Urgent Action Outcome: Human rights defender released with conditions

After more than five months of detention, prisoner of conscience Serikzhan Bilash was released from house arrest.

2nd Update on UA 46/16 Issued 26/16/2019

Urgent Action Outcome: Man with claims of innocence executed in Texas

Lawrence Swearingen, who has been on death row in Texas, USA since 2000, was executed on 21 August 2019.

1st Update on UA 108/19 Issued 27/08/2019

Urgent Action: Detained protesters denied medical care

At least 15 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) including two children are suffering from gunshot wounds and

UA 106/19 Issued 19/08/2019

Urgent Action Update: Journalist awaits prosecutor’s decision

Journalist Amade Abubacar’s pre-trial hearing at the Cabo Delgado Provincial Court ended on 25 July.

7th Update on UA 001/19 Issued 19/08/2019

Urgent Action Good News: Charges against Mauritanian bloggers dropped

Bloggers Cheikh Jiddou and Abderrahmane Weddady had their case dismissed after a judge dropped all charges against them.

2nd Update on UA 49/19 Issued 03/08/2019

Urgent Action Outcome: Three men executed by firing squad in Bahrain

On 27 July 2019, Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab, Ahmed Isa Ahmed Isa al-Malali and another man were executed by firing squad.

3rd Update on UA 69/17 Issued 02/08/2019

Urgent Action Outcome: Danish Jehovah's Witness denied justice

The sentence against Danish Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen was upheld on 23 May.

1st Update on UA 19/19 Issued 14/08/2019

Urgent Action Outcome: Authorities unlawfully restrict Pride marches

Pride events planned in June and July in several Turkish cities were prevented by the authorities following unlawful bans

1st Update on UA 086/19 Issued 16/07/2019

Urgent Action: Stop the prosecution of peaceful protesters

Russian authorities brought unfounded charges against more than a dozen individuals that carry lengthy prison sentences.

UA 112/19 Issued 16/08/2019

Urgent Action Update: Refugees, asylum seekers held without charge

15 refugees and asylum seekers have been arbitrarily detained for more than seven months.

1st Update on UA 078/19 Issued 16/08/2019