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Congo
Individual at risk

Human rights defender Christopher Ngoyi Mutamba could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty after participating in protests against government. 

Bahrain
Individual at risk

Dr ‘Ali ‘Esa Mansoor al-‘Ekri, a consultant surgeon, is serving a five-year prison sentence in Jaw prison. He is a prisoner of conscience, jailed solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.

China
Individual at risk, Women

Five young women activists have been detained in China after planning events calling for an end to sexual harassment to mark International Women’s Day. They could face up to five years in prison if convicted of 'picking quarrels and provoking troubles'. 

Bulgaria
Individual at risk


On 19 April 2014, Aurore, a black French national visiting Sofia from France, where she lives, was physically assaulted at a bus stop by a group of seven or eight men.

Mexico
Torture

Torture is routine for police and the military in Mexico in the “fight against crime”.  There were 7,000 complaints of torture in 3 years but only 7 convictions for torture at federal level, ever.

Macedonia
Individual at risk

Hundreds of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are being unlawfully detained of all ages in the Reception Centre for Foreigners “Gazi Baba” in Skopje. 

Spain
Women

Access to safe and legal abortion services for 16 and 17 year old girls and some women with mental disabilities is under threat in Spain.  

China
Individual at risk

At least 27 people remain behind bars in China after showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Iran
Death Penalty, Individual at risk, Torture

Juvenile offender, Saman Naseem, convicted in an unfair trial, is facing execution for a crime he allegedly committed when he was 17.

Individual at risk, LGBTI

Elena Klimova created a website to support LGBTI teenagers. She has been ordered to pay a fine and Children 404 risks being shut down.

Indonesia
Death Penalty, Individual at risk

At least 10 people are at risk of imminent execution in Indonesia.

Saudi Arabia
Individual at risk

Raif Badawi was flogged in public 50 times on the 9 January. He has 950 lashes and nearly a decade in prison left to serve - simply for blogging about free speech.

Pakistan
Death Penalty

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has lifted the moratorium on executions in the wake of the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December. Six men have already been executed, and more could be carried out at any time.

China
Individual at risk

Detained Chinese women’s rights activist Su Changlan has been formally arrested and charged with ‘inciting subversion’, for showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong online. She faces life imprisonment. She does not have access to her lawyer or family. 

All Countries
Death Penalty, Individual at risk, LGBTI, Prisoner of conscience, Roma, Torture

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Philippines
Torture

In police stations across the Philippines, people are being tortured.

Torture is illegal in the Philippines, but reports of torture increased over 900% between 2001 and 2013.Yet not one torturer has ever been convicted.

Ireland
Women

The Istanbul Convention came into force on 1 August 2014. The entry of force of the Istanbul Convention marked an important step in achieving the aspiration of a Europe free of violence against women.

Egypt
Women

Egypt’s new president has pledged to stop violence against women. So why are the authorities harassing the women human rights heroes protesting against repression?

Torture

Public transport driver Jerryme Corre suffered shocking torture at the hands of police in the Philippines, after they accused him of killing a police officer.

He told Amnesty that, after his arrest, the officers “kicked and punched me on the sides, neck, stomach and knees”. Then they blindfolded him, handcuffed his ankles, and beat him throughout the night, hitting the soles of his feet with a wooden baton.

Bahrain
Individual at risk

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested on 1 October for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior. The appeal hearing for Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has started after being sentenced to six months in prison for ‘publicly insulting official institutions’ on 20 January. 

El Salvador
Women

El Salvador’s total ban on abortion is destroying the lives of women and girls.

Imagine ending up in jail for having an abortion, even in the case of rape. It’s happening right now, and you can help stop it.

Nigeria
Torture

When Moses Akatugba was only 16 years old, he was arrested and tortured. He reports being beaten by the police, shot in the hand, and hung for hours at the station. 

Egypt
Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen, is a prisoner of conscience, held in a prison in Egypt detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and assembly.  A new trial has been scheduled to start on 29 March, after numerous postponements. If convicted he could face the death penalty. 

All Countries
General category

EU migration policies are putting lives at risk. At least 23,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives trying to reach Europe since 2000.

Norway
LGBTI

John Jeanette Solstad Remø is a 65 year old transgender woman who is campaigning to have her gender legally recognised.

Egypt
Prisoner of conscience

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were released on 12 February. 

Cameroon
LGBTI

Call on the Cameroonian authorities to end the persecution of LGBTI people and repeal laws that criminalize consensual same-sex relations.

Algeria,
Morocco,
Tunisia
Women

In Algeria, Morocco and Western Sahara and Tunisia, discriminatory laws fail to protect survivors of sexual violence and allow their attackers to go unpunished. Take action today.

Philippines
Torture

Alfreda Disbarro is fighting for police accountability for her torture and effective investigation into her torture.

Help bring justice to a Roma family in Greece and set a precedent for all Roma communities.