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Independent UN experts (*) said that "credible evidence” show that inadequate prison conditions in which former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi may have led “directly” to the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi., warning that gross human rights violations in the country are a reality for thousands of detainees across the State, “many of whom may be at risk of death.

الكرامة، 14 أغسطس 2019

خاطبت السيدة آنياس كالامار، المقرّرة الخاصة الأممية المعنية بحالات الإعدام خارج القضاء، في بيان نُشر يوم الاثنين 12 أغسطس 2019، حكومة فرنسا وحثّتها على التدخّل في حق سبعة فرنسيين مهددين بتنفيذ حكم الإعدام في حقهم بالعراق والمطالبة بإعادتهم إلى بلدهم.

وجاء هذا البيان عقب نداء توصلت به في 25 يونيو 2019 يذكّر بأنّ فرنسا، بعد أن ألغت عقوبة الإعدام، ملزمة قانونيًا بضمان عدم تعرّض مواطنيها لهذه العقوبة سواء في الداخل أو في الخارج.

On July 23, 2019, Alkarama wrote to the UN Special Rapporteur on Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967 and the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing to ask them to urge the Israeli authorities to call on the Israeli authorities to immediately halt the destruction of houses near the Annexation Wall.

On 15 July 2019 Kuwait extradited eight Egyptian political opponents who were arrested three days before allegedly at the request of the Egyptian government. Alkarama submitted an urgent appeal to the Special Rapporteur on Torture against bother Kuwait and Egypt calling upon the UN expert to urge the two states to respect their international human rights obligations.

On June 18, 2019, Alkarama has submitted its shadow report ahead of Kuwait’s upcoming third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council that is scheduled to take place in January 2020.

On May 17, 2019, the United Nations Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) adopted a draft report following the review of Qatar’s human rights record on May 15, 2019. The report contains 269 recommendations made by United Nations Member States to Qatar, related to a flawed counterterrorism framework, the situation of migrant workers, women’s rights, and restrictions to the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. 

Counterterrorism framework 

On May 1, 2019, Alkarama submitted a report with several cases of reprisals in the Arab world to the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) in preparation for his annual report on reprisals against individuals who cooperate with the UN.

On March 28, 2019, Alkarama has submitted its shadow report ahead of Egypt’s upcoming third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Council that is scheduled in November 2019. The UPR, which is held every four to five years, is a peer-review mechanism during which UN Member States assess each other’s human rights records and make recommendations based on the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

On May 6, 2019, the Qatari Cassation Court issued a judgment annulling the decision of the State Prosecutor to include Mr Abdulrahman Al Nuaimi to a “terrorist listing” in March 2018.