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Syrian health professional Mohamed Raed al-Tawil has been held in incommunicado detention since his arrest in Damascus on 8 November. He is believed to have been tortured while in detention.
A Bahraini man had his six-month prison sentence upheld on appeal. Three others are serving four-month prison sentences, all for insulting the King of Bahrain in messages posted on Twitter. They a...
Bahraini human rights activist Sayed Yousif Almuhafdah was arrested on 2 November 2012 for participating in an “illegal gathering” and “taking part in an unauthorized march”.
The daughter of Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi’s military intelligence chief was arrested in Tripoli on 6 October 2012. She has been held incommunicado since about 20 October.