house arrest

Update: Italy – Rachid Mesli permitted to leave Italyposted on: 2015/09/18

On 15 September 2015, the Turin Court of Appeal ruled to release Algerian human rights defender Mr Rachid Mesli, who had been under house arrest since 22 August 2015, and to allow him to leave the country.

Vietnam - Threats against human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and attack on his homeposted on: 2015/02/06

On 30 January 2015, two unidentified men broke the front door of the apartment of human rights lawyer Mr Nguyen Van Dai in Hanoi, and threatened to burn his home and assault him. He reported the incident to the police. The human rights defender is under house arrest in Hanoi since 2007, serving a four-year sentence that is due to end in March 2015.

Update: Bahrain - Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer released under house arrestposted on: 2014/12/19

On 15 December 2014, human rights defender Ms Ghada Jamsheer was released from the Isa Town Detention Centre for Women after spending more than three months in detention since her initial arrest on 14 September 2014. She is currently facing 12 charges, including new charges relating to “assaulting a police officer” during her time in detention. Ghada Jamsheer is currently under house arrest while she awaits her court hearing on 14 January 2015.

Azerbaijan – Court upholds decision to maintain in detention human rights defender Mr Emil Mamedovposted on: 2014/06/13

On 12 June 2014, at 3pm, the Salyan Regional Court of Azerbaijan rejected a request to transfer human rights defender Mr Emil Mamedov from administrative detention to house arrest. The human rights defender, who denies all accusations, faces between three and five years of imprisonment if convicted of the charges of repeated extortion under Article 182.2.2 of the Criminal Code.

Hungary: Update - Human rights defender Dr Ágnes Geréb released from house arrestposted on: 2014/02/22

On 21 February 2014, human rights defender Dr Ágnes Geréb was released from house arrest by the Court of Appeal in Budapest. The human rights defender has been under house arrest for 3 years, 4 months and 15 days.

China: Liu Xia, wife of Liu Xiaobo, appeals to Chinese government amid worsening health while under house arrestposted on: 2013/12/03

On 3 December 2013, three requests issued by Ms Liu Xia in relation to her house arrest were made public by Hong Kong-based human rights defender, Ms Zeng Jinyan.

China: Human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti placed under strict house arrest posted on: 2013/03/22

On 21 March 2013, Uyghur human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti was placed under strict house arrest at his home in Beijing. On 22 March, the human rights defender was due to travel to Hong Kong to attend an academic conference.

China- Update: Human rights defender Ms He Peirong released from police custodyposted on: 2012/05/04

On 4 May 2012, Ms He Peirong was released from police custody in her home city of Nanjing. She had been detained for seven days following her role in assisting fellow HRD Mr Chen Guangcheng's escape.

China: Fear for safety of Mr Chen Guangcheng and his family;fellow HRD Ms He Peirong remains missing and Ms Zeng Jinyan under house arrestposted on: 2012/05/03

On 2 May 2012, Mr Chen Guangcheng left the US Embassy in Beijing where he had taken refuge for six days following his escape on 22 April 2012 from nineteen months of strict and unlawful house arrest in his home province of Shandong.