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Amnesty Urgent Actions
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Thousands at risk of forced eviction
Thousands of people are at risk of being forcibly evicted from their homes and farms to make way for the Letpadaung copper mine in central Myanmar.
President urged to grant clemency
Malaysian Kho Jabing, who has exhausted all legal appeals available to him, has applied for clemency from the President of Singapore on 27 April. If Kho Jabing’s appeal is rejected, he will be at risk of imminent execution.
Release jailed iranian human rights defender
Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi was arrested on 5 May. She is on trial for charges stemming from her human rights activities. She is a prisoner of conscience.
Military police attack protesting teachers
A protest held on 29 April against changes in rules for social security and retirement affecting teachers was met with unnecessary and excessive use of force by military police in Paraná state, south Brazil, including the use of tear gas and rubber bullets. Over 200 protesters were injured and at least seven are in detention.
Dozens arrested and tortured
Dozens of individuals were arbitrarily arrested and tortured or otherwise ill-treated by Timor-Leste security forces as part of security operations in the Baucau district. There are ongoing concerns for their safety.
Refugees and migrants stranded at sea
Thousands of refugees and migrants are at risk of death in seas around Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia after authorities have pushed back boats or refused to let them land.
Human rights lawyer, journalist and activist held
Human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry and two others have been detained pending the verdict of an Egyptian appeals court, due on 31 May. They deny the trumped-up charges of which they have been convicted.
Health fears for detainee
There are grave concerns for Falun Gong practitioner Li Xiaobo, who is detained in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, central China as a result of his beliefs. His lawyers have reported that his health is deteriorating rapidly and he is also at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Three killed, hundreds injured during protests
Three people have been killed; two by-standers and one police officer, and hundreds have been injured as a result of violent clashes and excessive use of force by police during weeks of anti-mining protests in southern Peru. As new protests are announced for 27 and 28 May, risk of further human rights violations remains.
Detained activist at risk of torture
Mohamed Musa Mohamed Dawud, a human rights activist from South Kordofan, Sudan was arrested in South Kadugli on 24 April by a suspected Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) unit. He is currently being held at Kadugli Military Hospital while undergoing medical treatment, but he has no access to a lawyer or his family. He is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Five more years for «violating prison rules»
Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience, Azam Farmonov, has been sentenced to a further five-year imprisonment for allegedly violating prison rules. He was due to be released at the end of April after serving nine years in prison.
Journalist beaten and threatened
Horacio Giusti, a journalist and volunteer press officer has reported being beaten. This attack appears to be directly linked to his work at the Venezuelan Penal Forum (Foro Penal Venezolano), a lawyers’ network that has represented hundreds of people detained during anti-government protests.
Coup suspect’s teenage son held incommunicado
Yusupha Lowe, the 16 year old son of Bai Lowe, a man accused of being involved in the 30 December 2014 attempted coup in Gambia, was arrested on 1 January. Initial reports indicated that he was being held at the National Intelligence Agency headquarters, but credible sources now indicate that he is no longer being held there.
Film producer to face trial
Iranian writer and film producer Mostafa Azizi, a permanent resident of Canada, will stand trial before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on 1 June on national security-related charges, apparently stemming from his posts on social media. Amnesty International fears that he is a prisoner of conscience.
Human rights defenders held without charge
Two human rights defenders, Moussa Tchangari and Nouhou Azirka, were arrested on 18 and 24 May respectively after making public statements on human rights violations during the state of emergency in the Diffa region in Niger and the poor working conditions of security forces. Both are being detained without charge in Niamey, Niger.
Key witnesses and lawyer harassed
A key witness in an enforced disappearance case has received death threats. The witness’ lawyer and other members of the human rights organization Fundación Nydia Erika Bautista, have also been threatened. Another witness in an emblematic case of enforced disappearances has been attacked.
Activists’ whereabouts unknown after arrest
Two Sudanese activists Yasir Mirghani Abdalrahman and Nasreen Ali Mustafa, were arrested by the National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) on 25 May. Their whereabouts are unknown and their families have not been allowed to visit them. Both are at risk of torture.
Keep Kyiv LGBTI pride marchers safe
Hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) activists are at risk of being denied their right to peaceful assembly and at risk of violence during the Pride march planned in Kyiv on 6 June as the police fail to show full commitment to protect the march.
Imminent execution