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The five-year sentence handed down to two women protesters for attempting to enter the Formula 1 circuit during a protest at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix was upheld on 31 August 2014.
A court in Cairo is due to try 494 people for their role in violence during protests in August 2013. Those on trial include Ibrahim Halawa, an Egyptian-Irish national who is a prisoner of conscienc...
Iranian prisoner of conscience Arzhang Davoodi, has now been sentenced to death on a new charge of “enmity against God”, in relation to his peaceful political activism and writings.
The anonymous detainee’s lawyers have been sent a copy of an order to open a criminal case against prison staff. More appeals will help to ensure the authorities pursue this complaint.