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Communications report to session 34 of the Human Rights Council, communications sent from 01 Jun 2016 to 30 Nov 2016. Some names of individuals or other information have been rendered anonymous or otherwise unidentifiable.
Date, Country,
Type and
ref. no. of
communication
Mandates Summary Replies
received
    30 Nov 2016
    Viet Nam
    AL
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of attempted intrusion into a human rights defenders conference, Defenders’ Days, by officials from the Embassy of Viet Nam in Stockholm.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Jan 2017
    30 Nov 2016
    Sweden
    AL
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the allegations of attempted intrusion into a human rights defenders conference, Defenders’ Days, by officials from the Embassy of Viet Nam in Stockholm.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Jan 2017
    30 Nov 2016
    Pakistan
    OL
  • executions
Information received concerning the negative consequences of the interpretation of articles 199 and 187 of the Pakistani Constitution by Pakistani Supreme Court and High Courts’ jurisdiction on the right to life of those facing the death penalty.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Nov 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the refusal to provide Ms. Maryam Akbari Monfared, currently detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison, with the medical treatment she requires, and the cancellation of her visitation rights.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2017
    29 Nov 2016
    Netherlands
    AL
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of death threats, intimidation and harassment against human rights lawyer, Ms. Nada Kiswanson.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Dec 2016
03 Apr 2017
    29 Nov 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the serious health status of Mr. Mohammed Ali Taheri.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Feb 2017
    29 Nov 2016
    Azerbaijan
    JAL
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning disruption of religious services of Jehovah’s Witnesses and police interference with publicly manifesting belief in Azerbaijan.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jan 2017
    28 Nov 2016
    South Africa
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • housing
Information received concerning the death, since March 2016, of at least 37 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities after they were relocated from Life Healthcare Esidimeni Hospital to non-governmental organizations in Gauteng and the situation of some 1900 people who have been transferred or discharged from there to unknown locations without adequate support, following a decision by the Gauteng Department of Health to terminate its contract with the above-mentioned hospital, without a supplementary plan to upscale community-based support services and adequate deinstitutionalization housing plans.
Alleged victims: 1937
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    28 Nov 2016
    Paraguay
    AL
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el desplazamiento forzoso de la comunidad Avá Guaraní de Sauce, en los distritos de San Alberto y Hernandarias, departamento del Alto Paraná, el día 30 de septiembre de 2016, y a la cancelación de la resolución 120/2013 del Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena (INDI) por medio de la resolución 48/2016 del mismo organismo.
Alleged victims: -
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    28 Nov 2016
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • cultural rights
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • religion or belief
Informations reçues concernant les poursuites pénales à l’encontre de M. Cheikh Ould Mohamed M’kheitir pour « apostasie », un crime passible de la peine de mort en Mauritanie
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Nov 2016
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Cambodia
Information received regarding the situation of Mr. Sam Rainsy, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), who has been prohibited from entering the country, less than a year before communal elections. He has been in self-imposed exile since November 2015, following charges he faces in at least three criminal cases, as well as convictions in three other cases, in relation to defamation, incitement to commit a felony, and incitement to discriminate.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Nov 2016
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of a travel ban imposed on human rights defenders, Mr. Mohammed Jawad, Ms. Nedal Al-Salman, Mr. Hussain Salam Ahmed Radhi, Mr. Mohammed Al-Tajer and Ms. Enas Oun in an act of reprisal for their cooperation with the United Nations, and their human rights work through the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and of association.
Alleged victims: 5
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    24 Nov 2016
    Tunisia
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • sexual orientation and gender identity
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation arbitraire et les menaces contre les défenseurs des droits de l'homme, M. Ahmed Ben Amor, l’agression physique de M. Bohdid Belhedi, ainsi que le harcèlement continu contre eux, qui semble être uniquement motivé par leur travail en faveur des droits de l'homme en Tunisie.
Alleged victims: 2
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    24 Nov 2016
    Cambodia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
Information received regarding the continued detention of human rights defenders Ms. Lim Mony, Mr. Ny Sokha, Mr. Nay Vanda, Mr. Yi Soksan and Mr. Ny Chakrya, who have been in detention since April 2016, as well as the situation of human rights defenders Ms. Tep Vanny, Ms. Bov Sophea, Ms. Kong Chantha, and Ms. Bo Chhorvy.
Alleged victims: 11
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    23 Nov 2016
    United States of America
    OL
  • torture
Information received concerning the recent case law of the U.S. Supreme Court, which may be seriously undermining the absolute and unconditional nature of the prohibition of torture and cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2017
11 Apr 2017
    23 Nov 2016
    Serbia
    JUA
  • disability
  • health
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • older persons
  • racism
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the alleged discriminatory billing against the Roma residents of Crvena Zvezda in Nis by an electricity company “Elektroprivreda Srbije”, and the continued withdrawal of electricity supply to the community since 22 August 2016.
Alleged victims: 356
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07 Feb 2017
    23 Nov 2016
    Egypt
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning a new draft law on NGOs adopted by the Egyptian Parliament on 15 November 2016, which, should it enter into force, may have a dramatic impact on civil society organizations in Egypt.
Alleged victims: -
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    22 Nov 2016
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
  • disability
Information received concerning Mr. Bara Farid Abudhier, a twenty-six year old Palestinian man with a disability, who was reportedly arrested without an arrest warrant on 30 May 2016 and gave a forced signed confession following torture and ill-treatment, and who is currently awaiting trial before a military tribunal.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 May 2018
    22 Nov 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the continued harassment of Ms. Raheleh Rahemipor, the sister of Mr. Hossein Rahemipor, whose case is under review by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Ms. Rahemipour was the subject of a previous communication by Special Procedures mandate holders on 5 August 2016 (UA IRN 23/2016).
Alleged victims: 1
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    22 Nov 2016
    Egypt
    AL
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of travel ban against two human rights defenders, Ms. Azza Soliman and Mr. Ahmed Ragheb, which are believed to be linked to their legitimate work in defence of human rights, and, partly, in an act of reprisal for cooperation with the United Nations.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Nov 2016
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Mojtaba Nader Abdullah Suwaiket.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jan 2017
    18 Nov 2016
    Egypt
    UA
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of travel ban against a woman human rights defender, Ms. Mozn Hassan.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Dec 2016
    17 Nov 2016
    Sudan
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of ten Sudanese doctors by the Sudanese National Intelligence Service (NISS) between 30 October and 6 November.
Alleged victims: 10
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23 Nov 2016
    17 Nov 2016
    Singapore
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Mr. Chijioke Stephen Obioha, a Nigerian national sentenced to death for drug trafficking by a Singaporean court.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Jan 2017
    17 Nov 2016
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • health
  • international order
  • unilateral coercive measures
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights of the apparent blockage of aircraft and vessels carrying essential goods from entering Yemen.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016
09 Jan 2017
    16 Nov 2016
    Thailand
    JAL
  • business
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • migrants
  • slavery
  • trafficking in persons
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the sentence against human rights defender Mr. Andy Hall for conducting research and reporting on the precarious working conditions of migrant workers in the food processing industry.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Nov 2016
19 Jan 2017
    16 Nov 2016
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning Mr. Salah Khawaja, a Palestinian human rights defender who was arrested on 26 October and has since been detained without charge or trial by the Israeli authorities.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Nov 2016
    Nigeria
    UA
  • housing
Information received concerning alleged demolitions and fires destroying most homes and structures in Otodo Gbame Community, in the waterfron of the state of Lagos, where the otodo-Gbame fishing community resides, leaving over 30,000 people homeless despite a recent injuction from the Lagos State High Court restraining any demolition in the waterfronts across the state. These actions, allegedly carried out by the state Government and the National police force, directly impact on the rights to adequate housing, food and non-discrimination of the residents.
Alleged victims: 30000
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    11 Nov 2016
    Uzbekistan
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the ill-treatment and harassment of two women human rights defenders, Ms. Elena Urlaeva and Ms. Malohat Eshonkulova, through arbitrary arrest and detention, beatings, death threats and confiscation of property by the police, which appear to be related to their legitimate human rights activities of monitoring incidents of forced labour in the cotton industry, and represent a criminalization of the exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 2
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02 Dec 2016
    11 Nov 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • business
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the excessive use of force by state law enforcement officials, private security companies, as well as the North Dakota National Guard, in the context of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, in particular, over the past two weeks.
Alleged victims: 401
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09 Dec 2016
    11 Nov 2016
    Philippines
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning alleged excessive and indiscriminate use of force by the police against protesters in Manila on 19 October 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Nov 2016
    Kenya
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged violent repression of peaceful protests in Nairobi on 3 November 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    09 Nov 2016
    Indonesia
    JAL
  • business
  • environment
  • hazardous substances
  • health
Information received concerning the negative health impacts of persistent hazardous levels of smoke pollution across much of Equatorial Asia due to forest fires in Indonesia and especially increased effects after the extreme haze event of 2015.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Apr 2017
    09 Nov 2016
    China
    UA
  • arbitrary Detention
Information received concerning 18 individuals from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, including three minors, who were recently arrested in China and face imminent repatriation where they are likely to be subjected to severe human rights violations.
