August 6, 2014

No Excuse for Sexual Violence

In Algeria and Tunisia, the law allows a rapist to walk free if he marries his young victim. Help repeal these harmful laws!

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September 25, 2014

Nine prisoners of conscience of Iran’s Gonabadi dervish religious minority began a hunger strike on 31 August. They are now critically ill.

September 25, 2014

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.

September 24, 2014

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.

September 24, 2014

Syrian physicist Faten Rajab Fawaz, a prisoner of conscience, is awaiting trial before a Military Field Court, whose proceedings are grossly unfair.