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Osama al-Najjar was sentenced on 25 November to three years’ imprisonment, on charges stemming from his Twitter activities defending his father. He is a prisoner of conscience.
A Sudanese political activist has been detained without charge in Khartoum, since 23 September after being arrested by security forces. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
Ali Agirdas was executed on 20 November in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. His family only learned of his execution through the media, and his body has not been returned to them.
Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook.