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A Syrian man, aged 70, has been held incommunicado since 19 March, reportedly by Air Force Intelligence. He is believed to be detained in relation to his son’s pro-reform activities.
A human rights activist in Saudi Arabia is facing trial on 9 April 2012 on charges which criminalize the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
Former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb has provided a detailed account in court of his torture and other ill-treatment.
On 11 April the clemency application of Jacqueline Montanez will be reviewed, she is serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for a crime committed as a child.