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Condamnation de Mme Mahfouda Bamba Lefkir et dégradation de son état de santé en détention

December 6, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Morocco, Western Sahara
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Honduras:  State of Honduras Remains Endebted for Murder of Berta Cáceres


 
This week, more than a year after issuing a guilty verdict, the First Chamber of the Sentencing Court in Tegucigalpa, Honduras issued the sentence and individualized the convictions of seven people responsible for carrying out the murder of Lenca leader Berta Cáceres Flores and the attempted murder of Mexican environmentalist Gustavo Castro. These included an employee and former employee of the Desarrollos Energéticos S.A. (DESA) company and an active Major and several officers of the Honduran Armed Forces.

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December 5, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras
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Guinea:  Libération conditionnelle de cinq membres du Front national pour la défense de la Constitution

December 2, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guinea
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Egypt:  Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Mr. Ramy Kamel


The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Mr. Ramy Kamel, a defender of religious minorities’ rights. He is a 
member of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU), a Coptic human rights organisation.

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November 29, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Egypt:  Threats and harassment against family members of Mr. Ahmed Saïd

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the threats and harassment against family members of Mr. Ahmed Saïd, Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom (ECRF) Coordinator in Germany.

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November 28, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt
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Iran: Iranian authorities must put an end to violence against peaceful protesters across the country

Starting on 15 November 2019, mass protests have erupted in Iran in response to a three-fold rise in petrol costs. Protesters have called for improved living conditions amidst high levels of corruption, unemployment, poverty and discrimination across the country. 

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December 3, 2019  |  Statements  |  Iran
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Iraq: Authorities must immediately end the use of lethal force against protesters and stop targeting activists, journalists and the media

We, the undersigned human rights organisations, call on the Iraqi government to immediately cease the use of lethal and excessive force against protesters.

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December 3, 2019  |  Statements  |  Iraq

New Initiative to Protect Women from Torture

November 28, 2019  |  Events

Hong Kong: 22 NGOs call on UN High Commissioner to publicly denounce Hong Kong Government's systematic violations of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression

November 25, 2019  |  Statements  |  Hong Kong

Slovakia: Joint Open Letter by 36 organisations calls on bill restricting reproductive rights not to be adopted


As members of Slovakia’s parliament debate proposed legislation that, if enacted, will potentially impede women’s access to abortion services, 36 organisations have issued a statement urging the Slovak Parliament to reject this regressive bill.

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November 18, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Slovakia

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