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At least 26 people have been detained in Beijing for showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Thirteen people have been accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble".
Detained Egyptian-American national Mohamed Soltan was hospitalized on 7 October after his health deteriorated dramatically following an eight-month wet hunger strike.
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.
Hong Kong police have failed in their duty to protect peaceful protesters. Government authorities must ensure the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly for all. Incidents of violenc...