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Urgent Action update: 38 years and 148 lashes for women’s rights defender

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after two unfair trials.

2nd update on UA 126/18 issued 14/03/2019

Urgent Action: Activist and opposition members charged with treason

Activist Rashid Mahiya and Members of Parliament with the opposition, Joanna Mamombe and Charlton Hwende were arrested.

UA 34/19 issued 11/03/2019

Urgent Action: Human rights defender allegedly tortured

Human rights defender Joaquín Elo Ayeto was arrested on 25 February at his house in Malabo.

UA 15/19 issued 08/03/2019

Urgent Action: Prisoner of conscience suffers behind bars

Prisoner of conscience Huỳnh Trương Ca is being held in conditions of detention that further violate his rights.

UA 30/19 issued 08/03/2019

Urgent Action: Turkey must release civil society figures

Osman Kavala, Yiğit Aksakoğlu and 14 other prominent civil society figures are facing life in prison.

UA 35/19 issued 08/03/2019

Urgent Action: Tortured conservationists face death penalty

Eight detained conservationists could face the death penalty or long prison sentences, following a grossly unfair trial.

UA 33/19 issued 11/03/2019

Urgent Action: Indigenous community attacked by armed men

The Ysati Indigenous community in the district of Itakyry had their crops and six houses burned down.

UA 32/19 issued 06/03/2019

Urgent Action update: Prisoner denied full medical check-up

On 25 February 2019, the Court of Cassation upheld Hajer Mansoor Hassan’s conviction and three-year prison sentence.

1st update on UA 23/19 issued 06/03/2019

Urgent Action: Jailed musician faces trumped-up charges

On 5 May 2018, Egyptian authorities arrested 33-year-old musician Rami Sidky at Cairo International Airport.

UA 27/19 issued 05/03/2019

Urgent Action good news: Prisoner of conscience released

Azerbaijani prominent blogger Mehman Huseynov was released on 2 March.

2nd update on UA 168/12 issued 05/03/2019