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Six men, including five convicted in a rape case, face execution in Afghanistan after an unfair trial. The men are due to be executed on 8 October.
The bylaw would criminalize, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage, punishable by caning.
Blasphemy prisoner Mohammad Asghar has been shot and wounded by a prison guard in Pakistan. He is recovering in a hospital, but his lawyers fear he is still in danger of being killed.
Saeed Shirzad has been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison for four months, without access to his lawyer. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his peaceful human rights activism.