana Lorena Delgadillo Pérez, la periodista Marcela Turati y la perito Mercedes Doretti.
Alleged victims: 3
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31 May 2022
    07 Dec 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the ongoing judicial harassment against Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan and Mr. Nasiruddin Elan, respectively Secretary and Director of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar. Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan is also a member of the World Organization against Torture’s (OMCT) General Assembly, and Secretary-General of the International Federation for Human Rights ( FIDH). Odhikar was founded in 1995 and advocates for civil and political rights, and reports on enforced disappearances. It is a member of various international networks.
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Dec 2021
    India
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents on Mr. Khurram Parvez’s residence and office premises at Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights and civil society organisation - as well as his subsequent arbitrary arrest and detention on charges related to conspiracy and terrorism.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Nov 2021
    Pakistan
    AL
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, codifying enforced disappearance as an autonomous crime in Pakistan, which includes clauses that run contrary to the spirit and objectives of a law to criminalize enforced disappearances.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Nov 2021
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning alleged acts of harassment against Ms. Sandya Ekneligoda, reportedly in reprisal for her efforts to seek the truth about the fate and whereabouts of her husband, disappeared journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jan 2022
    16 Nov 2021
    Uruguay
    JOL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Información recibida en relación al Proyecto de Ley sobre la sustitución de penas privativas de libertad por régimen de prisión domiciliaria para procesados y condenados mayores de sesenta y cinco años - y la permanencia a futuro del citado régimen- por razones humanitarias o trato humanitario, superpoblación del sistema penitenciario y su agravamiento ante la emergencia sanitaria causada por la pandemia de COVID-19.
Alleged victims: -
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    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
    Iraq
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged extrajudicial killings, abductions and enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 6
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28 Jan 2022
    05 Nov 2021
    Rwanda
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and reprisals against Mr. Noël Zihabamwe and persons associated with him, following the demarches undertaken to search for, and establish the fate and whereabouts of his forcibly disappeared brothers, Mr. Antoine Zihabamwe and Mr. Jean Nsengimana.
Alleged victims: 3
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    05 Nov 2021
    Other actors
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged continued detention, physical assault and ill-treatment of four journalists currently held in a prisoner exchange facility in Sana’a. Since August 2021, the whereabouts of one of the journalists remains unknown.
Alleged victims: 4
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    05 Nov 2021
    Ireland
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the General Scheme of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill, the General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill and the proposed Restorative Recognition Scheme.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Nov 2021
09 Nov 2021 (Annex)
09 Nov 2021 (Annex)
    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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    26 Oct 2021
    El Salvador
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con los actos de amenaza y hostigamiento en contra del señor Jimmy Francisco Ortiz Rodríguez. El señor Ortiz es un abogado, defensor de derechos humanos y familiar de dos víctimas de desaparición forzada, cuyos casos permanecen sin esclarecer y bajo la revisión del Grupo de Trabajo.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Jan 2022
    18 Oct 2021
    Argentina
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la ostensible demora en que viene incurriendo la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la República Argentina, en resolver causas por crímenes contra la humanidad y graves violaciones de los derechos humanos, incluyendo desapariciones forzadas, cometidos durante la dictadura miliar, que esperan resolución desde hace años.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Apr 2023
13 Apr 2023 (Annex)
13 Apr 2023 (Annex)
13 Apr 2023 (Annex)
    13 Oct 2021
    Pakistan
    OL
  • disappearances
Report of the Standing Committee on Interior on the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, which proposes the introduction of amendments and additional clauses into the Bill, which would run contrary to the spirit and objectives of a law to criminalize enforced disappearances.
Alleged victims: -
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    11 Oct 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con los ataques y amenazas en contra de la señora Paula Rojas Nieto, integrante de la organización no gubernamental Colectivo Buscadoras en el estado de Guanajuato. El Colectivo Buscadoras es una entidad que reúne a familias de personas desaparecidas.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Algeria
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations lies a l’ impact négatif que la législation et les régulations adoptées en Algérie depuis la fin de la guerre civile ont eu sur la réalisation des droits des victimes à un recours effectif, à la justice, et à la vérité en relation aux graves violations des droits humains commises pendant cette période, ainsi que des allégations lies au restrictions excessives aux droits à la liberté d'expression, de réunion pacifique et d'association contenu dans le cadre juridique algérienne qui porteraient atteinte aux activités des victimes et leurs association et qui auraient abouti à la criminalisation de leurs manifestations pacifiques demandant justice pour les violations susmentionnées.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021 (Ack.)
30 Nov 2021 (Ack.)
    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
    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 (Annex)
    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
    27 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani, an Iranian from the Kurdish minority.
Alleged victims: 1
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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 (Ack.)
    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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    16 Aug 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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
    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
    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 (Ack.)
05 Aug 2021 (Annex)
05 Aug 2021 (Annex)
    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
    22 Jul 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant l'arrestation arbitraire présumée du défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Jean Paul et la disparition du défenseur des droits de l'homme M. Habumuremyi, « Angelo ».
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con la revocación de la sentencia condenatoria en contra de cinco miembros de la Secretaría de Marina acusados de la desaparición forzada del señor Armando Humberto del Bosque Villareal, ocurrida el 3 agosto 2013 en la localidad de Colombia, municipio de Anáhuac, estado de Nuevo León, México.
Alleged victims: 2
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18 Aug 2022
    19 Jul 2021
    Nicaragua
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida sobre los alegatos de acoso por parte de los autoridades en perjuicio de los miembros de la entonces Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorros, supuestamente por la actividad política que desempeña su ex directora; el periódico Confidencial por la presión a los medios periodísticos durante el proceso electoral; así como a Juan Sebastián Chamorro García, por su actividad política en contra del Gobierno.
Alleged victims: 5
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    16 Jul 2021
    Egypt
    JUA
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the reportedly imminent execution of 12 individuals following a mass trial, which failed to meet due process and fair trial standards, marred by allegations of enforced disappearances, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and arbitrary detention.
Alleged victims: 12
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08 Sep 2021 (Ack.)
    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
    15 Jul 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos del señor Javier Barajas Piña y la señora Rosario Zavala Aguilar y las amenazas en contra de las señoras Norma Patricia Barrón Núñez y Angélica Zamudio Almanza en el marco del aumento de agresiones en contra de familiares y colectivos en búsqueda de personas desaparecidas en Guanajuato.
Alleged victims: 4
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    12 Jul 2021
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the allegations of enforced disappearance followed by the death in custody of Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan Sehrai. He suffered from type 2 diabetes and hypertension and reportedly had no access to his medication since his abduction.
Alleged victims: 3
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    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
    Mexico
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Información recibida en relación a la presunta ejecución de Efraín Espinoza Pérez y Mario Alberto Vázquez Aguilar, Jorge Armando Hernández Pérez, Jordán López de la Cruz y Abenamar Hernández; así como el secuestro y tortura de Sebastián Ramírez Gómez, Miguel Mendoza de la Torre, José del Carmen Solano de la Torre, Belisario Velázquez de la Torre, y las heridas sufridas por José Alfredo Solano Espinosa, en el municipio de Venustiano Carranza, Estado de Chiapas, México, el 4 de mayo de 2021. Otro hecho similar habría ocurrido el 12 de junio de 2021. Las víctimas, activistas campesinos, pertenecen a la comunidad indígena Tzotzil.
Alleged victims: 11
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03 Sep 2021
    02 Jul 2021
    Libya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the abduction and potential enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mansour Mohamed Atti Al-Maghrabi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2021
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged imminent extradition of Mr. Ravil Mingazov to Russia where he may risk torture and arbitrary detention. He is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay who has been resettled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in 2017, detained in an unknown location without charges or trial and subjected to ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Jun 2021
    Pakistan
    OL
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the recent tabling in the National Assembly of the bill to criminalize enforced disappearances in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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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
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing trial of Syrian human rights defender Abdulrahman Muhammad Al-Nahhas.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Aug 2021
    16 Jun 2021
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention of 12 human rights defenders, under investigation for the alleged commission of crimes carrying potentially lengthy prison sentences, and related allegations of grave ill-treatment and poor conditions of detention. Three of these individuals were allegedly targeted for their cooperation or attempted cooperation with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 12
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    10 Jun 2021
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information recivida en relación con el reciente hallazgo de entierros clandestinos, incluyendo fosas comunes, con los restos de al menos catorce personas en la vivienda de un exagente de la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC). Se presume que el total de cuerpos en las fosas sería mayor. Once personas han sido ya detenidas en relación al caso y acusadas de nueve feminicidios y cinco homicidios agravados. De las víctimas encontradas, la mayoría son mujeres, incluyendo niñas. Preliminarmente se conoció que las víctimas presentaban signos de violencia, incluyendo agresión sexual.
Alleged victims: 14
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23 Aug 2021
    10 Jun 2021
    China
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced organ harvesting targeting ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians in detention.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Aug 2021
    09 Jun 2021
    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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    31 May 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received regarding the decision of the official Organization of the Behesht Zahra to not allow members of the Baha’i faith to bury their dead in new gravesites at Golestan Javid cemetery in Tehran.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Jul 2021
    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
    25 May 2021
    Algeria
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • minority issues
informations reçues concernant des allégations selon lesquelles M. Walid Nekiche aurait été détenu au secret et torturé. Ces allégations font également état de la lenteur des procédures juridiques destinées à enquêter indépendamment sur ces allégations, et si elles étaient avérées, de poursuivre les tortionnaires et garantir réparation à la victime. Elles font aussi état de pressions exercées sur M. Nekiche pour qu’il retire sa plainte de torture.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Aug 2021
    12 May 2021
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning participants of the Saturday Mothers/People (CurmatesiAnneleri/Insanlari)
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2021
    12 May 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the dispersal by law enforcement authorities and members of the ruling party Awami League of a series of peaceful demonstrations organized by different political and civil society groups during and after Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to attend the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the country's independence and the birth centenary of 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the alleged related excessive use of force against demonstrators which led to at least 17 people being killed and several injured.
