Urgent Action: Man arrested at 15 faces imminent execution in Iran

Peyman Barandah, who was 15 years old at the time of his arrest, is due to be executed on 10 May in Shiraz’s Adel Abad prison, Fars Province, Iran. He was sentenced to death after a grossly unfair trial which violated principles of juvenile justice.

UA 94/17 issued 24/04/2017

Urgent Action: Refugees in Greece at great risk due to unsafe camps

Over a thousand refugees and migrants face uninhabitable and unsafe conditions in three camps in Elliniko, Athens. Women and girls are at risk of sexual and gender-based violence.

UA 93/17 issued 24/04/2017

Urgent Action: Rakhine journalist receiving death threats in Myanmar

Journalist Nay Min Aung (known as Min Min) has been receiving death threats after publishing an article about an armed ethnic group operating in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

UA 95/17 issued 24/04/2017

Urgent Action: Activist in solitary confinement for 1234 days in Egypt

On 4 February, the Cairo Administrative Court postponed activist Ahmed Douma's appeal against his prolonged solitary confinement to 16 May. He has been held in poor detention conditions since his arrest on 3 December 2013.

1st update on UA 91/17 issued 24/04/2017

Urgent Action good news: Virginia governor commutes death sentence in USA

On 20 April, the Governor of Virginia commuted the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz, a Ukrainian national who was scheduled to be executed on 25 April and who has continued to maintain his innocence.

1st update on UA 55/17 issued 21/04/2017

Urgent Action good news: Court blocks execution and remands for hearing in USA

The Arkansas Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution for Stacey Johnson, who was due to be put to death in Arkansas on 20 April for a murder committed in 1993.

1st update on UA 67/17 issued 21/04/2017

Urgent Action update: Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005

Ledell Lee was executed in Arkansas on 20 April shortly before the death warrant in his case expired at midnight. He was sentenced to death for a murder committed in 1993.

1st update on UA 84/17 issued 21/04/2017

Urgent Action update: Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike

Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi has been on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison since 8 April. She is protesting the suspended prison sentences imposed on two of her sisters, Hanieh and Ensieh, for “insulting public officers on duty”.

3rd update on UA 127/15 issued 20/04/2017

Urgent Action good news: Stay of execution for Bruce Ward in Arkansas

Bruce Ward, who was due to be put to death on 17 April in Arkansas, received a stay of execution. His lawyers maintain that his mental disability deprives him of a rational understanding of his punishment, rendering his execution unconstitutional.

1st update on UA 66/17 issued 19/04/2017

Urgent Action: Three Chadian activists held incommunicado

Three Chadian activists have been arrested by agents of the National Security Agency in N’Djamena. Nadjo Kaina Palmer, Bertrand Sollo and Dingamnayal Nely Versinis are being held in secret and incommunicado. They are prisoners of conscience.

UA 92/17 issued 19/04/2017