Urgent Action: Activists’ whereabouts unknown after arrest

Activists are being held incommunicado at an unknown location in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

UA 196/18 issued 20/11/2018

Urgent Action update: Acquitted former child soldier remains jailed

Former child solider Aung Ko Htwe was acquitted but remains in prison serving two years and six months on other charges.

1st update on UA 132/18 issued 15/11/2018

Urgent Action: Health of prisoner of conscience critical

Nguyễn Văn Túc health is quickly deteriorating to the point where he is fainting on a daily basis.

UA 195/18 issued 15/11/2018

Urgent Action: Nine umbrella movement leaders to stand trial

Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy protests are being charged with three vague and ambiguous offences.

UA 191/18 issued 07/11/2018

Urgent Action update: Prison sentence upheld for mosque noise complaint

The High Court upheld prison sentence for Meliana, convicted of blasphemy after complaining about loudspeaker at Mosque.

1st update on UA 161/18 issued 13/11/2018

Urgent Action: Lawyer detained in undisclosed location

Human rights lawyer, Hoda Abdelmoniem, arrested on 1 November 2018 after State Security forces broke into her apartment.

UA 190/18 issued 08/11/2018

Urgent Action good news: President pardons two men sentenced to death

James Gatdet and William Endley received a presidential pardon on 31 October 2018.

2nd update on UA 240/17 issued 06/11/2018

Urgent Action update: Life sentence for Bahraini opposition leader

On 4 November 2018, the Bahraini Appeal Court sentenced opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, to life imprisonment.

10th update on UA 22/15 issued 05/11/2018

Urgent Action: Activist charged for peaceful anti-military protest

Tin Maung Kyi detained for peaceful solo protest calling on the international community to arrest senior Myanmar generals

UA 188/18 issued 05/11/2018

Urgent Action update: Death sentences quashed, retrial ordered

On 22 October 2018, Bahrain’s Cassation Court overturned the death sentences it had confirmed in 2015 against two men.

5th update on UA: 1/15 issued 02/11/2018