Urgent Action: Human rights defender brutally attacked

Alfredo Okenve, an Equatorial Guinea human rights defender was brutally attacked on 27 October by unknown armed men.

UA 189/18 issued on 31/10/2018

Urgent Action: Indigenous environmental rights defender killed

Julián Carrillo was shot death on 24 October after death threats for defending the territory of his indigenous community.

UA 187/18 issued 25/10/2018

Urgent Action: NGOs in India at risk of shut down

On 25 October 2018, Amnesty India endured a ten-hour-long raid as a group of officers locked them in.

UA 194/18 issued 15/11/2018

Urgent Action: 80-year-old egyptian’s death sentence upheld

Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld death sentence of Sheikh Abdel Rehim Abdel Halim Gabreel – an 80-year-old Quran tutor.

UA 193/18 issued 12/11/2018

Urgent Action Update: Two missing prisoners found; torture fears remain

On 31 October the two men were confirmed to being held at pre-trial detention centres in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1st update on UA 145/18 issued 02/11/2018

Urgent Action Update: Lawmaker’s administrative detention renewed

Ofer Military Court in OPT approved the renewal of Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention for another four months.

4th update on UA 187/17 issued on 02/11/2018

Urgent Action Update: Lawyer released on bail but threat of jail remains

On 23 October, Krasnodar Regional Court ordered the release of lawyer Mikhail Benyash on bail, set at about USD 10,000.

1st update on UA 167/18 issued 25/10/2018

Urgent Action: Mother and son separated by border authorities

Valquiria and her son Abel* fled Brazil and requested asylum in the US but were separated by US border authorities.

UA 185/18 issued 26/10/2018

Urgent Action Update: 12 Saudi men at risk of imminent execution

The families of 12 Saudi men sentenced to death after an unfair mass trial fear that their relatives could be executed.

2nd update on UA 185/18 issued 09/11/2018