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NGO worker in administrative detention
French-Palestinian NGO worker Salah Hammouri has been issued a six-month administrative detention order. He is a field researcher for Palestinian NGO, Addameer and has been held by Israel without charge or trial since 23 August.
Whistle blower detained on spurious charges
Aleksandr Eivazov, a former court secretary, is unjustly detained on charges of interfering with the course of justice after he exposed violations in the judicial system. His health is at risk and he should be immediately released.
Texas execution set for shootings at age 18
Clinton Young is due to be executed in Texas on 26 October . He was convicted of capital murder in 2003 in relation to two fatal shootings which occurred over the course of two days in November 2001. He was 18 at the time of the crimes. He maintains his innocence.
Rif protestors facing reprisals in detention
Protest leader Nasser Zefzafi and journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui remain in prolonged solitary confinement. Hunger-striking detainees are facing reprisals as their health continues to deteriorate. They face trial in Casablanca.
Egypt must stop homophobic persecution
The Egyptian authorities have detained at least 57 people for their perceived sexual orientation, following the display of the rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo on 22 September.
Journalist at risk in notorious detention centre
On 27 September, Uzbekistani journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev was detained by the National Security Services in Tashkent for allegedly attempting to overthrow the constitutional order of the Republic of Uzbekistan. He has since been held at one of the most notorious detention centres in the country, where torture is commonplace. He is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Human rights defenders and colleagues believe he is being targeted for his journalistic work and critical political views.
Proposed bill could lead to military impunity
A proposed bill under consideration in the Brazilian Senate would transfer to the Military Court the ability to try human rights violations, such as killings and extrajudicial executions, which have been carried out by military personnel against civilians. If approved, the proposal would contradict the fundamental principles of fair trial, judicial independence and impartiality of the decisions.
Environmental rights defender falsely accused
Malagasy environmental human rights defender Raleva has been detained based on the false charge of ‘use of false title’. This comes after he publicly challenged a Chinese gold mining company to provide proof that it had been granted mining and environmental permits to proceed with its activities. There are also health concerns for Raleva as he has yet to fully recover from a surgery he underwent several months ago.
Uzbekistani journalist at risk of extradition
Journalist and poet Narzullo Akhunzhonov was detained by Ukrainian border guards on 20 September, following an Interpol Red Notice requested by Uzbekistan. He remains remanded in custody, pending a formal extradition request from the Uzbekistani authorities. If forcibly returned to Uzbekistan, he would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Mexican national facing execution in Texas
Ruben Cárdenas Ramírez, a 47-year-old Mexican national denied his consular rights, is due to be executed in Texas on 8 November in violation of international law. Convicted in 1998 of a murder in 1997, he maintains his innocence and is seeking new DNA testing.
Man held in poor conditions, denied family visits
James Gatdet, who was unlawfully transferred from Kenya, has been charged with several offenses among them ‘Treason’ which carries the death penalty, or life imprisonment. He is being held at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters under poor detention conditions. He has been denied visits from his lawyers and family since 15 September.
Iranian prisoner of conscience critically ill
Prisoner of conscience Mohammad Nazari, who has been unjustly languishing in prison for over two decades, is critically ill and needs urgent medical care outside prison. He has been on hunger strike since 30 July, demanding his release from prison. He must be released immediately and unconditionally.
Death threats for human rights lawyer
Dalit lawyer and human rights defender, Rajat Kalsan, faces fabricated charges and death threats due to his work defending Dalit communities in Haryana state. Forced to suspend his legal practice and leave his home town, he faces life imprisonment if convicted of the charges.
Human rights lawyer and activists arbitrarily held
Thirteen health and human rights activists, including two South Africans and one Ugandan, have been detained by Tanzanian authorities. They were arrested during a consultative meeting to discuss the Tanzanian government’s decision to limit the provision of certain health services that it had previously provided. The 13 have been accused of «promoting homosexuality» in Tanzania though they are yet to be formally charged.
Mental competence in doubt as execution set
Jack Greene, aged 62, is scheduled to be executed in Arkansas on 9 November . His lawyers assert his execution would be unconstitutional because he has a psychotic disorder preventing him from having a rational understanding of his punishment.
Two singer-songwriter activists criminally detained
Activists Xu Lin and Liu Sifang have been criminally detained since September 2017 on suspicion of «picking quarrels and provoking trouble». Over the past few years, the two men have published many songs about human rights and democracy. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Execution set after 26 years on death row
Patrick Hannon is scheduled to be executed in Florida at 6pm on 8 November . He was convicted in July 1991 of two murders committed six months earlier. Twenty-six years old at the time of the crime, he is now 53, having spent half of his life on death row.