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Dr. Cu Huy Ha Vu has been on hunger strike since 27 May in protest at his treatment in prison. He is serving a seven-year sentence for “conducting propaganda” against the state. His health is at ri...
Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi was sentenced to death in December 2011 after an unfair trial. His “confession”, allegedly obtained under torture, was admitted as evidence against him.
Opposition activist Ahmed Douma has been sentenced to six months in prison for “insulting the President". He is in prison, despite being granted bail pending his appeal.
Paramilitaries in the north of Colombia are intending to kill members of an organization that represents victims of the country's internal armed conflict.