France/Canada: Court Blocks Release Order for Dr. Hassan Diab for the Eighth Time, Overturning Bail Decision of November 6 | Press Release

This press release was originally posted on In a deeply disappointing and stunning move, the French Court of Appeal quashed – for the eighth time – a release order for Dr. Hassan Diab. Hassan has been … [Read more...]

Turkey: UN Experts Call for Dropping of Terror Charges against Leading Human Rights Defenders | Press Release

This press release was originally posted on 13 November 2017 - Six UN experts published a statement condemning Turkey’s widespread use of anti-terrorism laws to wrongly arrest, detain and prosecute “people … [Read more...]

Myanmar: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers | Briefing Note

Full PDF Version Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note Catherine Morris, BA, JD, LLM[1] 9 November 2017 Four pages plus references. Please send corrections to … [Read more...]

China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Human Rights Lawyer Li Yuhan and Cease Investigations and Surveillance | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC requests China to immediately and unconditionally release human rights lawyer Li Yuhan and cease all investigations of her. Li Yuhan was taken into custody on 9 October without justification or due process. The arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearance, … [Read more...]

Viet Nam: Stop the Crackdown Against Human Rights Defenders and Bloggers | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC is part of a 17-member coalition to stop the political crackdown in Viet Nam against peaceful expression. 25 lawyers, human rights defenders and bloggers have been wrongfully arrested, detained or exiled during 2017 for their human rights advocacy, with the Viet Nam branding … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Immediately Suspend Executions of Mubasher Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmad and Ehsan Ahmad | Letter

Full PDF Version November 2, 2017 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President's Secretariat Islamabad PAKISTAN Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Prime Minister Prime Minister’s House … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release Amnesty International Turkey Chair Taner Kiliç | Letter

Full PDF Version October 30, 2017 H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan President of the Republic of Turkey T.C. Cumhurbaskanlıgı Genel Sekreterligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: Re: LRWC seeks immediate release of Amnesty Chair Taner … [Read more...]

Cameroon: Immediately Release and Cease Prosecutions Against Anglophone Activists | Letter

Full PDF Version (Mancho Bibixy, one of the activists arrested and facing charges before a military tribunal in connection with Anglophone-rights demonstrations) October 30, 2017 His Excellency Paul Biya President of the Republic of Cameroon Office of the President P.O. Box … [Read more...]

Turkey: Eight Human Rights Defenders Released Pending Trial

On 25 October 2017, an Istanbul court issued a decision to conditionally release eight human rights defenders while the court proceedings regarding charges continue. Released are: İdil Eser, Director of Amnesty Turkey, Özlem Dalkıran, Günal Kurşun, Veli Acu, Ali Gharavi, Peter Steudtner, Nalan Erkem … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Immediately End Grave, Systematic Human Rights Violations Against Rohingya People | Statement

Full PDF Version LRWC is gravely concerned about the escalation of widespread and systematic violence and human rights violations against Rohingya people in Myanmar. Human rights violations against the Rohingya are well known to have persisted for many years. In September 2017, the UN High … [Read more...]