Women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia appeared in a closed-door court hearing Wednesday on unknown charges after being detained in a crackdown last year.
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Al-Hathloul was initially held in incommunicado and has been denied access to all legal support. She has also reportedly been subjected to severe torture.
The sentencing of Lebanese TV correspondent Adam Chamseddine to three months in jail for “insulting” a security agency in a Facebook post .
On 15 August 2018, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in separate trial was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes in absentia.
Top Chenchen official has declared blood feud against popular exiled blogger in what appears to be another example of intimidation of critics in Chechnya.
Sudan sentenced nine women to a month’s imprisonment for taking part in anti-government protests, that called on autocratic president to step down.
Nicaragua’s government said Saturday that it would release prisoners rounded up in months of protests and implement electoral reforms.
Arrest of Indonesian rights activist, member of Amnesty International Indonesia, and Jakarta State University lecturer, is reminder of authoritarian past.
These arrests highlight the tightening political space in Cameroon as well as the impunity with which police can disregard the law.
Prominent Iran human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh who defended protesters against Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarves for women has been convicted.