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Six Chin farmers who were ill-treated – some tortured – by Myanmar Army soldiers are at risk of further human rights violations after speaking out publicly about their ordeal.
The prosecutor is next due to interrogate him on 2 October. Mahmoud Abu Zied is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his journalistic work.
After an unfair trial he was convicted of attempted murder and possession of explosives. He is still on trial in separate cases.
Azerbaijani human rights defender Leyla Yunus was beaten in the Kurdakhany detention facility by the administration staff on 23 September. Conditions in her cell remain dire.