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Mexico:  Disappearance of human rights defender Arnulfo Cerón Soriano in the State of Guerrero


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October 17, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Togo:  Release of Mr. Folly Satchivi

October 17, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Togo

Egypt:  Judicial harassment and acts of intimidation against Dr. Aida Seif al Dawla, Director and one of the co-founders of El Nadeem Center against Violence and Torture

The Observatory expresses its utmost concern over the judicial harassment and acts of intimidation against Ms. Aida Seif al Dawla and other members of the El Nadeem Center, which seem to be only aimed at punishing them for their legitimate human rights activities. The Observatory calls on the Egyptian authorities to put an end to any acts of harassment, including at the judicial level, against Ms. Aida Seif al Dawla and all human rights defenders in Egypt.

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October 16, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Bulgaria:  Lettre ouverte à la France suite aux attaques subies par le Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC)

October 16, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bulgaria

United Arab Emirates:  Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th Birthday

We call upon the UAE government to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, whose life we believe may be at risk following beatings and hunger strikes to protest deplorable and inhumane prison conditions. The Authorities have convicted and imprisoned him solely for his human rights work and for exercising his right to freedom of expression, which is also protected under the UAE’s Constitution. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience.

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October 16, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  United Arab Emirates

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Mexico: Joint alternative report on Mexico submitted to Human Rights Committee

October 15, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico

Iraq: Freedom of speech and assembly under attack as over 100 killed, thousands injured and hundreds arrested

The undersigned international, regional and Iraqi human rights organisations demand that the authorities in Iraq immediately uphold promises to put an end to violent reprisals against the popular protest movement taking place across the country, which has left over 100 people dead, with thousands more injured and hundreds detained. 

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October 10, 2019  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iraq

United States: The appointment of a torture supporter would endanger human rights worldwide

October 9, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  United States

Brazil: Statement on the candidature of Brazil to the UN Human Rights Council

The Brazilian civil society organizations, supported by several foreign, regional and international organizations, express their deep and grave concern about the Brazilian candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for the three-year period 2020- 2022. 

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October 8, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Brazil

Press Release: Global Efforts Needed to Free Detained Children

October 7, 2019  |   Rights of the Child  |  Statements

United States: Guantanamo detention conditions still amount to torture

October 4, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

India: End communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir without further delay

October 4, 2019  |  Statements  |  India

Cambodia: Drop all charges against ex-RFA journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin

We strongly condemn the decision by the Municipal Court judge to continue the investigation into unsubstantiated espionage charges against Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin.

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October 4, 2019  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Saudi Arabia: One year after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, NGOs renew their call and demand justice for Jamal

October 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Saudi Arabia

Mexico: Five years on, we need measures to get to the truth

Five years after the events that culminated in the disappearance of 43 students from the rural school “Raúl Isidro Burgos” of Ayotzinapa and other grave human rights violations in Iguala (Guerrero), steps are being taken to clarify the facts and brings those guilty to book, but they must continue at a firmer and steadier pace to result in real progress. 

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September 26, 2019  |  Statements  |  Mexico