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Saudi Arabia
Individual at risk

Raif Badawi was flogged in public 50 times a fortnight ago. He has 950 lashes and nearly a decade in prison left to serve - simply for blogging about free speech.

Pakistan
Death Penalty

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has lifted the moratorium on executions in the wake of the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar on 16 December. Six men have already been executed, and more could be carried out at any time.

China
Individual at risk

Detained Chinese women’s rights activist Su Changlan has been formally arrested and charged with ‘inciting subversion’, for showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong online. She faces life imprisonment. She does not have access to her lawyer or family. 

All Countries
Death Penalty, Individual at risk, LGBTI, Prisoner of conscience, Roma, Torture

Welcome to Write for Rights 2014! Take part in the biggest human rights campaign in the world! Take action on behalf of 12 people and communities whose human rights are being violated. 

Saudi Arabia
Individual at risk, Prisoner of conscience

Two Saudi Arabian women have been arrested for driving. Loujain al-Hathloul and Mayssa al-Amoudi, both supporters of the campaign for women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia, were detained at the al-Batha border crossing with the United Arab Emirates.

Iraq
Death Penalty, Individual at risk

A former member of Iraq’s Council of Representatives (Parliament) has been sentenced to death after a trial marred with irregularities. 

Philippines
Torture

In police stations across the Philippines, people are being tortured.

Torture is illegal in the Philippines, but reports of torture increased over 900% between 2001 and 2013.Yet not one torturer has ever been convicted.

Ireland
Women

The Istanbul Convention came into force on 1 August 2014. The entry of force of the Istanbul Convention marked an important step in achieving the aspiration of a Europe free of violence against women.

Egypt
Women

Egypt’s new president has pledged to stop violence against women. So why are the authorities harassing the women human rights heroes protesting against repression?

Dominican Republic
Women

On 18 November the Dominican Parliament adopted a comprehensive reform of the Criminal Code which maintains full criminalization of abortion. If introudced, it would violate the rights of women and girls.