Alleged victims: 218
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    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 (Ack.)
09 Aug 2021
    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
    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
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • food
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of the Hmong community located in the Phou Bia region, referred as to “ChaoFa Hmong”. More precisely, with regards to reported acts of intimidation and reprisals by the Lao military forces against the relatives of an elderly Hmong man and three Hmong girls, victims of enforced disappearance since March 2020, following an intervention by Special Procedures mandate-holders on 31 August 2020.
Alleged victims: 1
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    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
    Nepal
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the appointment of new members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that is not in compliance with the Paris Princplies and severely undermines the NHRC’s independence thereby restricting the ability of the people of Nepal to access remedies for alleged human rights violations which is a key component of a free and enabling civic space.
Alleged victims: -
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29 Apr 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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15 Nov 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    Honduras
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Apr 2021
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jun 2021
    16 Apr 2021
    El Salvador
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta sistemática de investigaciones efectivas y de cooperación transregional entre los países centroamericanos y México para atender los numerosos casos de desapariciones de migrantes, incluidas las desapariciones forzadas, informar a sus familiares, preservar los datos forenses, repatriar los restos humanos y proporcionar una reparación adecuada a las víctimas.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Jul 2021
    12 Apr 2021
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues concernant les meurtres de M. Floribert Chebeya, défenseur des droits de l'homme, et de son collègue, M. Fidèle Bazana, en 2010. En particulier, nous avons reçu de nouvelles allégations concernant les circonstances et les responsables présumés de ces meurtres. Ces nouvelles informations semblent confirmer que les enquêtes et les procédures judiciaires effectuées antérieurement n'ont pas permis de garantir la pleine responsabilité de tous les auteurs de ces crimes.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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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    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 (Ack.)
    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
    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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    31 Mar 2021
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • torture
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
Information received concerning the torture and ill-treatment while in detention of Ahmed Kabir Kishore and Mushtaq Ahmed, and the subsequent death in custody of Mr Ahmed.
Alleged victims: 2
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    26 Mar 2021
    Lobaye Invest
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the recruitment and use of private military and security personnel in the context of the ongoing hostilities in the Central African Republic in support of the Central African Army Forces.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Mar 2021
    Central African Republic
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the recruitment and use of private military and security personnel in the context of the ongoing hostilities in the Central African Republic in support of the Central African Army Forces.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021 (Annex)
25 Jun 2021 (Annex)
25 Jun 2021 (Annex)
25 Jun 2021 (Annex)
    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
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
Information received concerning Mr. Osama Talal Abbas Al-Mahruqi, a dual Saudi and Australian national, reportedly extradited from Morocco to Saudi Arabia, despite the provisional measures ordered by the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT), on the basis of the potential risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Since his extradition on 13 March 2021, no information on Mr. Al-Mahruqi’s fate or whereabouts is available.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Apr 2021
    19 Mar 2021
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the involvement of Russian private military and security personnel in the context of the ongoing hostilities in the Central African Republic in support of the Central African Armed Forces and their alleged involvement in international humanitarian law and human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture, some of which may amount to international crimes.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 May 2021
    19 Mar 2021
    Morocco
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
Informations reçues concernant M. Osama Talal Abbas Al-Mahruqi, ayant la double nationalité saoudienne et australienne, qui aurait été extradé du Maroc vers l’Arabie Saoudite, malgré les mesures provisoires ordonnées par le Comité contre la torture des Nations Unies (UNCAT), sur la base du potentiel risque de torture et autres mauvais traitements. Depuis son extradition, le 13 mars 2021, aucune information sur le sort ou l’endroit où se trouve M. Al-Mahruqi n’est disponible.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jun 2021
    12 Mar 2021
    Colombia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
Información recibida en relación con las intervenciones realizadas en el cementerio alterno de El Copey, ubicado en el departamento del Cesar, y la falta de protección de los restos de las víctimas de desapariciones forzadas y ejecuciones extrajudiciales allí enterradas.
Alleged victims: -
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11 May 2021
21 Jun 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 (Ack.)
07 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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    01 Mar 2021
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged steady increase in the number and widespread practice of enforced disappearance of persons belonging to minorities, as well as of political activists and human rights defenders, in the province of Sindh, Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Mar 2021
    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
    26 Feb 2021
    Mexico
    JAL
  • migrants
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la ejecución extrajudicial y desaparición forzada de al menos 19 personas, en su mayoría migrantes, en el municipio de Camargo, Tamaulipas, en el norte de México.
Alleged victims: 19
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15 Apr 2021
    22 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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 (Ack.)
26 Apr 2021
    19 Feb 2021
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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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    08 Feb 2021
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l'absence de progrès substantiels du processus de justice transitionnelle décrit dans les lois organiques n°2013-53 et n° 2014-17, en particulier dans les domaines des réparations et de la redevabilité; ainsi qu'en ce qui concerne les tentatives d'invalidation du travail de l’Instance Vérité et Dignité et de son héritage, en soutien à la recherche de la vérité et de la justice pour les violations passées des droits de l'Homme commises en Tunisie. Les informations reçues concernant les projets de loi présentés au Parlement, et d'autres en cours d'élaboration, qui pourraient avoir des répercussions négatives sur les Chambres pénales spécialisées et la redevabilité pour les violations flagrantes des droits de l'Homme, la corruption financière et la mauvaise utilisation des fonds publics sont également portées à votre attention.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2021 (Ack.)
16 Jun 2021
    05 Feb 2021
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding the alleged enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mr. Sombath Somphone since 2012.
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Feb 2021
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged detention, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of Mr. Apinus Zanambani, and Mr. Luther Zanambani, at the hand of the military in Suagapa, Intan Jaya, Papua.
Alleged victims: 2
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17 May 2021
    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 (Annex)
    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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    21 Jan 2021
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
Información recibida en relación con la iniciativa con proyecto de decreto por el que se expide la Ley de la Fiscalía General de la República (LFGR) y se abroga la Ley Orgánica de la Fiscalía General de la República (Ley Orgánica) vigente, publicada en la Gaceta del Senado el día 7 de octubre de 2020 (la iniciativa) que posiblemente se discutirá en periodo extraordinario el 15 de enero de 2021 conforme a la petición hecha por la Comisión de Justicia del Senado.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Nov 2021
    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
    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
    Peru
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
Información recibida en relación con los daños ocasionados al memorial “El Ojo que Llora.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Apr 2021
    23 Dec 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of the journalist, and human rights activist, Mudassar Mahmood, alias Naaru, and threats and acts of intimidation against persons associated with him, as well as the alleged short term enforced disappearance of the journalist Matiullah Jan and ongoing acts of intimidation against him.
Alleged victims: 2
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    22 Dec 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received regarding allegations of intimidations, searches and confiscations committed during raids performed by national security agents in Jammu & Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Dec 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued intimidation, threats of reprisal and harassment faced by human rights defender, Fazal ur Rehman Afridi, president of the Institut de Recherche et d’Études Stratégiques de Khyber (IRESK) and member of the Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM).
Alleged victims: 1
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    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 (Ack.)
    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
    11 Dec 2020
    Azerbaijan
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning torture and ill-treatment of prisoners of war and cases of enforced disappearance during the armed conflict in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. We also call on your Excellency’s Government to honour the ceasefire agreement to ensure lasting peace, including by returning captives and bodies of the dead to their respective countries of origin and to their families.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020 (Annex)
30 Dec 2020 (Annex)
30 Dec 2020 (Annex)
    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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    09 Dec 2020
    Armenia
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning torture and ill-treatment of prisoners of war and cases of enforced disappearance during the armed conflict in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. We also call on your Excellency’s Government to honour the ceasefire agreement to ensure lasting peace, including by returning captives and bodies of the dead to their respective countries of origin and to their families.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Feb 2021
22 Feb 2021 (Annex)
22 Feb 2021 (Annex)
22 Feb 2021
22 Feb 2021 (Annex)
    04 Dec 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida con relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas y cooperación binacional para atender los casos de desapariciones transfronterizas de personas, incluyendo personas migrantes y trabajadoras fronterizas, por actores armados no estatales, incluyendo grupos armados organizados y grupos criminales, en la zona fronteriza entre Colombia y Venezuela.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Dec 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida con relación a la falta de investigaciones efectivas y cooperación binacional para atender los casos de desapariciones transfronterizas de personas, incluyendo personas migrantes, refugiadas y trabajadoras fronterizas, por actores armados no estatales, incluyendo grupos armados organizados y grupos criminales, en la zona fronteriza entre Colombia y Venezuela.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021 (Annex)
    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
    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
    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 (Ack.)
25 Jan 2021
    11 Nov 2020
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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    11 Nov 2020
    Ukraine
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Mr. Alisher Haydarov in Ukraine prior to his forcible return to Uzbekistan, where he is likely to face arbitrary detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment because of his professed religion or beliefs or his imputed affiliation with an extremist organization or movement.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2021
04 Feb 2021
    11 Nov 2020
    Peru
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida sobre la independización del terreno, destinado a la construcción del Santuario de la Memoria La Hoyada, a favor del Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones (MTC) para la ampliación del Aeropuerto “Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendevil Duarte.”
Alleged victims: -
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    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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    09 Nov 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged regression in the transitional justice measures that Sri Lanka had adopted, or committed to implement, to address the serious human rights violations committed during the 25-year conflict, as well as the obstacles imposed on memorialization efforts led by victim’s groups and the intimidation of victims and civil society
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Nov 2020
    Türkiye
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 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
    Syrian Arab Republic
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the absence in the political process between the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, of negotiations regarding the design and implementation of transitional justice measures to address the gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed against civilians since March 2011, as well as the absence of meaningful victim participation in the process.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Nov 2020
    President of the Syrian National Coalition
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the absence in the political process between the Syrian government and the Syrian opposition, of negotiations regarding the design and implementation of transitional justice measures to address the gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law committed against civilians since March 2011, as well as the absence of meaningful victim participation in the process, including women and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Alleged victims: -
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05 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021 (Annex)
05 Jan 2021 (Annex)
    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
    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 (Ack.)
    14 Oct 2020
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
  • violence against women
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’harcèlement, d’intimidations, des menaces et des possibles représailles contre les défenseurs des droits humains Olivier Muhubiri et Christine Mugabo, en lien avec leur travail dans le domaine des droits humains et leur coopération avec les Nations Unies dans ce domaine.
Alleged victims: 2
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    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
    Mexico
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Información recibida relativa al Acuerdo por el que se dispone de la Fuerza Armada permanente para llevar a cabo tareas de seguridad pública de manera extraordinaria, regulada, fiscalizada, subordinada y complementaria (el Acuerdo), publicado el 11 de mayo de 2020 y que está en vigor desde el 12 de mayo de 2020 hasta el 27 de marzo de 2024.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Oct 2020
    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
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning alleged police harassment and excessive use of force against demonstrators during a peaceful assembly for the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances held on 30 August 2020, in the districts of Jaffna and Batticaloa.
Alleged victims: 8
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    06 Oct 2020
    Paraguay
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la muerte de dos niñas en el Departamento de Concepción, Paraguay como resultado de un operativo llevado a cabo por la Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta, que podría constituir ejecución arbitraria, desaparaciones forzadas de corta duración, y posible tortura, además de irregularidades relacionadas con procedimientos de identificación y evidencias forenses por parte del estado.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Nov 2020 (Ack.)
03 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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    01 Oct 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a la atención urgente del Gobierno de su Excelencia la información que hemos recibido en relación con la detención e inicio de investigaciones penales en contra de Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya y Verónica Durán Lara, todas ellas familiares de personas desaparecidas, defensoras de derechos humanos, y también miembros de la organización Colectivo A Tu Encuentro, así como de la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez, activista de la organización civil Guanajuato Despertó, por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, en México. El Colectivo A Tu Encuentro lleva a cabo actividades para la búsqueda de verdad y justicia sobre las personas desaparecidas, incluyendo la interposición de denuncias, búsquedas forenses en campo y en servicios forenses, así como búsquedas de vida en centros penitenciarios y hospitalarios. Además dicha organización participa en mesas de interlocución con autoridades estatales y federales para que se de atención a la búsqueda de sus familiares bajo un enfoque integral y participativo. Según la información recibida: El 10 de julio a las 9:00 a.m., las Señoras Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, Verónica Durán Lara y María del Carmen Ramírez, fueron detenidas durante una manifestación, por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, cerca de la glorieta Santa Fe a unos metros de la caseta de cobro Guanajuato-Silao, en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Dicha manifestación pacífica, tenía como propósito denunciar la falta de participación de familiares de personas desaparecidas en la elección del titular de la Comisión de Búsqueda estatal recientemente establecida mediante la Ley sobre desapariciones. Anteriormente, el 9 de julio 2020, las personas mencionadas se reunieron durante la manifestación para mostrar las fotografías de sus familiares en el Teatro Juárez en la Ciudad de Guanajuato. Cabe destacar que la movilización, según se informa, se dio de manera pacífica y haciendo ejercicio de los derechos a la libertad de expresión y a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación. Después de su arresto, las señoras Olimpia Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez, fueron trasladadas a las instalaciones de la Dirección de Policía Municipal Preventiva de Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Inicialmente se les comunicó que se les detenía por haber obstruido la vía pública. En los registros policiales de la detención en el apartado de circunstancias que motivaron la detención únicamente se mencionan las conductas de obstrucción. Se señala que en ningún momento se informó a las defensoras de que estaban detenidas por lesiones. Sin embargo, posteriormente se declaró legal la detención por obstrucción y lesiones. Se inició la carpeta de investigación identificada con el número 63433/2020 del índice de la Agencia de investigación número 3 de la ciudad de Guanajuato. A las 3:00 p.m. del mismo día, las personas mencionadas fueron liberadas. Sin embargo, se les informó que seguirían siendo investigadas. Tras la solicitud de la copia de la carpeta de investigación, se descubrió que la investigación oficial se sostiene mediante la denuncia por agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Guanajuato. En la información de la carpeta de investigación, se encuentra como único elemento de evidencia del delito, la presencia de las personas mencionadas en el lugar de los hechos, mientras se llevaba a cabo la manifestación. No se hace referencia a acciones o conductas llevadas a cabo por las señoras Montoya, Martínez Jiménez, Durán Lara y Ramírez de manera individualizada, señalando circunstancias específicas de tiempo, modo y lugar, que pudieran actualizar el delito de lesiones a los elementos de seguridad. Además, ninguno de los testimonios documentados en la carpeta de investigación señalaba explícitamente la participación de mujeres como autoras materiales de actos de violencia. Según la información recibida, se documentan también deficiencias procesales y un uso desviado del derecho penal, particularmente dirigido en contra de mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas que ejercían su derecho a la libertad de reunión para exigir verdad y justicia. Las personas mencionadas, debían firmar el acta de lectura de derecho sin presencia de un defensor legal para poder ser liberadas. El 16 de julio de 2020, las defensoras presentaron un escrito solicitando la terminación de la investigación penal en contra de ellas, sin obtener respuesta. El mismo día, las personas mencionadas interpusieron una denuncia por delito de abuso de autoridad y falsedad de declaraciones ante la autoridad del Ministerio Público, pero en vano. En el caso de la señora Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez, la criminalización del hecho, mediática y por declaraciones de funcionarios, resultó en la pérdida de su empleo. Según la información recibida, las acciones por parte del Estado resultan no solamente en la detención arbitraria de personas ejerciendo su derecho a la libertad de expresión, a participar en asuntos públicos y el derecho a la libertad de reunión, sino que también sostiene la re victimización continua de familiares de personas desaparecidas, generando un contexto aún más adverso en su búsqueda de verdad y justicia. Tras los hechos de la manifestación, se señaló el uso arbitrario y desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de los agentes de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Pública del Estado, que fueron superiores en número a los protestantes durante la manifestación. Según la información recibida, la manifestación se llevó a cabo de forma pacífica y se informa de que el uso de la fuerza fue iniciado por la operación policial. El secretario de seguridad pública del Estado de Guanajuato dio declaraciones públicas justificando la acción policial de las cuáles se desprende que la decisión de actuar violentamente contra una manifestación hasta ese momento pacífica se debía únicamente a la afectación al tráfico rodado. Además, no se consideró la especial vulnerabilidad de las participantes de la manifestación, siendo principalmente mujeres familiares de personas desaparecidas. Estos casos se darían en un contexto de creciente violencia y graves violaciones de derechos humanos, incluyendo desapariciones forzadas, así como la ausencia de mecanismos de participación por familiares de personas desaparecidas en procesos de búsqueda de verdad y justicia, generando así la re victimización institucional de familiares de personas desaparecidas en el estado de Guanajuato. Sin establecer de antemano una conclusión sobre los hechos anteriormente expuestos, quisiéramos expresar nuestra profunda preocupación por la reciente detención y las investigaciones penales en contra de las defensoras anteriormente mencionadas Isela Verenice Olimpia Montoya, Carla Verónica Martínez Jiménez y Verónica Durán Lara, familiares de personas desaparecidas y la defensora María del Carmen Ramírez por su participación en manifestaciones en el estado de Guanajuato, México. De confirmarse, las alegaciones arriba mencionadas podrían configurar violaciones de los derechos a la libertad y a la seguridad personal, a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación y a las garantías de debido proceso, estipulados en los artículos 9 y 10 de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos y los artículos 9, 14, 21 y 22 del Pacto internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos (PIDCP), ratificado por México el 23 marzo 1981. Asimismo, nos preocupa que estas alegaciones puedan constituir violaciones graves de las obligaciones contenidas en la Declaración sobre la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas y la Convención Internacional para la protección de todas las personas contra las desapariciones forzadas, ratificada por México en 18 de marzo de 2008. En cuanto a las medidas de seguridad de los Estados en su respuesta a la crisis de COVID-19, la Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos declaró que las medidas para contener y combatir la propagación de COVID-19 deberían llevarse a cabo siempre en estricta conformidad con las normas de derechos humanos y de manera necesaria y proporcional al riesgo evaluado. Asimismo, el Experto Independiente sobre la protección contra la violencia y la discriminación por motivos de orientación sexual o identidad de género subrayó que los gobiernos no deben utilizar las medidas de COVID-19 para dirigirse a las personas por su orientación sexual o identidad de género o para enjuiciarlas. Los Estados deberán garantizar que las víctimas de violaciones de los derechos humanos que se hayan perpetrado utilizando la norma COVID-19 como excusa o como resultado de las medidas aplicadas para hacer frente a la pandemia tengan acceso a la reparación, incluida la no repetición y las reparaciones. En relación con las alegaciones arriba mencionadas, sírvase encontrar adjunto el Anexo de referencias al derecho internacional de los derechos humanos el cual resume los instrumentos y principios internacionales pertinentes.
Alleged victims: 4
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    01 Oct 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the imminent executions of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani and Mr. Arsalan Khodkam, two Iranians from the Kurdish minority, after they were both sentenced to death for baghi (armed rebellion against the state) and moharebeh (taking up arms to take lives or property and to create fear in the public) respectively. There are serious concerns in both cases related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees, a lack of evidence and alleged use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Nov 2020
    30 Sep 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Mr. Paul Rusesabagina, who has been forcibly transferred from Dubai to Kigali under uncertain circumstances, and is currently detained in Rwanda facing terrorism related charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Dec 2020
    30 Sep 2020
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Mr. Paul Rusesabagina, who has been forcibly transferred from Dubai to Kigali under uncertain circumstances, and is currently detained in Rwanda facing terrorism related charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Sep 2020
    Honduras
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Información recibida en relación con la muerte violenta y la desaparición de varias personas defensoras de los derechos humanos en Honduras, así como amenazas y acoso en su contra, en lo que parece una situación de alto riesgo para las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 8
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    25 Sep 2020
    Colombia
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el contexto de menoscabo y cuestionamiento de los mecanismos del Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No Repetición, en particular sobre la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) y la Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, la Convivencia y la No Repetición (CEV), y de críticas y ataques a la reputación de los integrantes de ambas instituciones en virtud de sus actividades previas relacionadas con su labor en defensa de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: -
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    16 Sep 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning an alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Maria Kalesnikava, a prominent member of the opposition and one of the leaders of peaceful protests in Belarus. We have also received information on what appears to be a systematic targeting and persecution by security forces of the members of the opposition associated with the Coordination Council. According to the reports received, most of them were also subjected to enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Oct 2020
    14 Sep 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • trafficking in persons
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con las desapariciones de 73 migrantes que se dirigían de Venezuela a las islas de Curazao y Trinidad y Tobago en tres embarcaciones distintas durante el periodo comprendido entre abril y julio 2019
Alleged victims: 73
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18 May 2021
    03 Sep 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of the continued refusal to disclose the circumstances of death and remains of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and then allegedly extrajudicial executed between July and early September in 1988 in 32 cities, and the authorities’ refusal to provide families with accurate and complete death certificates.
Alleged victims: 6
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    01 Sep 2020
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • religion or belief
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Information received concerning threats, acts of intimidation and legal prosecution of Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, and the ongoing harassment of his family members in Bangladesh.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Aug 2020
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the continued disappearance and risk of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Idris Khattak.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Feb 2021
    31 Aug 2020
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JAL
  • food
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alarming situation of the Hmong indigenous community located in the Phou Bia region (referred to as the “ChaoFa Hmong”), including the indiscriminate attacks against the community, enforced and involuntary disappearances, denying access to food and lacking health care and access to safe and drinking water.
Alleged victims: 4
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    27 Aug 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • torture
Information received concerning allegation of torture and ill-treatment against detained protesters
Alleged victims: 2
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31 Aug 2020
    19 Aug 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mohammad Awsam Abdulaziz Ali Rashed, a student at the Faculty of Engineering, Mechatronics Department and his father, Awsam Abdulaziz Ali Rashed who are allegedly both in detention following an unfair trial before the military court and whose fate remains unknown since 1 March 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Sep 2020
    14 Aug 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de pratiques sécuritaires systématiques d’arrestation arbitraire, disparition forcée, torture et mauvais traitement, détention prolongée sans jugement ainsi que des exécutions extrajudiciaires, commises à l’encontre de treize individus appartenant à la minorité anglophone dans les régions nord-ouest et sud-ouest du Cameroun.
Alleged victims: 13
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14 Oct 2020
07 Dec 2020
    13 Aug 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the trial and sentencing, behind closed doors, of Mr. Yu Wensheng.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2020
    29 Jul 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding continued detention of human rights defenders and other individuals in Egyptian prisons, who, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had their communication with the outside world heavily restricted, their pre-trial detentions renewed in absentia and are at grave risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Alleged victims: 12
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    29 Jul 2020
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Mr. Mohamed Ramadhan Issa Ali Hassan and Mr. Hussain Ali Moosa Hassan Mohamed, two Bahraini nationals, who are facing imminent execution following the confirmation of a death penalty against them by the Court of Cassation, on 13 July 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Sep 2020
    27 Jul 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
Information received concerning Zahra Ahmed Mohamed, who was subjected to psychological pain and suffering as a result of the enforced disappearance of her husband, Mohammed al-Asad, who was abducted and disappeared by the Governments of the United States of America and Djibouti.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jul 2020
    Djibouti
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
Information received concerning Zahra Ahmed Mohamed, who was subjected to psychological pain and suffering as a result of the enforced disappearance of her husband, Mohammed al-Asad, who was abducted and disappeared by the Governments of the United States of America and Djibouti.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Sep 2020
    15 Jul 2020
    United States of America
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • food
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of twenty former Guantánamo detainees, who have been resettled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Jan 2021
    15 Jul 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • food
  • terrorism
Information received concerning allegations of twenty former Guantánamo detainees, who have been resettled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jul 2020
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist, and the lack of progress in the investigation.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2020
    15 Jul 2020
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit and the lack of progress in the investigation.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Aug 2020
    14 Jul 2020
    Yemen
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning a Yemeni national living in Saudi Arabia, who was arrested at a checkpoint in Yemen, detained from 19 May to 25 June 2018 in unofficial detention facilities and allegedly tortured and intimidated, by Yemeni forces and their allies.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning a Yemeni national living in Saudi Arabia, who was arrested at a checkpoint in Yemen, detained from 19 May to 25 June 2018 in unofficial detention facilities and allegedly tortured and intimidated, by Yemeni and Emirati forces.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2020
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
Information received concerning a Yemeni national living in Saudi Arabia, who was arrested at a checkpoint in Yemen, detained from 19 May to 25 June 2018 in unofficial detention facilities and allegedly tortured and intimidated, by Yemeni forces and their allies.
Alleged victims: 1
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    10 Jul 2020
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received regarding the arrest of human rights defender Mr. Abdollah Bozorgzadeh and his potential extradition to Iran.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Sep 2020 (Ack.)
    07 Jul 2020
    Cameroon
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée, torture et décès en détention de M. Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe, alias « Samuel Wazizi », du 2 août 2019 au 5 juin 2020, ainsi que la détention arbitraire et la disparition forcée de M. Njoka Kingsley Fomonyuy arrêté le 15 mai 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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03 Sep 2020
04 Jan 2021
    01 Jul 2020
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the sudden closure of the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in October 2019 which has currently left the people of the region with limited legal recourse to seek justice for potential human rights violations committed against them including enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual violence and created uncertainty as to how pending cases will be treated.
Alleged victims: 639
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    29 Jun 2020
    Brazil
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged renewed public remarks made by President Jair Bolsonaro and members of his Government denying the existence of a military dictatorship in Brazil between 1964 and 1985, positively assessing the events occurred during this period, and trivializing the violations committed, as well as concerning the alleged interference with the work of existing transitional justice mechanisms.
Alleged victims: -
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26 Aug 2020
    23 Jun 2020
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • slavery
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged continued enforced disappearance of Republic of Korea civilians and prisoners of war following the outbreak of the Korean war on 25 June 1950 as well as individuals abducted following the war including Republic of Korean, Japanese and other nationals.
Alleged victims: 500
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30 Jun 2020
    17 Jun 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance and reported secret execution of Hedayat Abdollahpour, a member of the Kurdish minority.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Aug 2020
    12 Jun 2020
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai political activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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15 Jun 2020 (Ack.)
10 Aug 2020
    12 Jun 2020
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Cambodia
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged abduction and enforced disappearance in Cambodia of Mr. Wanchalearm Satsaksit.
Alleged victims: 1
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19 Jun 2020
    11 Jun 2020
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the continued disappearance and risk of torture and ill-treatment of Mr. Idris Khattak.
Alleged victims: 1
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16 Jun 2020
    11 Jun 2020
    Mauritania
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant l'absence de recours effectifs pour les victimes de violations des droits de l'homme pendant la période dite du "Passif humanitaire" en Mauritanie et le projet de loi sur la justice transitionnelle présenté à l'Assemblée nationale à ce sujet.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Sep 2020
    04 Jun 2020
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the role of Keenie Meenie Services Ltd. as well as UK nationals employed and/or contracted by the company, in violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law that were allegedly committed during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka between 1984 and 1988, as well as the related lack of accountability and remedies for victims.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Aug 2020
    04 Jun 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the role of Keenie Meenie Services Ltd. as well as UK nationals employed and/or contracted by the company, in violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law that were allegedly committed during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka between 1984 and 1988, as well as the related lack of accountability and remedies for victims.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Jun 2020
    Saladin Security Limited
    JAL
  • mercenaries
  • business
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the role of Keenie Meenie Services Ltd. as well as UK nationals employed and/or contracted by the company, in violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law that were allegedly committed during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka between 1984 and 1988, as well as the related lack of accountability and remedies for victims.
Alleged victims: -
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02 Aug 2020 (Annex)
02 Aug 2020
06 Sep 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Zimbabwe
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, disappeance, torture and ill-treatment of members of the MDC Alliance Youth Assembly.
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Jun 2020 (Ack.)
16 Jun 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and ongoing pre-trial detention of prominent labour rights activists and trade union leaders including Haytham Mohamadein, Hassan Barbary, Alla Essam and Khalil Rizk.
Alleged victims: 5
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    02 Jun 2020
    China
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the continued enforced disappearance of Gedhun Cheokyi Nyima, and the regulation of reincarnation of Tibetan living Buddhas against the religious traditions and practices of the Tibetan Buddhist minority. The 17 May 2020 marked 25 years since the disappearance of Gedhun Cheokyi Nyima.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Jul 2020
    02 Jun 2020
    Angola
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning acts of intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders working for the non-governmental organisation MBAKITA.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2020
    20 May 2020
    Kenya
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
  • food
  • housing
  • water and sanitation
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the allegations of the forced eviction of over 7,000 residents of Kariobangi, Nairobi, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to use the land for a development project, and the serious threats made against woman human rights defender Ms. Ruth Mumbi, who may be at risk of enforced disappearance for defending the right to housing of the evicted individuals.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 May 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the enforced dispapearance of Hossein Silawi, Ali Khasraji, Naser Khafajian, members of the Ahwazi Arab minority, and Hedayat Abdollahpour a member of the Kurdish minority and fears that they may be at risk of torture or secret execution
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Oct 2020
    12 May 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación a presuntos actos constitutivos de tortura y otras violaciones al derecho a la integridad personal en contra del Sr. Yonny Ronay Chacón González (en adelante denominado el Sr. Chacón González), durante su detención en el estado de Chiapas, México y llevadas a cabo por agentes de la Policía Judicial del estado mencionado. Así como en contra de los Sres. Jesús Iván Figueroa Gómez, Luis Adrián Figueroa Gómez y Juan Antonio Figueroa Gómez durante su detención en el estado de Chihuahua, México, y llevadas a cabo por agentes ministeriales adscritos a la unidad antiextorsión del estado mencionado.
