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UN expert on human rights defenders to visit Algeria (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
[English / Français] Press Release: The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, will conduct an official visit to Algeria from 26 November to 5 December 2023.
• 24th Nov 2023
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Lao PDR: arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, violations of fair trial, extrajudicial killings and renditions in relation to eight HRDs (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of the Lao PDR about the allegations of arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, violations of fair trial, extrajudicial killings and renditions in relation to eight human rights defenders.
• 24th Nov 2023
A portrait photograph of Syrian woman human rights defender Hiba Ezzideen Al-Hajji against a white background. She is wearing a black turtleneck and jacket, and has her brown wavy hair in a chin length bob.

Türkiye: targeting and online defamation of Syrian woman human rights defender Hiba Ezzideen Al-Hajji (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is a summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Türkiye about the targeting and online defamation of a Syrian woman human rights defender residing in Türkiye.
• 23rd Nov 2023
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Indonesia: alleged arbitrary detention of environmental HRD and farmer Heri Budiawan (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Indonesia about the alleged arbitrary detention of environmental human rights defender and farmer Heri Budiawan.
• 21st Nov 2023
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Tchad : allégations d’obstruction arbitraire aux études du défenseur des droits humains Djerane Enock (communication conjointe)

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Ce qui suit est basé sur une communication officielle transmise au gouvernement du Tchad à propos d’allégations d’obstruction arbitraire aux études du défenseur des droits humains Djerane Enock.
• 14th Nov 2023
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Uzbekistan must refrain from persecuting defenders of minority rights: UN experts (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
Press Release: UN experts expressed deep concern about the arbitrary detention of Uzbek human rights defender, Dauletmurat Tajimuratov, in Uzbekistan, and said he was facing harassment and inhuman treatment in prison.
• 9th Nov 2023
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Georgia: Veneer of openness masks systematic efforts to undermine human rights defenders, UN expert warns (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
[English / ქართული] Press Release: The Georgian authorities must radically improve their attitude towards human rights defenders, from public statements to policies and legislative frameworks, to create a supportive environment for their legitimate work.
• 7th Nov 2023
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End-of-Mission Statement – Official Country Visit to Georgia [English / ქართული]

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[English / ქართული] Preliminary findings and recommendations following my official country visit to Georgia.
• 7th Nov 2023
A close-up of Pakistani journalist Hamza Azhar Salam looking straight into the camera. He is wearing a black suit and white shirt.

Pakistan: threats and intimidations against Hamza Azhar Salam following his journalistic reporting on allegations of corruption (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of Pakistan about the threats and intimidations against Hamza Azhar Salam following his journalistic reporting on allegations of corruption.
• 31st Oct 2023
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Lao PDR: Stop deporting human rights defenders, says UN expert (Press Release)

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Press Release: Lao PDR must stop deporting human rights defenders to countries where there are substantial grounds to believe that they would face grave human rights violations.
• 27th Oct 2023
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UN expert on human rights defenders to visit Georgia (Press Release)

Official Letters and Statements
[English / ქართული] Press Release: The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, will conduct an official country visit to Georgia from 30 October to 7 November 2023.
• 26th Oct 2023
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India: detention and state of health of human rights defender G.N. Saibaba (joint communication)

Official Letters and Statements
This is the summary of a joint communication sent to the Government of India about the detention and state of health of human rights defender G.N. Saibaba.
• 20th Oct 2023