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Renewed Calls for al-Singace Release as Protest Hits 200 Days

7 October 2015 marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Since 21 March, Dr al-Singace has (...)

Published on 7 October 2015 Read


New arbitrary sentence for Facebook user who escaped death penalty

Detained since December 2013, Soheil Arabi received the new sentence on 6 September when he was retried by a Tehran assizes court. During the (...)

Published on 2 October 2015 Read


RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment

Their appeals will be heard at the same time as those of a group of Muslim Brotherhood leaders with whom they were originally tried and convicted (...)

Published on 30 September 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The Prime Minister’s Office 3 Kaplan St. Hakirya Jerusalem, 91950 Israël Paris, 30 September 2015 Dear (...)

Published on 30 September 2015 Read

Middle East/North Africa

Presidential pardon for Al Jazeera journalists jailed on "terrorism" charge

"The announced pardon is good news for the Al Jazeera journalists, who should never have been tried and jailed in the first place”, said Alexandra (...)

Published on 23 September 2015 Read


Well-known Syrian cartoonist died in detention after being tortured

Rumours of his death have been circulating online in recent days and now the sources consulted by Reporters Without Borders say it has been (...)

Published on 22 September 2015 Read


Special Tribunal for Lebanon finds journalist guilty of contempt

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon ordered on September 28th Al-Jadeed TV journalist Karma Khayat to pay a fine of 10,000 euros after convicting (...)

Published on 22 September 2015 Read

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia put in charge of human rights panel

The Saudi ambassador to the HRC, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, was quietly appointed to the position in June but the appointment only came to light (...)

Published on 21 September 2015 Read

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