Urgent Action Outcome: Human rights defender loses final appeal

On 31 December 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation upheld the five-year prison sentence of Nabeel Rajab.

23rd update on UA 249/14 issued 09/01/2019

Urgent Action update: Activist sentenced to two years in prison

Human rights defender Zhen Jianghua convicted of “inciting subversion of state power”, sentenced to two years in prison.

4th update on UA 235/17 issued 07/01

Urgent Action: Homophobic crackdown in Chechnya resumes

The Chechen authorities have unleashed a new wave of attacks on people believed to be gay or lesbian.

UA 002/18 issued 15/01/19

Urgent Action: Deported Bahraini at risk of ill-treatment

Ali Mohamed al-Showaikh was deported from the Netherlands and arrested upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport.

UA 209/18 issued 02/01/2019

Urgent Action update: New charges against prisoner of conscience

Azerbaijani authorities brought new criminal charges against prisoner of conscience Mehman Huseynov.

1st update on UA 168/12 issued 09/01/2019

Urgent Action: Indigenous communities attacked and at risk

The Pemón Indigenous communities in the Canaima National Park were targeted during a two-day military operation.

UA 210/18 issued 19/12/2018

Urgent Action: Christian house church members criminally detained

100 members of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, Sichuan province, detained after a raid by the police.

UA 211/18 issued 18/12/2018

Urgent Action update: Verdict for human rights defender

The State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court of the UAE upheld its 10-year sentence against Ahmed Mansoor.

6th update on UA 200/15 issued 21/12/2018

Urgent Action update: Human rights organisations at risk

The National Police broke into the offices of Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (CENIDH).

1st update on UA 160/18 issued 18/12/2018

Urgent Action good news: Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada

Hassan al-Kontar has been granted asylum and arrived in Canada on 26 November 2018.

1st update on UA 180/18 issued 18/12/2018