Alleged victims: 15
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    07 Nov 2016
    China
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • environment
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • housing
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning severe restrictions of religious freedom in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture: mass expulsion of religious practitioners from Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, demolitions of monastic homes in Larung Gar and the cultural and environmental impacts of the mining activities at the Holy Gong-ngon Lari Mountain as well as excessive use of force against, and arbitrary arrest and detention of, peaceful protestors.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Dec 2016
    07 Nov 2016
    Chad
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Informations reçues relatives au blocage de l’accès aux réseaux sociaux et aux applications mobiles, ainsi qu'à d’autres perturbations d’internet et des services de télécommunications.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Nov 2016
    Kazakhstan
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • environment
Information received concerning arrest, detention and criminal proceedings against two human rights defenders Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayan, as well as refused access to adequate healthcare for Max Bokayev.
Alleged victims: 2
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04 Jan 2017
    04 Nov 2016
    Canada
    JAL
  • housing
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the adverse and discriminatory conditions of access to safe drinking water and adequate housing for First Nations aboriginal communities across Canada.
Alleged victims: 140000
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01 Feb 2017
    03 Nov 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
Information we have received concerning the alleged imminent execution of Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Arthur.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Jan 2017
11 Apr 2017
    03 Nov 2016
    Honduras
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con el asesinato de los defensores de derechos humanos, el Sr. José Ángel Flores y el Sr. Silmer Dionisio George, del Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguán, y los intentos de asesinato contra el Sr. Tomás Gómez Membreño y el Sr. Alexander García Sorto, del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e indígenas de Honduras, así como, de manera general, en relación con los riesgos a la seguridad física y psicológica que correrían los demás defensores de los derechos humanos en Honduras.
Alleged victims: 4
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    03 Nov 2016
    Bulgaria
    AL
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the physical attack against human rights defender, Mr. Krassimir Kanev, which is believed to be connected to his legitimate work in defence of human rights in Bulgaria, especially on behalf of individuals and groups who are in vulnerable situations.
Alleged victims: 1
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    01 Nov 2016
    Viet Nam
    UA
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning numerous cases harassment and violations of the freedom of religion or belief of independent religious communities in Viet Nam.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Jan 2017
    01 Nov 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des décisions portant sur l’interdiction de manifestations dans plusieurs villes du pays, dont la capitale, Kinshasa, ainsi que la possible mise en place d’un régime de restrictions pour les organisations de la société civile et les défenseurs des droits de l'homme.
Alleged victims: 25
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    01 Nov 2016
    Algeria
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraires survenues à la suite d’un rassemblement pacifique des membres des familles de disparus, qui limiteraient de ce fait les droits à la liberté d’expression et à la liberté de réunion pacifique, ainsi que de l’usage excessif de la force dans le cadre de cette manifestation.
Alleged victims: 25
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06 Mar 2017
    31 Oct 2016
    United States of America
    AL
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged ongoing prolonged solitary confinement, under Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, of Mr. Ahmed Abu Ali, who is serving an aggregate term of life without parole, since the year 2005.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Jan 2017
    31 Oct 2016
    Morocco
    UA
  • disappearances
Informations reçues concernant les allégations d’intimidation et de représailles à l’encontre de M. Carlos Martín Beristain, Mme Gloria Guzmán et de Mme Arantza Chacón, commises par les forces de sécurité marocaines, empêchant leur entrée dans le pays.
Alleged victims: 3
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19 Jan 2017
    31 Oct 2016
    Greece
    AL
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the prosecution and punishment of persons who refuse to perform the compulsory military service based on reasons of conscientious objections, including Mr. Petros Sotiropoulos.
Alleged victims: 1
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    31 Oct 2016
    Argentina
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con las condiciones de detención en el Penal de Villa Urquiza, en las Comisarías números 5, 10, 12, 13 y en la Comisaría de la Mujer en San Miguel de Tucumán, provincia de Tucumán, así como los malos tratos y tortura durante la detención de los señores Alejandro Díaz, Yonatan Marcelo Delgado, Julio César López y de cinco víctimas cuya
Alleged victims: 8
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27 Dec 2016
24 Jan 2017
20 Apr 2017
08 Sep 2017
    28 Oct 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • African Descent
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Kevin Cooper, who is allegedly awaiting execution in California following judicial proceedings that did not meet international standards of fair trial and due process.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Dec 2016
    28 Oct 2016
    Egypt
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest, solitary confinement, torture and ill-treatment, as well as on-going prosecution and serious due-process violations in relation to Mr. Malek Mostafa Adly Elgendy, a prominent human rights lawyer in Egypt, allegedly as a result of the performance of his professional functions.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Dec 2016
    28 Oct 2016
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the abduction of lawyer Ahmad Bin Quasem, which seems to be directly related to his work as part of the legal defence team that represented Mr. Mir Quasem Ali before the International Crimes Tribunal.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Oct 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the arrest, the lack of due process and fair trial, and arbitrary conviction and sentencing of Ms. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, Ms. Fatemeh Daemi, and Mr. Arash Sadeghi, by the Iranian authorities, criminalizing the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 3
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28 Dec 2016
    27 Oct 2016
    Ghana
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the “Right to Information Bill” (“RTI Bill”), which was suspended by Parliament in June 2016, contrary to the recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Committee in its concluding observations in June 2016, urging Ghana to expedite the adoption of the RTI Bill and ensure that its provisions are in line with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR/C/GHA/CO/1).
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2017
    27 Oct 2016
    Colombia
    JUA
  • executions
  • indigenous peoples
Alegaciones recibidas en relación con los asesinatos de los indígenas Awá: Camilo Roberto Taicus Bisbicus (dirigente y docente), Luciano Pascal García, Alberto Pascal García y Diego Alfredo Chirán Nastacuas en el departamento de Nariño a finales del mes de agosto de 2016.
Alleged victims: 5
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02 Dec 2016
    27 Oct 2016
    Cambodia
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • Cambodia
Information received concerning the newly-enacted “Telecoms Law”, which contains a number of provisions that unduly restrict the right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Oct 2016
    Haiti
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Haiti
Informations reçues concernant l’annulation du Festival Massi Madi, un festival de films et d’arts sur la thématique lesbienne, gay, bisexuelle, transsexuelle, transgenre et queer (LGBTQ), mettant en vedettes les membres de ces communautés, devant avoir lieu du 27 au 30 septembre 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Oct 2016
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • executions
  • torture
Information received concerning a fire that broke out at the Qilinto prison, in Addis Ababa leading to the death of at least 23 inmates, including two being allegedly shot by prison guards. At least seven other inmates sustained injuries.
Alleged victims: 30
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    26 Oct 2016
    China
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • poverty
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Li Wenzu, as well as alleged acts of intimidation and harassment against her and Ms. Wang Qiaoling, which are believed to be aimed at further intimidating their spouses, who are arbitrarily detained for their work in defence of human rights, and, in addition, in reprisal for cooperation of Ms. Li Wenzu and Ms. Wang Qiaoling with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, who visited China from 15 to 23 August 2016.
Alleged victims: 2
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09 Dec 2016
    24 Oct 2016
    Australia
    OL
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the Australian Government’s decision to withhold funding necessary for the effective operation of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, despite the Government’s initial support for its creation to act as the national representative body for indigenous peoples.
Alleged victims: 1
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24 Nov 2016
    21 Oct 2016
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • executions
  • minority issues
  • torture
  • Myanmar
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning alleged human rights violations occurring in relation to recent attacks on 9 October 2016 in northern Rakhine State.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2017
    21 Oct 2016
    Croatia
    OL
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the decision from the Ministry to deny a license on minimum requirements for provision of social services for the Autonomous Women's House Zagreb.
Alleged victims: 1
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    20 Oct 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • health
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Leonard Peltier, who has been imprisoned under the supervision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 1977.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Dec 2016
    19 Oct 2016
    Zambia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the attacks on press freedom through the closing of the newspaper The Post, the seizure of its assets, the charges brought against two of its editors, Mr. Fred M’membe and Mr. Joseph Mwenda, the charges brought against Mr. M’membe’s wife, Ms. Mutinta Mazoka M’membe, the arrest of and charges brought against staff members of Muvi TV staff members, Mr. John Nyendwa, Mr. Mubanga Katyeka, Mr. Joe Musakanya, and Mr. William Mwenge , as well as pressure exerted against media and journalists ahead of the general elections in Zambia.
