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 Tunisian blogger sentenced Court in Tunisia sentences blogger to two years in prison over social media posts

Blogger Wajdi Mahouechi was reportedly arrested after he criticized the public prosecutor in Tunisia. On November 12,  the Tunis First Instance Court convicted him of all charges and sentenced him to two years in prison along with a fine of 1,000 Tunisian Dinars (USD 300)

Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists

Three functionaries of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer, have been arrested over the past week. They have been sent into pre-trial detention

Reports chronicle continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya community

Violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority community has persisted despite demands to Myanmar state authorities to ensure their safety

Detained journalist released, Egypt Egyptian journalist Basma Mostafa released on bail after international uproar

Mostafa was on an assignment for the news website Al-Manassa to cover the killing of a protester by the police during anti-government demonstrations in the south of the country

Sri Lanka harassment of journalists Rights groups condemn harassment of journalists in Sri Lanka 

Rights groups are rallying in solidarity with journalists being persecuted for exposing wrongs committed by the Sri Lankan government 

Bangladesh factory fire Ten more workers engulfed in Bangladesh’s factory fires

With another incident of factory fire reported in Bangladesh on Monday, the total number of accidental deaths in the country registered in the month of December so far has risen to 27

Six months after Khartoum massacre, justice remains elusive

Thousands of Sudanese people marched on December 4, demanding justice for the families of over 120 people who were massacred by militia forces in Khartoum on June 3

Afghani deaths US-backed Afghan paramilitaries unleashed “nights of terror”: Human Rights Watch

Afghan forces are being accused of having committed grave atrocities and led to the increase in airstrikes, according to a report published recently by the Human Rights Watch

Omar Shakir Israeli Supreme court approves deportation of HRW’s Omar Shakir for alleged BDS activity

Shakir has been ordered to leave the country by the interior ministry, which has applied the 2017 amendment to the 2011 Prevention of Entry into Israel law, for the first time. He is accused of being involved in BDS activity

egypt-un-anti-torture-conferen UN postpones regional conference on torture in Egypt, after rights groups oppose it

Activists oppose UN’s choice of Egypt as the venue for the conference, citing the alarmingly high incidence of human rights violations in the country.

Undeterred by crackdown, Sudanese people take to the streets again

The latest round of the protests on March 28 saw protesters being attacked by security forces who charged at them with batons and electric wires, and fired tear gas at them. These protests came ahead of a major round of demonstrations on April 6

At least 1,000 Zimbabweans arrested during January protests are still behind bars

As many as 995 protesters have been denied bail and continue to languish in prison. Recent reports have revealed the extent of cruelty by security forces on the people of the country, as well as the targeting of leaders of trade unions and social movements

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