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Shafik Rehman, an 81-year-old Bangladeshi journalist arrested on 16 April, is still detained without charge in Dhaka Central Jail more than four months after his arrest. He now has access to his family and legal team but concerns remain that he is not being granted adequate medical care. His appeal hearing will take place on 30 August.
Hundreds of civilians, including children, have been killed by intensified Syrian government air strikes since April 21.