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Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism” in China.
Legislation on terrorism and disorder being discussed in Brazilian Congress threatens freedom of expression and the right to assemble. The new “crimes” could be used to criminalize protesters.
Iranian engineer Rouhollah Tavana is at risk of execution, as the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence this month. He was sentenced to death in 2013 for charges including “insulting the Prophet”...
Iranian graduate student Hamid Babaei, serving a six-year sentence for “acting against national security by communicating with hostile governments.” His wife is also at risk of arrest.