Prisoner of conscience (488)
Feb 18 2019 4:13pm
Urgent Action: Danish Jehovah’s witness jailed for his faith
Danish national and Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen was found gui...
Feb 7 2019 1:48pm
Urgent Action: Human rights defender under house arrest
On 23 January, Anastasia Shevchenko, an Open Russia human rights defen...
Feb 6 2019 12:49pm
Urgent Action: Prominent Bedouin leader imprisoned by Israel
On 25 December 2018, 69-year-old human rights defender Sheikh Sayyah A...
Jan 13 2019 9:00am
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: hunger strike is a 'desperate measure'
Jailed UK charity worker set to begin three-day hunger strike with hum...
Jan 9 2019 2:44pm
Urgent Action update: New charges against prisoner of conscience
On 26 December 2018, the Azerbaijani authorities brought new criminal ...
Jan 7 2019 5:38pm
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: prison authorities’ reprisals against her are ‘disgraceful’
Responding to reports that the Iranian prison authorities have prevent...
Jan 4 2019 3:40pm
Urgent Action update: Verdict for human rights defender
On 31 December 2018 the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme ...
Jan 3 2019 4:30pm
Urgent Action update: Singer-songwriter activist sentenced
Activist Xu Lin was sentenced to three years in prison for “picking qu...
Jan 3 2019 3:13pm
Urgent Action update: Expected verdict for human rights defender
On 31 December Bahrain’s Cassation Court was expected to issue its ver...
Dec 21 2018 4:01pm
Urgent Action update: Hunger-striking academic in critical condition
Dr Nasser bin Ghaith’s health has severely deteriorated. The prominent...