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Colombia: asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos José Miller Correa (comunicación conjunta)

Official Letters and Statements
Lo que sigue se basa en una comunicación conjunta enviada al Gobierno de Colombia sobre el asesinato del defensor de derechos humanos José Miller Correa.
• 5th Jan 2024
A collage of photos of Chinese human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing.

China: trial of HRDs Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of China about the trial of human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing.
• 5th Jan 2024
Human rights defender Bakhrom Khamroev is standing amongst protesters who are holding signs, and speaking to a journalist filming him. He is wearing a brown suit and tie.

Russia: recent sentencing and continued judicial harassment of human rights defender Bakhrom Khamroev (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Russia about the recent sentencing and continued judicial harassment of human rights defender Bakhrom Khamroev.
• 4th Jan 2024
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Azerbaijan: alleged harassment and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu and his wife (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Azerbaijan about the alleged harassment and arbitrary detention of human rights defender Dr. Gubad Ibadoghlu and his wife.
• 29th Dec 2023
The logo of "Ecologistas en Acción", a confederation of ecologist groups in Spain, on a green background.

España: uso abusivo de denuncias por parte de una empresa minera para intimidar a los miembros de Ecologistas en Acción (comunicación conjunta)

Official Letters and Statements
Lo que sigue se basa en una comunicación conjunta enviada al Gobierno de España y a la empresa Tungsten San Finx, SL sobre el presunto uso abusivo de denuncias por parte de la empresa minera para intimidar a las personas defensoras del medioambiente.
• 21st Dec 2023
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Sudan: killing of HRDs & threats of sexual violence against WHRDs in West Darfur (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Sudan about the killing of human rights defenders in El Geneina, West Darfur, and threats of sexual violence against women human rights defenders in the region.
• 20th Dec 2023
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UAE: UN expert denounces new charges against jailed human rights defenders during COP28 (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press Release: Five human rights defenders, already in detention on baseless sentences which had expired, are now facing new charges almost identical to those originally brought against them.
• 14th Dec 2023
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawlor is speaking into microphones on a stage during the end of mission press conference in Algeria. Behind her is the flag of the United Nations.

End-of-Mission Statement – Official Country Visit to Algeria [English / Français / العربية]

Official Letters and Statements
[English / Français / العربية] Preliminary findings and recommendations following my official country visit to Algeria.
• 5th Dec 2023
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Algeria: Continued restrictions on human rights defenders undermine social reforms says UN expert (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
[English / Français / العربية] Press Release: Algeria must refrain from targeting human rights defenders in order to build on the reforms of the past four years.
• 5th Dec 2023
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Nicaragua: persecución judicial de defensores de derechos humanos a través del despojo de su nacionalidad (comunicación conjunta)

Official Letters and Statements
Lo que sigue se basa en una comunicación enviada al Gobierno de Nicaragua sobre la persecución judicial de defensores de derechos humanos por parte de las autoridades, a través del despojo de su nacionalidad nicaragüense.
• 30th Nov 2023
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The UAE must ensure COP28 is inclusive says UN expert (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press release: Human rights and those who defend them must be at the forefront of the COP28 summit in the United Arab Emirates.
• 30th Nov 2023
A collage of photos of Bahraini human rights defenders Abduljalil Al-Singace, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Naji Fateel.

Bahrain: deteriorating health condition and ill-treatment of HRDs Abduljalil Al-Singace, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Naji Fateel in prison (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Bahrain about the deteriorating health condition and ill-treatment of HRDs Abduljalil Al-Singace, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and Naji Fateel in prison.
• 28th Nov 2023