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Ghoncheh Ghavami has been on hunger strike since 1 October in protest at her prolonged detention and her lack of access to her lawyer. She is a prisoner of conscience.
Osama al-Najjar is due to appear before the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi, for his second hearing on 14 October on charges stemming from his Twitter activities defending his father.
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.
Saeed Shirzad has been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison for four months, without access to his lawyer. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his peaceful human rights activism.