February 2012 (8)
Feb 24 2012 4:51PM
ACTION: Mexican Human Rights Defender Arrested (UA 62/12)
Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez is a human rights defender who defends the rights of Indigenous people. She has previously been threatened with death and assaulted and this week she has been arrested and detained. Please take ten minutes...
Feb 24 2012 4:29PM
ACTION: Hunger Striker to be Detained until April (UA 31/12)
Yesterday we heard that a political activist that was due to have an appeal against his imprisonment will now remain in detention until April. The appeal was cancelled at the last minute and his life remains in danger. If you are a Twi...
Feb 14 2012 2:33PM
GOOD NEWS! Port Harcourt eviction halted
The demolition of the Railway Compound in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, was halted by the authorities after a strong protest from the community and pressure from local non-governmental organisations and Amnesty International. Thank you very...
Feb 10 2012 2:59PM
Action: Hundreds at risk of forced eviction in Nigeria
We've just received the worrying news about an imminent forced eviction happening in Nigeria. Hundreds of people in the Railway Compound community in Port Harcourt are facing imminent forced eviction from their homes after the governor...
Feb 10 2012 2:34PM
END ACTION: SCREENING POSTPONED AS BLOGGER DENIED EXIT (1st Update on UA 38/12)
CUBA Yoani Sánchez (f) Following the Cuban authorities´ refusal to grant Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez permission to travel to Brazil to attend a documentary screening on freedom of expression, the documentary-maker has decided to postpo...
Feb 9 2012 3:16PM
Action: Cuban blogger denied exit from country (UA 38/12)
Hi again, since issuing this Urgent Action yesterday, we have heard that Yoani has received hundreds of messages of solidarity from across the world. You can see what she said on Twitter Yoani Sánchez @ yoanisanchez # cuba Me han llega...
Feb 3 2012 11:57AM
ACTION: Romani Families Made Homeless In Albania (UA 34/12)
We have received word that many Romani families have been subjected to forced eviction in Tirana, Albania. The United Nations state that 'Forced evictions constitute gross violations of a range of internationally recognised human right...
Feb 1 2012 3:51PM
ACTION: Families Evicted Despite Promises From Mayor (UA 30/12)
Earlier today we received distressing news that hundreds of people have been forcibly evicted in the African country of Chad. Schools and residential areas were demolished and many of those evicted are now sleeping under trees as there...