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Urgent Action: Man missing during east Aleppo evacuation

The fate and whereabouts of Abdulhadi Kamel remain unknown.

UA 18/17 20/01/2017

Urgent Action update: Lucha activist in incommunicado detention in DRC

Youth activist Musasa Tshibanda remains in incommunicado detention after the release of his fellow activist Gloria Senga on 27 December.

1st update on UA 287/16 issued 16/01/2017

Urgent Action update: Six men at imminent risk of execution in Egypt

Six men submitted their final appeal to the Supreme Military Court in December 2016. The men were sentenced to death by a military court in May 2016, in a case marred by enforced disappearances and torture. If the court rejects their appeal, the men could be executed at any time.

3rd update on UA 91/16 issued on 18/01/2017

Urgent Action update: Tibetan education advocate indicted in China

Prisoner of conscience, Tashi Wangchuk, has now been indicted by the prosecutor after police had arrested him on suspicion of “inciting separatism” in March 2016.

1st update on UA 79/16 issued on 18/01/2017

Urgent Action: Sudanese activists held incommunicado in Saudi Arabia

Two Sudanese nationals have been detained incommunicado since their arrest on 21 December 2016 in Saudi Arabia after they supported recent civil disobedience in Sudan on social media. They are prisoners of conscience.

UA 009/17 issued on 17/01/2017

Urgent Action good news: Bahraini prisoner of conscience released

Bahraini activist Dr Sa’eed Mothaher Habib al-Samahiji has been released after completing his one-year prison sentence. He was a prisoner of conscience.

4th update on UA 3/16 issued 05/01/2017

Urgent Action: Four human rights activists gone missing in Pakistan

Since the beginning of January activists Salman Haider, Waqas Goraya, Asim Saeed, and Ahmed Raza Naseer have gone missing in a suspected enforced disappearance by state security forces in Pakistan.

UA 5/17 issued 10/01/2017

Urgent Action: Two men at imminent risk of execution in Bahrain

Mohamed Ramadhan ‘Issa ‘Ali Hussain and Hussain ‘Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed, are at imminent risk of execution following the execution of three men on 15 January. Their death sentences were upheld by the Court of Cassation on 16 November 2015. Their trial was grossly unfair and relied on “confessions” extracted under torture.

3rd update on UA 001/15 issued on 17/01/2017

Urgent Action good news: Four youth activists released on bail in Angola

Four Angolan youth activists who are part of the Benguela Revolutionary Movement (Movimento Revolucionário de Benguela) are out on bail. The youth activists have not been charged.

1st update on UA 188/16 issued 17/01/2017

Urgent Action update: Graffiti artist still in maximum-security prison in Cuba

Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’) continues to be detained in a maximum-security prison, a month and a half after his arrest.

3rd update on UA 273/16 issued 16/01/2017