An alleged juvenile offender in Yemen has had his execution halted, and his case will now be re-examined by the courts. Another alleged juvenile offender, however, continues to be at imminent risk of execution.
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Urgent Action Update: Iranian Human Rights Defender on Hunger Strike (Iran: UA 127.15)
Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi has been on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison since 8 April. She is protesting the suspended prison sentences imposed on two of her sisters, Hanieh and Ensieh, for “insulting public officers on duty”. She has accused Iran’s security bodies of harassing family members as a way to inflict further pain and suffering on political prisoners.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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