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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.
Russian lawyer Farid Murtazin could be stripped off his advocate status following a complaint from the Investigation Committee, though he denies the allegations.
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.
Former government minister Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was released after nine months of forced medical treatment. He was likely targeted because of his political criticism.