Alleged victims: 7
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    18 Oct 2016
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación a alegaciones de actos de hostigamiento y represalias contra defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos, incluidos abogados, por su labor en defensa de los derechos humanos, y en particular su cooperación con los mecanismos de las Naciones Unidas en el ámbito de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 13
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14 Dec 2016
    14 Oct 2016
    Uruguay
    OL
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida sobre la adopción e implementación del nuevo Código del Proceso Penal (Ley 19.293), y preocupaciones acerca de que no se haya previsto la aplicación de dicha norma más favorable a los procesos penales iniciados antes de su plena entrada en vigor en febrero de 2017, como sucede, entre otros, en el caso del Sr. Matías Campiani.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Oct 2016
13 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
    14 Oct 2016
    Netherlands
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning allegations of undue restriction to the right to freedom of expression due to criminal defamation laws, in particular the law of lese majesty, set out in the Dutch Criminal Code.
Alleged victims: -
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18 Jan 2017
    14 Oct 2016
    Honduras
    OL
  • terrorism
Información recibida en relación con el Proyecto de decreto del nuevo de Código Penal de Honduras, que se viene discutiendo en la Cámara Legislativa desde abril de 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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    14 Oct 2016
    Ecuador
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con la Ley Orgánica de Comunicación de su país, y los efectos adversos a la libertad de expresión y de opinión que resultan de su puesta en práctica.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016
    12 Oct 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • health
Information received concerning the imminent execution of Ms. Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, who was sentenced to death on murder charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Nov 2016
    11 Oct 2016
    Mexico
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con presuntas amenazas y agresiones contra familiares de una víctima de desaparición forzada y su esposa, ambos dirigentes y abogados de la organización de derechos humanos “Desaparecidos Justicia” que apoya a familiares de desaparecidos en el Estado de Querétaro, México; así como las amenazas dirigidas a los integrantes del Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez A.C. (Centro Prodh).
Alleged victims: 2
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    11 Oct 2016
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • poverty
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire et condamnation de défenseurs des droits de l’homme
Alleged victims: 13
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19 Oct 2016
    11 Oct 2016
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest, detention, intimidation and a travel ban against Mr. Khurram Parvez.
Alleged victims: 1
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    07 Oct 2016
    Other actors
    JOL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con los niveles alarmantes de metales pesados en el agua para consumo humano y agua de riego en distintos puntos de la cuenca del río Sonora, y el alto riesgo de contaminación ambiental y de afectación para la salud de los habitantes de esta cuenca, así como la falta de resarcimiento de los daños por parte de la compañía minera Grupo México.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Dec 2016
    07 Oct 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • health
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida en relación con los niveles alarmantes de metales pesados en el agua para consumo humano y agua de riego en distintos puntos de la cuenca del río Sonora, y el alto riesgo de contaminación ambiental y de afectación para la salud de los habitantes de esta cuenca, así como la falta de resarcimiento de los daños por parte de la compañía minera Grupo México.
Alleged victims: -
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07 Dec 2016
    07 Oct 2016
    Kuwait
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminalization of the legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression through the arrest, detention and conviction of Mr. Abdulhameed Dashti, human rights defender and member of Kuwait’s National Assembly.
Alleged victims: 1
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18 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
    07 Oct 2016
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the repression of protests in Ethiopia that has been ongoing since November 2015, especially in the Oromia and Amhara regions.
Alleged victims: -
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    06 Oct 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the detention, trial and sentence of Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to five years of imprisonment on unknown charges, and the deterioration of her health condition over the past months.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Feb 2017
    06 Oct 2016
    Hungary
    JAL
  • migrants
  • racism
  • torture
Information received concerning xenophobic and discriminatory public campaigns and discourses, excessive use of force against unarmed migrants and other categories of non-citizens, involving threats and serious harm to their physical and mental integrity, pushbacks and summary returns of migrants and other categories of non-citizens by law enforcement officers at the border to Serbia in violation of the non-refoulement principle, mass expulsions in violation of due process guarantees and poor conditions in reception centres and in transit zones.
Alleged victims: 252
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21 Dec 2016
    06 Oct 2016
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received on the re-opening of the so-called “foreign funding case”, an investigation into the funding of local and foreign groups, and restrictions imposed on the activities of five human rights defenders and three human rights non-governmental organizations, through the application of the NGO law and freezing of their assets, in ways that are incompatible with Egypt’s international human rights obligations.
Alleged victims: 10
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04 Apr 2017
    05 Oct 2016
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • Myanmar
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary killing and torture of one fisherman and alleged torture of two fishermen.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Dec 2016
    04 Oct 2016
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • 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, detention and sentencing of environmental human rights defender, Ms. Can Thi Theu, which are believed to be directly linked to her human rights work in the defence of land rights in Vietnam.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Apr 2017
    30 Sep 2016
    Yemen
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • minority issues
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the arrest of sixty individuals attending a youth event organized by the Yemeni Bahá'í community and the indictment and deferred trial of Mr. Hamid Kamali (Hamid Kamali Bin Haydara) since 3 December 2013.
Alleged victims: 4
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    30 Sep 2016
    United States of America
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the proposal to request travelers’ social media information on certain United States’ immigration forms.
Alleged victims: -
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    30 Sep 2016
    Honduras
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida sobre la sentencia de 5 de octubre de 2015 emitida por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el caso López Lone y otros vs. Honduras, así como la reciente resolución de interpretación de sentencia relacionada con el mismo caso, emitida por el pleno de la Corte el pasado 2 de septiembre de 2016.
Alleged victims: 4
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    30 Sep 2016
    Ethiopia
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against former Governor of Gambella, Mr. Okello Akway Ochalla, in connection with his legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    29 Sep 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • food
  • foreign debt
  • health
  • housing
Information received concerning Puerto Rico’s crippling public debt level, which reportedly endangers the ability of many of its 3.5 million inhabitants to fully enjoy economic and social rights
Alleged victims: -
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19 Oct 2016
    28 Sep 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida respecto al caso de Citlali, una niña que habría sido víctima de agresión sexual y a la que se le habría negado el acceso a un aborto legal y seguro en el Estado de Sonora, lo que no estaría en conformidad con las leyes y normas nacionales e internacionales de derechos humanos y habría seriamente puesto en peligro el disfrute de los derechos humanos de la víctima, en particular los derechos de la niña a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Dec 2016
    27 Sep 2016
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of the continued arbitrary detention and prolonged solitary confinement of Dr. Wang Bingzhang, his deteriorating health while in detention, the denial of access to a lawyer, the limited access for his family to visit for the past years, and allegations that the charges against him might be related to his peaceful activities as a pro-democracy activist.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Sep 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    UA
  • health
Información recibida en relación con el presunto agravamiento en la escasez de medicamentos, insumos médicos e incesante deterioro de la infraestructura sanitaria que sigue afectando de manera incremental el derecho a la salud de la población, sobre todo de los grupos en situación de mayor vulnerabilidad, entre los que se encuentran las personas con enfermedades crónicas y trasplantadas.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Dec 2016
    26 Sep 2016
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • disability
  • executions
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the situation of Mr. Imdad Ali, a Pakistani national with a psychosocial disability, who is reportedly at risk of imminent execution in Pakistan.
Alleged victims: 1
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    26 Sep 2016
    Argentina
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con los ataques y hostigamiento contra la Sra. Laura Figueroa y el Sr. César Sivo, defensores de derechos humanos involucrados en la busca de la verdad y la justicia por crímenes de lesa humanidad perpetrados durante la dictadura militar.
Alleged victims: 2
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28 Nov 2016
    22 Sep 2016
    India
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of approximately 100 houses in Rangpuri Pahadi, in the South of Vasant Kunj, Delhi, without prior notice, resettlement plan or a court order, as well as police violence and prolonged detention of three women who resisted the demolitions of their homes.
Alleged victims: 3
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    22 Sep 2016
    Gabon
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • executions
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraires survenues suite à l’annonce des résultats de l’élection présidentielle consacrant la victoire de M. Ali Bongo Ondimba face à M. Jean Ping.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
    22 Sep 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’usage excessif de la force par les forces de l’ordre ainsi que de violations des libertés de réunion pacifique et d’expression, lors de manifestations s’étant déroulées les 19 et 20 septembre 2016.
Alleged victims: 246
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    21 Sep 2016
    United States of America
    JUA
  • environment
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
  • cultural rights
  • business
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received regarding the construction of an oil pipeline in proximity to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, planned to cross under Lake Oahe, the main source of water for the tribe and an area of cultural and spiritual significance.
Alleged victims: 2
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    21 Sep 2016
    Turkey
    JAL
  • cultural rights
  • housing
  • internally displaced persons
  • minority issues
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
Information received concerning the alleged destruction of historic buildings and residential neighbourhoods in the Sur district and Diyarbakir city, mainly Kurdish populated areas, which have been on-going since December 2015, and the plan to expropriate the inhabitants of the city of their homes and lands for urban renewal and regeneration, which would drastically change the ethnic, social and cultural demographics of the region.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Jan 2017
    21 Sep 2016
    Nepal
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the criminalization of expression through the arrest and criminal prosecution of Mr. Bimal Shahi, Mr. Prakash Pradhan, Mr. Shakti Pakhrin, Ms. Banita Dangol, Mr. Balkrishna Rai, Mr. Philip Tamang, Mr. Kiran Dahal, Mr. Bhimsen Tiwari.
