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At least 26 people have been detained in Beijing for showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Thirteen people have been accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".
Detained Egyptian-American national Mohamed Soltan was hospitalized on 7 October after his health deteriorated dramatically following an eight-month wet hunger strike.
A Bahraini man under sentence of death has lodged his final appeal and could be at risk of execution. He was sentenced to death in February 2014 and lost his first appeal in August.
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.