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Bahrain: Further information: Activist sentenced for comments ...
23 October 2014

Bahraini activist Nader Abdulemam has been sentenced to six months in prison for “insulting” a figure of worship. Amnesty International believes he ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/041/2014

Turkey: Further information: Detention of refugees must be ...
23 October 2014

Ninety-five refugees from the city of Kobani, Syria, who had been unlawfully detained in a sports hall in the Turkish border town of Suruç since 5 October ...

Urgent Action       EUR 44/020/2014

Egypt: Open letter re: Universal Periodic Review of Egypt (5 ...
22 October 2014

The upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt on 5 November 2014 comes at a critical time for human rights, freedoms and independent ...

Open Letter       MDE 12/055/2014

Saudi Arabia: Filipino worker released from Saudi prison ...
21 October 2014

Filipino domestic worker Ruth Cosrojas was released from a Saudi Arabian prison on 29 September and deported back to the Philippines the following ...

Urgent Action       MDE 23/027/2014

Kuwait: Human rights monitor imprisoned: Sulaiman al ...
21 October 2014

Kuwaiti lawyer and human rights activist Sulaiman al-Jassem was arrested on 20 October after being sentenced to one month's imprisonment on charges ...

Urgent Action       MDE 17/008/2014

Bahrain: further information: Maryam Al-Khawaja leaves ...
17 October 2014

Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja's travel ban has been lifted, and she has left Bahrain. The charges against her have not been dropped ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/040/2014

Turkey: Syrian refugees at risk of being returned
17 October 2014

Around 100 refugees from Syria are at risk of being returned to the war-torn city of Kobani/Ayn Al-Arab. They are part of a group of over 250 men, women ...

Urgent Action       EUR 44/018/2014

Bahrain: Activist arrested in court: Zainab Al-Khawaja
15 October 2014

Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was arrested on 14 October 2014 after she tore up a picture of the King in court where she was appearing on two ...

Urgent Action       MDE 11/039/2014

Syria: Parents and six children must be released
14 October 2014

A Syrian couple, Rania Alabbasi and her husband Abdulrahman Yasin, and their six children, now aged three to 15, have been subjected to enforced ...

Urgent Action       MDE 24/045/2014

Iraq: Absolute impunity: Militia rule in Iraq
14 October 2014

In recent months, Shi'a militias have been abducting and killing Sunni civilian men in Baghdad and around the country. These militias, often armed and ...

Report       MDE 14/015/2014