Alleged victims: 8
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    19 Sep 2016
    Ecuador
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información adicional sobré la presunta iniciación de disolución de la Unión Nacional de Educadores, UNE, el mayor sindicato de profesores del Ecuador que tiene personería jurídica desde el 19 de abril de 1950.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
    19 Sep 2016
    Brazil
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • violence against women
  • executions
Information received concerning alleged killings, attempted killings, attacks, death threats and harassment against human rights defenders working on land-related rights, including women human rights defenders and indigenous leaders, in different States in Brazil.
Alleged victims: 35
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21 Feb 2017
18 Jul 2017
    16 Sep 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • food
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • water and sanitation
Información recibida respecto a violencia sexual y condiciones de detención que constituyen tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes contra mujeres privadas de libertad y niños y niñas que las acompañan en el Instituto Nacional de Orientación Femenina - Cárcel de Mujeres de Los Teques.
Alleged victims: 627
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14 Dec 2016
    16 Sep 2016
    United Republic of Tanzania
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrests of 57 Maasai from the Loliondo community in Ngorongoro District, Northern Tanzania, and the continued threat of further detentions of individuals who are contesting Government plans to provide Maasai ancestral lands to tourism and gaming companies.
Alleged victims: 57
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    16 Sep 2016
    Jordan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
  • cultural rights
Information received concerning the criminalization of expression through the arrest and detention of Mr. Nahed Hattar, writer and journalist, for publications made on social media.
Alleged victims: 1
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    16 Sep 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the allegedly unfair and arbitrary detention of Mr. Baquer Namazi and Mr. Kamal Foroughi by the Iranian authorities.
Alleged victims: 2
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    16 Sep 2016
    India
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest, detention, intimidation and travel ban issued against Mr. Khurram Parvez in alleged reprisal for cooperating with the United Nations human rights mechanisms.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Sep 2016
    15 Sep 2016
    Oman
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning allegations regarding criminalization of expression through the conviction of Mr. Hassan al-Basham, human rights defender and former diplomat, for posts made on social media in Oman.
Alleged victims: 1
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11 Nov 2016
    15 Sep 2016
    China
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the recent conviction of human rights defenders for charges of subversion of State power, allegedly following criminal proceedings which lacked sufficient due process and fair trial guarantees.
Alleged victims: 4
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    09 Sep 2016
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Alp Çetiner, M.D. under the legal framework of the state of emergency in connection with his work providing healthcare to prisoners.
Alleged victims: 1
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20 Dec 2016
    07 Sep 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Additional information received regarding the arrest and detention of Ms. Homa Hoodfar.
Alleged victims: 1
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23 Jan 2017
    05 Sep 2016
    Haiti
    AL
  • health
Informations reçues concernant des allégations quant à l'absence d'accès aux soins médicaux suite aux grèves dans tous les hôpitaux publics dont les conséquences auraient affecté disproportionnément les personnes les plus vulnérables et auraient conduit à au moins quatre décès.
Alleged victims: -
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    02 Sep 2016
    Ethiopia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • indigenous peoples
Information received concerning the alleged killing of at least 500 people, and the injury, detention and enforced disappearance of thousands of individuals in the context of protests organized in Ethiopia, particularly in the Oromia and Amhara regions, since November 2015.
Alleged victims: 2607
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    02 Sep 2016
    Algeria
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Informations reçues concernant les arrestations et les poursuites pénales à l’encontre de M. Mohamed Tamalt, défenseur des droits de l’homme, journaliste et blogueur, ainsi que de M. Slimane Bouhafs, défenseur des droits de l’homme, pour des publications sur le réseau social Facebook. .
Alleged victims: 2
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    01 Sep 2016
    Saudi Arabia
    JAL
  • executions
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the widespread allegations of torture and ill-treatment, including coerced extraction of confessions, lack of investigation and prosecution into such allegations, the limited or complete lack of medical care in detention, the use of corporal punishment and the imposition of the death penalty, inhumane detention conditions as well as the use of prolonged solitary confinement (including for juveniles).
Alleged victims: 6
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17 Jan 2017
    30 Aug 2016
    Germany
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the draft law “Gesetz zur Ausland-Ausland-Fernmeldeaufklärung des Bundesnachrichtendienstes,” presented by the Government on 28 June 2016, which would, if enacted, amend Germany’s existing regulations on the surveillance of communications between non-German citizens. The draft law raises concerns about undue restrictions to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression as guaranteed under international human rights law, in particular as exercised by journalists and lawyers.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
    29 Aug 2016
    Uganda
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning Police raids during the “Uganda Pride” between 2 August to 7 August 2016, the arrest of several human rights defenders and activists, and the assault of many participants.
Alleged victims: 5
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    26 Aug 2016
    Myanmar
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • Myanmar
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution of environmental and political activist Mr. Khine Myo Htun for the publication of statements criticizing the Myanmar military.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2016
    25 Aug 2016
    Sudan
    JUA
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Sudan
Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty upon six members, including two women, of the Khartoum Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKS), a civil society organization, allegedly in connection with their legitimate exercise of the rights to freedom of expression and association.
Alleged victims: 6
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    25 Aug 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • foreign debt
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt that might be considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • foreign debt
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt that might be considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
Alleged victims: 1
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    25 Aug 2016
    Other actors
    JAL
  • business
  • foreign debt
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt that might be considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Nov 2017
    25 Aug 2016
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • business
  • executions
  • foreign debt
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning state-owned entities in Mozambique having received previously undisclosed Government guaranteed loans amounting to $1.4 billion USD pushing the public debt stock of the country to levels exceeding 85% of GDP, a level of debt considered unsustainable for a low income country. The volume of debt gives rise to concern that insufficient public funds will be available for ensuring the use of maximum available resources for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. Information also refers to the alleged intimidation, death threats, abduction and shooting of human rights defenders, who have demanded transparency and accountability after the disclosure of the secret loans.
Alleged victims: 1
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29 Aug 2016
    25 Aug 2016
    Guatemala
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Información recibida en relación con el ataque perpetrado en contra del domicilio del Sr. Ramón Cadena Rámila, abogado y defensor de derechos humanos en Guatemala y director regional para América Central de la organización no gubernamental Comisión Internacional de Juristas.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Oct 2016
    25 Aug 2016
    Belarus
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
  • Belarus
Information received concerning allegations of possible immediate extradition of Mr. Chary Annamuradov, from Belarus to Turkmenistan, where he risks being subjected to ill-treatment and torture as a result of the exercise of his right to freedom of expression through his previous work as a journalist.
Alleged victims: 1
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21 Sep 2016
    19 Aug 2016
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • disappearances
Information received concerning arbitrary and incommunicado detention, torture and ill-treatment, and denial of fundamental rights of detainees in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Aug 2016
01 Dec 2016
    19 Aug 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de intervención de comunicaciones privadas y la deslegitimización de personas defensoras de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 4
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08 Nov 2016
    19 Aug 2016
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • torture
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning Mr. Bilal Kayed, a 35 year old Palestinian who has been held in administrative detention since 13 June 2016 and who, in protest of the arbitrary nature of his detention, has been on hunger strike since 15 June 2016.
Alleged victims: 1
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31 Aug 2016
    18 Aug 2016
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received regarding allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Issa Amro and Mr. Farid Al-Trash in relation to the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 2
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    17 Aug 2016
    Philippines
    JUA
  • executions
  • health
Information received concerning the rapidly rising number of killings of persons suspected of drug-related offenses at the hands of the police or hit-men, and the various occasions in which Government’s authorities have publicly incited law enforcement officials and the public at large to kill persons suspected of drug-related offenses and promised impunity for such abuses.
Alleged victims: 850
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    16 Aug 2016
    Viet Nam
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest and detention of land rights defender, Ms. Can Thi Theu, for the legitimate exercise of her rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Apr 2017
    16 Aug 2016
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the repeated prosecution under charges of illegal demonstration and belonging to a forbidden group of Mr. X, who was acquitted four times by a court for the same charges.
Alleged victims: 1
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30 Jan 2017
    15 Aug 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con violaciones graves de derechos humanos, en particular los derechos a la vida, a no ser arbitrariamente detenido, a reunirse pacíficamente, a expresarse y asociarse libremente y a una protección eficaz de los defensores de los derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 9
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06 Jan 2017
    15 Aug 2016
    Ecuador
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con la presunta iniciación de disolución de la Unión Nacional de Educadores, UNE, el mayor sindicato de profesores del Ecuador que tiene personalidad jurídica desde el 19 de abril de 1950.
