China: YARPTI condemns Jail of two rights activists for online posts

Chinese authorities’ continue to violate human rights as two supporters of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protests became the latest to be convicted. A court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Friday sentenced two rights activists to jail for subversion for using the internet and social media to “attack the socialist system.” Su Changlan, who has campaigned for the […]

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UAE: YARPTI CALLS FOR RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AHMED MANSOOR

Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative  (YARPTI) is alarmed to hear the news that the United Arab Emirate authorities have detained prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor. At around midnight, 10 male and two female uniformed security officials stormed the family’s apartment and carried out a lengthy room-by-room search, including of the children’s bedroom. They confiscated electronic devices […]

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Thailand: Immediately drop sedition case and all proceedings against human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri

  The Thai Government should immediately drop all proceedings against human rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, including the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization’s representation of 14 student activists peacefully protesting in June 2015, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Observatory for the […]

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Iran: Heavy sentence against human rights defender Nargess Mohammadi must be overturned

Paris-Geneva, September 29, 2016. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT partnership) strongly condemns the heavy prison sentence upheld in appeal against the arbitrarily imprisoned human rights defender Ms. Nargess Mohammadi, Spokesperson and Vice-President of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) and recipient of the medal of the “City of Paris”, and calls for an end […]

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Kyrgyzstan: Prominent women human rights defenders at risk following their participation in OSCE meeting

Paris-Geneva, September 26, 2016 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT partnership) strongly condemns the verbal attacks and acts of harassment by the Kyrgyz authorities against Tolekan Ismailova and Aziza Abdirasulova in reprisal to their participation in the 2016 OSCE HDIM, and call upon diplomatic missions and the OSCE to provide them with all necessary protection. […]

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