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Urgent Action: Venezuelan refugees persecuted and deported

On 17 March, police and immigration officers arbitrarily detained 14 Venezuelan refugees (three women and 11 men).

UA 40/19 issued 28/03/2019

Urgent Action: Eight Lebanese men facing an unfair trial

Eight Lebanese men were arbitrarily detained in the United Arab Emirates between December 2017 and February 2018.

UA 38/19 issued 27/03/2019

Urgent Action: Labour activist detained without lawyer

Wei Zhili, taken away from his home by the police has no access to a lawyer and is at risk of torture.

UA 37/19 issued 27/03/2019

Urgent Action: Mother deported, children left behind

Vanessa Gómez Cueva, a Peruvian citizen with residence status in Argentina for over 15 years, was deported.

UA 39/19 issued 26/03/2019

Urgent Action good news: Police protects women’s day rally

The International Women’s Day rally organised by human rights defender Vitalina Koval in Uzhgorod was a success.

1st update on UA 31/19 issued 15/03/2019

Urgent Action outcome: Chechen human rights defender jailed

The Shali City Court sentenced Oyub Titiev to four years in penal colony under fabricated drug-related charges.

5th update on UA 5/18 issued 20/03/2019

Urgent Action update: Two Jehovah’s witnesses still detained

Artur Severinchik was released from detention on 15 March following the Khanty-Mansiisk Regional Court’s decision.

1st update on UA 29/19 issued 22/03/2019

Urgent Action: Protect rights of juvenile prisoners

Emil Astrauko and Vasily Sauchanka are held in juvenile prison in Belarus in conditions which violate their human rights.

UA 36/19 issued 21/03/2019

Urgent Action outcome: “National security” trials end in life sentences

Oman sentenced six defendants to life imprisonment after grossly unfair trials.

2nd update on UA 121/18 issued 12/03/2019

Urgent Action outcome: Mexican congress approved security reform

Mexican Congress approved a controversial Constitutional amendment to introduce a “National Guard” in Mexico.

1st update on UA 212/18 issued 08/03/2019