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Human rights defender and lawyer Tarek Hussein has been arbitrarily detained by the Egyptian security forces for more than a month, despite the prosecutor’s decision to release him on bail on 18 June. He was held incommunicado for 12 days during his detention. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Presence and clashes between paramilitary groups, the National Liberation Army and state security forces continue to violate the rights of Indigenous communities in Chocó, in the Pacific region of Colombia.
Sources close to the government of Maldives have confirmed that executions in the country will resume on 21 July 2017. The Maldives Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death sentences of three men, who are all now at imminent risk of execution. If carried out, it would be the first executions in the country in over 60 years.
Dr Stella Nyanzi, an academic and feminist, will not be subjected to a mental health examination after a magistrate court ordered a stay of the examination on 25 May. Dr Stella Nyanzi was released on conditional bail by the same court on 10 May. She still faces charges of insulting the president and violating his right to privacy.
George Livio Bahara, one of the men arbitrarily detained at a prison at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba, was released on 25 May. Mike Tyson, another detainee, died on 29 June at the NSS prison. Twenty-one men remain held at the NSS prison under poor conditions with lack of access to appropriate medical treatment.
Two legislative amendments that would undermine the right to an effective remedy and the right to a fair trial have been adopted by the Polish Parliament on 15 July. It is now in the hands of the President to refuse to sign these amendments. The President’s signature could happen any moment.
The physical integrity and lives of 14 police officers arbitrarily detained for politically motivated reasons are at risk in Venezuela, since they began a hunger strike 23 days ago to demand that authorities execute their pending release warrant.
An appeal court has upheld the death sentence against Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, a Shi’a man who was convicted of offences committed when he was 16 years old. The court appears to have based its sentence on forced “confessions”.
Bahraini human rights defender, Ebtisam al-Saegh, has been under continuous and lengthy interrogation since her arrest on 3 July when she also started a hunger strike. She is at high risk of torture or other ill-treatment and requires urgent medical attention. Ebtisam al-Saegh is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately and unconditionally.
Four men from Iran’s Kurdish minority have been subjected to enforced disappearance since their arrests on 23 and 24 June. The authorities have refused to provide any information to their families about their fate or whereabouts. The men, who are all related, are at risk of extrajudicial execution, torture and other human rights violations.
Aliaksei Mikhalenya was sentenced to death by the Homel Regional Court, in southeast Belarus, on 17 March. His sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court on 30 June and he is now at risk of imminent execution.
While Salvadoran legislators have, for months, been postponing the debate on the Criminal Code reform that would decriminalize abortion, another rape survivor has been sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for having suffered pregnancy-related complications.
Further information: Two Kurdish activists freed, third still detained: Amin Hussam, Bashar Amin and Mohsen Taher
On July 10, Syrian Kurdish opposition activist Mohsen Taher was transferred to hospital due to a deterioration in his health. Amin Hussam and Bashar Amin, also Syrian Kurdish opposition activists, were released. The three had been arrested by the Asayish forces in May and detained at Allaya prison, north-eastern Syria.
Stanislav Aseev, a freelance journalist, has been missing in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) in eastern Ukraine since 2 June. The pro-Russian separatist authorities in Donetsk deny having any information regarding his whereabouts but Amnesty International has heard from a confidential source that he is under the custody of the de-facto “Ministry of State Security”.
Prisoner of conscience, Nabeel Rajab, was sentenced to two years in prison on 10 July by a Bahraini court, and was convicted of “publishing and disseminating rumours and false news relating to the internal situation in the country” in relation to TV interviews he gave. He is also on trial in relation to his tweets, and could receive an additional 15-year sentence. The next hearing is scheduled for 7 August.
On 24 May, the Bahraini Court of Appeal halved the prison sentence of Dr. Taha al-Dirazi from six to three months. He was immediately arrested to begin serving the sentence. Dr Taha al-Dirazi was convicted of “illegal gathering” for participating in a peaceful protest in Duraz village on 19 July 2016. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Dumdaw Nawng Lat and Langjaw Gam Seng are facing an additional charge of defamation for speaking to media about human rights violations committed by the Myanmar Army. If convicted, they each face up to 8 years in prison for charges Amnesty International believes are politically motivated. There are also concerns for their health.
Saudi Arabia: Further information: Sudanese activist at imminent risk of deportation: Alaa Aldin Daffalla al-Difana
Sudanese political activist Alaa Aldin al-Difana is at imminent risk of being deported from Saudi Arabia to Sudan, where he would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. He is currently held in an unknown location. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Unidentified intruders entered the residence of Mario Luna Romero, leader of the Indigenous Yaqui community in Sonora state, northern Mexico, and set fire to his partner’s car. To date, no protection measures have been provided at the defender’s house and investigations are advancing slowly. Mario Luna and his family remain at risk.
Eight human rights defenders, including Amnesty International’s Turkey Director İdil Eser, and two international IT trainers, were detained by police on 5 July as they were participating in a workshop in Istanbul. They must be released immediately and unconditionally as they are prisoners of conscience.
According to media reports, around 150 Uighurs have been detained in Egypt and have either already been, or are currently at imminent risk of, being forcibly returned to China. If returned, they are at real risk of serious human rights violations.
