Prisoners of Conscience
Amnesty International calls on Saudi Arabia to end travel bans on activists and families

The campaign titled ‘#LetThemFly’ documents in detail the cases of 30 Saudi human rights activists and 39 cases of family members and relatives of activists who were subjected to travel restrictions

Egypt political prisoners Rights groups urge Egyptian government to form inclusive plan for prisoners’ release

The rights groups also condemned the authorities for continuing the persecution and arrests of human rights defenders, political activists, and others, noting that the number of arrests exceeds the number of releases

Palestinian administrative detainee Palestinian on two-month hunger strike to protest Israeli administrative detention hospitalized

Administrative detainee Khalil Awawdeh, one of approximately 650 Palestinians currently in Israeli administrative detention, launched a hunger strike to demand an end to his illegal detention without charge or trial

Prisoners release Egypt 3,723 prisoners freed in Egypt including prominent leftist Hossam Mones

40 pre-trial detainees had been released from prison after receiving presidential and police pardons earlier

Palestinian Political prisoners in Israel Palestinian women’s rights activist Khitam Saafin sentenced to 16 months in prison

Khitam Saafin, who was arrested in November 2020 and kept in administrative detention for the last 15 months, was sentenced on charges of being the director of a banned organization as well as other related accusations

German arms sales to Egypt must meet human rights criteria, foreign minister says

The German decision is in line with the coalition government’s position of reducing arms sales to non-European and NATO countries. Egypt is the leading recipient of German weapons

Bayoumi - lawyer missing in Egypt Human rights lawyer in Egypt slapped with terrorism charges

Osama Bayoumi was arbitrarily detained after authorities raided his home in capital Cairo last week on Saturday. He has been working as a defense attorney for several political prisoners in Egypt

Egypt death sentences Egyptian court condemns 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for carrying out attacks against security forces

The death sentences were issued a day after the US government canceled military aid worth USD 130 million to Egypt over the declining human rights record

US-Egypt arms deal US approves massive arms sale to Egypt despite deteriorating human rights situation 

The USD 2.5 billion arms deal was approved despite calls by rights groups and even some members of Congress for a tougher stance on Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who Donald Trump once called “my favorite dictator”

Palestinians in Israeli administrative detention Palestinians continue boycott of Israeli military courts to protest their illegal administrative detention

The detainees began their collective boycott of the military courts on January 1. They are also boycotting appeal hearings in higher courts

Thousands face hunger as Greece limits assistance to refugee camps and other stories

Today we look at rising hunger in refugee camps in Greece, the case against Guatemalan paramilitaries for sexual violence against Indigenous women, and more

Political prisoners in Bahrain 27 rights groups issue letter demanding release of political prisoners in Bahrain

The open letter urges Western governments with close ties to Bahrain to demand the release of prominent activist-academic Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and other political prisoners. It also calls for improving the general human rights situation in the Gulf monarchy

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