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Saudi Arabia:  Incommunicado detention of Mr. Mohamed al-Bejadi and ongoing arbitrary detention of Ms. Eman al-Nafjan, Ms. Aziza al-Youssef, Ms. Loujain al-Hathloul, Mr. Mohammed al-Rabiah and Mr. Ibrahim al-Mudaimeegh

The Observatory has been informed by ALQST about the arrest and incommunicado detention of Mr. Mohamed al-Bejadi, the ongoing arbitrary detention of human rights defenders Ms. Eman al-Nafjan, Ms. Aziza al-Youssef, Ms. Loujain al-Hathloul, Mr. Mohammed al-Rabiah and Mr. Ibrahim al-Mudaimeegh as well as of the release of Ms. Aisha al-Mana, Ms. Madiha al-Ajroush, Ms. Hessah Al-Sheikh and Ms. Walaa Al-Shubbar.

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May 25, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Saudi Arabia
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Chile:  Machi Linconao absuelta pero sesgo contra Mapuches continúa

May 25, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Chile
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India:  Repression of a peaceful protest resulting in the death of 13 protesters in Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the repression of a peaceful protest against environmental pollution, which resulted in the death of 13 protesters in Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu State.

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May 25, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India
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Niger:  This 25 May marks two months in detention of 26 activists and civil society members

10 organisations call on authorities to stop their prosecutions and release them in order to ease the current tense situation 

 

Two months after 26 civil society activists were arrested in peaceful demonstrations against a new finance law in the capital, Niamey, Oxfam and Amnesty International are joining with eight NGOs to call on the authorities of Niger to ease the situation by releasing the detainees and bring an end to the prosecutions.

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May 25, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Niger
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Korea, (South) Republic of:  Release of KCTU former President Mr. Han Sang-gyun and ongoing arbitrary detention of Ms. Lee Young-joo


The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the release of Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) former President Mr. Han Sang-gyun and the ongoing arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of former KCTU Secretary General Ms. Lee Young-joo.

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May 25, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Korea, (South) Republic of
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Moldova, Republic of: Denial of adequate medical care of Mr. Serghei Cosovan while in detention

The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by reliable sources about the denial of adequate medical care of Mr. Serghei Cosovan, a 46-year-old Moldovan citizen, held in custody pending trial in Prison No.16-Pruncul, Chisinau, Moldova.

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May 18, 2018  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Moldova, Republic of

Exhibition "Sous le Jasmin" in Lausanne from 29 May to 9 June 2018

May 3, 2018  |  Events

Mexico: El caso Alvarado es el primero en que la Corte Interamericana se pronunciará sobre la Ley de Seguridad Interior de México

April 26, 2018  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Alternative report on Sénégal from Recontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO) with the technical support of the OMCT

April 16, 2018  |  Reports and Publications

Spain: Declaración Pública: La campaña de descrédito contra una rigurosa investigación sobre la tortura refleja una falta de voluntad para garantizar la no repetición de los hechos


March 29, 2018  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Spain

Tajikistan: Joint Submission to the Committee against Torture on the Review of Tajikistan, 63rd Session, April/May 2018

March 27, 2018  |  Reports and Publications  |  Tajikistan

Poland: Polish Parliament Must Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s rights groups from across the globe said in a statement issued today.

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March 22, 2018  |   Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Poland

Mexico: Consejo de Derechos Humanos 37º periodo de sesiones: Intervención oral de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) con la Coalición Colombiana Contra la Tortura (CCCT)



March 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds important hearing on implications of Mexico’s new Internal Security Law

The International Observatory on Human Rights in Mexico remains deeply concerned about the new Internal Security Law and the Mexican Government’s refusal to accept the Law’s implications. The International Observatory urges the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to utilize all mechanisms at its disposal to prevent the militarization of public security in Mexico. In particular, the Observatory encourages the IACHR to lend its expertise to the Mexican Supreme Court as it reviews the proposed Law, and that it seek an advisory opinion from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the matter, as well.

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March 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Burundi: Déclaration orale de la FIACAT, Centre CCPR, OMCT et Trial International 37ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme – Dialogue groupé avec la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi et le compte-rendu oral du Haut-Commissaire

March 22, 2018  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Burundi