Eight North Korean refugees have been detained in China since mid-March 2017. If forcibly returned, they are at risk of persecution or other serious human rights violations, such as arbitrary detention, torture or other ill-treatment, enforced disappearance and execution.
Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh was arrested on 3 July after her home was raided by masked security officers. Amnesty understands that she is being held at Issa Town detention centre for women, on the outskirts of Manama. She is a prisoner of conscience at risk of torture and other ill-treatment, including sexual assault.
Members of the Centre for Environmental, Social and Legal Action (CALAS) have been the target of a smear campaign after they challenged the license of the San Rafael mining company in court. On 5 July, the Supreme Court of Justice notified it would provisionally suspend the mining company’s licence. CALAS members are at risk of further attacks.
After ending a reported 39-day hunger strike, Cuban opposition activist Jorge Cervantes, allegedly detained for contempt in May, was transferred to a maximum security prison. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri is awaiting his second hearing due to take place in July. The authorities are prosecuting him for “spreading corruption on earth”. He has been held in solitary confinement for over six years in Tehran’s Evin prison. If convicted, he can be sentenced to death.
On 30 June unknown assailants attacked Berta Zuniga Cáceres, Sotero Chavarría Fúnez and José Asunción Martínez, coordinators of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), while they were on the road returning to La Esperanza municipality. The safety of COPINH members remains at risk.
Newspaper editor Kyaw Min Swe remains in detention after a court in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, rejected a fourth request for bail. While charges against his colleague, Kyaw Zwar Naing, have been dropped, Kyaw Min Swe remains on trial for “online defamation’’ in connection with a satirical article mocking the Myanmar Army. He is a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.
Nigerian national Suliamon Olufemi remains at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia. On 19 April, 11 of his co-defendants were released from prison and deported to Nigeria, having completed their 15-year sentences. Suliamon Olufemi was sentenced to death in 2005 after an unfair trial and has exhausted all of his appeals.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Activist and lawyer held at military facility: Jean-Marie Kalonji and Sylva Mbikayi
Jean-Marie Kalonji, an activist with the youth movement Quatrieme voie/ il est temps, was arrested by military security forces on Friday 23 June in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). His colleague and lawyer Sylva Mbikayi was arrested a few hours later when he attempted to visit Jean-Marie Kalonji where he was detained.
Human rights defender Rafael Marques de Morais and journalist Mariano Brás Lourenço have formally been charged with ‘defamation of a public authority’ and ‘outrage to a sovereign body’ in relation to an article they published on questionable acquisition of public land by the Angolan General Public Prosecutor. Both charges carry a penalty of one year in prison and three years in prison respectively.
Three journalists have been detained and are facing up to three years in prison simply for peacefully carrying out their work in conflict-affected northern Shan State in Myanmar. They are prisoners of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.
2 July 2017 marks the one year anniversary of Hasnat Karim’s arrest and detention. He was caught up in the attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on 1 July 2016 and has been held in jail without charge since. His health is rapidly deteriorating in prison where he continues to be denied specialised medical care by prison authorities.
Three siblings sentenced to one-year of prison for allegedly leaving their house during the state morning following Fidel Castro´s death, are on hunger strike after being harassed and intimidated in Cuba since their conditional release in April. Their sentences should be quashed and their release made unconditional.
Saudi Arabian Said Mabkhout al-Sai’ari is at risk of imminent execution. He was sentenced to death after an unfair trial, he exhausted all his appeals and is likely to be executed anytime after 2 July.
Around 600 Romani individuals fear destruction of their homes in the informal settlement of Germagnano in Turin, northern Italy. At least 7 families were left homeless after being forcibly evicted and their homes demolished. Municipal authorities have failed to carry out any consultation to identify adequate alternative housing for all families.
Hundreds of residents in neighbourhoods of the Sur district in Diyarbakır province, south eastern Turkey, are at imminent risk of forced eviction. For over a month now, their water and electricity supplies have been cut off, in an apparent attempt to force them out. They have not been adequately consulted or compensated.
Menchi Barriocanal and Oscar Acosta, Paraguayan journalists and married couple, were threatened with imprisonment by president Horacio Cartes on 23 June during his participation in a rally in Ciudad del Este, where he falsely accused them of inciting violence during demonstrations that took place in March.
Professor and political figure Mustafa al-Mutawakel has been held incommunicado by the internationally recognized Yemeni government forces in an unknown location for almost two months. He is in urgent need of medical care and at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
The health of Suleiman Abdulmajid Oussou has critically deteriorated since 21 June. The Syrian Kurdish opposition activist has been arbitrarily detained by the Asayish, the police force of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)-led Autonomous Administration, in the north-eastern region of Syrian, since 23 May. He is currently held in poor conditions in Allaya prison in Qamishli, north-eastern Syria, without being charged.
Human rights defender and lawyer Siti Kasim has been charged with “obstruction” in connection with a raid on a transgender event held in April 2016. She could face up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of RM10,000 (USD 2,331) or both, if convicted.
