REDRESS currently has over one hundred active cases in more than 40 countries encompassing all regions of the world. Given the sensitivity of the information, we are only able to highlight information which is in the public domain.
Essam Atta was an Egyptian civilian who was arbitrarily detained, tried and sentenced by a military court. He was tortured to death in prison by Egyptian authorities in 2011.
Kamilya Mohammedi Tuweni was kidnapped by Kenyan counter-terrorism forces in 2007 after being mistaken for an Al-Qaeda operative. She was kept in secret detention in four different East African countries for more than two months, threatened with rape and beaten. KAMILYA’S STORY On 7 January 2007, Kamilya Mohammedi Tuweni travelled…
Leopoldo García Lucero was subjected to torture and forced exile under the Pinochet regime in Chile in the 1970s. LEOPOLDO’S STORY On 11 September 1973, General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected President Salvador Allende in a military coup in Chile. Leopoldo García Lucero, an Allende supporter, was arrested shortly…
Djamel Ktiti is a French national who was arrested twice on the basis of an INTERPOL Red Notice - first in Spain, then in Morocco – and held in provisional detention for extended periods of time in these countries.
Magdulein Abaida is a Libyan women’s rights activist who had to flee Libya in 2012, after being subjected to ill-treatment and death threats as a result of her human rights work.
Eight young people from Manau (Bardiya District), Nepal, including Chillu Tharu, Kamala Tharu, Dhaniram Tharu, Lauti Tharu, Moham Tharu, Prem Prakash Tharu, Soniram Tharu and Radhulal Tharu disappeared from their village in 2002.