Urgent Action: Criminalization of peaceful protesters in Thailand

Peaceful protesters in Thailand are at risk of arrest and up to eight years’ imprisonment

UA 033/18 issued 14/02/2018

Urgent Action update: Detained human rights defender awaiting trial in Burundi

Nestor Nibitanga remains in detention awaiting trial for charges of ‘threatening state security’ and ‘rebellion’.

1st update on UA 257/17 issued 13/02/2018

Urgent Action: Members of Burundi NGO wrongly accused, facing trial

Three member of NGO are on trial for “threatening state security” and using fake documents.

UA 31/18 issued 13/02/2018

Urgent Action: Human rights defender's trial starts in Burundi

Burundian human rights defender, Germain Rukuki, is being prosecuted for ‘threatening state security’ and ‘rebellion’

UA 32/18 issued 13/02/2018

Urgent Action: Activist immediately jailed in Cambodia after forcible return

Sam Sokha, a UNHCR recognised refugee, was arrested and detained in Cambodia when forcibly returned from Thailand.

UA 15/18 issued 13/02/2018

Urgent Action update: Forcibly returned woman faces treason charges in North Korea

Koo Jeong-hwa (previously identified as Lee Su-jung in China) has been detained since 3 December 2017 in North Korea.

2nd update on UA 253/17 issued 12/02/2018

Urgent Action update: Detained cartoonist must be freed immediately in Equatorial Guinea

Ramón Esono Ebalé, an Equatorial Guinean cartoonist and activist, has spent almost 5 months in prison.

3rd update on UA 219/17 issued 12/02/2018

Urgent Action good news: Ohio Governor stays execution after juror plea

The Ohio Governor issued an eight-month reprieve for Raymond Tibbetts, who was due to be executed on 13 February

1st update on UA 13/18 issued 09/02/2018

Urgent Action update: Tortured journalist in Uzbekistan must be immediately released

Two officers leading the investigation on the case against detained journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev were suspended

2nd update on UA 232/17 issued 09/02/2018

Urgent Action: Prisoner of conscience needs urgent treatment in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Bekele Gerba has been denied access to specialised medical treatment that he urgently needs.

UA 27/18 issued 09/02/2018