Iran: Election contested, repression compounded
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Prominent Saudi Arabian writer Dr Zuhair Kutbi has been detained without charge since 15 July. He was beaten during arrest and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. He is in need of medical attention. He is a prisoner of conscience.
The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good.