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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.

Burundi
Individual at risk, Torture

Bob Rugurika, director of African Public Radio, faces criminal charges after broadcasting investigative reports about the September 2014 murder of three elderly Italian nuns. 

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

The Indonesian authorities executed six people by firing squad on 18 January. Nine more people are at risk of execution.

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

Welcome to Write for Rights 2014! Take part in the biggest human rights campaign in the world! Take action on behalf of 12 people and communities whose human rights are being violated. 

Saudi Arabia
Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Two Saudi Arabian women have been arrested for driving. Loujain al-Hathloul and Mayssa al-Amoudi, both supporters of the campaign for women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia, were detained at the al-Batha border crossing with the United Arab Emirates.

Iraq
Death Penalty, Individual at risk

A former member of Iraq’s Council of Representatives (Parliament) has been sentenced to death after a trial marred with irregularities. 

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?

Uzbekistan
Torture

Refugee Mirsobir Khamidkariev was abducted in Russia and forcibly returned to Uzbekistan, where he says he was tortured in detention. He is at risk of being subjected to further torture and other ill-treatment.

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.

Pakistan
Death Penalty

Asia Bibi was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010. On 16 October the Lahore High Court of Pakistan rejected her appeal. She is a 45 year old Christian woman, mother of 5 children.

Spain

The Spanish government has proposed an amendment to the immigration law that would facilitate automatic and collective expulsion of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers from the borders of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, depriving them of the right to seek asylum and exposing them to the risk of serious human rights violations. 

Indonesia
LGBTI

The Aceh parliament of Indonesia has passed a Shari’a (Islamic law) bylaw that would criminalise, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage, punishable by caning. 

Macedonia
LGBTI

A constitutional amendment is currently pending before the Parliament of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that will discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the enjoyment of their family life and all the reproductive and social rights associated with marriage. 

France
Forced Evictions, Roma

300 Roma living in an informal settlement near Bobigny were forcibly evicted from their homes on Tuesday, leaving many homeless. 

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. 

Gambia
LGBTI

A new law in Gambia has exacerbated discrimination against LGBTI people and increase punishment for their real or perceived sexual orientation. Four men, a 17 year old boy and three women have been arrested on suspicion of 'homosexuality'. They could face the death penalty. 

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 8 February. 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.