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Thailand

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
Editor of the magazine Voice of Thaksin and member of the Union for Civil Liberty (UCL)

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2011


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Thai labour rights activist, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, was among the first activists in Thailand trying to unionise workers, providing them with legal training, and organising camp activities and public demonstrations. In his magazine Voice of Thaksin, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk has denounced human rights abuses. As a free speech advocate, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk has been calling for the revision of the lèse-majesté law currently in force in the country.

In April 2011, he was arrested five days after launching a petition campaign to secure a review of this legislation and has been arbitrarily detained since.

Held in pre-trial detention for 17 months, Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was convicted for allowing, as an editor, the publication of two satirical articles that were deemed to be “insulting the monarchy”. In January 2013, he was arbitrarily sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Angola
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Angola

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Pro-democracy activists

Arbitrarily detained since
December 2015

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Azimjan Askarov
Kyrgyzstan

Azimjan Askarov
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Arbitrarily detained since
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Iran
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Iran

Narges Mohammadi
Spokesperson and Vice-President of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC)

Arbitrarily detained since
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Egypt
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Egypt

Alaa Abdel Fattah
Civil and political rights activist

Arbitrarily detained since
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Iran
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Iran

Bahareh Hedayat
Student and women’s rights activist

Arbitrarily detained since
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran

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Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran

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Iran
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Iran

Reza Shahabi Zakaria
Treasurer of the "United Bus Company" trade union of Iran

Arbitrarily detained since
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Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Ali Ardeshir Larijani

Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran

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Javad Zarif 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran

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Iran
Mohammad Seddiq Kaboudvand
Iran

Mohammad Seddiq Kaboudvand
President of the Kurdistan Human Rights organisation

Arbitrarily detained since
2007

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Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran

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Javad Zarif 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran

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Iran
Abdolfattah Soltani
Iran

Abdolfattah Soltani
Founding member of Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) and human rights lawyer

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2011

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Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Ali Ardeshir Larijani

Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran

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Javad Zarif 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran

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Bahrain
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Bahrain

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja
Former President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and former Regional Director of Front Line for the Middle East and Northern Africa

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2011

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Khalid Alkhalifa

Foreign Minister of Bahrain

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of Bahrain

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Prince Salman bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

Crown Prince

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Vietnam
Ta Phong Tan
Vietnam

Ta Phong Tan
Co-founder of the Free Journalists' Club

Arbitrarily detained since
September 2011

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Nguyen Tan Dung

Prime Minister of Vietnam

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Vietnam
Ho thi Bich Khuong
Vietnam

Ho thi Bich Khuong
Farmer and land rights activist

Arbitrarily detained since
January 2011

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Nguyen Tan Dung

Prime Minister of Vietnam

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Uzbekistan
Azam Formonov
Uzbekistan

Azam Formonov
Former Head of the Syrdaryo regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2006

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Islom Karimov

President of Uzbekistan

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Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

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Government of The Republic of Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan
Gaybullo Jalilov
Uzbekistan

Gaybullo Jalilov
Member of the Karshi regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

Arbitrarily detained since
September 2009

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Islom Karimov

President of Uzbekistan

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Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

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Government of The Republic of Uzbekistan

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Thailand
Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
Thailand

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
Editor of the magazine Voice of Thaksin and member of the Union for Civil Liberty (UCL)

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2011

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Yingluck Shinawatra

Former Prime Minister of Thailand

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Abhisit Vejjajiva

Former Prime Minister of Thailand and Leader of Thailand's Democrat Party

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Government of Thailand

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

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Uzbekistan
Yuldosh Rasulov
Uzbekistan

Yuldosh Rasulov
Member of the Kashkadarya regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2007

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Islom Karimov

President of Uzbekistan

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Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

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Government of The Republic of Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan
Zafar Rakhimov
Uzbekistan

Zafar Rakhimov
Member of Kashkadarya regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

Arbitrarily detained since
April 2007

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Islom Karimov

President of Uzbekistan

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Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan

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Government of The Republic of Uzbekistan

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Egypt
Mahienour El-Massry
Egypt

Mahienour El-Massry
Human Rights Lawyer

Arbitrarily detained since
September 21, 2014

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Abdel Fattah al-Sissi

President of Egypt

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt

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Khadija-Ismailova
Azerbaijan
Khadija Ismayilova
Azerbaijan

