Urgent Action outcome: Jordanian journalist released

On 12 February 2019, Jordanian journalist and poet, Tayseer Salman al-Najjar was released from al-Wathba prison.

3rd update on UA 112/16 issued 21/02/2019

Urgent Action: Saudi activist held in solitary confinement

Woman human rights defender, Nassima al-Sada, was placed in solitary confinement since early February 2019.

UA 21/19 issued 20/02/2019

Urgent Action: Baloch activist held incommunicado

On 26 December 2018, Emirati security forces detained Pakistani national Rashid Hussain Brohi without an arrest warrant.

UA 22/19 issued 20/02/2019

Urgent Action: Journalist harassed to silence dissent

Maria Ressa, executive editor of online news outlet Rappler and press freedom advocate, was arrested.

UA 20/19 issued 15/02/2019

Urgent Action update: Pre-trial detention for human rights defender

On 9 February, a judge ordered the pre-trial detention of human rights defender and lawyer Ezzat Ghoniem for 45 days.

2nd update on UA 69/18 issued 15/02/2019

Urgent Action update: Indigenous rights defenders disappeared

Mexican Indigenous human rights defenders Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro disappeared while traveling.

3rd update on UA 63/10 issued 13/02/2019

Urgent Action update: Prisoner of conscience ill-treated in prison

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che has been given rotten food and insufficient clothing in his freezing prison cell.

5th update on UA 71/17 issued 13/02/2019

Urgent Action: Danish Jehovah’s witness jailed for his faith

Danish Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen found guilty of “organizing activities of an extremist organisation".

UA 19/19 issued 12/02/2019

Urgent Action: Sixty-two activists, protesters arbitrarily held

Sixty-two people including activists from the Independence Movement of Cabinda were arrested.

UA 18/19 issued 12/02/2019

Urgent Action: Demand transfer for native American activist

Native American activist Leonard Peltier imprisoned for over 40 years despite concerns over the fairness of his trial.

UA 16/19 issued 07/02/2019