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

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

Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

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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.

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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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.

Egypt prosecutors probe young man's death while in detention

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

Dozens of Palestinians injured as Israel storms West Bank

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Dozens of Palestinians injured as Israel storms West Bank

Dozens of Palestinians have been injured as Israeli soldiers and settlers stormed towns in the West Bank, local reports confirmed.

Detainees 'at high virus risk' in crowded Yemen jail

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Detainees 'at high virus risk' in crowded Yemen jail

In one incident, 44 detainees were transferred to a room of only 10 square meters, according to relatives who spoke to the New-York based rights ...

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Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

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Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her family's treatment.

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Syrian doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity'

The suspect is accused of having "tortured a detainee ... in at least two cases" at a prison run by Syrian intelligence services in the ...

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Paul McLoughlin

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing ...

Campaign demands release of Jordanians in UAE prisons

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Campaign demands release of Jordanians in UAE prisons

Prisoners in the UAE are in danger of contracting Covid-19 amid unsanitary conditions, according to family members of detainees.

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Gasia Ohanes

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Maha Al-Mutairi, who was detained was released Monday night, according to her legal representative.

Mother of Egyptian <em>detainee</em> dies during prison visit attempt

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Mother of Egyptian detainee dies during prison visit attempt

The mother of imprisoned activist Hassan Mustafa reportedly passed out from exhaustion on her way back from trying to visit him in prison.

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