Thank you to Wayne, one of our Amnesty International Madison Group #139 members, for sending Urgent Actions for the month of July. Here is a partial list. For the complete list of "46" Actions, click here.
- 30 JuneFurther information on UA: 136/14 (21
May 2014) and updates (13 June 2014)
Issue Date: 30 June 2014
THREE ACTIVISTS IN DETENTION WITHOUT CHARGE
Three Sudanese activists remain in detention without charge in Khartoum’s Kober prison. Their family members say they show signs of having been tortured and otherwise ill-treated.
Name: Mohamed Salah Mohamed Abdelrahman (m), Moamar Musa Mohamed (m), Taj Alsir Jaafar (m)
Issues: Risk of torture/ill-treatment, Arbitrary detention, Unjust imprisonment
- UA: 177/14
Issue Date: 10 July 2014
LAND RIGHTS DEFENDER THREATENED
Two threatening telephone calls were made to staff members of a human rights organization in Oaxaca State, south-western Mexico. It is believed the threats are a direct result of their work supporting local Indigenous communities who oppose the construction of a wind farm project on their land.
Name: CODIGO-DH staff, Carmen Ruiz (f) and APPJ members
Issues: Death threats, Human rights defenders, Indigenous rights
- UA: 190/14
Issue Date: 28 July 2014
FAMILIES FACE FORCIBLE RETURN TO NORTH KOREA
A group of around 29 people, including a one-year-old baby, are at risk of being forcibly returned to North Korea after being detained in China. If returned to North Korea, they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment, forced labor and death.
Name: A group of 35 people (m/f)
Issues: Risk of ill-treatment/torture, Legal concern, Fear for safety