Urgent Action: Peaceful protesters attacked and one murdered

Hundreds of workers from southern Philippines have been camping out in Manila since 27 November 2018 to protest.

UA 5/19 issued 21/01/2019

Urgent Action update: Lawyer detained in undisclosed location

Hoda Abdelmoniem appeared before the prosecution for investigation, and her pre-trial detention was renewed for 15 days.

1st update on UA 190/18 issued 17/01/2019

Urgent Action update: Arbitrary detention extended

On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil’s detention for a further 45 days.

1st update on UA 176/18 issued 17/01/2019

Urgent Action update: Woman attacked for seeking justice for son

On 11 January, two unidentified men in a motorbike shot three times at the car in which Alfamir Castillo was.

2nd update on UA 296/12 issued 15/01/2019

Urgent Action: Administrative detention for Facebook posts

Indian journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested because of Facebook posts where he criticised the government.

UA 3/19 issued 15/01/2019

Urgent Action: Journalist arbitrarily detained incommunicado

Amade Abubacar, a journalist at Nacedje community radio, was arrested on 5 January 2019, by the police.

UA 001/19 issued 11/01/2019

Urgent Action outcome: Human rights defender’s 10-year sentence upheld

Ahmed Mansoor had his 10-year prison sentence upheld by the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court.

7th update on UA 2oo/15 issued 10/01/2019

Urgent Action Outcome: Human rights defender loses final appeal

On 31 December 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the five-year prison sentence of Nabeel Rajab.

23rd update on UA 249/14 issued 09/01/2019

Urgent Action update: Activist sentenced to two years in prison

Human rights defender Zhen Jianghua convicted of “inciting subversion of state power”, sentenced to two years in prison.

4th update on UA 235/17 issued 07/01

Urgent Action: Homophobic crackdown in Chechnya resumes

The Chechen authorities have unleashed a new wave of attacks on people believed to be gay or lesbian.

UA 002/18 issued 15/01/19