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Dominican Republic

On 18 November the Dominican Parliament adopted a comprehensive reform of the Criminal Code which maintains full criminalization of abortion. It is now with the President of the Republic to enact into law. If enacted, it would violate the rights of women and girls.


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.

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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


Brishna is at risk of an 'honour' killing by community members after being raped and has been taken out of school by her family.

Forced Evictions, Roma

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

United States
Death Penalty

Two American men Frank Walls and Michael Duane Zack have been sentenced to death despite having mental and intellectual disabilities. 

Death Penalty

Mohammad Asghar, was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to death in 2014. He has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.