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A court in Cairo is due to try 494 people for their role in violence during protests in August 2013. Those on trial include Ibrahim Halawa, an Egyptian-Irish national who is a prisoner of conscienc...
Hajras al-Qurey, a Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death for drug trafficking after an unfair trial, is now scheduled to be executed on Monday 25 August.
Iranian prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi, has now been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.
Prisoner of conscience Alexander Sodiqov was released on bail on 22 July in Tajikistan. He still faces a prison sentence. He has been targeted for his work as an academic researcher.