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Syrian human rights defender Jdea Abdullah Nawfal is posing in front of a hilly landscape, his arm rested on a ledge and holding a cigarette. He has white hair and a moustache. He is wearing sunglasses and a black leather jacket.

Syria: physical attack and targeted intimidation of HRD Jdea Abdullah Nawfal (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a communication sent to the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic about the physical attack against, and targeted intimidation of HRD Jdea Abdullah Nawfal.
• 31st Aug 2023
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México: Expertas de la ONU muestran indignación por los ataques y asesinatos contra mujeres defensoras de los derechos humanos (comunicado de prensa)

Official Letters and Statements
Comunicado de prensa – México: Expertas de la ONU muestran indignación por los ataques y asesinatos contra mujeres defensoras de los derechos humanos.
• 30th Aug 2023
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Viet Nam: continued detention of HRD Dang Dinh Bach and administrative & judicial harassment of his wife, WHRD Tran Phuong Thao (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a communication sent to the Government of Viet Nam about the continued detention of HRD Dang Dinh Bach and the administrative & judicial harassment of his wife, WHRD Tran Phuong Thao.
• 29th Aug 2023
A photograph of GN Saibaba sitting in his wheelchair indoors, with a wooden door in the background

India: End inhumane detention of human rights defender GN Saibaba (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press release: India should end the inhumane detention of human rights defender GN Saibaba
• 21st Aug 2023
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Armenia: criminal charges against journalist and environmental human rights defender Tehmina Yenoqyan (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a communication sent to the Government of Armenia and other actors about the criminal charges brought against journalist and environmental human rights defender Tehmina Yenoqyan.
• 18th Aug 2023
Seven flags of Niger on top of flagpoles, flying in the wind.

Niger : allégations de harcèlement judiciaire, détentions arbitraires et irrégularités procédurales à l’encontre de cinq défenseurs des droits humains (communication conjointe)

Official Letters and Statements
Ce qui suit est basé sur une communication officielle transmise au gouvernement du Niger à propos d’allégations d’arrestation, détention, harcèlement judiciaire et procédures judiciaires irrégulières de cinq défenseurs des droits de l’homme pour avoir exercé leurs droits à la liberté d’expression, de réunion pacifique et d’association.
• 17th Aug 2023
A collage of two photos representing Indian human rights defenders Pranab Roy and Arkadeep Goswami.

India: alleged physical violence, intimidation & arrest perpetrated against MASUM members Pranab Roy & Arkadeep Goswami (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a communication sent to the Government of India about violations against two members of the human rights organisation Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM).
• 16th Aug 2023
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Lao must immediately release Chinese lawyer Lu Siwei and prevent his imminent deportation (press release)

Official Letters and Statements
GENEVA (11 August 2023) – UN experts* today called on Lao People’s Democratic Republic to end the arbitrary detention of…
• 11th Aug 2023
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Russia: persecution of environmental human rights defenders & anti-war activists Polina Oleynikova, Arshak Makichyan & his family members (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a communication sent to the Government of Russia about the persecution of the environmental human rights defenders and anti-war activists Polina Oleynikova, Arshak Makichyan and his family members.
• 11th Aug 2023
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China: UN experts seek clarification about nine imprisoned Tibetan human rights defenders (press release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press release: The Chinese government must provide information about nine Tibetan environmental human rights defenders serving prison sentences of up to 11 years.
• 10th Aug 2023
A collage of photos of HRDs Irfan Mehraj and Khurram Parvez.

India: arrest & detention of Kashmiri human rights defenders Irfan Mehraj & Khurram Parvez (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of an official communication sent to the Government of India about the arrest and detention of Kashmiri human rights defenders Irfan Mehraj and Khurram Parvez and their ongoing persecution.
• 9th Aug 2023
Three flags of Morocco are flying in the wind next to each other on a blue sky background.

Maroc : détérioration des conditions de détention de trois défenseurs des droits de l’homme condamnés à de longues peines de prison (communication conjointe)

Official Letters and Statements
Ce qui suit est basé sur une communication officielle transmise au gouvernement du Maroc à propos de la détérioration des conditions de détention de trois défenseurs des droits de l’homme condamnés à de longues peines de prison, Al-Hussein Al-Bashir Ibrahim, Khatri Dadda et Naama Asfari.
• 2nd Aug 2023