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December 12, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Defenders Denouncing Violent Repression At Risk (Honduras: UA 271.17)

Honduran human rights organizations and independent media are monitoring and denouncing the violent repression of protests in the aftermath of the presidential election and have reported a series of security incidents, including threats and persecution of their members, illegal raids and damaged facilities.

December 12, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Killings Of Land Claimant Leaders (Colombia: UA 268.17)

Two land claimant leaders of collective Afro-descendent territories in Curvaradó, Jiguamiandó, Piedeguita and Mancilla in Chocó have been killed by paramilitary groups belonging to the Gaitanistas Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia, AGC). The inhabitants of these humanitarian zones and areas of biodiversity feel threatened.

December 11, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Court Rejects Activist’s Appeal (Russian Federation: UA 209.17)

We have received updated information regarding this case and require no further action from the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to all those who sent appeals. For more information about this case, please see the Word/PDF attachments below or email [email protected] ADDITIONAL RESOURCES READ THE FULL URGENT ACTION: Word or PDF GET INSPIRED: Read about the people you have helped READ … Continued

December 11, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Russian Authorities Block Activist’s Release (Russian Federation: UA 61.17)

The Russian authorities continue to block activist and journalist Ali Feruz’s release from detention. On 21 November the Basmannyi District court in Moscow issued Ali Feruz with a 5,000 rouble (USD$ 85) fine for working illegally and upheld the decision to deport the activist to Uzbekistan, where he would be at risk of human rights violations.

December 11, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Sahrawi Prisoner’s Health Quickly Deteriorating (Morocco: UA 71.16)

Since his transfer to Ain Sbaa 1 Local Prison, Abdeljalil Laaroussi’s health is critically deteriorating. During the Gdim Izik mass trial in July 2017, which included 22 other Sahrawi activists, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Abdeljalil is on hunger strike since 20 November.

December 8, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Prisoner Subjected To Forced Psychiatric Treatment (Russian Federation: UA 157.16)

Stanyslav Klykh, a Ukrainian national detained in Russia in 2014, has been subjected to forced psychiatric treatment by prison authorities. His mother is in Ukraine, unable to regularly visit him due to the prison’s remote location, and his health is rapidly deteriorating

December 8, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Bahamian Man At Risk After Detention (Bahamas: UA 265.17)

After being detained by immigration authorities for more than three months, the whereabouts of a Bahamian-born man, Jean Rony Jean-Charles, are unknown and his lawyer has been denied access to the detention centre where he was being held.

December 8, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Bolivian NGO And Staff Under Financial Threat (Bolivia: UA 99.17)

The Bolivian Documentation and Information Centre (CEDIB) reported new threats to their human rights work and its staff members’ financial security caused by the freezing of their bank accounts. This is the latest in a series of attempts to obstruct CEDIB’s legitimate work and a worrying sign of shrinking civic space in the country.

December 8, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender’s Sentence Upheld (Bahrain: UA 249.14)

On 22 November, the Bahraini Court of Appeal upheld the two year prison sentence against human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab for interviews he gave in 2015 and 2016. A second criminal trial against him, in relation to comments posted on his Twitter account, is ongoing and the final defence hearing has been scheduled

December 7, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Bedouin Community At Imminent Risk Of Explosion (Israel/OPT: UA 267.17)

The Israeli army has issued an expulsion order which will forcibly evict 58 Palestinian Bedouin families in the area of Jabal al-Baba, east of Jerusalem. The expulsion order has to be rescinded immediately.