People peacefully protesting against a mining project in Casillas, Guatemala, and by-standers were tear gassed and dispersed by riot police on 22 June. There are concerns of further excessive use of force as police presence continues in the community.
In May 2017, the Dominican Senate voted to reject the President’s recommendations to decriminalize abortion. The President’s recommendations are now being discussed by the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, which is expected to vote on the recommendations soon. If the Chamber also rejects the President’s recommendations, the Dominican Republic’s Criminal Code will continue to violate the rights of women and girls.
Iranian human rights defender Omid Alishenas has been detained in Tehran’s Evin prison in poor conditions for more than six months. He is serving a seven-year prison sentence for his peaceful human rights work, which includes campaigning against the death penalty. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Activist Li Xiaoling was criminally detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Crackdown. She is suffering from glaucoma but has not been given proper treatment. Eight others were also detained for the same charge.
Human rights lawyer Lê Quốc Quân has received warnings from Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security officials that he and his family could be killed if he meets with visiting foreign dignitaries. They are under surveillance and at risk of being assaulted, injured or killed.
The confirmed death in custody of a child detained in November 2016 in northern Rakhine State as part of “clearance operations” increases fears for the safety of hundreds of detained Rohingya men and boys. All remain at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and of being subjected to unfair trials.
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), upheld the conviction and sentence of Tayseer Salman al-Najjar on 19 June. The Jordanian poet and journalist was arrested on 15 December 2015 and is serving a three-year prison sentence for comments he posted on Facebook that were “damaging [to] the reputation and prestige of the Emirati state”. He is a prisoner of conscience.
The South Banha prosecutor renewed on 18 June the detention for human rights defender Hanan Badr el-Din for 15 more days. The defender has been detained since 6 May, while the prosecutor investigates her on charges of belonging to a banned group.
Pakistani minority rights journalist Rana Tanweer faced an assassination attempt on 9 June. He was attacked in a hit and run accident and fractured his leg. Days before, his home was vandalised and he was threatened for his writing. The authorities have not provided him and his family with adequate protection nor held the perpetrators to account.
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories-Palestine: Further information: Circus performer detained for 554 days in Israel: Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha
On 12 June, Ofer Military Court, in the occupied West Bank near Ramallah, renewed the administrative detention order of Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha for three months. The Palestinian circus performer and teacher has been detained without charge or trial since 14 December 2015.
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories-Palestine: Palestinian university professor in detention: Ahmad Qatamesh
An Israeli military judge confirmed a three-month administrative detention order against Ahmad Qatamesh on 13 June. The Palestinian academic was arbitrarily detained under an administrative order issued on 17 May. He has been held since 14 May without charge or trial in Ofer prison. Ahmad Qatamesh is a prisoner of conscience.
Saudi Arabian writer Nazeer al-Majed was informed on 15 May that the Court of Appeal of the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh has upheld his seven-year prison sentence. Nazeer al-Majed has been detained since 18 January solely for having peacefully exercised his right to freedom of expression. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Twenty-three of the 28 men arrested at a social event outside of Dhaka on 19 May have been granted bail. Though initially apparently held on suspicion of breaching the prohibition of ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ in the Penal Code, the 28 were charged under the Narcotics Control Act 1990. A bail hearing is set for 21 June for the other five. Individuals known to those charged have been called in for questioning.
Eight university students and three members of a political party’s student wing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh have been in detention since 7 June. The students had participated in a protest against the Lucknow University and the state Chief Minister by carrying black flags and trying to block the state Chief Minister’s convoy. A local court in Lucknow has denied them bail.
Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories-Palestine: Further information: Palestinian activist in administrative detention: Hasan Ghassan Ghaleb Safadi
The Israeli district court in Jerusalem renewed Hasan Ghassan Ghaleb Safadi's administrative detention for six months on 11 June. The Palestinian human rights defender has been detained since 1 May 2016.
Lim Hyeon-soo, sentenced to life in prison in hard labour in North Korea, has developed a host of health problems including malnutrition, high blood pressure, arthritis, and stomach problems as a side effect of medicine that was not properly administered. Lim Hyeon-soo has been detained by North Korean authorities allegedly for “plotting to overthrow the government”.
Jiang Tianyong, human rights lawyer detained under “residential surveillance in a designated location” for over six months, has been formally arrested for “subverting state power”. Held incommunicado and without access to a lawyer, he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
Exiled investigative journalist Keiso Mohloboli has been receiving death threats and intimidation online after publishing a Facebook post.
A draft law targeting Hungarian NGOs receiving funding from abroad on the grounds that they may represent “foreign interests” was passed in the National Assembly on 13 June. If signed by the President, the law will become a new tool to discredit and intimidate NGOs and undermine their capacity to protect human rights and provide valuable services to Hungarian people.
Opposition politician Adam Azim has been arrested and is facing trumped up charges in Maldives after criticizing the government in a TV interview. He is currently being held at a prison on Dhoonidhoo Island. He risks up to 17 years in prison if he is convicted.
Further information: Two boys jailed for life after unfair trial: Muhamed Yasin Abdi and Daud Saied Sahal
Two boys have been imprisoned for life for murder. The boys say they were forced to confess to the murder.
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