OMCT Activities

OMCT’s experience has enabled it to develop specific sets of activities aimed at reinforcing the SOS-Torture network and empowering and protecting its members. Likewise it engages in a range of activities aimed at eradicating torture and other human rights violations that fall within its mandate by means of prevention, denunciation, awareness raising, training, advocacy, proceedings against perpetrators, and assistance to and rehabilitation of victims.

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Azerbaijan:  The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) is alarmed at reports of violence against Leyla Yunus in prison

September 12, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Azerbaijan
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Azerbaijan:  Acts of violence in prison against Ms. Leyla Yunus

September 12, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan
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Congo, Democratic Republic:  Judicial harassment and risk of detention regarding lawyer Mr. Peter Ngomo Milambo

September 11, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic
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Colombia:  OMCT: Concerns regarding new threats against Jahel Quiroga and more than 80 other human rights defenders on "National Human Rights Day"

September 10, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Colombia
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Bahrain:  Continued arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Maryam Al-Khawaja

September 10, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain
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Colombia:  Death threats against 88 human rights defenders in Colombia including Mrs. Jahel Quiroga

September 10, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia
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Kyrgyzstan:  The Supreme Court refuses to review the sentencing of Mr. Azimjan Askarov to life imprisonment

September 9, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Kyrgyzstan

Tunisia:  Violence and verbal and physical attacks against Mme Lina Ben Mhenni for her activities promoting human rights

September 5, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Tunisia

Syrian Arab Republic:   Free Prominent Rights Defenders - Verdict Scheduled in Charges Before Anti-Terrorism Court

September 5, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Syrian Arab Republic

Egypt:  Woman human rights defender Sanaa Seif starts a hunger strike

September 4, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Iran:  Continued arbitrary detention and denial of medical care to Mr. Behnam (Assad) Ebrahimzadeh and other trade unionists

September 4, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran

Bahrain:  Denial of entry into Bahrain and arbitrary detention of Ms. Maryam Al-Khawaja

September 3, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

Colombia:  OMCT completed a mission in Colombia, nine months before the review of the country by the UN Committee against Torture

September 3, 2014  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Philippines:  False charges against Mr. Edcil Bacalso and Mr. Wilson Fortaleza

September 2, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

Mexico:  Harassment and threats against Mr. Braulio Gómez Gómez and Mr. Blas Alvarado Jiménez

September 2, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico