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Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash dies 24-year-old Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash dies in prison

Habash was in a Cairo prison since 2018 after directing a music video which mocked and ridiculed Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and spoke out against government corruption

After a year in prison, Chelsea Manning set to be free

Manning has been in prison, under a judicial remand, almost continuously since March 2019 for refusing to testify in the Wikileaks investigation

Manning suicide US Chelsea Manning is recovering following suicide attempt

Manning has been under almost continuous judicial sanctions since April 2019, for twice refusing to testify before a grand jury in the Wikileaks investigations case. UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer, has noted that the sanctions against her amount to torture and coercion

Activist attacked in Phillipinesjpg Attacks on activists in Philippines continue under the farce of ‘red-tagging’

Salvador Romano, a human rights defender, was fatally shot on July 7 on the island of Negros in Philippines. Peasant leaders, activists, and trade unionists in Negros are facing constant attacks and violence from the state authorities

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