Urgent Action update: Forcibly returned activist in China at greater torture risk

Without any notification to his family, Dong Guangping has been moved to a new detention centre.

5th update on UA 259/15 issued 10/11/2017

Urgent Action: Dalit right activist held without charge in India

Chandrasekhar Azad, a prominent Dalit rights activist from India is being held in administrative detention.

UA 248/17 issued 10/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Unlawful execution of Mexican national in USA

Mexican national Rubén Cárdenas Ramírez was executed in Texas late on 8 November, in violation of international law.

1st update on UA 239/17 issued 09/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Florida carries out its third execution of 2017

Patrick Hannon was executed in Florida on 8 November. He was convicted in July 1991 of two murders.

1st update on UA 214/17 issued 09/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Stop crackdown in Egypt against LGBTI individuals

Those in Egypt arrested for their perceived sexual orientation has risen to 76, with at least 32 sentenced to prison.

1st update on UA 231/17 issued 09/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Singer-songwriter activist formally arrested in China

Xu Lin was formally arrested on 2 November while Liu Sifang, was released on bail.

1st update on UA 245/17 issued 09/11/2017

Urgent Action good news: Arkansas Supreme Court stops execution

On 7 November, the Arkansas Supreme Court granted a stay of execution in the case of Jack Greene, a 62-year-old man.

1st update on UA 202/17 issued 08/11/2017

Urgent Action good news: Ministry of interior drops terrorism charges in Chile

The crimes of four Indigenous Mapuche men were reclassified and no longer considered “terrorist crimes”.

1st update on UA 234/17 issued 08/11/2017

Urgent Action update: Detained activist beaten and detained necessities in China

Huang Qi, founder of human rights website 64 Tianwang, has told his lawyer that he was beaten and denied necessities.

3rd update on UA 284/16 issued 08/11/2017

Urgent Action Update: Saudi Arabian writer Zuhair Kutbi released

On 23 June, Saudi Arabian writer Dr Zuhair Kutbi was released after serving two years in prison.

2nd update on UA 188/15 issued on 07/11/2017