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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Bangladesh:  Abduction of Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique, the husband of Ms. Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyer’s Association (BELA)

April 17, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh
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Haiti:  Death threats against Mr. Pierre Espérance, Executive Director of RNDDH

April 15, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Haiti
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Congo, Democratic Republic:  Temporary illegal detention and ill-treatment of two minor brothers on the orders of a FARDC Colonel

April 15, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic
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Malaysia:  Dismissal of the motion filed by Ms. Lena Hendry to strike out the charges against her

April 14, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Malaysia
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Turkey:  Muharrem Erbey released after 1’570 days in pre-trial detention

April 14, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey
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O., homosexuel du Nigéria, lutte pour obtenir protection en Suisse

April 14, 2014  |   Assistance to victims  |  Statements  |  Nigeria, Switzerland

Swaziland:  New arrest of Mr. Thulani Rudolf Maseko and Mr. Bheki Makhubu

April 11, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Swaziland

Iran:  Judicial harassment of Mr. Hadi Esmaeilzadeh

April 11, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran

Guatemala:  OMCT deplores attacks on the independence of the judiciary

April 11, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Cambodia:  The NGO Ponlok Khmer threatened with closure

April 11, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Burundi:  Obstacles to the activities of OLUCOME and false accusations against its President, five years after the assassination of Ernest Manirumva

April 10, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Burundi

Russian Federation:  The appeal court orders ADC “Memorial” to register as a “foreign agent”, amid marred judicial proceedings

April 9, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation

Rwanda:  Obstacles to the freedom of association of LIPRODHOR

April 9, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Rwanda

Bahrain:  Third Anniversary of Arrest: Calls for the Release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja

April 9, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

Swaziland:  Release of Messrs. Thulani Rudolf Maseko and Bheki Makhubu

April 7, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Swaziland