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Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja's sentence to three months' imprisonment for participating in an “illegal gathering” was upheld by the Appeal Court on 9 May ...
Urgent Action MDE 11/015/2013
A Coptic Christian teacher detained in Egypt on charges of “defamation of religion” must be immediately released and the criminal case against her dropped, said ...
A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.
Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist, was detained on 6 May in Turkmenistan by local police. Though the charges against him have not ...
Urgent Action EUR 61/001/2013
World leaders must reject an aid-based model of development and instead pursue an approach that puts human rights and justice at its core.
A Coptic Christian teacher detained in Egypt on charges of “defamation of religion” must be immediately released and the criminal case against her dropped.
Urge the President of Eritrea to end the repression by taking action.
A third activist died of gunshot wounds she received at a peaceful commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government.
On 24 May 1993, the state of Eritrea was formally recognised as an independent nation. Twenty years on, thousands of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners ...
Report AFR 64/001/2013