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Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

A year after Japan learned with horror that Carlos Ghosn had jumped bail to become the world's most famous fugitive, the fiasco and its repercussions continue to haunt the country.

Priti Patel slammed for visiting notorious Bahrain police station

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Priti Patel slammed for visiting notorious Bahrain police station

Priti Patel was criticised for visiting a Bahraini police station where detainees were tortured and sexually assaulted.

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Mobashra Tazamal

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a ...

Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

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Israeli police officer released after shooting, blinding 9-year-old Palestinian

Israeli police officers involved in the shooting of a 9-year-old Palestinian boy in the eye were cleared of any wrongdoing despite authorities ...

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of ...

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

Ofcom penalises UAE channel for interview with Qatari <em>detainee</em>

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Ofcom penalises UAE channel for interview with Qatari detainee

A Qatari rights organisation has praised Ofcom for its decision to penalise Abu Dhabi TV after it aired an 'unethical interview' with a ...

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Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees Affairs has called for international organisations to intervene as Maher al-Akhras, who is on the verge ...

UK summons Iran envoy over Zaghari-Ratcliffe detention

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UK summons Iran envoy over Zaghari-Ratcliffe detention

The UK has warned Iran against forcing the British-Iranian detainee back into jail.

Moroccan prison guard killed by IS-linked inmate

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Moroccan prison guard killed by IS-linked inmate

A prison guard in Morocco was killed by an inmate who was imprisoned for belonging to the Islamic State group.

UK-Iranian 'hostage' Zaghari-Ratcliffe due back in Tehran jail

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UK-Iranian 'hostage' Zaghari-Ratcliffe due back in Tehran jail

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces a new court appearance in Tehran and will be taken back to jail.

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

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Palestinian detainee's health 'deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Maher Akhras is deteriorating inside an Israeli prison after going on a hunger strike.

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Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

A Hague-based international tribunal investigating war crimes committed against Kosovo's during 1990s have arrested their first suspect.

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Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

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Egypt prosecutors probe young man's death while in detention

The man's family accuses the police of killing him, the prosecutors said.

Egypt accused of 'recycling' cases against dissidents

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Egypt accused of 'recycling' cases against dissidents

Pre-trial detention can last up to two years under Egyptian law, but the period is often extended after new charges are introduced.

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Loujain Alhathloul's health 'extremely deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Loujain Alhathloul has reportedly launched a hunger strike in Saudi prison over months of an unfair family contact ban, her sister confirmed.

Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man during overnight raids

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Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man during overnight raids

Suliman al-Hathalin ,70, was beaten and re-arrested after Israeli forces broke into Umm al-Khair village in southern Hebron.

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, ...

Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail tests positive for Covid-19

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Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail tests positive for Covid-19

Palestinian detainee Kamal Abu Wa'ar who was diagnosed with cancer last year has been tested for coronavirus.

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