Alleged victims: 4
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16 Sep 2016
27 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
    15 Aug 2016
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged lack of investigation into torture and other ill-treatment of Mr. Mohammed Ramadan, a Bahraini citizen, resulting in a false confession that led to his conviction and the imposition of the death penalty.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Oct 2016
    12 Aug 2016
    Morocco
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
  • minority issues
Informations reçues concernant les mesures restreignant les activités d’Attac Maroc, l’Association marocaine des droits de l’homme (AMDH) et le Réseau Amazigh pour la Citoyenneté.
Alleged victims: 3
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    11 Aug 2016
    Russian Federation
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning criminal persecution of a women human rights defender, Ms. Valentina Cherevatenko, for “malicious evasion of duties” under the Foreign Agent Law.
Alleged victims: 1
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14 Oct 2016
    10 Aug 2016
    Viet Nam
    JAL
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of excessive use of force against, and arbitrary arrest and detention of, peaceful demonstrators, including children.
Alleged victims: 7
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28 Feb 2017
    10 Aug 2016
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • migrants
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
  • terrorism
Information received concerning systematic persecution and repression of the Shias in Bahrain through undue restrictions to their rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including: dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, shutting down of faith based organizations, restriction on the practice of Khums, harassment of Shia clerics, restrictions on Friday Prayers and peaceful assembly, denaturalization of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shias, discriminatory treatment of Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace in prison and the travel ban imposed on Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.
Alleged victims: 28
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09 Sep 2016
22 Sep 2016
    09 Aug 2016
    Egypt
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Ahmed Abdallah Abou Elela Abdallah, born on 1 October 1979, a human rights defender, co-founder and board director of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), a human rights organization based in Cairo since 2013.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Aug 2016
    Mozambique
    JAL
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • torture
Information received regarding alleged ill-treatment, torture and execution of civilians by security forces during operations against the Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO) and the unearthing of a suspected mass grave near Gorongossa, where the bodies of 100-120 children, men and women might rest, as well as attacks reportedly conducted by RENAMO against civilians.
Alleged victims: -
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    05 Aug 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • torture
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of juvenile offender Mr. Barzan Nasrollah Zadeh.
Alleged victims: 1
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08 Aug 2017
    05 Aug 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning alleged acts of threats and intimidation against Ms. X, the sister of Mr. Y, whose case is under review by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
Alleged victims: 1
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    05 Aug 2016
    Australia
    JAL
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Information received concerning allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and prolonged solitary confinement of juvenile detainees in Northern Territory’s Youth Detention Centres and in particular Don Dale detention centre.
Alleged victims: 7
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06 Oct 2016
    04 Aug 2016
    Thailand
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning charges brought against human rights defenders Ms. Porpen Khongkachonkiet, Mr. Somchai Homla-or and Ms. Anchana Heemmina for the legitimate exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 3
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05 Aug 2016
    03 Aug 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    UA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida sobre presuntas restricciones ilegítimas al ejercicio del periodismo y funcionamiento de los medios de comunicación social incluyendo alegaciones relativas a la detención arbitraria de periodistas y ciudadanos por cobertura y difusión de información, agresiones a periodistas por parte de grupos civiles armados, ataques a sedes de medios de comunicación, censura a medios de comunicación, escasez de papel de prensa y problemas en los procedimientos para la renovación de licencias del usufructo de las frecuencias para la radiodifusión.
Alleged victims: -
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    03 Aug 2016
    Sri Lanka
    JOL
  • disappearances
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Observations from Special Procedures on the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (25 March 2016), the Prevention of Terrorism Act No 48 of L979 (PTA), and the bill providing for the establishment of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP).
Alleged victims: -
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04 Aug 2016
    02 Aug 2016
    State of Palestine
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of threats, cyber-attacks and smear campaign against human rights organisation Al-Haq and its members and General Director, Mr. Shawan Jabarin.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Aug 2016
    Mauritania
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • poverty
  • torture
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Informations reçues concernant l’arrestation et la détention arbitraires, et allégations de torture et de mauvais traitements de vingt-trois personnes.
Alleged victims: 23
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    02 Aug 2016
    Israel
    JAL
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning allegations of threats, cyber-attacks and smear campaign against human rights organisation Al-Haq and its members and General Director, Mr. Shawan Jabarin, as well as arbitrary arrest and detention of a human rights defender, Mr. Abdallah Abu Rahma.
Alleged victims: 2
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    02 Aug 2016
    India
    JAL
  • African Descent
  • minority issues
  • racism
Information received concerning alleged racism, racial discrimination, afrophobia, xenophobia and related intolerance faced by people of African descent in India. The situation is described as one of insecurity with no measures taken to address racism against this particular group.
Alleged victims: 60
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    29 Jul 2016
    Lesotho
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the shooting of Mr. Lloyd Mutungamiri, editor of the Lesotho Times newspaper.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2016
    29 Jul 2016
    Egypt
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning widespread allegations of arbitrary arrests and detentions including incommunicado detentions, lack of access to legal counsel and violations of fair trial and due process of law guarantees, imposition of death penalty following unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment and lack of access to adequate health care during detention, coerced extraction of confessions, and targeting of human rights defenders and civil society organisations (including travel bans and freezing of assets), since 2011.
Alleged victims: 15
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21 Apr 2017
    29 Jul 2016
    Bangladesh
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged risk of execution of Mr. Mir Quasem Ali, following a trial that did not meet international standards of fair trial and due process.
Alleged victims: 1
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    28 Jul 2016
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
Information received concerning the Detention Services Order 04/2016, entitled “Detainee Access to the Internet”, issued by the Home Office of the United Kingdom on 17 May 2016.
Alleged victims: -
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20 Oct 2016
    28 Jul 2016
    Turkey
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning a series of repressive measures taken following the attempted coup on 14 July 2016, hereunder the arrest of human rights lawyer, journalist, and former President of the Human Rights Agenda Association, Mr. Orhan Kemal Cengiz, and his wife, Ms. Sibel Semira Hurtas, a journalist writing on issues of women’s rights and state crimes.
Alleged victims: 2
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22 Aug 2016
06 Dec 2016
    28 Jul 2016
    Russian Federation
    JOL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • privacy
  • religion or belief
Information received concerning the recently adopted amendments to the Criminal Code and other laws, collectively known as the “Yarovaya Law,” which raise concerns about potential interference with the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression both within and outside Russia.
Alleged victims: -
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12 Oct 2016
    28 Jul 2016
    India
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged death of over 30 persons and injuries to hundreds in the state of Kashmir between 8 and 14 July 2016.
Alleged victims: 1437
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27 Sep 2016
    27 Jul 2016
    Indonesia
    JUA
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received regarding the alleged imminent execution of 15 prisoners in Indonesia.
Alleged victims: 14
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    26 Jul 2016
    Republic of Korea
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the five-year prison sentence brought against a human rights defender and trade unionist, Mr. Sang-gyun Han, for the legitimate exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association and of peaceful assembly.
Alleged victims: 1
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28 Oct 2016
    26 Jul 2016
    Kenya
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged disappearance, torture and extra-judicial executions of a human rights lawyer, Mr. Willie Kimani, as well as Mr. Josephat Mwenda and Mr. Joseph Muiruri.
Alleged victims: 3
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    26 Jul 2016
    India
    OL
  • slavery
Information received concerning the recently revised Bonded Labour Centralised Sector Scheme which came into effect on 17 May 2016 and replaces the rehabilitation scheme that provided 20,000 INR to bonded labourers once they had received an official release certificate.
Alleged victims: -
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    26 Jul 2016
    Argentina
    JAL
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en respecto a la situación de una mujer, quien fue condenada a ocho años de prisión después de haber sufrido, según consta, un aborto espontáneo.
Alleged victims: 1
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26 Sep 2016
02 Nov 2016
    25 Jul 2016
    Other actors
    OL
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning the recent settlement reached between Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) and their former workers of their thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
Alleged victims: 591
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    25 Jul 2016
    Mexico
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • executions
  • human rights defenders
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Información recibida en relación con el presunto asesinato del señor José Jesús Jiménez Gaona y el atentado en contra de la señora Francisca Vázquez Mendoza; así como acerca de los actos de intimidación y hostigamiento en contra de personas defensoras de derechos humanos y pertenecientes al Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos “Hasta Encontrarlos”.
Alleged victims: 4
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14 Oct 2016
    25 Jul 2016
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning allegations of arbitrary arrest, detention and disappearence of human rights defenders, Mr. Somphone Phimmasone, Mr. Soukane Chaithad, and Ms. Lodkham Thammavong.
Alleged victims: 3
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    25 Jul 2016
    India
    AL
  • hazardous substances
Information received concerning the recent settlement reached between Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) and the former workers of their thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.
