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A man currently on hunger strike has been detained without charge or trial for 20 months in Erbil. Authorities accuse him of leaking information about election rigging to a newspaper.
Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke and his friend Adnan al-Dibs have been detained incommunicado since their arrest by Syrian security forces in Tartus on 18 July.
Political activist ‘Ali Sayed al-Shihabi, a Palestinian refugee in Syria, was detained by Syrian authorities in December and subjected to enforced disappearance.
Three people, two of them children, were detained by Mexican marines in late July and have not been seen since. The military authorities have denied arresting them.