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Egypt
Individual at risk

Concerns grow for human rights defenders and NGOs in Egypt as the authorities there have brought charges against numerous human rights defenders, amid an unprecedented crackdown on human rights groups.

Uzbekistan
Torture

Mirsobir Khamidkariev, a young film producer, was seeking asylum in Russia when he was abducted in broad daylight and sent back to Uzbekistan where he was tortured.

Saudi Arabia
Individual at risk

Issa al-Hamid, a Saudi Arabian human rights defender and founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, is at risk of being sentenced to a lengthy prison term for his peaceful human rights activism.

Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Update: Zainab Al-Khawaja has been imprisoned with her child for speaking out in defence of a prisoner and ripping up a picture of the King. 

Greece
Crisis response

Thousands of people are stranded in Greece in dreadful conditions, both in official and makeshift informal camps. The humanitarian crisis will deteriorate unless reception conditions improve and EU Member States urgently accept refugees from Greece.

Iran
Individual at risk

A young Iranian man, Himan Uraminejad, on death row for an offence carried out when he was a child, has been told that he will be executed soon after 1 April, when the 13-day Iranian New Year holiday period ends.

Demonstration outside Government Buildings to show abortion cannot be ignored in government formation

Congo
Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Six members of the Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) youth movement have been sentenced to six months in prison. They are Prisoners of Conscience.

Only a few days remain to prevent the passing of a proposed EU-Turkey migration deal that would see the lives of thousands of refugees and migrants put at risk.

Egypt
Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Ibrahim Halawa has been in prison for over 940 days. He has not been convicted of anything. He is a Prisoner of Conscience, detained solely for expressing his right to freedom on expression and peaceful assembly. 

Iran
Individual at risk

Iranian filmmaker Hossein Rajabian and musicians Mehdi Rajabian and Yousef Emadi have each been sentenced to six years in prison, in connection with their artistic work. 

Saudi Arabia
Death Penalty

Ali al-Nimr, Dawood Hussein al-Marhood, and Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher are at imminent risk of execution for crimes they said they were tortured to 'confess' to. They were all under 18 years old at the time.

Jordan
Individual at risk

The Jordanian government is refusing to allow 13,000 Syrian refugees to leave the border area and move further into Jordan, including pregnant women, elderly people and children. They are exposed to freezing conditions there.

Saudi Arabia
Death Penalty

Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet and artist who lives in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison and 800 lashes for his poetry. The Saudi Arabian authorities claim that his poetry has questioned religion and spread atheism.

Egypt
Torture

Prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Hussein has finally been released on bail after more than two years in prison. More than 12,700 activists in Ireland alone have already signed the petition calling for his immediate and unconditional release, but we need to keep up the pressure.

China
Torture

Two Chinese activists, both recognized as refugees, are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment after being deported from Thailand.

Malaysia
Death Penalty

Shahrul Izani is facing execution after being found in possession of over 600 grams of cannabis when he was 19 years old. It was his first criminal offense. He could be executed at any time.

Angola
Individual at risk

17 young people have been imprisoned in connection with a peaceful meeting they attended to discuss politics and governance. 

Morocco
Torture

Ali Aarrass has been imprisoned in Morocco since 2010. He was convicted on the sole basis of statements extracted under torture.

Uzbekistan
Torture

“I am lying there in a pool of blood for at least a few days - no water, no food. I am trying to remember all the good things in my life, my children, my wife. And mentally I am preparing myself that I am going to die.” Muhammad Bekzhanov describing some of the torture he was subjected to in prison.

Mexico
Torture

Yecenia was arrested and tortured to sign a confession for a crime she says she didn’t commit. Yecenia deserves to be free and to see her torturers brought to justice, as do so many other torture victims in Mexico.

Philippines
Torture

Torture has been a crime in the Philippines since 2009 but despite an increase in reports of torture by police, no-one has been brought to justice. Dave’s story is no exception.

Iran
Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Iranian prisoner of conscience Atena Farghadani has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for her art and peaceful activism. 

Ireland
Ireland

She’s pregnant. Doctors say the foetus won’t survive. But Irish law says she has to carry the pregnancy to term. 

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.

Uzbekistan
Torture

Security forces in Uzbekistan are torturing men and women to make them sign false confessions. Ask the EU to act now.

Bahrain
Individual at risk

Dr ‘Ali ‘Esa Mansoor al-‘Ekri, a consultant surgeon, is serving a five-year prison sentence in Jaw prison. He was imprisoned after treating injured protestors and denouncing the violence used by armed forces. 

Individual at risk, Women

Pregnant women and new mothers in Mkhondo Municipality in eastern South Africa are dying needlessly because they are not getting vital health care. Maternal mortality rates are far too high, and Mkhondo is in one of the worst-performing health districts in the country. 

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.

Iran
Death Penalty, Individual at risk, Torture

When thousands of us took action last year to save Saman Naseem’s life, the Iranian authorities heard us and quashed his death sentence. Now he faces renewed pressure to do a video interview and has been threatened with "consequences", including execution, if he fails to comply.

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.

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?

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.

Philippines
Torture

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