Urgent campaigns

“Urgent Campaigns” has been one of OMCT’s principal activities since its founding. Its objective is to respond as quickly as possible to reports of grave human rights violations, in particular torture and ill-treatment, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, received from members of the SOS-Torture Network and other partner organisations. By monitoring situations and anticipating events, “Urgent Campaigns” seeks to protect victims from further abuse, as well as to pressure governments to respect international human rights norms and prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the violations. [Read more…]

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Indonesia:  Fear for the safety and health of Mr. Matan Klembiap, a torture victim currently detained in Abepura Prison

May 27, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Indonesia

Lebanon:  Tarek Rabaa in hunger strike since two weeks: human rights NGOs urge for his immediate release

May 15, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Lebanon

Mexico:  Joint letter to the Governor of the State of Guerrero with regard to the ongoing impunity in the extrajudicial killings of two students of the Normal Rural "Raul Isidro Burgos" school

May 2, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Joint OMCT - GMEDIA workshop on "Media Empowerment during United Nations Committee against torture (CAT)" for journalists from Guatemala and Kenya, from the 13th to the 17th May 2013, in Geneva

April 19, 2013  |  Events  |  Guatemala, Kenya

Togo:  L'OMCT et le CACIT dénoncent le décès d'un enfant lors de la répression violente d'une manifestation d'élèves ainsi que les menaces à l’encontre de cinq dirigeants syndicaux

April 17, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Togo

Bangladesh:  Release Interim Editor of Amar Desh, Mr. Mahmudur Rahman!

April 17, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Venezuela:  Open letter with regard ill-treatment allegations in the prison of Coro, in the state of Falcon

April 16, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela

Venezuela:  Torture against Mr Lisnardo Danielson Llorente Garcia and Mr Nehemas Etifaz Camacho Correa

April 15, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela

Nepal:  Alleged torture in police custody suffered by Mr. Parshuram Chaudhary _OMCT fears for his safety and the risk of impunity

April 5, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

China:  Follow-up of case CHN 280409: Release after completing his 17 years’s prison term of Mr. Jigme Gyatso, a 52-year-old Tibetan political prisoner from Amdo Kersul. OMCT remains concern about his poor health

April 3, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Viet Nam:  Concerns over risks of prosecution of Buddhist youth leader Le Cong Cau

March 22, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Viet Nam

Malaysia:  Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Joint OMCT- SUARAM submission

March 12, 2013  |  Reports and Publications  |  Malaysia

Iran:  UN Human Rights Council: Joint statement under item 4 General debate

March 12, 2013  |  Statements  |  Iran

Syrian Arab Republic:  White Wave for Syria

March 12, 2013  |  Events  |  Syrian Arab Republic

Mexico:  Universal Periodic Review (UPR): OMCT submission

March 5, 2013  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico