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  • Research
  • Iran
  • Demonstrations

Iran: Release imprisoned trade unionists and uphold workers’ rights

Several trade unionists in Iran languish in prison while many others face prison sentences of up to a decade solely for their peaceful trade union activities, Amnesty International said on the eve of International Worker’s Day on 1 May. The organization renews its calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release those imprisoned for their peaceful trade union work, and quash the harsh prison sentences that have been handed down to others for similar reasons.

Date:
30 April 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/6147/2017
  • Research
  • Americas
  • Detention

Venezuela: Silenced by Force: Politically-Motivated Arbitrary Detetentions in Venezuela

In the context of deep political polarization and marked social deterioration in recent years, Amnesty International has noted arbitrary measures being used by the Venezuelan state security forces and justice system. Such measures are aimed at obstructing freedom of expression, association and political participation. They also affect people’s rights to freedom, physical integrity and due process.

Date:
26 April 2017
Ref:
AMR 53/6014/2017
  • News
  • Cameroon
  • Unlawful Detention

Cameroon: Conviction and sentence of Radio France Internationale journalist a travesty of justice

The conviction and sentencing of a journalist by a military court in Cameroon to 10 years in prison after an unfair trial is a travesty of justice, Amnesty International said today. Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service was handed down 10 years of imprisonment after having been convicted on 20 April on charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts”.

Date:
24 April 2017
  • Campaigns
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Iran: Further Information: Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike: Atena Daemi

Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi has been on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison since 8 April. She is protesting the suspended prison sentences imposed on two of her sisters, Hanieh and Ensieh, for “insulting public officers on duty”. She has accused Iran’s security bodies of harassing family members as a way to inflict further pain and suffering on political prisoners.

Date:
21 April 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/6096/2017
  • Research
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Internet and Social Media

UAE: Free Prominent Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor Held on Speech-Related Charges

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates should immediately release Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human rights defender who is facing charges that violate his right to freedom of expression, a coalition of 18 human rights organizations said in a joint statement on 20 April, one month after his arrest. Ahmed Mansoor, who received the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2015, has been in detention since 20 March 2017.

Date:
20 April 2017
Ref:
MDE 25/6094/2017
  • Research
  • Myanmar
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Myanmar: Establish an independent prisoner review mechanism to end politically motivated imprisonment

In this joint statement, 22 national and international non-governmental organizations call for the immediate release of all individuals detained or imprisoned on fabricated, politically motivated charges, and for the establishment of an independent and effective prisoner review mechanism to bring about an end to arbitrary arrests and detentions in Myanmar.

Date:
20 April 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/6090/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Sudan
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Sudan: Opposition activists arbitrarily held in Sudan

Three political opposition activists are being held in prolonged detention without charge following their arrests in Khartoum by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) between January and February 2017. They are being detained because they supported protests in November 2016 against economic austerity measures. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

Date:
12 April 2017
Ref:
AFR 54/6000/2017