Urgent Action: Indigenous activist slandered and stigmatised in Venezuela

Military official accuses Indigenous environmental rights defender Lisa Henrito of “treason” - on national TV.

UA 144/18 issued 03/08/2018

Urgent Action update: Blogger on hunger strike after unfair conviction in Algeria

Algerian blogger and prisoner of conscience Merzoug Touati began a hunger strike on 8 July in protest at being imprisoned

1st update on UA 117/18 issued 03/08/2018

Urgent Action: Fears for two disappeared Russian prisoners

The fate and whereabouts of IT specialist Victor Filinkov and civil society activist Yuliy Boyarshinov remain unknown.

UA 145/18 issued 03/08/2018

Urgent Action update: Activist sentenced to one year, others released in Niger

3 activists were released after being handed a 3 month suspended sentence. A 4th activist was sentenced to one year.

1st update on UA 30/18 issued 02/08/2018

Urgent Action update: Prisoner of conscience on hunger strike in Egypt

Human rights defender Hanan Badr el-Din has begun a hunger strike after her pre-trial detention has been extended.

2nd update on UA 129/17 issued 07/08/2018

Urgent Action update: Women human rights defender killed in Guatemala

Juana Raymundo is the 8th human rights defender killed in Guatemala in less than three months. She was 25 years old.

3rd update on UA 97/18 issued 01/08/2018

Urgent Action: Activist faces 14 years in jail for media interview in Bangladesh

Shahidul Alam, photographer and social activist, has been charged after giving an interview to Al-Jazeera.

UA 146/18 issued 07/08/2018

Urgent Action: Journalist accused of ‘justification of terrorism’ in Russia

Victor Korb, a human rights defender and journalist, is being unjustly prosecuted for “public justification of terrorism”

UA 142/18 issued 01/08/2018

Urgent Action: Detained activist detained access to lawyer in South Sudan

Peter Biar Ajak, a prominent South Sudanese academic and activist, was arrested by the National Security Service (NSS).

UA 143/18 issued 31/08/2018

Urgent Action good news: Indigenous leader ends 2 month hunger strike in Chile

After nearly two months on a hunger strike, Indigenous leader Machi Córdova is granted access to his ceremonial altar.

2nd update on UA 75/18 issued 31/07/2018