Fear of torture or ill-treatment

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 .
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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: Sudan. Detained activist Mohamed Musa Mohamed Dawud at risk of torture.

UA: 111/15 Index: AFR 54/1677/2015 Issue Date: 20 May 2015
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 1 JULY 2015

Mohamed Musa Mohamed Dawud, a human rights activist from South Kordofan, Sudan was arrested in South Kadugli on 24 April by a suspected Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) unit. He is currently being held at Kadugli Military Hospital while undergoing medical treatment, but he has no access to a lawyer or his family. He is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (follow-up): United Arab Emirates. Egyptian national Mosaab Ahmed ‘Abdel-‘Aziz Ramadan, moved to regular prison

Further information on UA: 21/15 Index: MDE 25/1635/2015 Issue Date: 13 May 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 24 JUNE 2015. Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

Mosaab Ahmed ‘Abdel-‘Aziz Ramadan has been transferred to al-Wathba Prison in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He had spent several months in solitary confinement at a secret detention facility. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Timor Leste. Dozens arrested and tortured

UA: 106/15 Index: ASA 57/1630/2015 Issue Date: 12 May 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 23 JUNE 2015 .
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

Dozens of individuals were arbitrarily arrested and tortured or otherwise ill-treated by Timor-Leste security forces as part of security operations in the Baucau district. There are ongoing concerns for their safety. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: China. Fears for Tibetan monk Choephel Dawa detained in China.

UA: 101/15 Index: ASA 17/1551/2015 Issue Date: 29 April 2015
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 10 JUNE 2015

Tibetan monk Choephel Dawa has not been heard from since he was detained by police on 28 March. It is not known where he is being held, or the charges against him, and he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Sudan. Detained human rights activist Adil Ibrahiem Bakheit risks torture .

UA: 92/15 Index: AFR 54/1503/2015 Issue Date: 23 April 2015
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 4 JUNE 2015

Adil Ibrahiem Bakheit, member of the Board of Trustees of the Sudan Human Rights Monitor (SHRM), human rights activist and trainer was arbitrarily arrested and charged by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in Khartoum on 16 April. He may be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ 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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