February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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March 7, 2014

Jailed for eight years, Saudi Arabian human rights defender has had his conviction and prison sentence overturned by the Court of Appeal, but is still behind bars.

March 7, 2014

Two prominent Saudi prisoners of conscience have been on hunger strike since 3 March in protest at their deteriorating prison conditions.

February 21, 2014

Iranian graduate student Hamid Babaei, serving a six-year sentence for “acting against national security by communicating with hostile governments.” His wife is also at risk of arrest.

February 21, 2014

Student Ranim Khalil Ma’touq and human rights lawyer Jihan Amin were arrested by members of the Syrian security forces on 17 February. Their current whereabouts are unknown.