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A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offense, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.
The health of jailed Iranian cleric Sayed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, a prisoner of conscience held in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is worsening.
Kuwaiti Bidun activists ‘Abdulhakim al-Fadhli and ‘Abdullah ‘Atallah were arrested again on 7 July after demonstrations in Kuwait. They may be prisoners of conscience.
Five supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were arrested on 25 February. They are now being tried by a military court and have been tortured and ill-treated in custody.