OMCT Activities

OMCT’s experience has enabled it to develop specific sets of activities aimed at reinforcing the SOS-Torture network and empowering and protecting its members. Likewise it engages in a range of activities aimed at eradicating torture and other human rights violations that fall within its mandate by means of prevention, denunciation, awareness raising, training, advocacy, proceedings against perpetrators, and assistance to and rehabilitation of victims.

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India:  Murder of Mr. Lafiqul Islam Ahmed

August 24, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Kazakhstan:  Press Release: UN body declares the detention of Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayanov arbitrary

August 24, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kazakhstan

Mexico:  Comunicado de prensa: México debe cumplir la Opinión de la ONU y liberar al defensor Pablo López Alavéz

August 23, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Chile:  Comunicado conjunto: Estado chileno debe abstenerse de utilizar la Ley Antiterrorista en juicio a Machi Linconao y Mapuches

August 22, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Chile

Bahrain:  Ongoing arbitrary detention of Ms. Ebtisam Al-Saegh as well as of Mr. Mohammed Al-Shakhoori and Mr. Radhi Saleh Al-Qatari

August 22, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

OMCT E-bulletin: 61th session of the Committee Against Torture - July/August 2017

August 21, 2017  |  Reports and Publications

Myanmar (ex-Burma):  Ongoing judicial harassment against Mandalay farmers and two land rights defenders of the Farmers Network Interest of Farmers and Labor (FNI-FL)

August 18, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Myanmar (ex-Burma)

Burundi:  Le placement en détention de Mr. Germain Rukuki confirmé par la Chambre de conseil

August 18, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Burundi

Philippines:  Threats and acts of intimidation against Ms. Cristina "Tinay" Palabay, Secretary General of Karapatan

August 17, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

Thailand:  Sentence against student and pro-democracy activist Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa (aka Pai)

August 17, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Thailand

Kenya:  Press Release: Authorities should re-register leading human rights NGOs harassed for election monitoring work

August 16, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kenya

Cambodia:  Joint Statement: On the 1st anniversary of the arbitrary detention of land rights defender Tep Vanny, CSOs call for her release #FreeTepVanny

August 15, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Turkey:  Seven human rights defenders remain arbitrarily detained and the two others released keep being judicially harassed

August 12, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey

Kyrgyzstan:  Unlawful restriction of property rights of human rights defender Azimjan Askarov.

August 11, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kyrgyzstan

Belarus:  Judicial harassment against several leaders of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Radio and Electronic Industry Workers (REP) and the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU)

August 10, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Belarus