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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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

Israel:  Death in custody must be immediately investigated

February 28, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel

Djibouti:  Follow of case DJI 200710_Solitary confinement of Mr. Mohamed Ahmed_Fear for his safety

January 18, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Djibouti

India:   Allegations of ill-treatment and arbitrary arrest

January 16, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Bangladesh:  New alleged extrajudicial killing

January 15, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Nepal:  Political interference in police investigation_Risk of impunity in the case of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa

January 14, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Bangladesh:  Alleged extrajudicial killing of Mr. Mohammad Atear Rahman by RAB members

January 10, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Tunisia:  Social peace threatened

December 13, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Tunisia

Mexico:  Acts of harassment and intimidation against Mrs Astrid Gómez Pillado and Mr Juan Ignacio Figueroa whose sons were allegedly tortures in custody

November 13, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico