Fear of torture or ill-treatment

Urgent action (follow-up): Syria. Situation of detained man ‘Ali Sayed al-Shihabi, still unknown

Further information on UA: 223/13 Index: MDE 24/017/2014 Issue Date: 17 April 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 29 MAY 2014.
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‘Ali Sayed al-Shihabi, a Palestinian refugee living in Syria, who was detained in December 2012 and then subjected to enforced disappearance, has been confirmed to have been in the custody of the Syrian authorities. But his place of detention and present condition remain unknown. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action:Iran. Trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani punished for hunger strike

UA: 89/14 Index: MDE 13/019/2014 Issue Date: 16 April 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 28 MAY 2014 TO:
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Iranian trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani, a prisoner of conscience, has ended a hunger strike after 38 days, which has left him in poor health. He is facing reprisals for demanding prisoners’ rights inside Raja’i Shahr Prison. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Angola. Men face extradition, at risk of torture

UA: 80/14 Index: AFR 12/002/2014 Issue Date: 4 April 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 16 MAY 2014.
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Nine men, most of whom are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), face extradition to the DRC where they could be tortured or sentenced to death. They were arrested in Angola on suspicion of attempting to destabilise the government of the DRC. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Activists in Northern Sri Lanka at risk.

UA: 70/14 Index: ASA 37/006/2014 Issue Date: 21 March 2014
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 2 MAY 2014

Human rights defenders in Northern Sri Lanka have been arrested, detained, and threatened. This has coincided with the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva considering a resolution calling for an international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Sudan. Students and lawyers at risk of torture.

UA: 67/14 Index: AFR 54/003/2014 Issue Date: 21 March 2014
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 02 MAY 2014

Eleven men have been arrested and detained without charge in Khartoum in a sweep by the National Security Services (NISS) between 12 and 20 March. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action : Syria. Activist Amal Jamil Nasr arrested, at risk of torture

UA: 59/14 Index: MDE 24/013/2014 Issue Date: 18 March 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 29 APRIL 2014 TO:
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Syrian pro-reform activist Amal Jamil Nasr was arrested on 2 March by men believed to be Military Intelligence agents. She has been detained incommunicado since then and is in danger of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (good news): United Arab Emirates. Aisha Ibrahim al-Zaabi, activist Mohamed Saqer al-Zaabi’s wife, released.

Further information on UA 8/14 Index: MDE 25/004/2014 Issue date: 22 January 2014

Aisha Ibrahim al-Zaabi, wife of activist Mohamed Saqer al-Zaabi, has been released by the state security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She was arrested on 10 January at a checkpoint on the border with Oman and detained for five days with no access to her family or lawyer. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (follow-up): Indonesia. Prisoners of conscience Johan Teterissa and Johni Sinay, at risk of torture

Further information on UA: 237/12 Index: ASA 21/002/2014 Issue Date: 9 January 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 20 FEBRUARY 2014.
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Malukan prisoners of conscience, Johan Teterissa and Johni Sinay, have been ill-treated by security personnel in Batu prison, Central Java. Both men are now at risk of further ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Sudan. Sudanese lawyer Magdi Saleem held incommunicado ,

UA: 269/13 Index: AFR 54/022/2013 Issue Date: 30 September 2013

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 11 NOVEMBER 2013 TO:
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Magdi Saleem, has been detained in an undisclosed location without charge by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) following his arrest in Wad Medani, Sudan, on 24 September. Magdi Saleem was demonstrating against the government and exercising his right to peaceful assembly. He is being held incommunicado and is at risk of torture or other forms of ill treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Syria. Activist's brother, Salah al-Shogre (or al-Shogri), detained, risks torture

UA: 242/12 Index: MDE 24/072/12 Issue Date: 17 August 2012

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 28 SEPTEMBER 2012. Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

A 17-year-old boy, Salah al-Shogre (or al-Shogri), brother of a detained activist, was arrested on 28 July in Syria and has been held incommunicado since then. His whereabouts are unknown, and he may be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

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