Arbitrary Detention: UN expert group releases 22 Opinions from 17 countries

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released today 22 Opinions concerning 101 individuals in detention in 17 countries. The Opinions were adopted by the expert group during its last session held in Geneva from 18 to 27 April 2016.

The Working Group has a mandate to investigate allegations of individuals being deprived of their liberty in an arbitrary way or inconsistently with international human rights standards, and to recommend remedies such as release from detention and compensation, when appropriate.

The advance unedited version of these opinions can be found at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Detention/Pages/Opinions2016.aspx

The individuals deprived of liberty subject to these Opinions include:

Ms. Zeinab Jalaian (Iran)

Opinion No.1/2016

Ms. Bahareh Hedayat (Iran)

Opinion No. 2/2016

Ms. Farida Ali Abdul Hamid and Mr. Salim Mohamed Musa (Libya)

Opinion No.3/2016

Mr. Abdul Majed Al Gaoud, Mr. Jebril Abdulkarim Al Kadiki, Mr. Omar Suleiman Salem Muftah Al Mouallef, Mr. Abdulaiti Ibrahim Al-Obeidi, Mr. Mansour Dao Ibrahim, Mr. Abu Zaid Omar Dorda, Mr. Saadi Muammer Mohammed Gaddafi, Mr. Abdalla Mahmoud Mohamed Hajazi, Mr. Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim, Mr. Mustapha Mohammed Kharoobee, Mr. Ali Mahmoud Maria, Mr. Saad Masoud Saad Zayd (Libya)

Opinion No.4/2016

Mr. Arsen Klinchaev, Mr. Alexander Kharotonov, Mr. Anton Davidenko, Mr. Mikhail Chumachenko, Mr. Dmitry Kouzmenko, Mr. Leonid Baranov, Mr. Konstantin Dolgov, Mr. Ignat Kramskoy, Mr. Pavel Yurevich Gubarev ( Ukraine)

Opinion No.5/2016

Mr. Alaa Ahmed Seif Al Islam Abd El Fattah ( Egypt)

Opinion No.6/2016

Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Mohammed Ismail Alfakharany, Mr. Samhy Mostafa Ahmed Abdulalim, Mr- Mohamed Mohamed Aladili, Mr. Waleed Abdulraoof Shalaby, Mr. Ahmed Sabii, Mr. Youssouf Talat Mahmoud Mahmoud Abdulkarim, Mr. Hani Salheddin, Mr. Mosaad Albarbary, Mr. Abdo Dasouki (Egypt)

Opinion No. 7/2016

Mr. Richard Spyros Hagabimana (Burundi)

Opinion No.8/2016

Mr. Amer Jamil Jubran (Jordan)

Opinion No.9/2016

Mr. Befekadu Hailu, Mr. Zelalem Kibret, Mr. Atnaf Berhane, Mr. Natnail Feleke, Ms. Mahlet Fantahun, Mr. Abel Wabella, Mr. Tesfalem Waldyes, Mr. Asmamaw Hailegiorgis, Ms. Edom Kassaye (Ethiopia)

Opinion No. 10/2016

Mr. Yu Shiwen (China)

Opinion No. 11/2016

Ms. Sandy Phan-Gillis (China)

Opinion No. 12/2016

A child whose is known to the Working Group (Israel)

Opinion No. 13/2016

Mr. Alexander Klykov (Russia)

Opinion No. 14/2016

Ms. Khalida Jarrar (Israel)

Opinion No. 15/2016

Mr. Joseacute; Daniel Gil Trejos (Nicaragua)

Opinion No. 16/2016

Mr. Jesuacute;s Eduardo Saacute;nchez Silva, Mr. Diblallin Islas Rojas, Mr. Jaime Garciacute;a Matiacute;as, Mr. Luis Enrique Matiacute;as Hernaacute;ndez, Mr. Erik Omar Rodriacute;guez Santiago, Mr. Germaacute;n Guadalupe Mendoza Cruz, Mr. Santiago Garciacute;a Espinoza, Mr. Felipe Loacute;pez Morales, Mr. Joseacute; Alberto Andreacute;s Loacute;pez, Mr. Javier Loacute;pez Martiacute;nez, Mr. Joseacute; Usiel Matiacute;as Hernaacute;ndez, Mr. Erick Gonzaacute;lez Guilleacute;n, Mr. Javier Aluz Mancera, Mr. Joseacute; Enrique Ordaz Velasco, Mr. Humberto Castellanos Loacute;pez, Mr. Eduardo Palma Santiago, Mr. Jorge Chonteco Jimeacute;nez, Mr. Luis Enrique Loacute;pez Loacute;pez, Mr. Joseacute; de Jesuacute;s Martiacute;nez Castellanos, Mr. Bailoacute;n Rojas Goacute;mez, Mr. Eugenio Hernaacute;ndez Gaitaacute;n, Mr. Celso Castillo Martiacute;nez, Mr. Eleuterio Hernaacute;ndez Bautista, Sr. Roque Coca Goacute;mez, Mr. Feliciano Garciacute;a Matiacute;as (Mexico)

Opinion No. 17/2016

Mr. Ravi Ramesh Ghaghda, Mr. Anthony Keya Munialo, Mr. Chuma Boniface Muriuki, Mr. Peter Muriuki Nkonge Mr. Anthony Mwadime Wazome (South Sudan)

Opinion No. 18/2016

Mr. Mauro Vay Gonon, Mr. Mariano Garciacute;a Carrillo, Ms. Mariano Garciacute;a Carrillo (Guatemala)

Opinion No. 19/2016

Mr. Walid Yunis Ahmad (Iraq)

Opinion No. 20/2016

Mr. Henrique Luaty da Silva Beiratilde;o, Mr. Manuel Chivonde (also known as Nito Alves), Mr. Nuno Aacute;lvaro Dala, Mr. Nelson Dibango Mendes dos Santos, Mr. Hitler Jessy Chivonde (also known as Hitler Samussuko), Mr. Albano Evaristo Bingobingo, Mr. Sedrick Domingos de Carvalho, Mr. Fernando Antoacute;nio Tomaacute;s (also known as Nicolas o Radical, Mr. Arante Kivuvu Italiano Lopes, Mr. Benedito Jeremias (also known as Dito Dali), Mr. Inocecirc;ncio Antocirc;nio de Brito, Mr. Joseacute; Gomes Hata, Mr. Osvaldo Seacute;rgio Correia Caholo, Mr. Domingos da Cru, 31 years (Angola)

Opinion No. 21/2016

Mr. Marafa Hamidou Yaya (Cameroon)

Opinion No. 22/2016

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Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).