Alleged victims: 4
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30 Dec 2021
    11 May 2020
    Sri Lanka
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Concerns about policies with regards to addressing enforced disappearances in the country and recent statements from the Government on this issue.
Alleged victims: -
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    07 May 2020
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the penalties faced by individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the arbitrary detention of Mr. Guo Quan and the enforced disappearance Mr. Xu Zhiyong, as a result of the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2020
    05 May 2020
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be a systematic practice of state-sponsored extraterritorial abductions and forcible return of Turkish nationals from multiple States to Turkey.
Alleged victims: 28
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11 Jun 2020
    05 May 2020
    Iraq
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the cases of 432 army cadets missing from Tikrit since 12 June 2014.
Alleged victims: 432
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14 Oct 2020
    30 Apr 2020
    Chile
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con la reactivación del proyecto de ley que regula la sustitución de penas privativas de libertad por razones humanitarias, más conocido como “Ley Humanitaria” (Boletín 12.345-073).
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Apr 2020
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the physical abuse and deportation to Iran of Messrs. Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, who were later prosecuted and sentenced to death by the Iranian authorities
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Jun 2020 (Ack.)
17 Jul 2020
    22 Apr 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and sentencing to death of Messrs. Amir Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi, on charges of arson and property damage during the November 2019 protests in Tehran, and amid serious concerns related to due process, adherence to fair trial guarantees and use of torture to extract forced confessions.
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Apr 2020
    UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
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    21 Apr 2020
    IUCN
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns over incompliance with requirements set out in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Apr 2020
    Thailand
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Concerns regarding the national legal framework and the exclusion of indigenous peoples from forest management in Thailand
Alleged victims: 3
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09 Apr 2021
    15 Apr 2020
    United States of America
    JAL
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • terrorism
Information we have received concerning the continued detention of Mr. Ammar al Baluchi, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Apr 2020
    Philippines
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged killings of human rights defenders Mr. Ryan Hubilla and Ms. Nelly Bagasala as well as the alleged threats, arbitrary detention and legal cases brought against other human rights defenders from the organisations Karapatan, Gabriela and Rural Missionaries of the Philippines which work on issues including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The individuals concerned include Ms. Elisa Tita Lubi, Ms. Cristina Palabay, Mr. Reylan Vergara, Mr. Roneo Clamor, Ms. Kiri Dalena, Dr. Edita Burgos, Fr. Wilfredo Ruazol, and Mr. Jose Mari Callueng, Sr. Elenita Belardo, Sr. Emma Cupin, Ms. Gertrudes Libang, Ms. Joan May Salvador, Ms. Jennefer Aguhob and Mr. Alexander Philip Abinguna.
Alleged victims: 16
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    06 Apr 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention in Saudi Arabia since 28 February 2019 of Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and her daughter Suhoud Al Sharif, who are Saudi citizens.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Jun 2020
    03 Apr 2020
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, the undue delay by the authorities to initiate investigations into the disappearance, and the opening of investigations against him for offences under the Digital Security Act.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Mar 2020
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and potential enforced disappearance of Ms. Truong Thi Ha while crossing the border from Laos to Viet Nam, in what appears to be an act of reprisal for her human rights advocacy.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 May 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Jordan
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Abdulrahman Shdeifat.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jun 2020
    31 Mar 2020
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of journalists Mr. Mohamed Al-Yammani and Mr. Mohamed Badr whose charges have not been communicated by authorities, and the detention, torture and ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defender Mr. Patrick George Zaki.
Alleged victims: 2
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12 May 2020 (Ack.)
    30 Mar 2020
    Algeria
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation violente et de détention arbitraire d'un défenseur des droits de l’homme.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Apr 2020
    26 Mar 2020
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the custodial death of Mr. Zaki Mubarak Youssef in Silivri Prison near Istanbul, Turkey.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 May 2020
    20 Mar 2020
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • torture
Información relativa a la desaparición forzada de un ciudadano mexicano
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Mar 2020
    Albania
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent deportation of Mr. Selami Şimşek from Albania to Turkey, where he is likely to face detention, prosecution and, potentially, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, for his perceived or imputed affiliation to the Hizmet/Gulen movement. The information received also indicates that Mr. Şimşek is at risk of enforced disappearance in transit from Albania, following the alleged short-term enforced disappearance and expulsion to Turkey of Mr. Harun Çelik on 1 January 2020.
Alleged victims: 2
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11 Aug 2020
    19 Mar 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged intimidation and harassment of lawyer and human rights defender Mr. Oleg Volchek for the legitimate exercise of his professional activities.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Apr 2020
    16 Mar 2020
    Nepal
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the reported lack of effective consultation with victims concerning the amendment of the Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (2014).
Alleged victims: -
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12 Jun 2020
    12 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning what appears to be the arbitrary detention and risk of ill-treatment or torture of Mr. Shao Zhongguo, as a reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender, and his association with Mr. Gao Zhisheng, another human rights defender whose fate and whereabouts are currently unknown.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Apr 2020
    09 Mar 2020
    China
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of three human rights defenders. Mr. Ding Jiaxi, Mr. Zhang Zhongshun and Mr. Dai Zhenya were each arrested on 26 December at different locations and placed under Residential Surveillance in Designated Location (RSDL).
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Apr 2020
    02 Mar 2020
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • torture
  • disappearances
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning Ali Ebrahim Mohamed Ameen Ebrahim AlArab, Husain Ali Redha Ebrahim Khamis Barbar, Isa Jaafar Isa Hasan AlAbd, Majeed Ahmed Habib Ahmed, Ali AbdulAziz Ali Husain Mohamed, Salah Saeed Saleh Ali Hasan AlHammar, Ali Hasan Ali Ashoor Ali, and Sadiq Jaafar Isa Abdulla Hasan AlAbd who reportedly have been subjected to torture or other ill-treatment.
Alleged victims: 8
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09 May 2020
    28 Feb 2020
    Egypt
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
The application of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Protest Law, Association Law, and NGO law raise serious concerns regarding increasing practices of arbitrary detention, allegations of torture, the absence of judicial oversight and procedural safeguards, restrictions on freedom of expression, the right to freedom of thought, and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. The effects of these laws in the Sinai region have also resulted in violations of socio-economic rights including the right to education, the right to secure housing, the right to sustainable development and the rights to food and water.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Apr 2020 (Ack.)
10 Mar 2021
    19 Feb 2020
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning protests held in various parts of Iran since 11 January 2020 and the alleged disproportionate response by law enforcement, including excessive use of force leading to injury, arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, and ill-treatment of protesters.
Alleged victims: -
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    17 Feb 2020
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    JAL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imposition of the statute of limitations –known as zastara- to wartime victims seeking reparations through the judicial system, as well as the imposition of court fees to victims whose claims have been barred due to the imposition of the aforementioned statute.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Feb 2020
    Belarus
    JAL
  • Belarus
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the lack of accountability in the alleged cases of enforced disappearance and summary execution of Mr. Yuriy Zakharenko, Mr. Anatoliy Krasovskiy, and Mr. Dmitriy Zavadski.
Alleged victims: 3
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23 Mar 2020
    11 Feb 2020
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged continued disappearance of 11 individuals, including Jeong Gyeong-Suk, Lee Dong-Ki, Jang Ki-Yeong, and Choi Jeong-Woong, after the hijacking of Korean Air Lines flight YS-11 in 1969.
Alleged victims: 5
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24 Feb 2020
    31 Jan 2020
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance, alleged arbitrary detention and subsequent charges with non-bailable financial crimes against human rights lawyer Tito Magoti and journalist Erick Kabendera.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Jul 2020
    28 Jan 2020
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con la supuesta detención arbitraria, desaparición forzada, incomunicación y falta de garantías procesales para un juicio justo, del Diputado de la Asamblea Nacional, Gilber Caro, y su asistente, el periodista Victor Ugas, quienes fueron arrestados el 20 de diciembre de 2019 por fuerzas de seguridad del Estado.
Alleged victims: 2
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27 Mar 2020
    28 Jan 2020
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the decision that your Excellency’s Government took on 7 November 2019 to deport two North Korean individuals who were reportedly seized in the East Sea on 2 November 2019, to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This decision was reportedly taken based on their alleged confession of having killed 16 persons on the boat they were spotted on by the Republic of Korea Navy.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Feb 2020
    28 Jan 2020
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    JUA
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the announcement made by the Government of the Republic of Korea on 7 November 2019.
Alleged victims: 2
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    27 Jan 2020
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • torture
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest, continued detention without any charge and ill-treatment of Dr. Mohammed Al Khoudary, his son, Dr. Hani Al Khoudary and Mr. Adelrahman Mohammed Farhanah.
Alleged victims: 3
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27 Mar 2020
    30 Dec 2019
    Pakistan
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Actions (In Aid of Civil Power) Ordinance 2019, issued by the Provincial Governor on 5 August 2019, which allegedly assigns wide-ranging powers to the armed forces.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Dec 2019
    Philippines
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • terrorism
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the arrests of at least 62 individuals following raids at the offices of several civil society organisations, as well as the houses of their members, and the alleged abduction of human rights defender Ms. Honey Mae Suazo.
