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Egyptian security forces arrested Adly al-Qazzaz on 24 October. Amnesty International is concerned that he was arrested because his son is an aide to the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi.
Syrian writer Jihad As’ad Mohamed has not been heard from since 10 August, when he was arrested on his way to visit his family.
Prisoner of conscience Anas Barghouti was released on bail, and is facing trial before a military court and if convicted could be imprisoned for up to 18 months.
Qatar’s highest court has upheld the conviction and 15-year prison sentence of a poet and prisoner of conscience whose poetry was deemed offensive to the state and its ruler.