Urgent Action update: Iranian prisoner of conscience in critical health
Iranian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Arash Sadeghi is critically ill and requires immediate hospitalization outside of prison. However, the authorities are refusing to authorize the transfer, apparently on the orders of the Revolutionary Guards.
Urgent Action update: Chinese website founder ill-treated in detention
Huang Qi, founder of “64 Tianwang” (64tianwang.org), who has been detained since November 2016, was ill-treated by police officers in the detention centre and it is unclear if he has received adequate medical treatment.
Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy were convicted and sentenced to death by the Mahiliou Regional Court, in eastern Belarus, on 21 July 2017. Theirs are the second and third death sentences imposed in Belarus in 2017.
Urgent Action: Detainee's fate and whereabouts unknown in Venezuela
Raúl Isaías Baduel was unexpectedly taken from his cell at Ramo Verde National Military Detention Centre, Caracas, at dawn on 8 August 2017. There has been no information regarding his whereabouts since.
Urgent Action: In Ukraine 76-year old Crimean Tatar protestor in detention
76-year old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov was arrested on 8 August by the de facto authorities in Crimea while engaging in a peaceful protest and sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention on charges of resisting police.
Urgent Action update: Journalist's deportation halted but risk remains in Russian Federation
On 8 August, the Moscow City Court suspended the deportation of Uzabekistani national Khudoberdi Nurmatov pending review of his case by the European Court of Human Rights, but he continues to be held in detention.