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Afghanistan: Further information: Authorities commit to ...

Following the conviction of Brishna's rapist on 25 October, the Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring her protection. The 10-year-old girl ...

21 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       ASA 11/015/2014

Indonesia: Prosecuting beliefs: Indonesia's blasphemy laws

Freedom of religion remains severely restricted in Indonesia, despite guarantees in the country's Constitution and frequent public commitments ...

21 Nov 2014       Report       ASA 21/018/2014

Bahrain: Further information: Zainab al-Khawaja released ...

Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was released on 19 November after more than a month in detention for ripping up a picture of the King in court. The ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 11/045/2014

Sierra Leone: further information: David Tam Bayroh freed on ...

Sierra Leonean journalist David Tam Baryoh, was released on bail on 14 November, after 11 days detained without charge in a maximum security prison ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       AFR 51/003/2014

Gambia: First arrests since homophobic law

A law introducing possible life sentences for the offence of “aggravated homosexuality” was enacted on 9 October in Gambia. In the last two weeks, ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       AFR 27/015/2014

Saudi Arabia: Human rights activist faces fresh trial ...

Prisoner of conscience Mohammed al-Bajadi is being retried on the same charges for which he was sentenced to a four-year prison term in 2012. This ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 23/032/2014

Saudi Arabia: Further information: Jail sentence of activist ...

Prominent Saudi Arabian human rights activist Fowzan al-Harbi has been detained again, immediately after being told that his sentence had been ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 23/033/2014

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ugandan political activist at ...

Ugandan political activist Sam Mugumya is detained incommunicado by the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Ugandan government ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       AFR 62/006/2014

Turkey: Struggling to survive: Refugees from Syria in Turkey

Turkey is hosting at least 1.6 million refugees from Syria, of which over 220000 are accommodated in government-run refugee camps. However, the ...

20 Nov 2014       Report       EUR 44/017/2014

Cambodia: 'Multimedia monk' faces baseless charges ...

The Venerable Loun Sovath, a Cambodian Buddhist monk and human rights defender known as the “multimedia monk” faces trial on baseless charges ...

20 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       ASA 23/008/2014

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