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A man currently on hunger strike has been detained without charge or trial for 20 months in Erbil. Authorities accuse him of leaking information about election rigging to a newspaper.
Syrian artist Youssef Abdelke and his friend Adnan al-Dibs have been detained incommunicado since their arrest by Syrian security forces in Tartus on 18 July.
Three people, two of them children, were detained by Mexican marines in late July and have not been seen since. The military authorities have denied arresting them.
The Egyptian prosecution has detained four of Mohamed Morsi’s aides while investigating the Dec. 2012 protests. Five other members of Morsi's team remain arbitrarily detained.