Alleged victims: 71
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    23 Dec 2019
    Libya
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the alleged short-term enforced disappearance, and then detention of journalist Mr. Reda Fhelboom.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Dec 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
Information received concerning the use of force against protestors leading to the killing of at least 234 individuals, and the reported arrest of 7000 individuals. Concerns relating to conditions of detention including mistreatment of detainees, as well as restrictions on journalists covering the events.
Alleged victims: 7000
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18 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    Türkiye
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the need to protect the right to life of four French women, and their children. While their whereabouts are currently unknown, they may be either in North East Syria, including in areas that may be under the control of Turkish authorities, or in Turkey. We also wish to inform you that a letter expressing similar concerns has been sent to the Government of France. We are bringing these cases to your attention in the hope that the Turkish authorities may be able to trace the location of these four women and their children and assist in their repatriation to France.
Alleged victims: 11
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09 Mar 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    France
    JUA
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • women and girls
Informations reçues concernant la situation extrêmement précaire de quatre femmes françaises, et de leurs enfants, qui se trouveraient au Nord-Est de la Syrie, ou en Turquie. Une lettre exprimant des préoccupations similaires est en cours d’envoi au Gouvernement turc.
Alleged victims: 11
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14 Feb 2020
    11 Dec 2019
    China
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, short-term enforced disappearance and charging of health rights defenders from the organisation Changsha Funeng, Messrs. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wu Gejianxiong, in connection with their advocacy for non-discrimination and the rights of disadvantaged groups, as well as the investigations opened against Mr. Cheng’s wife and brother.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Dec 2019
    03 Dec 2019
    UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged abduction of two Yemeni journalists, Mr. Bilal Al-Arifi and Mr. Mohammed Al-Salahi.
Alleged victims: 2
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    29 Nov 2019
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • executions
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearances and deaths in custody of at least 27 individuals due to torture, inhumane treatment, degrading living conditions, and denial of medical assistance in the Turkmen prison system, in particular at the maximum-security prison Ovadan Depe.
Alleged victims: 28
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14 Feb 2020
    27 Nov 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la falta de avances significativos en la implementación de la resolución emitida por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos el 23 de noviembre de 2009, en el caso “Radilla Pacheco vs. Estados Unidos Mexicanos”.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Feb 2020
    15 Nov 2019
    Türkiye
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
Information received concerning the detention and interrogation of Ms. Lisa Smith and the situation of vulnerability of her child.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
    15 Nov 2019
    Ireland
    JUA
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women and girls
In this connection, we would like to bring to the attention of your Excellency’s Government information we have received concerning the detention and interrogation of Ms. Lisa Smith and the situation of vulnerability of her child.
Alleged victims: 2
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19 Nov 2019
14 Jan 2020
    13 Nov 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the ongoing detention of Mr. Ibrahim Abdelmonem Metwally Hegazy (متولي حجازي عبدالمنعم ابراهيم), in reprisal for his activities as a human rights defender and cooperation with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID).
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2019
    Lebanon
    AL
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the alleged disappearance of Lebanese citizen Andre Morcos.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2020
    08 Nov 2019
    Iraq
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of Ms. Saba al-Mahdawi, who had participated in some demonstrations in the past weeks.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Nov 2019
    Burkina Faso
    JAL
  • executions
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force, d’exécutions arbitraires, de torture et d’enlèvements, ainsi que des destructions de biens culturels, et ce depuis décembre 2018. Ces actes auraient été commis dans le contexte des opérations militaires antiterroristes menées par les Forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) en réponse aux attaques de groupes non armés dans plusieurs régions du pays. Les opérations des FDS prendraient pour cible principalement la communauté pastorale Peule, une minorité ethnolinguistique représentant 10% de la population burkinabé. En conséquence de ces attaques, de nombreux habitants de ces régions ont dû abandonner leurs villages et sont actuellement déplacés.
Alleged victims: 1008
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07 Jan 2020 (Ack.)
13 Feb 2020
    06 Nov 2019
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
Información recibida relativa a la presunta muerte en custodia del Capitán de corbeta Rafael Acosta Arévalo el 29 de junio de 2019
Alleged victims: 1
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04 May 2021
    01 Nov 2019
    China
    JOL
  • terrorism
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • education
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • torture
We offer the following comments on the effect and application of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China (Counter-Terrorism Law) promulgated on 27 December 2015 effective as of 1 January 2016 and its Regional Implementing Measures, the 2016 Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Implementing Measures of the Counter-Terrorism Law of the People's Republic of China.
Alleged victims: -
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16 Dec 2019
    22 Oct 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • racism
Información recibida en relación con los asesinatos, desapariciones forzadas y el incremento de riesgos y violaciones a los derechos humanos de los defensores y defensoras que ejercen su labor en Colombia.
Alleged victims: 86
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23 Dec 2019
08 Jan 2020
    18 Oct 2019
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires de M. Fadel Breika et M. Moulay Abba Bouzaid.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Oct 2019
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and torture of 20 individuals convicted in a mass trial. The individuals were accused of belonging to a terrorist organization under the Act No. 58 of 2006 on the Protection of Society from Terrorist Acts. We received information that, all of the 20 individuals convicted have remained in prison and have exhausted all available domestic remedies. In particular, we are concerned that the allegations of arbitrary arrests, disappearances, and deficiencies in fair trial proceedings have not been addressed by your Excellency’s government to date.
Alleged victims: 20
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    10 Oct 2019
    Singapore
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the armed conflict in Rakhine State between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.
Alleged victims: 173
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24 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019 (Annex)
    10 Oct 2019
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • minority issues
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the armed conflict in Rakhine State between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army.
Alleged victims: 173
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29 Nov 2019
    09 Oct 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida relativa a la próxima discusión en la Primera Sala de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación del proyecto de sentencia relativo al amparo en revisión no. 835/2018.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2020
30 Jan 2020 (Annex)
    02 Oct 2019
    China
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Tashpolat Tiyip, a Chinese nationals of Uyghur origin, who was reportedly sentenced to death and may be at risk of execution.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Dec 2019
    25 Sep 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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    25 Sep 2019
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the potential disappearance of Mr. Od Sayavong.
Alleged victims: 4
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17 Jan 2020
    27 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the detention and sentencing of Mr. Huang Qi. Mr. Huang Qi was the head of the human rights organization Tianwang Human Rights Service and founder of the human rights website 64tianwang.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Aug 2019
    China
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the alleged police intimidation and harassment since 2005 and subsequent detention on 9 December 2018 of Mr. Wang Yi and Mrs. Jiang Rong, founders of the Early Rain Covenant Church.
Alleged victims: 15
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    19 Aug 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance of human rights defender Ms. Chen Jianfang.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Oct 2019
    16 Aug 2019
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning severe restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association imposed during the past week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as the arbitrary arrests and detention of political figures, journalists, members of civil society and human rights defenders in the state, and violations to the right to life.
Alleged victims: -
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    13 Aug 2019
    Brazil
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the remarks made by President Bolsonaro about the enforced disappearance of Mr. Fernando Augusto de Santa Cruz Oliveira.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Aug 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of the Iranian-Swedish academic Mr. Ahmadreza Djalali and serious concerns related to his treatment and the possibility of imminent execution. Mr. Djalali has been detained in Iran since April 2016. Subsequently, the Iranian courts convicted him of “enmity against God” and sentenced him to death on 21 October 2017. It is reported Mr. Djalali has been tortured during his detention and denied medical treatment for life-threatening medical conditions.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Aug 2019
    Paraguay
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a la sentencia de la Cámara de Apelaciones de Paraguay de 22 de mayo del 2019. Dicha sentencia extingue la causa penal contra los procesados Camilo Almada Morel y Eusebio Torres Romero, por delitos relacionados con detención arbitraria, ejecución arbitraria y tortura, ocurridos entre abril de 1976 y mayo de 1979, y dispone su sobreseimiento definitivo. Dicha sentencia daría lugar a la impunidad de crímenes de lesa humanidad y sería contraria a la imprescriptibilidad de dichos crímenes.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Aug 2020
    02 Aug 2019
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Informations reçues concernant une proposition de loi visant à démanteler les chambres criminelles spécialisées en Tunisie et à les remplacer par une institution qui impliquerait une impunité systémique pour les violations flagrantes des droits de l'homme commises en Tunisie entre 1955 et 2013, annulant ainsi les progrès essentiels que le pays a fait sur la voie de l'État de droit.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Jul 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the detention of women’s human rights defender Ms. Gulalai Ismail, criminal legal proceedings against her, and the harassment of her family members and friends through house-raids, the opening of criminal proceedings against her parents and allegations of torture of her associates.
Alleged victims: 5
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30 Sep 2019
    19 Jul 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and prosecution under terrorism-related charges of human rights defenders, critics and peaceful protesters for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly , in particular in the context of the February train accident at Ramses Station in Cairo and the Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt.
Alleged victims: 2
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    19 Jul 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance and charging of labour rights defenders Messrs. Chengbing Ke, Zhili Wei and Zhengjun Yang.
Alleged victims: 3
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20 Sep 2019
    15 Jul 2019
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding an amendment bill to revise the existing act of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act-2012, potentially severely undermining the NHRC’s authority, effectiveness and independence and limiting the Nepali people’s ability to access justice.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Jan 2020
    02 Jul 2019
    Cameroon
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée du défenseur de droits de l’homme, M. Franklin Mowha.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 May 2019
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a la posible falta de renovación del Convenio Interinstitucional 24-2009 entre el Ministerio de Gobernación y el Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes sobre el Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN), lo cual podría conllevar un eventual traslado del mismo y la pérdida o destrucción de documentos, así como su desmantelamiento.
