Myanmar: Two journalists face up to 14 years in prison for their work on the Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are two journalists working for international news agency Reuters. They have formally been charged with breaching Myanmar’s Officials Secrets Act, and are now facing 14 years in prison.

They were investigating the brutal military crackdown in Rakhine State against the Rohingya minority, and their arrest is a blatant attack on freedom of expression in Myanmar. 

Urgent: Woman in North Korea faces being sent to prison camp with her four-year-old son

Koo Jeong-hwa and family
Koo Jeong-hwa and family © Private

Koo Jeong-hwa (previously identified as Lee Su-jung in China) has been detained since 3 December 2017 in Hoeryeong, North Korea, and a decision on her sentence is expected from the Ministry of State Security in March.

There is a high chance that she will be convicted without a fair trial, and given a life sentence at a political prison camp, where she is at risk of being subjected to forced labour, torture, and other ill-treatment. Horrifically, her 4-year-old son is also at risk of being sent to the prison camp with her.

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Free Aser, tortured into 'confessing' when he was 14

Egypt: 14-yr-old Aser Mohamed tortured for 'confession'
Tell Egypt to release 14-yr-old Aser Mohamed who was tortured for a 'confession' © Private

Aser Mohamed is currently held at the Talbeya police station in Giza, Egypt with 12 other detainees in a 4x6 metre cell. He is not permitted to leave this cell at any time and his family has not been allowed to visit since 2 August.

Aser is 14 years old.

Help reunite Aser with his family - please text FREE + your name to 70505

(Eg. FREE John Smith.)

Forcibly disappeared

Urgent Action: Palestinian teenage boy detained without charge in Israel

A 17-year-old Palestinian boy, Mohammad al-Hashlamoun, is facing indefinite detention without charge.

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