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Nine prisoners of conscience of Iran’s Gonabadi dervish religious minority began a hunger strike on 31 August. They are now critically ill.
Bahraini activist Nader Abdulemam is being tried for “insulting” a figure of worship. Amnesty International believes he is being targeted for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
The Aceh parliament is planning to pass a Shari’a bylaw before the end of September that would criminalize, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage.
Syrian physicist Faten Rajab Fawaz, a prisoner of conscience, is awaiting trial before a Military Field Court, whose proceedings are grossly unfair.