Alleged victims: -
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28 Jun 2019
    29 May 2019
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged imminent risk to the life of two female human rights defenders, Ms. Gulalai Ismail and Ms Sanna Ejaz who are working on the rights of ethnic Pasthuns in Pakistan and who have received death threats. Reportedly, Ms. Gulalai Ismail has also been included on a ‘kill list’ and is facing charges linked to her human rights work.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jun 2019
    28 May 2019
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • 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 enforced disappearance of, and charges against, 15 individuals, including human rights defenders who are board members of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), in connection with case no. 1552/2018, and the alleged enforced disappearance of the Executive Director of the ECRF, who is charged in case no. 441/2018. Allegations have also been received regarding a reported smear campaign against a number of human rights organisations in Egyptian media.
Alleged victims: 33
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    20 May 2019
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
Information received concerning the alleged continuing violations of the human rights of Mr. Jiang Tianyong. Mr. Jiang is a renowned human rights lawyer who represented clients in a number of high-profile cases over the last decade.
Alleged victims: 1
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27 Jun 2019
    16 May 2019
    Colombia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato del excombatiente Dimar Torres Arévalo en proceso de reincorporación en el marco de la implementación del Acuerdo Final para la Terminación del Conflicto y la construcción de una Paz Estable y Duradera. La información proporcionada se enmarca en el día 22 de abril de 2019.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jul 2019
    14 May 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the reported arrest and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Ms. Yasaman Aryani, Ms. Monireh Arabshahi and Ms. Mojgan Keshavarz by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 3
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02 Jul 2019
14 Nov 2019
    08 May 2019
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida sobre la ola de ataques e intentos de intimidación contra defensores de derechos humanos, integrantes y colaboradores de la organización Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo, que se ha intensificado en los primeros meses de 2019, y en particular el asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos, el Sr. Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino y la desparación forzosa del Sr. Ernesto Sernas García, abogado de miembros de la organización.
Alleged victims: 6
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10 Jul 2019
    01 May 2019
    Jasic Technologies Ltd.
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • business
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of, and charges against, five labour rights defenders, as a result of their advocacy for labour rights and better working conditions at the Jasic Technology plant in Shenzhen, and for their attempts to form a trade union.
Alleged victims: 31
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    01 May 2019
    China
    JAL
  • business
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of, and charges against, five labour rights defenders, as well as the enforced disappearance of one of them as a result of their advocacy for labour rights and better working conditions at the Jasic Technology factory in Shenzhen, and for their attempts to form a trade union.
Alleged victims: 31
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21 May 2019
    18 Apr 2019
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance and subsequent repatriation of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat from Thailand to Viet Nam, as well as the surveillance and intimidation of Mr. Bach Hong Quyen.
Alleged victims: 2
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30 Jan 2020
    18 Apr 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance and subsequent repatriation of Mr. Truong Duy Nhat from Thailand to Viet Nam, as well as the surveillance and intimidation of Mr. Bach Hong Quyen.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 Apr 2019 (Ack.)
20 Jun 2019
    16 Apr 2019
    Argentina
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con los proyectos a realizar en la guarnición militar de Campo de Mayo -donde se localizaron numerosos centros clandestinos de detención durante la dictadura-, que podrían poner en riesgo los derechos de las víctimas de crímenes de lesa humanidad, en particular el derecho a conocer la verdad sobre las circunstancias de las desaparición forzada, la evolución y los resultados de la investigación, y el paradero de la persona desaparecida y/o fallecida, y a obtener garantías de no repetición de las violaciones sufridas tales como la preservación de los sitios de memoria histórica.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Jun 2019
14 Jun 2019 (Annex)
14 Jun 2019 (Annex)
14 Jun 2019 (Annex)
14 Jun 2019 (Annex)
    12 Apr 2019
    Nepal
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • torture
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the reported lack of impartiality, independence and transparency in the existing procedure for the appointment of the members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP), which may affect the selection of new commissioners in April 2019; the reported lack of progress in the work undertaken by both commissions; and the possible amendment of the Act on the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation 2071 (2014).
Alleged victims: -
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07 Jun 2019
    02 Apr 2019
    India
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance of the environmental human rights defender Mr. Shanmugam Thangasamy, in connection to his participation in a press conference during which he denounced the involvement of senior police officials in the killing of 13 persons on 22 May 2018 during a protest opposing the environmental pollution caused by the Sterlite Copper Smelting Plant in Thoothukudi.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Dec 2019
    01 Apr 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning alleged arrest and enforced disappearance of Yemeni journalist, Marwan Ali Naji Al Muraisy in Saudi Arabia.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Apr 2019
    28 Mar 2019
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the arrest and arbitrary detention initially at an unknown location of Mr Osman Mirghani. Mr Mirghani is a journalist and editor-in-chief of the newspaper Al-Tayyar
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019 (Ack.)
    25 Mar 2019
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received alleging violations and their consequences afterwards attributable to Turkey in relation to the tragic events that affected the Armenian minority from 1915 to 1923.
Alleged victims: 600000
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17 May 2019
17 May 2019
17 May 2019
    19 Mar 2019
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged forcible return from Azerbaijan to Turkey, of Turkish asylum seekers. We also refer to serious allegations indicating that one of them was subjected to torture while in detention in Azerbaijan, prior to his deportation.
Alleged victims: 2
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24 May 2019
    08 Mar 2019
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions in late 2018 of three Thai political activists affiliated with the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD),
Alleged victims: 4
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    06 Mar 2019
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance and extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions in late 2018 of three Thai political activists affiliated with the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD),
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Mar 2019 (Ack.)
    28 Feb 2019
    World Heritage Programme, IUCN
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Mar 2019 (Ack.)
    28 Feb 2019
    UNESCO
    JOL
  • indigenous peoples
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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08 Mar 2019 (Ack.)
    25 Feb 2019
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning Mr Kashoggi's killing.
Alleged victims: 5
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23 Apr 2019 (Ack.)
    22 Feb 2019
    Colombia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación a amenazas de muerte y actos de intimidación cometidos en contra de la Sra. Alfamir Castillo Bermúdez, su abogado el Sr. German Romero Sánchez, y la Fundación Nydia Erika Bautista y sus integrantes, en relación con el juicio del general Mario Montoya Uribe.
Alleged victims: 7
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16 Apr 2019
    21 Feb 2019
    Thailand
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Information received regarding alleged attacks and renewed harassment of the indigenous Karen peoples in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and over the failure to ensure accountability for these violations.
Alleged victims: 3
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23 Apr 2019
    12 Feb 2019
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and alleged enforced disappearance of a journalist and human rights defender.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Feb 2019
    Malawi
    JAL
  • albinism
  • disability
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning human rights violations against two persons with albinism, namely, the killing of Mr. Yassin Phiri on 31 December 2018, and the abduction of one-year old Eunice Nkonjera, on 22 January 2019, for the alleged purposes
Alleged victims: 2
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    04 Feb 2019
    Mexico
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida relativa a las reformas constitucionales aprobadas el pasado 16 de enero por la Cámara de Diputados sobre la Guardia Nacional y otros temas relevantes
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jan 2020
    30 Jan 2019
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest, detention, enforced disappearance and death of Mr. Saleh Omar Barghouthi and subsequent punitive measures imposed on his family since 12 December 2018.
Alleged victims: 11
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    25 Jan 2019
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning Mr. Esmail Bakhshi and Ms. Sepideh Gholian, who were reportedly arrested in Khuzestan Province on 20 January 2019. The current location of Mr. Bakhshi and Ms. Gholian is not certain.
Alleged victims: 2
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15 Apr 2019
    17 Jan 2019
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning a Pakistani national who is forcibly disappeared and at risk of being deported from the United Arab Emirates back to Pakistan
Alleged victims: 1
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13 May 2019
    06 Dec 2018
    United Arab Emirates
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
Information received concerning the continuous enforced disappearance and alleged death of Ms. Sheikha Latifa al Maktoum.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Dec 2018
    27 Nov 2018
    Turkmenistan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged reprisals against a human rights defender and against her husband, for her cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    23 Nov 2018
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged denial of requests made by Mrs. Lee Ching-yu to visit her husband Mr. Li Ming-Che who has been detained in Chi-Shan prison, where he is serving his 5-year term since December 2017.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Dec 2018
    12 Nov 2018
    Mexico
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
En este contexto, quisiéramos señalar a su atención urgente la información que hemos recibido en relación a la próxima discusión por el Pleno de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación de las acciones de inconstitucionalidad promovidas contra la Ley de Seguridad Interior.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Nov 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the revision of the Xianjian Uyghur Autonomous Region Regulation on De-extremification, which targets Turkic Muslim ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities as well as Kazakh nationals.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Oct 2018
    UN Department of Political Affairs
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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06 Dec 2019
    30 Oct 2018
    Ghana
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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    30 Oct 2018
    Gambia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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    30 Oct 2018
    ECOWAS COMMISSION
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • migrants
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial execution of over 50 migrants from Ghana and other West African countries by Gambian security forces in The Gambia and across the border in Senegal, in July 2005.
Alleged victims: 64
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    16 Oct 2018
    Eritrea
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • Eritrea
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the enforced disappearance of Mr. Berhane Abrehe and the arrest and incommunicado detention of his wife Mrs. Almaz Habtemariam Sibhatu, both former freedom fighters.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Oct 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and allegations of his murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Alleged victims: 1
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    02 Oct 2018
    Iraq
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of unlawful arrest, enforced disappearance and torture against Mr. Imad Al Tamimi (عماد التميمي) and acts of intimidation and threats against Ms. Israa Al Dujaili (إسراء الدجيلي), two human rights defenders, in direct retaliation for their legitimate human rights work. Such acts have also been reported as acts of reprisals for their cooperation with United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights.
Alleged victims: 2
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    18 Sep 2018
    Permanent EU Delegation to UNOG
    JOL
  • migrants
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • international solidarity
  • racism
  • torture
  • trafficking in persons
Concerns regarding current discussions on the reform of the European migration and asylum system.
