Fear of torture or ill-treatment

Urgent action: China. Fears for two activists detained in China (Guo Bin and Yang Zhangqing)

UA: 137/15 Index: ASA 17/1885/2015 Issue Date: 17 June 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 29 JULY 2015 TO:
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Two activists associated with the prominent anti-discrimination NGO Yirenping were detained on 12 June on suspicion of “illegal business operations”. Guo Bin and Yang Zhangqing have since been transferred to Henan province, but their exact whereabouts are unknown. They are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Uzbekistan. Defender Elena Urlaeva, subjected to sexual violence

UA: 126/15 Index: EUR 62/1799/2015 Issue Date: 4 June 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 16 JULY 2015 .
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Uzbekistani human rights defender Elena Urlaeva was detained by police officers on 31 May and subjected to torture, sexual violence and humiliation to force her to surrender her camera’s memory card. The memory card contained photographic evidence of human rights violations documented by Elena Urlaeva. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Syria. Activists in unknown location, risk torture

UA: 122/15 Index: MDE 24/1774/2015 Issue Date: 1 June 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 13 JULY 2015 TO:
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Syrian activists Hani al-Zitani, Hussein Gharir and Mazen Darwish should have been presented in court on 1 June, but were not. Their whereabouts are unknown and they are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (follow-up): Bahrain. Court upholds death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan ‘Issa ‘Ali Hussain and Hussain ‘Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed

Further information on UA: 1/15 Index: MDE 11/1752/2015 Issue Date: 28 May 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 9 JULY 2015 .
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Death sentences imposed on Mohamed Ramadhan ‘Issa ‘Ali Hussain and Hussain ‘Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed in December 2014, following an unfair trial that relied on “confessions” extracted under torture, were confirmed on 26 May by a Court of Appeal in Manama. The death sentences will go to the Court of Cassation for final ratification. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (good news): United Arab Emirates. Qatari national Hamad Ali Mohammad al-Hamadi pardoned and deported.

Further information on UA 256/14 Index: MDE 25/1735/2015 Issue date: 27 may 2015

Qatari national, Hamad Ali Mohammad al-Hamadi, who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, was pardoned by the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and deported back to Qatar on 22 May. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action:Syria. Parents, Rania Alabbasi and her husband Abdulrahman Yasin, and six children at risk

UA: 258/14 Index: MDE 24/045/2014 Issue Date: 14 October 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 25 NOVEMBER 2014 TO:
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A Syrian couple, Rania Alabbasi and her husband Abdulrahman Yasin, and their six children, now aged three to 15, have been subjected to enforced disappearance by the Syrian authorities. They were arrested in March 2013. [ 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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