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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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Thailand:  New lawsuits brought by Thammakaset Company Limited against human rights defenders

The 89 undersigned organizations write to express our deep concern regarding recent spurious complaints brought by Thammakaset Company Limited against several human rights defenders in Thailand.

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February 14, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Thailand
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Mexico:  Detención arbitraria, malos tratos y criminalización en contra del integrante del CODEDI Froylán González

February 13, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico
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Guatemala:  No a la aprobación de la iniciativa 5257 por amenazar la libertad de asociación

February 13, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala
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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

Civil Society Follow-up Report to the Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture on Afghanistan's Second Periodic Report

January 8, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications