Nigeria : students storm human rights commission over El-Zakzaky’s detention

On Thursday, February 16, some Nigerian students stormed the National Human Rights Commission in Kano state. The group protested the prolonged detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group also protested the detention of some students who were arrested by security operatives and remanded in Kano Prison. YARPTI is […]

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UAE: Academic Facing Speech Charges

Nasser bin Ghaith Has Spent 18 months in Pre-Trial Detention An Emirati academic facing charges that include his peaceful criticism of the Egyptian and Emirati authorities will have spent more than 18 months in detention by the time the next session of his trial takes place on February 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Nasser bin Ghaith spent nine […]

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EU: Polish Government Undermines Rule of Law

The European Commission should pursue enforcement action against the government of Poland under the Article 7 of the EU treaty, as the government continues to undermine the rule of law, Amnesty International, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, the Open Society European Policy Institute, and Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to the Commission today. The European Union and its member […]

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Iran: Slain Protester’s Mother Arrested

Son Was Killed in 2009 Post-Election Crackdown Beirut) – The Iranian authorities have arrested and detained the mother of one of the victims of the government’s violent crackdown on protests in 2009, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately release Shahnaz Karimbeigi, who became an activist after her son was killed and has been in Evin prison since January […]

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Thailand:Urgent Action Update: Activists Could Be Charged For Exposing Torture (Thailand: UA 145/16)

A decision by the Public Prosecutor on whether to prosecute three human rights defenders on criminal defamation and computer crimes in connection with their online documentation of torture in Thailand is expected imminently. The charges carry a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment plus fines of up to 300,000 baht (US $8,330). The group are to report to Pattani Police […]

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Vietnam: Urgent Action: Three Human Rights Defenders Held Incommunicado (Vietnam: UA 24/17)

Within 10 days of each other, three unassociated Vietnamese human rights defenders were arrested in January and are currently being held in incommunicado pre-trial detention. With no access to lawyers, they are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Trần Thị Nga, a member of the independent Vietnamese Women for Human Rights group, was arrested at her home in […]

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Peru: Urgent Action: Indigenous Community At Risk Due To Threats (Peru: UA 44/17)

More than 60 heavily armed individuals entered Asháninka Meantari Indigenous community territory in the Central Peruvian rainforest and forced out 21 families by subjecting them to death threats.   In the afternoon of 3 February, around 60 unidentified armed men entered Asháninka Meantari Indigenous community territory in the district of Pangoa, Satipo province, in the Central Peruvian rainforest. They forced […]

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YARPTI calls on the Nigerian government to obey Court order and free Sheikh Zakzaky.

YARPTI has gathered  that the leader of Shiite Muslim, Sheik Zakzaky might lose his sight soon and that  the Nigerian government has refused to let him have access to proper care YARPTI is calling on the Nigerian government  to release Sheik Zakzaky The government of Nigeria  must   obey Court order and free Sheikh Zakzaky. Recall that Ibrahim El-zakzaky and his wife […]

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Israel: Urgent Action: Palestinian Boy’s Administrative Order Renewed (Israel/OPT: UA 36/17)

17-year-old Palestinian Ahmad Azmi Abdurrahman Hanatsheh was arrested by Israeli forces on 1 August 2016. He was initially placed under a six month administrative detention order, which was renewed by a further two months on 31 January.   Ahmad Azmi Abdurrahman Hanatsheh, from Dura, Hebron, south of Jerusalem, was given a six month administrative detention order by Ofer Military Court […]

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Myanmar: Suspend copper mine linked to ongoing human rights abuses

The Myanmar authorities must immediately halt operations at a giant copper mine co-owned by a Chinese company and the Myanmar military, which continues to be plagued by human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report. The Letpadaung mine is operated by Wanbao Mining, a subsidiary of NORINCO, a Chinese state-owned conglomerate with interests in arms manufacturing and […]

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Malaysia: Continued persecution of Anwar Ibrahim symbolizes crackdown on human rights

On the second anniversary of the politically-motivated conviction of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, Amnesty International calls for his immediate and unconditional release. “The ongoing political persecution of Anwar Ibrahim is symbolic of Malaysia’s crackdown on human rights. He has unjustifiably spent the past two years behind bars on trumped-up charges intended to silence him and end his political career,” […]

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Nigeria: Soldiers who maltreated crippled man in Onitsha demoted, imprisoned with hard labour

Two soldiers, caught on video assaulting a physically challenged man in Onitsha, Anambra State, have been demoted and imprisoned with hard labour. This was revealed in a statement released by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman on Friday. The two soldiers’ names were given as Corporal Bature Samuel and Corportal Abdulazeez Usman of 82 Provost Company. […]

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Bangladesh: Reject Rohingya Refugee Relocation Plan

Rohingya refugees look on inside their house at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, February 8, 2017.  © Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain Provide Protection, Not Isolation on Flooded Island The Bangladeshi government should immediately drop its plan to transfer Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited, undeveloped coastal island, Human Rights Watch said today. Relocating the refugees from the Cox’s Bazar […]

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Egypt: Workers Charged over Protests

Drop Charges; Change Laws that Restrict Right to Organize, Strike Workers holding a banner shout slogans against the government during a protest near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on April 29, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Egyptian prosecutors should drop all charges against at least 26 workers who were arrested and charged in recent months in connection with peaceful strikes and […]

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US: Don’t Suspend Conflict Minerals Rule

A move reportedly under consideration by the Trump administration to suspend a rule requiring companies to disclose their source for gold and other potential “conflict minerals” could enrich abusive armed groups in Africa, Human Rights Watch said today. Suspension of the rule, known as Dodd-Frank 1502, would undermine positive efforts to eliminate conflict minerals from the supply chain of major […]

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Ukraine: Activists ‘Disappeared’ in Separatist Territory

Grey Violet, LGBT activist feared disappeared in eastern Ukraine. Facebook. А Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activist and another person have been missing since January 31, 2017, in the separatist-controlled area of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, and are feared to be victims of enforced disappearances, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is concerned that […]

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Ukraine:Urgent Action Victory! Two Activists Released From Detention (Ukraine: UA 42/17)

Russian activists Seroe Fioletovoe and Viktoriya Miroshnichenko were released unharmed after spending 15 days in detention in the pro-Russian separatist-controlled Donetsk, in Ukraine. The activists have now returned to Russia.   On 14 February, representatives of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) released activists Seroe Fioletovoe and Viktoriya Miroshnichenko from custody. The two activists went missing on 31 January immediately […]

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USA: Congress must permanently repeal muslim ban

Following the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA made the following statement: “This ruling is obviously a relief, but it won’t end the turmoil and uncertainty that this inhumane ban is causing for thousands of families,” said Margaret Huang, executive director of AIUSA. “We’re concerned by reports that some border […]

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