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Egypt:  Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is detained arbitrarily according to UN Working Group

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a partnership of FIDH and OMCT) welcomes the recent opinion of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) recognising the arbitrary nature of Alaa Abdel Fattah's arrest and detention and calling for his immediate release. 

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July 22, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt
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Turkey:  Arbitrary arrest of human rights defenders Orhan Kemal Cengiz and Sibel Semira Hurtas

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary arrest of Mr. Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a human rights lawyer, a journalist who writes on various human rights issues and founding member and former President of the Human Rights Agenda Association (HRAA), and his wife, Ms. Sibel Semira Hurtas, a journalist specializing in women's rights and State crimes.

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July 22, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey
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Cambodia:  Release detained human rights defenders and stop their harassment

The Cambodian Government must immediately release five prominent human rights defenders who are currently arbitrarily detained based on trumped-up charges that stem solely from their human rights activities, the Observatory said today.


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July 21, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia
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Kenya:  Four police officers charged with murder for the killing of Willie Kimani, his client and their taxi driver

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources that four police officers have been charged with murder, in relation to the killing of human rights lawyer Mr. Willie Kimani, his client Mr. Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver, Mr. Joseph Muiruri

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July 20, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kenya
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Honduras:  Theft of key evidences and information in the case of Berta Cáceres

July 19, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras
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Pakistan: Alternative Report to the List of Issues of the Human Rights Committee

July 22, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Pakistan
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Turkey: No opening of floodgates for torture and arbitrary detention!

OMCT, the leading global civil society coalition against torture today calls for the respect of the absolute prohibition of torture through a scrupulous application of legal safeguards against abuse and an urgent restoration of the rule of law in Turkey.

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July 21, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT - Project Development and Institutional Giving

July 15, 2016  |  Statements

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT - Events Coordination and Individual Giving

July 15, 2016  |  Statements

Azerbaijan: Joint Open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Open letter by the Civic Solidarity Platform, NGOs from Sport for Rights coalition and other NGOs to His Holiness Pope Francis on political prisoners in Azerbaijan

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July 12, 2016  |  Statements  |  Azerbaijan

Cambodia: UN Human Rights Council puts Cambodia on notice

The 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council which concluded its debates on Friday, 1 July 2016, saw several states speak out against the narrowing space for civil society and dissent in Cambodia. On Thursday, Japan, France, United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union expressed concern at the recent escalation of attacks on civil society and the political opposition.

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July 5, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Côte d'Ivoire: Contribution à la Liste des Points à traiter pour la soumission du rapport initial de la Côte d’Ivoire devant le Comité contre la torture

June 28, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Côte d'Ivoire

OMCT and SOS Torture network call on all humans to honour torture victims & take action

June 27, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Statements

Spain: Torture should stop being a taboo

June 23, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Spain

Conclusions of the Fourth Seminar of Civil Society in the frame of the Sixth High Level Human Rights Dialogue between Mexico and the EU

June 21, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico