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November 2, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Lawmaker’s Administrative Detention Renewed (Israel/OPT: UA 187.17)

Israel renews, for the third time and without charge or trial, the administrative detention of Khalida Jarrar for further four months. She is a Palestinian lawmaker and prominent political figure.

November 2, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Death Sentences Quashed, Retrial Ordered (Bahrain: UA 1.15)

On 22 October 2018, Bahrain’s Cassation Court overturned the death sentences it had confirmed in 2015 against Mohamed Ramadhan Issa Ali Hussain and Hussain Ali Moosa Hussain Mohamed, and returned their cases to the Appeal Court for retrial.

October 31, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Human Rights Defender Brutally Attacked (Equatorial Guinea: UA 189.18)

Alfredo Okenve, an Equatorial Guinea human rights defender was brutally attacked on 27 October by unknown armed men. He was later abandoned in a lonely area outside the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.

October 29, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Mother and Son Separated by Border Authorities (USA: UA 185.18)

In March, Valquiria and her seven-year-old son Abel* fled Brazil and requested asylum in the US after death threats from drug traffickers. US border authorities forcibly separated them and continue to detain Valquiria. The extreme anguish she and her son are experiencing may amount to torture. US immigration authorities must immediately free Valquiria while she pursues her asylum claim.

October 29, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Students’ Trial Ongoing, Despite Apology to Erdogan (Turkey: UA 131.18)

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October 26, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: Indigenous Environmental Rights Defender Killed (Mexico: UA 187.18)

Julián Carrillo was shot death on 24 October, after receiving several death threats for his work defending the territory of his Indigenous community in Mexico. He is the latest death in a series of killings, including several members of his family and Indigenous authorities. The community fears that other attacks could take place.

October 25, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Lawyer Released on Bail but Threat of Jail Remains (Russian Federation: UA 167.18)

Lawyer Mikhail Benyash, who had been detained since 9 September after meeting his client who had taken part in a peaceful protest against pension reforms in Krasnodar, Russia, was released on bail on 23 October. The politically-motivated criminal charges against him are still pending. He faces up to five years imprisonment if found guilty.

October 25, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Poor Medical Treatment for Detained Activist (China: UA 284.16)

Huang Qi, founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights website “64 Tianwang”, has told his lawyer that his health has further deteriorated due to the lack of appropriate medical treatment in the detention centre. Already facing the possibility of life imprisonment, Huang Qi has been notified that he will also be charged with “leaking state secrets”, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

October 25, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Victory! Palestinian NGO Worker Released (Israel/OPT: UA 226.17)

On 30 September, Salah Hammouri, French-Palestinian lawyer and NGO worker, was released from Ketziot prison in southern Israel. He had spent one year in administrative detention without charge or trial.

October 25, 2018 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action Update: Ongoing Punishment for Prisoner of Conscience (Viet Nam: UA 155.18)

Human rights defender Tran Thi Nga recently told her husband in a hurried phone call that she had been brutally beaten up and has received a death threats by another inmate. After a previous call with her family, it appears that the attacks have been orchestrated by prison authorities to punish her. Detained for more than 18 months, Tran Thi Nga is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.