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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

Urgent Action outcome: Conviction of prisoners of conscience upheld

The Russian Military Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Crimean Tatar human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku.

3rd update on UA 126/19

Urgent Action outcome: Opposition leader released from prison

After being in detention since October 2019, José Daniel Ferrer García was sent to house arrest in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

3rd update on UA 134/19

Urgent Action outcome: Teacher and protest organizer released on bail

On 30 May 2020, teacher and activist Badal Abdulbaqi Aba Bakr Barwari was released on bail.

1st update on UA 89/20

Urgent Action outcome: Journalist convicted but given lenient sentence

Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva was found guilty of “justification of terrorism” and fined on 6 July

1st update on UA 42/20