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Urgent Action outcome: PIKPA refugee shelter closed down

The eviction of the PIKPA refugee shelter in Lesvos was carried out in the morning of 30 October.

1st update on UA 152/20

Urgent Action outcome: Legal abortion closer than ever

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez publicly committed to present a bill to Congress to legalise abortion.

1st update on UA 163/20

Urgent Action outcome: Yana Antonova sentenced to community service

Yana Antonova, a pediatrician and a human rights defender from Krasnodar, southern Russia, was convicted on 2 October.

2nd update on UA 154/19

Urgent Action outcome: Azimjan Azkarov died in prison

Azimjan Askarov died on 25 July in prison in Kyrgyzstan after showing symptoms of Covid-19.

1st update on UA 61/20

Urgent Action outcome: Charges against union activists will not proceed

On 2 October 2020, five activists who were charged for “unauthorised gathering” were granted a discharge.

2nd update on UA 93/20

Urgent action outcome: Shaman released from psychiatric detention

Siberian shaman Aleksandr Gabyshev was released from psychiatric detention on 22 July.

1st update on ~UA 94/20

Urgent Action outcome: LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran released

On 11 October LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran was released after two weeks in detention.

1st update on UA 150/20

Urgent Action Outcome: Detained activist gets medical and family access

Political activist Serge Branco Nana is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for ‘mutiny’ in Mfou Prison.

1st update on UA 09/20

Urgent Action Outcome: 10-month sentence for Yemeni LGBTI rights defender

Al-Bokari was charged with violating public morality, promoting homosexuality online and imitating women.

1st update on UA 110/20

Urgent Action outcome: Mapuche spiritual leader ends hunger strike

On 18 August 2020, the spiritual leader of the Mapuche people, machi Celestino Córdova Tránsito, ended his hunger strike.

1st update on UA 127/20