Hamas is facing biggest demonstrations against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest.
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Egypt’s top media regulator tightens restrictions on social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.
A court hearing in Saudi Arabia for women activists is drawing some international criticism for perceived flaws in the kingdom’s human rights record.
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.
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.
Report critical of Iran’s human rights situation and its crackdown on people protesting declining living standards under review at UN Human Rights Council.
Arab citizens of Israel have been expressing anger over recent comments by Israeli P.M Netanyahu, who said Israel “is not a country of all its citizens.
Germany criticizes Turkey’s treatment of foreign journalists saying that such actions were “not compatible with our understanding of press freedom.”