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Former government minister Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was released after nine months of forced medical treatment. He was likely targeted because of his political criticism.
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.
Egyptian authorities are preparing to deport 13 Syrians to Turkey and 28 Palestinians from Syria to the Gaza Strip. They had sought refuge from the Syrian conflict.
Bahraini banker, activist and prisoner of conscience Mohammad Sanad al-Makina was arrested on 9 August. He faces charges including “inciting hatred against the regime”.