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A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offense, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.
The health of jailed Iranian cleric Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, a prisoner of conscience held in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is worsening.
A court ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah and Ahmed Abdel Rahman on 23 March. However, they still face trial for breaking Egypt’s repressive protest law, along with 23 other men.
Three journalists have been detained as prisoners of conscience in China after publishing reports online about petitioners’ at Tiananmen Square. The whereabouts of one journalist is unknown.