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Amnesty Urgent Actions
Startseite Urgent Actions 2015 03


Two men face execution, one convicted at 16
Two men are due to be executed in Karachi Central Prison on 7 March . One of the men was aged 16 when he was sentenced to death in 1999. Unless halted, this will take the number of executions to 26 since the moratorium was lifted in December 2014.
Detained for possessing «pro-Maoist» material
Human rights activist Jaison C Cooper and Thushar Nirmal Sarathy were arrested on 30 January on suspicion of being involved in unlawful activities because they had «pro-Maoist» materials in their homes. They were denied bail on 3 March, and continue to be held in judicial custody.
Detained after planning women’s day events
Five young women activists have been detained in unknown locations in China after planning to hold events against sexual harassment to mark International Women’s Day. They have not had access to a lawyer and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Chechen woman faces deportation to Russia
Arubika Suleymanova, a Russian citizen of Chechen origin, is facing deportation to the Russian Federation or to an as yet unknown third country. If returned she is at risk of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Journalist threatened by military officer
A Honduran journalist received a verbal death threat and has faced discrimination, believed to be in connection to his journalistic work. There is fear for his safety.
Man with serious brain injury faces execution
Cecil Clayton, a 74-year-old man, is due to be executed in Missouri on 17 March . He was sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer in November 1996. He has been diagnosed with dementia and a psychotic disorder stemming from a serious brain injury.
Pro-democracy activist abducted
Journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, was abducted on the morning of 9 March by five men while at a barber shop in Harare’s Glen View suburb. The men accused him of stealing cattle before handcuffing him and driving off with him in a white truck. His whereabouts are unknown.
Members of human rights group threatened
Members of a Colombian human rights organization supporting land restitution and the peace process have received a series of death threats by phone. Their safety is at risk.
Man facing execution was convicted at age 14
The Pakistan government has resumed executions for all cases and thousands of death row prisoners are at risk of execution. One of them, Shafqat Hussain, was under 18 when sentenced to death and is set to be executed on 19 March.
Fears for safety of journalist in Cameroon
Human rights defender and journalist Gerard Kuissu is being held in an unknown location in Cameroon following his arrest on 14 March. His lawyer was told that he had been transferred to the State Defence Secretariat in Yaoundé, but the authorities in Yaoundé have denied that he ever arrived.
Establish whereabouts of opposition politician
The whereabouts of a leading Bangladeshi opposition politician have remained unknown since 10 March. According to his wife he was arrested by the Detective Branch of police. The police have denied arresting him and have refused to accept and investigate his wife’s complaint.
Political activist killed ahead of elections
The killing of a political activist in Guyana during the pre-electoral period fuels fear that further violence and limitations to freedom of expression may occur.
Harassed for speaking out against the Army
Dafne Alejandra de la Cruz is at risk of reprisals from soldiers in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas State, in relation to a complaint she filed against the Army for the death of her husband. There are fears for her safety and concerns that authorities need to do more to provide effective protection.
Release asylum-seekers from detention
Celia Ismalej and her 18-month-old son fled Guatemala and sought protection in the US. They have been held in immigration detention for more than eight months despite being eligible for release. They are suffering physically and emotionally as a result of their continued detention, which is in violation of international law and standards.
Blogger arbitrarily detained
Omani writer and blogger Muawiya al-Ruwahi was detained by State Security in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 24 February as he entered the country from Oman. His whereabouts are unknown and he may be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Martial law detainees at risk of torture
Two men in military custody are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Four other men, who are now in a civilian prison, have alleged they were tortured in military custody, and need independent medical care.
Year’s first death sentence
A 21-year-old man, Siarhei Ivanou, has been sentenced to death in Belarus. He is the first person sentenced to death in the country this year.
Human rights activists held incommunicado
Several Congolese human rights activists are still being held incommunicado, eight days after a press conference held at Eloko Makasi youth centre in Masina, Kinshasa, was broken up by security officials.
Bahrain sentences two Bangladeshis to death
Two Bangladeshi men have been sentenced to death in Bahrain for murder. They have the right to appeal the sentence.
Detained activist at risk of torture
Kuwaiti human rights activist Nawaf al-Hendal was arrested and beaten as he monitored a peaceful demonstration in Erada Square in Kuwait City on 23 March. He is a prisoner of conscience. At least 17 other Kuwaiti men were arrested at the same time, including a lawyer.
Pregnant girls’ right to education at risk
According to credible reports, the Sierra Leonean government is considering putting in place a policy that would exclude pregnant girls from taking crucial exams and attending school. If implemented, this discriminatory policy would violate girls’ fundamental right to education.
Four students in danger after police torture
Four students have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by police in Indonesia’s Papua province. There are concerns for their safety.
Stop LGBTI «propaganda» legislation
The President of Kazakhstan is due to sign legislation banning «propaganda of non-traditional sexual orientation» which would violate the right to freedom of expression and discriminate against LGBTI people.
Rohingya community leaders imprisoned
Four Rohingya men have been imprisoned for their role in community protests in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in 2013. They are prisoners of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.
Six months in prison for peaceful protest
Two members of the Movement for Democracy Current Force (MDCF) and two other individuals have been jailed in Myanmar solely for their participation in a peaceful protest against proposed electricity price rises. They are prisoners of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released. One of the four is facing a further prison term for participating in a separate peaceful protest.