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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.
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.
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.
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.
Lee Ming-cheh, the first foreign NGO worker detained after the Foreign NGO Management Law came into effect, was seen “confessing” on camera to charges of “subversion” during his trial. Prior to this appearance, he had not been heard from for six months. If convicted, the maximum sentence is life imprisonment.
Five student activists, a land rights activist and two human rights lawyers face six months imprisonment and unfair trial in a military court in Khon Kaen, Northeast Thailand. The students had arranged a public discussion on Thailand’s constitution, which the human rights lawyers observed.
The Court Martial of the Lesotho Defence Forces (LDF) soldiers facing mutiny charges been postponed. The soldiers fear that if this happens without due legal process, a fresh Court Martial could be set up despite the fact that a Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of Inquiry found the mutiny charges against them to be suspect.
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.
George Livio Bahara, one of the men arbitrarily detained at a prison at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba, was released on 25 May. Mike Tyson, another detainee, died on 29 June at the NSS prison. Twenty-one men remain held at the NSS prison under poor conditions with lack of access to appropriate medical treatment.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted a stay of execution to Clinton Young, who was due to be put to death on 26 October. The case is remanded to the trial court for resolution of the claim that false or misleading testimony was introduced at his trial.