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Egyptian activist Mohamed Adel Rights groups urge Egyptian government to release imprisoned political activist Mohamed Adel

After having already spent five years in pre-trial detention, Adel was sentenced this week to four years in prison on charges of spreading false news and involvement in an unlawful group, among others

Tunisia Cybercrime law Kais Saied Tunisian government announces more measures to restrict online content

The Tunisian president and several ministries announced plans to restrict social media and online content which is determined to be “harming the country’s interests”

UAE political prisoners UAE 94 case (2) Rights groups call on UAE government to release unjustly held prisoners ahead of COP28

According to a letter by over 20 rights groups, 58 detainees are being held by the UAE authorities despite their prison sentences being over, in some cases for years, in clear violation of international law 

Political prisoner Zaki pardoned Egypt Political prisoners Patrick Zaki and Mohamed el-Baqer are free

Patrick George Zaki had been sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday while Mohamed el-Baqer, the lawyer of Alaa Abdel Fattah, was serving a four-year term. Rights organizations have urged Egypt to free all political prisoners

Struggle for dignity and rights in Jujuy continues

The protests in the province intensified after a new constitution was passed in the provincial legislature which Indigenous and social movements allege undermines people’s rights

Pakistan daily wagers heat wave Daily wagers suffer the brunt of heat wave in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world when it comes to the effects of climate changes despite its low contribution to the phenomenon

Boluarte isolates herself even further and declares López Obrador persona non grata

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Peruvian Congress declared Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador persona non grata

Moroccan journalist Hanane Bakour on trial over social media post

Amnesty called the charges against journalist Hanane Bakour “absurd” and urged the government to immediately drop the case against her

BBC raid India Rights organizations raise deep concern over Indian tax authorities’ ‘survey’ operation on BBC

The ‘survey’ operation conducted by the Income Tax Department was condemned by opposition parties, rights bodies and journalists’ organizations. It comes barely a month after the BBC aired a controversial two-part documentary on the Gujarat riots of 2002

Daily Round-up | Colombians march in support of Petro’s policies & other stories

In this episode, we bring you stories of Colombians marching in support of President Gustavo Petro’s government, Palestinian prisoners launching a civil disobedience movement, Amnesty criticizing a British firm for its role in evictions in Kashmir, and the US and Papua New Guinea in talks over a defense agreement

Student activist Mudalige released Sri Lanka Sri Lankan student activist Wasantha Mudalige released from prison

Mudalige, who was in custody since August 18 last year under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), was cleared of all terrorism charges on January 31. On February 1, he was released from custody on bail

Wasantha Mudalige detention Sri Lanka Demand for Wasantha Mudalige’s release grows stronger

The detention of Wasantha Mudalige, Sri Lankan student activist and convenor of the Inter University Students’ Federation, has been extended till February 8