Urgent Action good news: Supreme court suspends all execution warrants

The Sri Lankan Supreme Court suspended all execution warrants until 29 October, the next date of hearing.

2nd Update on UA 045/19 Issued 09/07/2019

Urgent Action update: Iranian-swedish academic forcibly disappeared

Academic Ahmadreza Djalali has been subjected to enforced disappearance and is under pressure to “confess” to new crimes.

4th Update on UA 038/17 Issued 06/08/2019

Urgent Action update: Jailed cancer patient tortured in prison

Critically ill prisoner of conscience Arash Sadeghi is being tortured through denial of his access to cancer treatment.

8th Update on UA 174/13 Issued 13/08/2019

Urgent Action update: Human rights defender sentenced to 12 years

Founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights website “64 Tianwang”, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

7th Update on UA 284/16 Issued 02/08/2019

Urgent Action: Young man at imminent risk of execution

The Constitutional Court of Sudan confirmed the death sentence against Abbas Mohammed Nur Musa on 20 May 2019.

UA 103/19 Issued 31/07/2019

Urgent Action update: Activists released on bail, awaiting trial

The trial of seven activists, charged with treason for attending a training in the Maldives, has yet to begin.

1st Update on UA 076/19 Issued 31/07/2019

Urgent Action update: Hunger-striking labour rights activist at risk

Sepideh Gholian has been on hunger strike in protest at the ill-treatment of her family and dire conditions in prison.

1st Update on UA 011/19 Issued 31/07/2019

Urgent Action: Grassroots women activist held incommunicado

Chen Jianfang, a devoted grassroots human rights defender has been held in incommunicado detention since 20 March.

UA 102/19 Issued 31/07/2019

Urgent Action update: Palestinian journalist still arbitrarily held

Israeli authorities attempted a war crime by trying to forcibly deport Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf.

1st Update on UA 041/19 Issued 30/07/2019

Urgent Action: Writer faces up to 10 years jail for story

Shakthika Sathkumara was arrested for writing a short story and sharing it on his Facebook profile.

UA 105/19 Issued 29/07/2019