Alleged victims: 591
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    25 Jul 2016
    Haiti
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • Haiti
Informations reçues concernant la détention arbitraire et la dégradation de l’état de santé de M. Manuel Alberto Rodríguez Araujo et de M. Ernesto García Chuquival.
Alleged victims: 2
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    25 Jul 2016
    Dominican Republic
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con la reforma del código penal de la Republica Dominicana, que fue adoptada recientemente por la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso dominicano.
Alleged victims: -
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    25 Jul 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestation et de détention arbitraire de deux membres de la Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) M. Bienvenu Matumo et M. Marcel Heritier Kambale Kapitene, ainsi que de M. Victor Tesongo
Alleged victims: 4
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    22 Jul 2016
    Thailand
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the criminal prosecution against 13 activists for campaigning to vote against the upcoming constitutional referendum in Thailand and criminal prosecution against a journalist from Prachatai journal covering the campaign, and the questioning of the journal’s editor-in-chief.
Alleged victims: 15
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    22 Jul 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrests and detentions of leading human rights lawyer and co-founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani, former student activist Mr. Arash Sadeghi, and human rights defender and journalist Ms. Narges Mohammadi, all currently held in Evin Prison under unreasonably harsh and unjust conditions.
Alleged victims: 3
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09 Aug 2016
28 Dec 2016
05 Jan 2017
07 Feb 2017
    22 Jul 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JUA
  • executions
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Informations reçues concernant une tentative d’atteinte à la vie de Mme. Aline Bahogwerhe en représailles de l’action en justice intentée par la victime pour viol contre un agent de l’Etat.
Alleged victims: 1
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    21 Jul 2016
    South Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Mr. Alfred Taban, editor in Chief of The Juba Monitor in South Sudan, on 16 July 2016.
Alleged victims: 3
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    20 Jul 2016
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the serious health condition, allegations of torture and ill-treatment, and on-going arbitrary detention of human rights defender Mr. Yang Maodong, commonly known by his pen-name Guo Feixiong.
Alleged victims: 1
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    18 Jul 2016
    South Sudan
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued arbitrary detention of four Kenyan nationals in South Sudan.
Alleged victims: 4
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    18 Jul 2016
    Israel
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • Palestinian territories occupied since 1967
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of two Palestinian children.
Alleged victims: 2
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    15 Jul 2016
    Other actors
    JOL
  • business
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con dos desalojos forzosos de ochenta familias en total, aproximadamente 300 personas, incluyendo niños y niñas, residentes en la ciudad de Santa Cruz de El Seybo los días 15 y 26 de enero por parte de agentes armados de la empresa Compañía Central Romana. Luego de que han transcurrido varios meses de los desalojos, las personas desalojadas, en una de la zonas más empobrecidas del país, siguen viviendo de forma muy precaria en casas de familiares o en casas alquiladas en el barrio de Villa Guerrero, y hasta la fecha no se ha puesto a su disposición un plan de contingencia después de sus desalojos o una alternativa de vivienda. Alegan también que no han recibido ninguna compensación por parte de la empresa ni apoyo por parte de las autoridades respectivas.
Alleged victims: 300
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    15 Jul 2016
    Dominican Republic
    JUA
  • business
  • housing
Información recibida en relación con dos desalojos forzosos de ochenta familias en total, aproximadamente 300 personas, incluyendo niños y niñas, residentes en la ciudad de Santa Cruz de El Seybo los días 15 y 26 de enero por parte de agentes armados de la empresa Compañía Central Romana.
Alleged victims: 300
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    14 Jul 2016
    Ukraine
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary detention of Mr. Evgenii Mefiodov, lack of due process and fair trial guarantees in the criminal proceedings against him, threats against his defence lawyers, and serious interference, pressures and threats against the judges involved in the various proceedings against him.
Alleged victims: 1
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06 Oct 2016
    14 Jul 2016
    El Salvador
    JUA
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida respecto a la situación de María Teresa Rivera, una de las mujeres que cumplen penas de prisión por cuestiones relacionadas con el embarazo así como la penalización del aborto en El Salvador la cual no está en conformidad con las leyes y normas internacionales de derechos humanos, ya que continúa restringiendo el derecho de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
Alleged victims: 1
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    14 Jul 2016
    Ecuador
    JUA
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • migrants
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el desalojo violento de una manifestación pacífica, la detención de más de 140 migrantes, de los cuales 94 de ellos habrían sido trasladados a Cuba sin que se hayan cumplido todas las garantías del debido proceso y en contravención del principio de no devolución.
Alleged victims: 149
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27 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
    13 Jul 2016
    Lebanon
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, detention and charges against Mr. Nabil al-Halabi, a human rights lawyer and the Director of the Lebanese Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (LIFE).
Alleged victims: 1
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    12 Jul 2016
    Cambodia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • Cambodia
  • executions
Information received concerning the alleged murder of Mr. Kem Ley.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Aug 2016
    11 Jul 2016
    Congo
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Allégations relatives à l’arrestation et la détention arbitraire de M. Paulin Makaya, Président du parti d’opposition « Unis pour le Congo » (UPC).
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Jul 2016
    Paraguay
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con las alegadas restricciones al libre ejercicio de las funciones profesionales y a la libertad de expresión de la abogada Julia Cabello Alonso.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Oct 2016
    08 Jul 2016
    Pakistan
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the draft legislation “Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act”, pending before the Senate of Pakistan.
Alleged victims: -
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    08 Jul 2016
    Egypt
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning allegations of travel ban against a woman human rights defender, Ms. Mozn Hassan.
Alleged victims: 1
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12 Aug 2016
    08 Jul 2016
    Cuba
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • violence against women
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de uso excesivo de fuerza durante varias marchas organizadas por las Damas de Blanco, así como la violencia, los arrestos y las detenciones arbitrarias contra sus participantes por parte de las fuerzas de policía.
Alleged victims: 5
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12 Sep 2016
    08 Jul 2016
    Brazil
    UA
  • torture
Information received concerning the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 33, allowing for children between the ages of 16 and 18 to be tried as adults in certain cases.
Alleged victims: -
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08 Aug 2016
    08 Jul 2016
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of a travel ban imposed on human rights defenders, Mr. Hussain Salam Ahmed Radhi, Ms. Ebtesam Abdulhusain Ali-Alsaegh, Mr. Ebrahim Al-Demistani and Mr. Abdulnabi Al-Ekry in an act of reprisal for their cooperation with the United Nations Human Rights Council, and their human rights work through the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 4
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15 Aug 2016
09 Sep 2016
    07 Jul 2016
    Bahrain
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged condemnation of Mr. Ali Salman to 9 years of imprisonment as well as the suspension of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society.
Alleged victims: 1
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10 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016
20 Oct 2016
    06 Jul 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Información recibida acerca del supuesto trato cruel y degradante al abogado Juan Carlos Gutiérrez y de los obstáculos al libre ejercicio de sus funciones profesionales, como abogado defensor del Sr. Leopoldo López Mendoza.
Alleged victims: 2
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26 Aug 2016
    05 Jul 2016
    Rwanda
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning allegations of expulsion and declaring of persona non grata Mr. Epimack Kwokwo.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Sep 2016
    04 Jul 2016
    Republic of Moldova
    OL
  • disability
Urging the Government to declare as unconstitutional the relevant Civil Code and Civil Procedure Code provisions which deprive persons with disabilities of their legal capacity and hinder them from the realization of their right to seek justice before courts.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Jul 2016
    Nigeria
    AL
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the situation of the human rights to water and sanitation in Lagos related to: longstanding retrogression in drinking water services; unregulated and unaffordable water charges; related risks to health and environmental impacts; unaccountable governance and development measures; and a lack of transparency and meaningful participation in the governance of the water sector.
Alleged victims: -
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    04 Jul 2016
    Colombia
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con los recientes acuerdos firmados entre el Gobierno y los representantes indígenas en el marco de la Minga Nacional Indígena y las alegaciones con respecto al uso desmedido de la fuerza por agentes policiales y militares contra dirigentes indígenas.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Aug 2016
12 Oct 2016
    04 Jul 2016
    Bahrain
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning Mr. Nabeel Rajab who has been repeatedly arrested and has served several prison sentences as a result of his human rights work and for leading a pro-democracy uprising in 2011.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Jul 2016
15 Aug 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Ukraine
    OL
  • internally displaced persons
Information received concerning new legislative developments subsequent to the visit of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights on internally displaced persons.
Alleged victims: -
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21 Sep 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Tunisia
    OL
  • truth
  • justice
  • reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence
Inquiétudes et difficultés concernant l’adéquation des dispositions du « Projet de loi organique relative aux procédures spéciales concernant la réconciliation dans les domaines économique et financier » avec les obligations internationales de la Tunisie en matière de droits de l’homme, notamment avec les conclusions et recommandations formulées suite à la visite officielle du Rapporteur special dans le pays.
