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25 year old Ghoncheh Ghavami has been imprisoned since June 30, largely in solitary confinement, for peacefully protesting the ban on women attending Volleyball World League matches.
Maryam Al-Khawaja is the co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights & daughter of opposition activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja. She was arrested upon arrival in Bahrain on August 30.
Activist Liu Ping was sentenced to six and a half years for organizing a demonstration. She is being denied the medical treatment she needs in detention; there are serious concerns for her health....
Amira Osman Hamed, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, continues to face charges of ‘indecent dress’ for refusing to wear a headscarf.