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Ahmad Mshaima’ has been sentenced to one year in prison for publicly insulting the King of Bahrain. He is also being tried in another case, charged with illegal gathering.
Rafael Marques de Morais, a well-known journalist and human rights defender in Angola, is facing trial for defamation because he exposed alleged human rights abuses in his country.
Jailed Al Jazeera media workers’ appeal before Egypt’s highest court is scheduled for 1 January 2015. All three men are prisoners of conscience, convicted on trumped-up charges.
Jason Rezaian has spent six months in solitary confinement. He has had no access to a lawyer, but was brought to court for the first time on 6 December. He is a prisoner of conscience.