Alleged victims: -
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    12 Sep 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información adicional recibida en relación a la detención y alegaciones de tortura del Sr. Jaimes Criollo
Alleged victims: 1
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03 Jan 2019
    28 Aug 2018
    Libya
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of Mr. M in direct retaliation for his legitimate exercise of the right to seeking the truth about the fate and whereabouts of his father and reprisals for his cooperation with United Nations human rights mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Aug 2018
    China
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • privacy
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the use of Residential Surveillance in a Designated Location (RSDL) as amended in the 2012 Criminal Procedure Law Article 73, in relation to persons suspected of endangering State security, of terrorist activities or of involvement in major bribery and where confinement in their own home may ‘impede the investigation’.
Alleged victims: -
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23 Nov 2018
    02 Aug 2018
    Sri Lanka
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning allegations of harassment of Ms. Sandya Ekneligoda in reprisal to her efforts to seeking the truth about the fate and whereabouts of her husband.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Jul 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the incommunicado detention of human rights defender, Mr. Khalid Al-Omair.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Oct 2018
    16 Jul 2018
    Pakistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the intimidation of journalists and media outlets ahead of elections in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Oct 2018
    11 Jul 2018
    Myanmar
    JAL
  • executions
  • internally displaced persons
  • Myanmar
  • disappearances
Information received regarding the arbitrary arrest, and extrajudicial killings of two internally displaced persons in Mansi township, Kachin State: Hpaugan Yaw, age 65, from Maing Hkawng KBC Camp 1, and Nhkum Naw San (also known as Dauje Naw San Maing Hkawng), age 35, from the Catholic IDP Camp.
Alleged victims: 2
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    29 Jun 2018
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
Información recibida en relación con la detención y desaparición forzada de corta duración de la Sra. Ariana Granadillo-Roca.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Jul 2018 (Ack.)
07 Sep 2018
    14 Jun 2018
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • women in law and in practice
Informations received concerning the arrest and charges against a number of women’s human rights defenders, along with acts of reprisal against Ms. Loujain Al-Hathloul.
Alleged victims: 3
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    14 Jun 2018
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the deteriorating physical and mental health of Mrs. Liu Xia, a Chinese national, poet, human rights defender and wife of the deceased Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mr. Liu Xiaobo. Mrs Liu Xia is reportedly held or physically restricted in an unknown location.
Alleged victims: 1
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    06 Jun 2018
    Nicaragua
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • education
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • older persons
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de uso excesivo de la fuerza por parte de cuerpos de seguridad del Estado, incluyendo policía anti-motines y grupos armados pro-gubernamentales (también llamados ‘turbas’, para-policías o paramilitares, ‘motorizados’) en contra de manifestantes en zonas urbanas y rurales, y de estudiantes (incluyendo adolescentes), la cual ha causado, desde su inicio el 18 de abril hasta el 3 de junio al menos 120 muertos, y aproximadamente 1200 personas heridas en varias ciudades del país.
Alleged victims: 1100
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    06 Jun 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the imposition of the death sentence on four Egyptian nationals, including one child, and of life and other lengthy prison sentences on six others, including two children. These sentences were handed down by a court in Giza, in the so-called “Owseem cell” case, following a collective trial that appears to have violated the most basic fair trial and due process guarantees. Several of the defendants were reportedly subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and denial of access to legal representation during investigations. Eight of them were below the age of 18 at the time of the commission of the alleged crime for which they were convicted and sentenced.
Alleged victims: 10
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    06 Jun 2018
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • health
  • poverty
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received that more than 132 people have been killed by security forces in Bangladesh since 15 May 2018 in the context of the announcement of a ‘war on drugs”; that more than 13,000 individuals have been arrested and a number of others have been subjected to enforced disappearance in the same context; that drug users have been facing increasing difficulties to access health care services; and that the draft Narcotics Control Act, 2018 extends the death penalty to additional drug offenses.
Alleged victims: 13000
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    25 May 2018
    United States of America
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
  • trafficking in persons
  • executions
  • disappearances
Information received concerning the arrest and charges against Mr. Scott Warren.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 May 2018
    Türkiye
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention in Kosovo and illegal deportation to Turkey of six Turkish nationals working for educational institutions allegedly link to the Hizmet/Gulen movement
Alleged victims: 6
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17 Aug 2018
    18 May 2018
    Kosovo
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • migrants
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the arbitrary arrest and detention in Kosovo and illegal deportation to Turkey, as well as short-term enforced disappearance, of six Turkish nationals working for educational institutions allegedly linked to the Hizmet/Gulen movement.
Alleged victims: 6
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    16 May 2018
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the continuous judicial harassment of Ms. Raheleh Rahemipor, in reprisal to her legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, and against her efforts to seeking the truth about the fate and whereabouts of her brother and his infant daughter.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Sep 2018
    09 May 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • cultural rights
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged detention, torture and short-term enforced disappearance of poet Galal el Behairy and the issuance of an arrest warrant against musician Ramy Essam, in connection with their song and video “Balaha” that has been recently released on social media.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Oct 2018
    04 May 2018
    United Arab Emirates
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Mr. Osama Al-Najjar and Mr. Ahmed Mansoor, along with the charges against Mr. Mansoor.
Alleged victims: 2
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05 Jul 2018
    26 Apr 2018
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged short-term enforced disappearance for several days, arbitrary detention, and charges against human rights defenders Mr. Ezzat Eid Taha Fadl Ghoneim and Mr. Ahmed Tarek Ibrahim Ziada.
Alleged victims: 2
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    10 Apr 2018
    Iraq
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of death threats and physical attack against Mr Faisal Al Tamimi and Mr Iyad Al Roumy, two human rights defenders, in direct retaliation for their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and for their legitimate human rights work against enforced disappearances in Iraq.
Alleged victims: 2
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    06 Apr 2018
    Guatemala
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Información recibida en relación con la iniciativa de ley número 5377 que persigue reformar la Ley de Reconciliación Nacional, Decreto 145-96, la cual buscaría establecer una amnistía general y una extinción total de la responsabilidad penal de los responsables de delitos y graves violaciones a los derechos humanos cometidos durante el conflicto armado interno de Guatemala.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Mar 2018
    Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the alleged disappearance of Mr. Yousif El Koda, Mr. Amjed El Tayeb and Mr. Omer Ushari Ahmed Mahmoud. Even if some of them had contacts with their relatives, their current place of detention is unknown.
Alleged victims: 3
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    22 Mar 2018
    India
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Information received concerning the temporary detention in a Police Station of Boniyar Police Station for an hour of Advocate Parvez Imorz, Patron of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons and President of Jammu Kashmir Colaition of Civil Society, as well as three other lawyers, Advocates Kartik Murukutla, Ghulam Nabi Khan and Qazi Irfan. and the verbal direction from Police preventing them from holding prayers and laying a tombstone on the grave of Mr. Atta Mohammed Khan in Bimyar Village of Chehal, in the Baramulla district of Kashmir.
Alleged victims: 4
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    05 Mar 2018
    Azerbaijan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arrest, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, torture and narcotics-related charges against Mr. Tahir Teymurov, step-brother of Mr. Sahib Teymurov, in apparent retaliation to an online post made by Mr. Sahib Teymurov, along with harassment of Mr. Sahib Teymurov’s family members.
Alleged victims: 2
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07 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
    21 Feb 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the prolonged pre-trial detention of Ms. Hanane Baderraddine Abdalhafez Othman of over nine months, as well as allegations concerning the denial of health care and medical attention while in prison.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Feb 2018
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the sentencing to death of Messrs. Mohamed AbdulHasan Ahmed Kadhem AlMutaghawi, Fadhel Sayed Abbas Hassan Radhi and Sayed Alawi Husain Alawi Husain along with three other individuals.
Alleged victims: 3
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06 Mar 2018
    02 Feb 2018
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • terrorism
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Cemil Tekeli, a Turkish national; in circumstances that could also constitute an enforced disappearance.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Feb 2018
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of Mohammed Younis Ali Ibrahim, Mr. Ali Sami Fahim El Far, Mr. Imad El Din Sami El Far and Mr. Omar Abdel Mohamed Abdelbaki, and the enforced disappearance of Mr. Mohammed Shaaban Owais Shaaban Abdelhady and a minor.
Alleged victims: 6
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    26 Jan 2018
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparition forcée et de violation du droit à la liberté d’expression commises par les forces de la police nationale congolaise.
Alleged victims: 1
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    15 Jan 2018
    Afghanistan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • terrorism
  • torture
  • migrants
  • executions
Information received concerning the reported detention of Mr. Mesut Vardak, Mr. Önder Akkuşçi and Mr. Yunus Demirci, and the ongoing house arrest of Mr. Sami Yavuz and Mr. Yılmaz Aytan, as well as the potential risk of deportation of all five individuals to Turkey, which would put them at risk of serious human rights violations, including torture and other cruel inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and threats to their lives.
Alleged victims: 5
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    12 Jan 2018
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • terrorism
  • torture
Information we have received concerning the alleged enforced disappearance, torture and judicial proceedings which do not appear to have fulfilled the most stringent guarantees of fair trial and due process standards of Mr. Loutfy Ibrahim Ismael Khalil, Mr. Ahmed Abdel Moneim Salama Ali Salama, Mr. Ahmed Abdel Hady Mohammed al-Suhaimy and Mr. Sameh Abdallah Mohammed Youssef who have been executed, Mr. Abdulsalam Shoaib Abdulsalam Shoaib who has been sentenced to death and a woman who faces a possible death sentence.
Alleged victims: 6
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22 May 2018
    19 Dec 2017
    Burundi
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informatin recue concernant des allégations relatives à la perquisition, aux saisies, à l’arrestation de M. Nestor Nibitanga effectuées par la police burundaise, sous le commandement du commissaire de police de la province de Gitega en coopération avec le Service national de renseignement (SNR) ainsi qu’à sa disparition forcé.
Alleged victims: 1