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Pakistan:  Alleged abduction and enforced disappearance of Mr. Idris Khattak

The Observatory has been informed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) about the alleged abduction and suspected enforced disappearance of Mr. Idris Khattak, an independent researcher who is documenting human rights violations faced by people in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province and the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Mr. Khattak is also a former consultant of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, and current worker of the National Party.

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November 21, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Pakistan
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Colombia:  Represión de la protesta social en vísperas del Paro Nacional

 

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November 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia
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Kyrgyzstan:  Decision to order the partial confiscation of the house of Mr. Azimjan Askarov

November 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kyrgyzstan
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Philippines:  Statement of Indignation Over the Unjust and Indefinite Detention Of Philippine Senator Leila M. de Lima

We stand in solidarity with Leila M. de Lima, a Philippine Senator and human rights defender, who is in unjust detention for 1,000 days today, 20 November 2019. She was arrested by the government of President Rodrigo Duterte on 24 February 2017 on charges that are trumped-up and politically motivated. She is the staunchest critic of Duterte’s bloody “war on drugs” and other anti-human rights policies.

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November 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Philippines
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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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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