Thursday, September 29, 2022

Iran News: At least 76 Protesters Killed


Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); Sept. 26, 2022: 

At least 76 protesters are confirmed to have been killed by security forces. Most families have been forced to quietly bury their loved ones at night and pressured against holding public funerals. Many families were threatened with legal charges if they publicised their deaths. Internet disruptions continue to cause delays in reporting. Videos and death certificates obtained by Iran Human Rights confirm live ammunition is being directly fired at protesters. 

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NOTE: AI-139 members attended Mahsa Amini Rally at Capital SQ (September 25, 2022).  

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Monday, September 26, 2022

IRAN: End the Protest Bloodshed in IRAN - ONLINE PETITION

Amnesty International, 9-25-2022

Nationwide protests sparked by the death in custody of 22-year-old woman, Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, are being brutally quashed by the Iranian authorities. Call on the international community to take action now.


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hong Kong - Radio Host Charged - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA, September 23, 2022

Detained veteran internet radio host “Giggs” Edmund Wan, who has been remanded in custody for over 18 months, faces a total of 10 sedition and money laundering charges. 

At the time of being charged, Wan hosted his own show on an independent radio station, in which he commented on current affairs. He also hosted a fundraiser for the education of Hong Kong young protesters in Taiwan. 

Wan was targeted merely for exercising his right to freedom of expression through peaceful means. Charges against him must be dropped, and he must be released immediately.   


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TUNISIA : Reinstate Magistrates - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, Sept 19 2022

On June 1, 2022, the President Kais Saied arbitrarily dismissed 57 judges and prosecutors on vague grounds that included obstructing terrorism-related investigations, financial corruption, “moral corruption,” “adultery”, and participation in “alcohol-fuelled parties.” 

On August 10, 2022, the Tunis Administrative Tribunal issued an emergency ruling ordering the reinstatement of 49 of the 57 magistrates, but the government has thus far failed to comply with the tribunal decision. The Ministry of Justice must immediately reinstate all arbitrarily removed judges and prosecutors and respect the tribunal’s decision.




Thursday, September 1, 2022


Amnesty International USA, August 2022

On July 15, 2022, lawyers Lilya Gemedzhi, Rustem Kyamilev and Nazim Sheikhmambetov were disbarred in retaliation for their human rights work, defending Crimean Tatar activists against politically motivated charges in Russian-occupied Crimea. 

Unless this decision is reversed, they will not be able to represent clients in criminal proceedings and in court, nor take new qualification exams for a year. This sends a warning to other lawyers in Crimea, at the time when politically motivated reprisals against activists are on the rise.