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He is a human rights defender. If convicted he could be sentenced to up to two years’ imprisonment and a heavy fine. If imprisoned, he would be considered a prisoner of conscience.
Mikhlif al-Shammari has been sentenced to two years in prison and 200 lashes. If imprisoned, Amnesty International will consider him a prisoner of conscience.
The fatal incident follows the recent murder of another campesino leader in September. The safety of his family and other leaders may be at risk.
Seven women housing rights defenders have been sentenced to a year in jail after a street protest. Three more women and a Buddhist monk were also sentenced to one year’s imprisonment after protesti...