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Morocco
Torture

When Wafae Charaf and Oussama Housne dared to speak out about being abducted and tortured, they were imprisoned for “false reporting” of torture. They must be released now.

Mexico
Torture

Mexican police tortured Adrián Vasquez Lagunes for 12 hours; he was threatened, beaten and nearly asphyxiated. He has been in prison since September 2012. All the evidence against him was obtained under torture and on other violations of due process.  

Individual at risk, Women

The life of a 10-year-old girl who is pregnant after having been raped by her stepfather is in danger. Despite the high risk this pregnancy poses and her mother’s request, access to safe abortion has not been provided.

Turkmenistan
Forced Evictions

Turkmenistan authorities are starting a mass demolition project, and scores of families in the north of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, are facing forced evictions in the surrounding area of northern Ashgabat. 

Belarus
Death Penalty

A 21-year-old man, Siarhei Ivanou has been sentenced to death in Belarus, the last country in Europe and Central Asia still applying the death penalty.

Women

This type of regressive policy violates girls’ fundamental right to education, punishes girls and discriminates against them on the basis of their sex, and can only result in increased stigmatisation.

Uzbekistan
Torture

Security forces in Uzbekistan are torturing men and women to make them sign false confessions. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 defender Nabeel Rajab was arrested on 2 April and is facing new charges for tweeting. He is a prisoner of conscience.

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. 

All Countries
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.  The trial of all defendants was adjouned until 26 April, 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.

Philippines
Torture

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

Palestine
Death Penalty

The Hamas authorities are threatening to carry out several executions after the end of the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

United States
Death Penalty

A judge igranted Warren Hill a temporary stay of execution about three hours before he was to be executed.

United States
Death Penalty

His lawyers are asking the US Supreme Court to step in, as the execution of people with mental retardation violates the US Constitution.

Nigeria
Death Penalty

Death row prisoner Thankgod Ebhos may be executed by firing squad within days.

Viet Nam
Death Penalty

The Minister of Public Security said 117 death row prisoners will be executed immediately after a new law comes into force.

Iraq

Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi is at high risk of being executed.

Four of Abdullah's six co-defendants were executed this week. Abdullah is next. We have only hours to save his life.

This is in protest at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold their death sentences.

‘Abd al Rahim Hussayn Muhammed al-Nashiri faces the death penalty from a military commision. 

Haiti
Forced Evictions

They were not given enough time to gather their belongings before their shelters were destroyed.