Hisham Bashraheel, editor of a newspaper in Yemen, has been released on bail, after being detained without charge for almost three months. His two adult sons are still in custody, and have not yet been charged with any offence. Their detention may be solely due to the newspaperâ€™s coverage of protests in southern Yemen.
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Oman: Health of Activist Seriously Deteriorating (UA 318/14)
An Omani human rights activist on hunger strike was transferred to the capital on 26 January, despite his deteriorating health. The next day he was taken to court, on a hospital stretcher, charged with “undermining the status and prestige of the state”. He is a prisoner of conscience.