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Belarus:  Judicial harassment of Mr. Vladimir Velichkin and arbitrary arrest of Mr. Vitaly Kazak and Mr. Alexander Kabanov

 

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the judicial harassment of Mr. Vladimir Velichkin, an environmental rights defender and member of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” (HRC “Viasna”), and the arbitrary arrest of Mr. Vitaly Kazakand Mr. Alexander Kabanov, two environmental activists, in the context of the repression of an environmental protest movement against the construction of a battery plant in Brest 

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February 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Belarus
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Iran:  Three new cases of judicial harassment and arbitrary detention targeting human rights lawyers

The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) about three new cases of judicial harassment and arbitrary detention targeting human rights lawyers: the sentencing and the arbitrary detention of Mr. Massood Shamsnejad, the sentencing of Mr. Mehdi Houshmand-Rahimiandthe arbitrary pre-trial detentionof Mr.Farhad Mohammadi.

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February 19, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran
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Equatorial Guinea:  Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

(Paris)—Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president’s eldest son, ten human rights and anti-corruption groups said today. The warrant accuses the 16 targets of laundering money and helping to finance “terrorism and the proliferation of arms trafficking in Central Africa.”

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February 18, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Equatorial Guinea
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Mexico:  Desaparición forzada de la Sra. Obtilia Eugenio Manuel y del Sr. Hilario Cornelio Castro

February 15, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico
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Pakistan:  Killing of Mr. Ibrahim Arman Loni & arbitrary detention of Ms. Gulalai Ismail and several PTM members

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the beating and subsequent killing of Mr. Ibrahim Arman Loni, a teacher and Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) core committee member in Balochistan Province, the arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, and subsequent release of Ms. Gulalai Ismail, a Pashtun and women’s rights defender, and the arbitrary detention of 17 other PTM members.

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February 14, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Pakistan
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CACIT and OMCT call for urgent adoption of new measures to fight torture in Togo

February 18, 2019  |  Events

Pakistan: Open Call

February 11, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications

Press Release: Global activists adopt new initiative to counter torture in times of terrorism

February 7, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

India: New Delays and Reprisals against victim families in Supreme Court ordered Investigations in Manipur

February 1, 2019  |  Statements

Written information for the LOI regarding the review of Uzbekistan

January 28, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications

Philippines: Minimum age of criminal responsibility must not be lowered

January 22, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements

Philippines: Civil Society Follow-up Report to the Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture on the Philippines’ Third Periodic Report

January 22, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Philippines

E-Boletín de la OMCT - 65a periodo de sesiones del Comité contra la Torture

January 10, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications

E-Bulletin in Arabic of the OMCT - 65th Session of the Committee against Torture

January 10, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications

E-Bulletin OMCT - 65e session du Comité contre la torture

January 10, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications