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Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men

We urgently need your help to call out the Chechen government on the persecution of people who are, as they put it, of ‘non-traditional orientation’ – and urge immediate action to ensure their safety.

Protect press freedom in the US: Drop charges against Jenni Monet

She was strip-searched, held for five hours in a chain-link holding cage, detained for 30 hours total and then charged with rioting and trespassing.

Demand that charges against Jenni be dropped!

TELL CONGRESS: TRUMP MUST DROP THE MUSLIM AND REFUGEE BANS

For the most vulnerable, the ban is a death sentence.

Tell Congress and demand that Trump abandon this bigoted ban.

Urgent Actions





November 14, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: 30 Relatives Of Uighur Activist Arbitrarily Detained (China: UA 251.17)

Chinese authorities have detained up to 30 relatives of Uighur human rights activist Rebiya Kadeer, who currently lives in the United States. Among the detained are Kadeer’s sisters, brothers, sons, grandchildren and extended relatives. It is unclear when they were taken away, and they are presumed to be arbitrarily detained at an “education centre”. They are at high risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

November 14, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Nevada Execution Delayed but Still Pursued (USA: UA 250.17)

A judge stayed Nevada’s first execution in over 11 years, scheduled for 14 November, due to concerns about the lethal injection protocol. The state had asked for the stay to allow it to appeal her order to remove one of the drugs from the protocol.

November 14, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Santiago Maldonado Found Dead (Argentina: UA 191.17)

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 … Continued

November 13, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Bangladeshi Academic Whereabouts Unknown (Bangladesh: UA 252.17)

Mubashar Hasan, a prominent Bangladeshi academic, has not been seen or heard from since 7 November and may have been subject to an enforced disappearance.

November 10, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Forcibly Returned Activist At Greater Torture Risk (China: UA 259.15)

Without any notification to his family, Dong Guangping has been moved to a new detention centre. Held incommunicado without trial since his forced return from Thailand in 2015, there is even greater concern following his relocation that any trial would be unfair and he is at risk of torture.

November 10, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Dalit Rights Activist Held Without Charge (India: UA 248.17)

Chandrasekhar Azad, a prominent Dalit rights activist from Uttar Pradesh, India, has been held in administrative detention since 3 November 2017, the day after he was granted bail following over four months in prison. Under the National Security Act, he is at risk of being detained for up to 12 months without charge or trial.

November 10, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Victory! Crimean Tatar Leaders Released (Ukraine: UA 205.16)

Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, both sentenced to prison by the de facto authorities in Russian-occupied Crimea, were taken to an airport and flown to Turkey on 25 October. On 27 October they arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

November 9, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Unlawful Execution Of Mexican National In USA (USA: UA 239.17)

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 … Continued

November 9, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Florida Carries Out Its Third Execution of 2017 (USA: UA 214.17)

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 … Continued

November 9, 2017 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Stop Crackdown Against LGBTI Individuals (Egypt: UA 231.17)

The number of individuals arrested by Egyptian authorities for their perceived sexual orientation has risen to 76, with at least 32 individuals sentenced to prison. Meanwhile, the Egyptian parliament is debating a new draft law which would criminalize by law same-sex relationships if adopted.