Alleged victims: -
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27 Sep 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • privacy
Information received concerning Ms. Teo Soh Lung, a human rights lawyer, a former political prisoner and the Director of Function 8 Limited, and Mr. Roy Ngerng, a human rights lawyer and blogger who writes on issues of government transparency and accountability.
Alleged victims: 2
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29 Jun 2017
    01 Jul 2016
    Saudi Arabia
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest, the detention and the severe sentences, including corporal punishment, of members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and other human rights defenders, as well as allegations of prolonged solitary confinement and incommunicado detention.
Alleged victims: 14
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24 Nov 2016
    01 Jul 2016
    Mexico
    JAL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • indigenous peoples
  • torture
Información recibida en relación con el respecto de mexicanos indígenas migrantes detenidos en territorio mexicano por autoridades migratorias y sometidos en detención a un proceso de deportación hacia Guatemala, situación que habría ocasionado una serie de tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes y uno de ellos objeto de presuntas torturas durante su detención.
Alleged victims: 4
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    01 Jul 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • health
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • violence against women
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Ms. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, aged 37, is a project manager for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation, where she deals with training projects. She is a dual Iranian-British national and her daughter is a British citizen.
Alleged victims: 1
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25 Aug 2016
    30 Jun 2016
    Maldives
    JUA
  • executions
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged imminent execution of Mr. Hussain Humaam Ahmed following judicial procedures that did not meet international standards of fair trial and due process of law.
Alleged victims: 1
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    30 Jun 2016
    Brazil
    JAL
  • business
  • hazardous substances
  • indigenous peoples
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the process and substance of the agreement that Samarco Mining S.A. and its parent companies Vale S.A. and BHP Billiton Brazil Ltda signed with the Federal Government and the State Governments of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo on 2 March 2016, ratified by the Brazilian Federal Court of Appeal on 5 May 2016, concerning the restoration of the environment and communities affected by the collapse, on 5 November 2015, of the Fundão tailing dam in Mariana in the state of Minas Gerais, which released an estimated 62 million tons of iron ore waste into the Rio Doce.
Alleged victims: -
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30 Aug 2016
    29 Jun 2016
    United States of America
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
  • disability
Information received concerning allegations of discrimination, ill-treatment, excessive use of force, lack of medical attention, food, and water, death in custody, and prolonged solitary confinement of prisoners with psychosocial disabilities in prisons and jails in the United States of America.
Alleged victims: -
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14 Sep 2017
    29 Jun 2016
    Uganda
    JAL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning alleged harassment, theft and intimidation against human rights defenders, Mr. Edward Mwebaza, Ms. Patience Akumu, Ms. Elizabeth Kemingisha, Ms. Joaninne Nanyange and Mr. Adrian Jjuuko, members of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), as well as the assassination of the security guard.
Alleged victims: 5
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    29 Jun 2016
    Lebanon
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
  • violence against women
Information received concerning the case of Ms. Layal Al Kayaje, who is facing imminent trial before a military court for “defamation and libel against the Lebanese army”. Ms. Layal Al Kayaje is a 31-year-old Palestinian, born in Lebanon from a Lebanese mother. She resides in Abra, Saida, and is a former owner of a veterinary clinic in Abra.
Alleged victims: 1
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    27 Jun 2016
    Oman
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention of Mr. Said Ali Said Jadad for his human rights activities and as an alleged continued act of reprisal for his cooperation with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association during his country visit to Oman, from 8 to 13 September 2014, as well as for his cooperation with international organizations. Grave concerns are raised regarding Mr. Jadad’s serious and deteriorating health condition while in detention and lack of access to adequate medical treatment. Mr. Said Ali Said Jadad is an Omani human rights defender, journalist and blogger, advocating for democratic reforms in the country. He reportedly played an important role in organizing the peaceful pro-reform demonstrations in Dhofar in December 2011.
Alleged victims: 1
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02 Sep 2016
    24 Jun 2016
    Turkey
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the arrest on 20 June 2016, of Ms. Sebnem Korur Fincanci, an academic and Chairperson of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, and two journalists, Mr. Erol Önderoglu and Mr. Ahmet Nesin.
Alleged victims: 3
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04 Aug 2016
    24 Jun 2016
    Kyrgyzstan
    JUA
  • housing
  • human rights defenders
  • minority issues
Information received concerning the alleged forced evictions and demolition of 36 houses (approximately 152 individuals) belonging to the Uzbek ethnic minority, residing on Lenin Street in the city of Jalal-Abad without any alternative housing solution, as well as threats against human rights lawyers of Spravedlivost in retaliation for providing legal advice to the affected individuals. Spravedlivost is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to promote the rule of law and human rights, and combats torture through legal assistance. As a member of the Coalition Against Torture in Kyrgyzstan, Spravedlivost prepares reports regarding the implementation by the Kyrgyz Republic of its obligations under international human rights law. Spravedlivost was named as the 2014 winner of the Max van der Stoel Award, for its work in promoting and protecting the rights of national and ethnic minorities. Spravedlivost was the subject of a previous communication on 10 September 2014 (see case No: UA KGZ 4/2014).
Alleged victims: 152
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    24 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • independence of judges and lawyers
Information received concerning the arrest and detention of Ms. Homa Hoodfar. Ms. Homa Hoodfar, aged 65, is an internationally renowned and widely published anthropologist researcher, of Iranian, Canadian and Irish nationalities. She studied a range of issues related to women’s roles and status in Muslim contexts as well as on development, refugees and informal economy. Apart from teaching at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, she regularly participated in international research projects, including in partnerships with universities, research-based networks such as Women Living Under Muslims Laws, and civil society organizations such as Shirkat Gah (Women’s Resource Centre).
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Aug 2016
    23 Jun 2016
    Panama
    JUA
  • environment
  • indigenous peoples
Información recibida en relación con el llenado de prueba del embalse de la represa Barro Blanco y las alegaciones sobre el impacto del llenado en tierras tradicionales y sitios culturales del pueblo ngäbe, y eventuales desplazamientos.
Alleged victims: -
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24 Jun 2016
05 Aug 2016
    21 Jun 2016
    Indonesia
    JOL
  • executions
  • sale of children
  • torture
Information received concerning the Presidential decree (Perppu No.1/2016), which modifies the 2002 Law No.23 on Child Protection and provides additional punishments for perpetrators of sexual violence against children such as chemical castration and the death penalty.
Alleged victims: -
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    21 Jun 2016
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations d’arrestations d’opposants politiques, y compris, de restrictions indues du droit de réunion pacifique et d’usage excessif de la force dans le cadre de plusieurs manifestations, en majorité pacifiques organisées les 26, 27 et 28 mai 2016, principalement afin de protester contre un arrêt de la Cour Constitutionnelle considéré comme permettant au Président actuel, Joseph Kabila, de rester au pouvoir à la fin de son mandat au cas où les élections ne seraient pas organisées dans les délais prevus par la Constitution.
Alleged victims: 7
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    21 Jun 2016
    Bangladesh
    JAL
  • health
  • poverty
  • water and sanitation
Information received concerning the presence of arsenic in the drinking water of vast areas of Bangladesh and the resulting negative impacts on the human rights of the affected population to water, health, life and effective remedies.
Alleged victims: -
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    20 Jun 2016
    Singapore
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • religion or belief
Information we have received concerning the trial of a 17 year old blogger.
Alleged victims: 1
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01 Dec 2016
    20 Jun 2016
    Serbia
    JOL
  • arbitrary Detention
  • migrants
Information received concerning the draft legislation on asylum law foreseeing restriction of movement and detention of migrants.
Alleged victims: -
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05 Sep 2016
    17 Jun 2016
    Uganda
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Information received concerning allegations of death threats and harassment of environmental and human rights defender currently a refugee in Uganda, for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jun 2016
    Nicaragua
    JOL
  • business
  • environment
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • indigenous peoples
Respuesta al Estado de Nicaragua
Alleged victims: -
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16 Aug 2016
    17 Jun 2016
    Greece
    JUA
  • migrants
  • torture
Information received concerning the declaration of inadmissibility of the asylum application of two Syrian nationals belonging each to a minority group and facing impending deportation to Turkey, putting them at risk of attacks and persecution in Turkey and / or return to Syria.
Alleged victims: 2
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06 Jul 2016
    17 Jun 2016
    Burundi
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
  • migrants
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de menaces de mort et d’harcèlement d’un défenseur du droit de l’environnement et des droits de l’homme se trouvant actuellement en Ouganda en tant que réfugié, et sa famille demeurant au Burundi.
Alleged victims: 1
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    17 Jun 2016
    Brazil
    OL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
Information received concerning the intervention in the Brazilian Broadcasting Corporation (Empresa Brasileira de Comunicação, EBC) and the extinction of the Federal Controllers Office (Controladoria Geral da União, CGU) which undermine the work of institutions promoting the right to access information in Brazil.
