Fear of torture or ill-treatment

Urgent action: Indonesia. Prisoners of conscience Robert Yelemaken and Oni Wea, being tortured

UA: 199/14 Index: ASA 21/020/2014 Issue Date: 8 August 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 19 SEPTEMBER 2014.
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

On 8 August two Papuan students, including a child, were arbitrarily detained for their peaceful political activism in Indonesia’s West Papua province. They are believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: China. Husband and wife, Zhang Xiaoyu and Xu Youchen, at risk of torture

UA: 196/14 Index: ASA 17/041/2014 Issue Date: 8 August 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 TO:
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Veteran activists Zhang Xiaoyu and Xu Youchen have been severely beaten by police in Henan Province, China, after they were detained on suspicion of killing a policeman. The authorities are denying them access to lawyers, and they are at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: China. Families face forcible return to North Korea

UA: 190/14 Index: ASA 17/039/2014 Issue Date: 28 July 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 TO:
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A group of around 29 people, including a one-year-old baby, are at risk of being forcibly returned to North Korea after being detained in China. If returned to North Korea, they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment, forced labour and death. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Russian Federation. Detainee Timur Tangiyev attempts suicide demanding justice

UA: 180/14 Index: EUR 46/044/2014 Issue Date: 18 July 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 29 AUGUST 2014 TO:
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Chechen detainee Timur Tangiyev attempted suicide on 15 July to demand justice and complain at ill-treatment. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that he was wrongfully convicted, and the Chechen Supreme Court is now reviewing his case. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Mexico. Migrant Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevedo tortured and charged

UA: 184/14 Index: AMR 41/028/2014 Issue Date: 21 July 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 1 SEPTEMBER 2014 TO:
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A Honduran migrant of Afro-descendent origin has been in prison in Mexico since 2009. He was tortured to falsely implicate himself in criminal activity. As his torture arose from racial discrimination and resulted in his unfounded prosecution, Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (bad news): Slovakia. Anzor Chentiev extradited to Russia

Further information on UA: 146/14 Index: EUR 72/005/2014 Issue Date: 11 July 2014

Ethnic Chechen Anzor Chentiev, who was seeking asylum in Slovakia, has been extradited to Russia, where he might be at risk of torture and unfair trial.

The Slovak Ministry of Interior has confirmed that Anzor Chentiev was extradited to Russia on 6 July, as requested by the Russian Federation, approved by the Slovak Ministry of Justice. This is despite the fact that Anzor Chentiev had re-applied for asylum in Slovakia on 3 June. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (good news): Iran. Prisoners out of solitary confinement

Complementary information on UA 94/2014 MDE 13/025/2014 23 May 2014

All the Iranian prisoners taken to solitary confinement in Section 240 of Tehran’s Evin Prison after the 17 April raid, when security officers beat and injured political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, have been transferred back to Section 350. [ 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.
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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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