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The Omani Supreme Court has upheld sentences against eight activists, while referring the cases of eight others for retrial. On the basis of information received ...
Urgent Action MDE 20/002/2013
On 21 or 22 March 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will vote on the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human ...
Open Letter MDE 13/011/2013
Muhammad Abdul Karim Muhammad Haza'a is scheduled to be executed on 9 March. His age at the time of his alleged crime remains in dispute.
Urgent Action MDE 31/008/2013
Seven Saudi Arabian men have had their executions postponed (they were originally scheduled for 5 March). They could be executed as early as next week.
Urgent Action MDE 23/009/2013
Independent journalist Nadir Dendoune was released on bail on 14 February and handed to the French Embassy in Baghdad where he remained, pending the closure of ...
Urgent Action MDE 14/003/2013
Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja was sentenced to three months' imprisonment on 28 February for "insulting an officer" in a military hospital. She had been ...
Urgent Action MDE 11/006/2013
The suicide of Amina Filali led to a public outcry in Morocco and has prompted the authorities to change the law allowing a rapist to escape prosecution if he marries ...
Document MDE 29/001/2013
Seven Saudi Arabian men are scheduled to be executed on 5 March 2013. They have said they were tortured to make them “confess”, and sentenced to death following ...
Urgent Action MDE 23/008/2013
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Newsletter NWS 21/002/2013
Iraqi cleric and commentator Ahmed al-Qubbanji was detained on 17 or 18 February in Qom, central Iran, while visiting a member of his family. He is not known to ...
Urgent Action MDE 13/010/2013