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Iran: Rising concerns for cartoonist Atena Farghadani, detained for exercising her right to free expression

2015-08-27

Update: Atena Farghadani has recently developed signs of lymphatic disease in Evin prison. Her case has been referred to Branch 54 of the Appeals Court where she will try to challenge a sentence of 12…

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Take Action Now : Urgent Appeal: Bahrain: Release Prisoner of Conscience Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace as Hunger Strike Reaches 160th Day

2015-08-27

Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace is a prisoner of conscience and a member of the Bahrain 13, a group of activists arrested by the Bahraini government for their role in peaceful protests in 2011. Dr Al-Singace…

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Update: Oman: Internal Security Service arrest human rights defender and release four others

2015-08-24

On 24 August 2015, the Internal Security Service (ISS) in Oman released three human rights defenders from detention, a day after human rights defender Khalid Al-Nawafli was arrested. This follows a pattern…

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UAE: Human rights defender and former member of the “UAE5” Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith arrested

2015-08-18

On 18 August 2015, human rights defender Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith was arrested by the State Security Authority in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was arrested at 2pm at his work in Abu Dhabi, taken to…

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Bahrain: Human rights defender arrested and Bahrain’s only Independent newspaper Al-Wasat suspended by authorities

2015-08-16

Update: Dr. Maitham Al-Salman was released on 08 August 2015 after he was interrogated at the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in relation to two charges of allegedly…

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Syria: Syrian authorities must drop charges against three human rights defenders and release all prisoners of conscience

2015-08-14

Sixteen international organisations have joined the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) in welcoming the release of its president Mazen Darwish and in calling for all charges against…

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