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Rights groups fear that Iraqi authorities may carry out hundreds of executions in retaliation for a deadly IS suicide bombing.

Julian Assange has been denied bail and must now remain in custody in Britain, a London court ruled.

Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with widespread protests against Erdogan's rule in 2013.

Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

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Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

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 ...

French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

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French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

The official gave no specific date or details of what information the investigators would seek from Ghosn.

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Loujain al-Hathloul may face 20 years in jail: report

Loujain al-Hathloul is reportedly facing up to 20 years behind bars.

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UK MPs urge terrorist designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The UK should join the US in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, the House of Commons' foreign affairs committee has said.

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Rights groups denounce 'arbitrary arrests' at Paris demo

Several rights groups and journalists' unions on Sunday denounced what they said were "arbitrary arrests" by Paris police at the latest ...

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US hits Chechen leader, Yemenis, Haitians with sanctions

The sanctions target six Russian companies and five individuals that are part of the Chechen strongman's network, as well as five security ...

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

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Detained Saudi royal moved to secret site: European lawmaker

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and his father were last week removed from a high-security villa and "taken away to an undisclosed location", ...

European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration ...

Japan should compensate Ghosn for '<em>arbitrary</em>' <em>detention</em>: UN panel

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Japan should compensate Ghosn for 'arbitrary' detention: UN panel

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that "the process of arresting and detaining Mr. Ghosn four times was ...

Egypt rights group says third member arrested

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false ...

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UN slams 'arbitrary detention' of east Libyans in Tripoli

The UN mission emphasised Libyan's rights to freedom of movement and called for the immediate release of those detained.

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France FM in Egypt affirms 'deep respect for Islam'

Jean-Yves Le Drian met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and will also meet Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of ...

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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.

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Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's candidacy.

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Alainna Liloia

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in ...

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

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HRW urges Algeria to free men jailed for homosexuality

Human Rights Watch has called on Algeria to release two men sentenced to three years jail for homosexual relations and 44 other people ...

Saudi setback over EU push to downgrade G20 presence

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Saudi setback over EU push to downgrade G20 presence

Efforts to downgrade the EU's attendance at the upcoming G20 summit in Riyadh over human rights concerns have put a damper on Saudi Arabia's ...

Rohingya Muslims living in ‘open prison’ in Myanmar: HRW

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Rohingya Muslims living in ‘open prison’ in Myanmar: HRW

Myanmar's Rohingya are living in 'squalid and inhumane' conditions, according to rights groups.

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