Khadija Ismayilova
Investigation journalist, collaborates with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Released on
25 May 2016

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Khadija Ismayilova

Investigation journalist, collaborates with Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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Azerbaijan
Rasul Jafarov
Azerbaijan

Rasul Jafarov
Founder and chairman of the “Human Rights Club"

Released on
17 March 2016

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Rasul Jafarov

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Azerbaijan
Hilal Mammadov
Azerbaijan

Hilal Mammadov
Journalist / Editor of Tolishi-Sado (The Voice of Talysh)

Released on
17 march 2016

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Hilal Mammadov

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Azerbaidjan
Aliyev Intigam
Azerbaidjan

Aliyev Intigam
Lawyer / Head of the Legal Education Society

Released on
March 28, 2016

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Aliyev Intigam

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Sudan
Amin Mekki Medani
Sudan

Amin Mekki Medani
Human rights law expert

Released on
April 9, 2015

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Amin Mekki Medani

Expert in International human rights law

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Azerbaidjan
Leyla & Arif Yunus
Azerbaidjan

Leyla & Arif Yunus
Leyla is Director of the Institute for Peace and Democracy and Arif is Head of the Conflictology Department at IPD

Released on
9 December 2015

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Leyla & Arif Yunus

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Mexico
Juan Carlos Flores
Mexico

Juan Carlos Flores
Law student

Released on
January 23, 2015

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Juan Carlos Flores

Law student

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Ecuador
Javier Ramírez
Ecuador

Javier Ramírez
Farmer

Released on
February 10, 2015

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Javier Ramírez

Farmer

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Egypt
Yara Sallam
Egypt

Yara Sallam
Transitional Justice researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Released on
September 23, 2015

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Yara Sallam

Mahnaz-Mohammadi
Iran
Mahnaz Mohammadi
Iran

Mahnaz Mohammadi
Filmmaker, women’s rights activist

Released on
in July 2014 (conditionally)

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Mahnaz Mohammadi

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Vietnam
Do Thi Minh Hanh
Vietnam

Do Thi Minh Hanh
Land rights activist

Released on
June 28, 2014

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Do Thi Minh Hanh

Land rights activist

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Belarus
Ales Bialiatski
Belarus

Ales Bialiatski
President of “Viasna” Human Rights Centre and FIDH Vice-President

Released on
21 June 2014

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Ales Bialiatski

President of “Viasna” Human Rights Centre and FIDH Vice-President

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Syria
Hani Al Zaitani
Syria

Hani Al Zaitani
Member of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Released on
18 July 2015

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Hani al Zaitani

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Syria
Hussain Ghrer
Syria

Hussain Ghrer
Member of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Released on
18 July 2015

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Hussain Ghrer

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Syria
Mazen Darwish
Syria

Mazen Darwish
President of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Released on
10 August 2015

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Mazen Darwish

seifzadeh
Iran
Mohammad Seifzadeh
Iran

Mohammad Seifzadeh
Founding member of Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) and human rights lawyer

Released on
10 march 2016

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Mohammad Seifzadeh

erbey
Turkey
Muharrem Erbey
Turkey

Muharrem Erbey
Lawyer, General Vice-President of İnsan Haklari Derneği (İHD) (Human Rights Association) and former President of its Diyarbakır branch

Released on
April 12, 2014

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Muharrem Erbey

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Uzbekistan
Nasim Isakov
Uzbekistan

Nasim Isakov
Member of the Djizak regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

Released on
2015

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Nasim Isakov

Member of the Djizak regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

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Turkey
Reşit Teymur
Turkey

Reşit Teymur
Businessman, Executive of İnsan Haklari Derneği (İHD) (Human Rights Association) Siirt Branch

Released on
2014

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Reşit Teymur

Businessman, Executive of İnsan Haklari Derneği (İHD) (Human Rights Association) Siirt Branch

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Bahrain
Nabeel Rajab
Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab
President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), and FIDH Deputy Secretary General

Released on
July 13, 2015

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Khalid Alkhalifa

Foreign Minister of Bahrain

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Prince Salman bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

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Pierre Claver Mbonimpa
Burundi

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa
President of the association for the protection of human rights and detained people (APRODH)

Released on
September 29, 2014

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