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Venezuela:  Continuación de la criminalización del periodista Luis Carlos Díaz

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November 19, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela
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Sentencing in appeal of Mr. Walid Salek El Batal

November 19, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Morocco, Western Sahara
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Nicaragua:  ¡La solidaridad no es un delito! ¡Libertad para los defensores de derechos humanos recientemente detenidos!

November 18, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua
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Mexico:  Continuación de la detención arbitraria y la criminalización contra el vocero del CODEDI Fredy García Ramírez

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November 15, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico
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Russian Federation:  Inclusion of “People in Need” in the list of undesirable organisations

The Observatory strongly condemns the inclusion of People in Need in the list of undesirable organisations and urges the Russian authorities to immediately reverse the decision, to respect in all circumstances the right to freedom of association as enshrined in Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Article 11 of the (European Convention on Human Rights), and to ensure in all circumstances that human rights organisations, including foreign and international NGOs, are able to carry out their legitimate activities without any hindrance and fear of reprisals.

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November 15, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation
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Burkina Faso: Joint alternative report of civil society submitted ahead of the 2nd periodic report

November 12, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Burkina Faso

Niger: Joint Alternative report of civil society submitted ahead of the review of the 1st periodic report

November 12, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Niger

Chile: International Human Rights Observation Mission Courthouse of Justice of Santiago

November 12, 2019  |  Statements  |  Chile

Iraq: Vicious tactics used against protesters and human rights defenders as death toll and arrests multiply

The Iraqi government has stepped up its violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators, including human rights defenders and other activists, as the campaign of mass arrests and fatal attacks continues. The undersigned organisations call on the Iraqi authorities to immediately end violence and reprisals against protestors, and uphold the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

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November 12, 2019  |  Statements  |  Iraq

Philippines: Government Fails to Implement Anti-Torture Law

November 11, 2019  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Malaysia: Security detention must be reviewed to become free of torture, allegations investigated

November 11, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Malaysia

Uzbekistan: Joint Submission to the Committee against Torture ahead of the review of the 5th periodic report

November 7, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uzbekistan

Chile: International experts kick off mission to collect information over serious human rights violations during demonstrations

November 7, 2019  |   Press Releases  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Chile

Togo: Plaidoyer contre la torture : un nouveau déclic dans l’amélioration du cadre législatif

November 5, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Togo

Spain: OSPDH and OMCT condemn the excessive use of force in ongoing protests

October 26, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Spain