Fear of torture or ill-treatment

Urgent action (follow-up): Oman. Re-arrested activist Saeed Jaddad, goes on hunger strike

Further information on UA: 318/14 Index: MDE 20/002/2015 Issue Date: 23 January 2015

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 6 MARCH 2015.
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

Omani human rights activist Saeed Jaddad is being held incommunicado after he was re-arrested at his home in Salalah on 21 January. He is on hunger strike and believed to be in poor health. Amnesty International believes that he is a prisoner of conscience and at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: United Arab Emirates. Businessman Dr Amer al-Shawa, detained, at risk of torture

UA: 7/15 Index: MDE 25/001/2015 Issue Date: 13 January 2015

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

Businessman Dr Amer al-Shawa, a former academic, was arrested on arrival at Dubai airport on 2 October 2014. He is being held in an unknown location with no access to his family or a lawyer of his choosing in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance. He may be at risk of torture or other ill-treatmen [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action: Syria. Student volunteer Salaheddin al-Tabbaa, missing since arrest

UA: 313/14 Index: MDE 24/053/2014 Issue Date: 16 December 2014

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 27 JANUARY 2015.
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

Student Salaheddin al-Tabbaa, who does voluntary work for the Red Crescent, has been subjected to enforced disappearance by the Syrian authorities. He was arrested, on 5 September 2014, at the Syrian-Lebanese border. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. [ Lire la suite » ]

Urgent action (good news): Mexico. Tortured prisoner of conscience Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevado released.

Further information on UA: 184/14 Index: AMR 41/040/2014 Issue Date: 17 October 2014

Prisoner of conscience and torture victim Ángel Amílcar Colón Quevado was released from prison in Tepic, Nayarit state, after more than five years in pre-trial detention. Amnesty International believes that his torture, detention and prosecution were the result of discrimination based on his ethnic origin and his status as an undocumented migrant. [ 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:
Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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 (good news): Indonesia. Papuan student activist Oni Wea, released

Further information on UA: 199/14 Index: ASA 21/025/2014 Issue Date: 15 September 2014

No further action is requested from the UA network. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

A second student tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police has been released. He was detained together with another student for their peaceful political activism in Indonesia’s West Papua province. [ 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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