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Saudi Arabia: Lawyers sentenced over 'offensive' tweets

A special court sentenced three Saudi Arabian lawyers to between five and eight years in prison over tweets deemed offensive to the Ministry of Justice ...

11 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 23/030/2014

Azerbaijan: Further information: Leyla Yunus denied lawyers ...

Two main lawyers representing Azerbaijani human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Leyla Yunus have been removed from her case, while ...

11 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       EUR 55/021/2014

Paraguay: Indigenous peoples' survival at risk

Land that the Ayoreo Totobiegosode Indigenous people claim as their traditional territory has been invaded in the department of Alto Paraguay in the ...

10 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       AMR 45/010/2014

Review before the UN must translate into real reform

Prior to the review in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, Amnesty International urges Iraq to engage constructively in the review to ...

10 Nov 2014       Public Statement       MDE 14/017/2014

Syria: Arrested at the border, whereabouts unknown

Syrian men Jadia Nofal and Omar al-Sha'ar were arrested by immigration officials on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border on 31 October. They ...

10 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 24/048/2014

Ukraine: Missing editor reported in ill-health: Sergei Dolgov

According to an anonymous source newspaper editor Sergei Dolgov, who has been missing since his abduction by armed men in June, in Mariupol, ...

7 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       EUR 50/043/2014

Bahrain: Activist faces jail for 'defamation on Twitter': Ghada ...

Bahraini women's rights activist Ghada Jamsheer was arrested on 15 September on 10 charges of “defamation via her Twitter account”. Her detention ...

7 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 11/044/2014

Iran: Further information: British-Iranian activist on hunger ...

British-Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami has gone on her second hunger strike after learning she had been sentenced to one year's imprisonment ...

7 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       MDE 13/060/2014

Brazil: At least nine killed overnight in north Brazil

At least nine people were killed, allegedly by off-duty military police officers, in the city of Belém, in the northern state of Pará on 4 November. Reports ...

6 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       AMR 19/013/2014

Uzbekistan: Fear of unfair trial for extradited refugee: Mirsobir ...

After being abducted in Russia and forcibly returned to Uzbekistan, refugee Mirsobir Khamidkariev faces 15 years in prison on extremism charges. There ...

6 Nov 2014       Urgent Action       EUR 62/008/2014

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