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Two main lawyers representing Azerbaijani human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Leyla Yunus have been removed from her case, while the third lawyer is facing criminal charges.
Syrian men Jadia Nofal and Omar al-Sha’ar were arrested by immigration officials on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border. There are fears for their well-being.
Ghoncheh Ghavami has been sentenced to one year’s imprisonment in Iran and banned from foreign travel for two years for protesting for the right of women to attend sport events in Iran.
Two members of the Movement for Democracy Current Force (MDCF) have been given jail terms for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.