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Saudi Arabian human rights defender, Mikhlif al-Shammari, had his sentence of two years in prison and 200 lashes upheld by a court of appeal on 2 November. He is at risk of being imprisoned and flogged at any time. If detained he will be considered a prisoner of conscience.
Relentless aerial bombardment and potential war crimes by Syrian government forces are devastating beseiged civilians facing an escalating humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta.