Thursday, January 27, 2022

MOROCCO: Journalist Convicted of Espionage and Rape - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, 01-26-2022

On July 19, 2021, the Casablanca Court of First Instance convicted Moroccan journalist, Omar Radi, of espionage and rape and sentenced him to six years in prison after a trial marred by blatant breaches of due process rights. 

His appeal trial started on November 25, 2021. Amnesty International renews its calls for a fair trial and a fair review of Omar Radi’s ongoing detention pending the end of his appeals.  


Sunday, January 16, 2022

USA: Petition to End Death Penalty

Amnesty International, USA, 01-16-2022.

An action you can take is to sign the following petition asking the Federal Government to halt the death penalty.  This petition will be delivered tomorrow on Capitol Hill.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

ALABAMA, USA: Stop Execution in Alabama - URGENT ACTION

Alabama, Amnesty International, 1-13-2022

Matthew Reeves, 18 years old at the time of the crime and now 43, is facing execution in Alabama on January 27, 2022. 

His death sentence has been upheld despite compelling claims that he has an intellectual disability and that his trial lawyers failed him when they did not retain an expert to present such evidence. 

Even without the presentation of this key mitigation evidence at trial, only 10 of 12 jurors voted for death. Amnesty International calls on Governor Ivey to commute the death sentence.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

PHILLIPPINES: Torture Feared for Abducted Activist - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA. January 4, 2022

Steve Abua, a land rights activist and community organizer of farmers and Indigenous Peoples, has been missing since he was abducted on November 6, 2021, in Central Luzon.

Steve’s wife said his alleged abductors called her and asked her to convince her husband to admit that he is a member of an armed group, a tactic often used by Philippine authorities to silence human rights defenders and dissidents. 

The police and the military should exhaust all means possible to find Steve, ensure his safety and reunite him with his family.