Fereshteh Halimi, the wife of human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, was released on August 7th. Her brother and father, both of whom had been arrested, had been released by August 3rd. They were arrested to pressure Mohammad Mostafaei to turn himself in; he has now left Iran for Norway.
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United Arab Emirates: Reveal the Whereabouts of Sameh Bassiouni Abdullah Alam (UA 172/15)
Egyptian national Sameh Bassiouni Abdullah Alam was arrested on 11 February in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was sentenced to one month in prison in April for “falsely reporting a crime” but has not yet been released. His whereabouts are unknown and he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
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