Alleged victims: -
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22 Jun 2016
18 Aug 2016
    14 Jun 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JOL
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con varias disposiciones del Decreto No. 2.323 publicado en la Gaceta Oficial No. 6.227 el 13 de Mayo de 2016, las cuales podrían estar en discrepancia con normas y estándares internacionales de derechos humanos, en particular con los derechos a la libertad de expresión y de reunión pacífica.
Alleged victims: -
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17 Aug 2016
    14 Jun 2016
    Pakistan
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged assassination of human rights defender and journalist, Mr. Khurram Zaki. Mr. Khurram Zaki was a human rights defender, journalist and editor at Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP), an online news portal established to promote an inclusive and democratic Pakistan, and to support freedom of religion. Mr. Zaki campaigned for the rights of religious minorities and peace among religious groups in Pakistan including on social media, through which he campaigned against sectarian violence.
Alleged victims: 1
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    13 Jun 2016
    Tunisia
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des entraves dans la procédure de l’enregistrement de l’organisation Shams.
Alleged victims: 4
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    13 Jun 2016
    Thailand
    JUA
  • disappearances
  • environment
  • executions
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the killing of environmental human rights defender Mr. Payao Panroj; the disappearance of land rights defender Mr. Den Kamlae; the attempted killing of another land rights defender, Mr. Supoj Kansong; and the threats made against a group of environmental human rights defenders from Pichit Province, for their human rights work and exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association.
Alleged victims: 10
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    13 Jun 2016
    Malaysia
    JOL
  • health
  • sale of children
  • slavery
  • women in law and in practice
Information received concerning the Amendment to the 2001 Child Act which does not explicitly include child pornography offences and subsisting legislation which permits child and forced marriage.
Alleged victims: -
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09 Feb 2017
    10 Jun 2016
    Turkmenistan
    JAL
  • health
  • torture
Information received concerning the recently adopted “Law of Turkmenistan on combating the spread of diseases caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)”.
Alleged victims: -
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    10 Jun 2016
    Singapore
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning allegations of defamation charges and harassment campaign against human rights defender and blogger, Mr. Roy Ngerng, for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Jun 2016
    10 Jun 2016
    India
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Information received concerning the alleged inspection and consequent suspension of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration of Lawyers Collective for six months and the limiting effect this measure has on the rights to freedom of expression and association. Ms. Indira Jaising is a prominent women human rights defender and lawyer. She is director of Lawyers Collective (LC), who works on the issue of gender discrimination, including women’s right to property, sexual harassment at the workplace and domestic violence. She worked for the National Commission for Women, organised workshops and published reports on women’s issues. She assisted in the drafting of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 20015. Ms. Jaising was a member of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee. She was the first woman to be designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Bombay, and was conferred with the Rotary Manav Seva Award in recognition of her services to the nation in fighting corruption and promoting minority rights. She was given the Padma Shree by the President of India in 2005 for her service to the cause of public affairs.
Alleged victims: 2
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    08 Jun 2016
    Sri Lanka
    UA
  • disappearances
Information received concerning a key witness in a case of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka, who is currently being court-martialed by the Sri Lanka Navy.
Alleged victims: 1
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    08 Jun 2016
    Spain
    JUA
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • torture
Información recibida con respecto a la posible extradición del Sr. Bobir Tadjiev de España a Uzbekistán, un país donde se encontraría en alto riesgo de sufrir tortura y tratos crueles, inhumanos y degradantes.
Alleged victims: 2
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25 Jul 2016
11 Aug 2016
    07 Jun 2016
    Kuwait
    JUA
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the sentencing and deportation order against human rights defender Mr. Abdulhakim al-Fadhli, as well as allegations of torture against him during interrogation. Mr. Abdulhakim al-Fadhli is a Bidoun human rights defender, advocating on behalf of the stateless people Bidoun in Kuwait. He was the subject of two previous communications sent by various Special Procedures, dated 31 July 2014 and 25 February 2015. We acknowledge receipt of the responses from your Excellency’s Government respectively dated 19 September 2014, 8 October 2014 and 9 April 2015. However, we remain concerned as a result of new allegations.
Alleged victims: 1
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13 Jun 2016
17 Jun 2016
20 Jun 2016
11 Jul 2016
03 Aug 2016
    07 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • torture
Information received concerning the alleged arbitrary arrest and detention and denial of due process guarantees to Mr. Nizar Ahmed Zakka, a Lebanese citizen.
Alleged victims: 1
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04 Jan 2017
    07 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning allegedly unreasonable and arbitrary new charges imposed on human rights defender, Mr. Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand. Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand is a leading advocate of Kurdish rights in Iran and a journalist. He was the editor of Payam-e Mardom and is also the founder of Kurdistan Human Rights Organization. Mr. Sadiq Kaboudvand is currently in detention and suffering from health problems, and is alledgedly being denied adequate medical care.
Alleged victims: 1
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09 Sep 2016
    03 Jun 2016
    Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    JAL
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Información recibida en relación con alegaciones de campaña de desprestigio, hostigamiento repetido e intimidación contra un defensor de derechos humanos, el Sr. Humberto Prado Sifontes.
Alleged victims: 1
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07 Sep 2016
    03 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • religion or belief
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning growing incitement of hatred against the Baha’i citizens in Iran and multiple human rights violations apparently targetting the religious practices of the Baha’i community.
Alleged victims: 6
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    03 Jun 2016
    China
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • health
  • human rights defenders
  • torture
Information received concerning the continued detention, the serious health deterioration, and ill-treatment including the denial of medical care of seven human rights defenders: Guo Hongwei (male, 52 years old); Xiao Yunling (female, 76 years old), mother of Guo Hongwei; Pei Guodong (male, 62 years old); Huang Yan (female, 46 years old); Zhang Shuzhi (female, 56 years old); Guo Feixiong (male); and Chen Xi (male, 62 years old).
Alleged victims: 7
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05 Aug 2016
    02 Jun 2016
    Spain
    AL
  • torture
Información recibida respecto a la muerte de la Sra. Rachida El Mehadi Franque detenida en el Centro Penitenciario de Brians 2 en Catalunya en fecha 11 de abril de 2015.
Alleged victims: 1
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05 Aug 2016
    02 Jun 2016
    Guatemala
    JUA
  • human rights defenders
  • independence of judges and lawyers
  • hazardous substances
  • environment
Información recibida en relación con las supuestas amenazas e intimidación contra la jueza Karla Damaris Hernández García, magistrada titular del Juzgado Pluripersonal de Primera Instancia Penal, Narcoactividad y Delitos contra el Medio Ambiente del departamento de Petén, y defensora de derechos humanos.
Alleged victims: 1
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22 Nov 2016
    02 Jun 2016
    Chad
    JUA
  • arbitrary Detention
  • disappearances
  • freedom of opinion and expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • human rights defenders
Informations reçues concernant des allégations de disparitions forcées, d’arrestations et de détentions arbitraires, de traitements cruels, inhumains et dégradants et de violation des droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et la liberté d’expression commises par les forces de sécurité et de défense tchadiennes.
Alleged victims: 5
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    01 Jun 2016
    Peru
    JOL
  • health
  • torture
  • violence against women
  • women in law and in practice
Información recibida en relación con el proyecto de código penal presentado al Congreso el 19 de mayo pasado. Este proyecto no estaría en conformidad con las leyes y normas internacionales de derechos humanos y podría seriamente poner en peligro el disfrute de los derechos humanos en el país, en particular los derechos de las mujeres y las niñas a la integridad física y al más alto nivel posible de salud física y mental.
Alleged victims: -
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    01 Jun 2016
    Other actors
    JUA
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
  • business
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition of Mr. Milad Zonar Saghar, Ms. Nages Alizadeh, Mr. Daryosh Alizadeh, Mr. Jabar Hamdavi and Mr. Mosa Hamdavi while being based at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
Alleged victims: 3
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16 Jun 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
04 Oct 2016
    01 Jun 2016
    Nauru
    JUA
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
  • business
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition of Mr. Milad Zonar Saghar, Ms. Nages Alizadeh, Mr. Daryosh Alizadeh, Mr. Jabar Hamvadi and Mr. Mosa Hamvadi while being based at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
Alleged victims: 3
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    01 Jun 2016
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    JUA
  • executions
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
Information received concerning the imminent risk of execution of juvenile offender Mr Mohammad Reza Haddadi.
Alleged victims: 1
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17 Nov 2016
    01 Jun 2016
    Australia
    JUA
  • health
  • mercenaries
  • migrants
  • torture
  • business
Information received concerning the deteriorating health condition of Mr. Milad Zonar Saghar, Ms. Nages Alizadeh, Mr. Daryosh Alizadeh, Mr. Jabar Hamdavi and Mr. Mosa Hamdavi while being based at the Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
Alleged victims: 3
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29 Jun 2016
14 Jul 2016