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Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad was released on bail on 9 January, but is still facing trial on charges that relate solely to his exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
Banned student activist Maryam Shafi’ Pour has been detained for over five months on charges apparently related to her peaceful political activism.
Activists Ahmed Maher and Mohamed Adel, and blogger Ahmed Douma, are facing three years in prison for breaking Egypt’s repressive new protest law.
The health of jailed Iranian blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, a prisoner of conscience, is worsening.