Urgent Action: Chechen asylum-seeker feared disappeared in Russian Federation

Chechen asylum-seeker Imran Salamov, may have been subjected to an enforced disappearance.

UA 254/17 issued 17/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Rights lawyer abused and at risk of torture in China

Li Yuhan, a sixty-year-old human rights lawyer, has been formally arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”.

1st update on UA 227/17 issued 17/11/2017

Urgent Action good news: Execution called off in death chamber in USA

The execution of Alva Campbell was called off on 15 November and the governor set a new date of for 5 June 2019.

1st update on UA 247/17 issued 16/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Nubian activists in Egypt face up to five years in prison

If convicted in a trial which has been adjourned to 12 December, 32 Nubian activists could face up to 5 years in prison.

1st update on UA 249/17 issued 15/11/2017

Urgent Action: 30 relatives of Uighur human rights activist arbitrarily detained in China

Chinese authorities have detained up to 30 relatives of Uighur human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer.

UA 251/17 issued 14/11/2017

Urgent Action: Mother and child in China at risk of forcible return to North Korea

Lee Su-jung and her son are currently in detention in China and are at risk of forcible return to North Korea.

UA 253/17 issued 15/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Santiago Maldonado found dead in Argentina

On 17 October, the lifeless body of Santiago Maldonado was found 300 metres from the Pu Lof en Resistencia community.

1st update on UA 191/17 issued 14/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Nevada execution delayed but still pursued

A judge stayed Nevada's first execution in over 11 years scheduled for 14 November.

1st update on UA 250/17 issued 13/11/2017

Urgent Action good news: Crimean Tatar leaders released

Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz were both released.

3rd update on UA 205/16 issued 10/11/2017

Urgent Action: Bangladeshi academic whereabouts unknown

Mubashar Hasan, a prominent Bangladeshi academic, has not been seen or heard from since 7 November.

UA 252/17 issued 13/11/2017