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Asylum seekers in a camp in Kent are peacefully protesting abysmal conditions.

Three imprisoned Algerian activists were hospitalised following their hunger strike protesting their detention.

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

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Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

Another Algerian has been jailed as Tebboune's government continues its crackdown on free speech.

Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern ...

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches <em>hunger</em> <em>strike</em>

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger ...

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

Zhang Zhan was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her reporting in the chaotic initial stages of the outbreak.

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Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

Omar Radi professed his innocence and said his foreign dealings under investigation were "purely professional and connected to his work as a ...

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Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

Leyla Guven, 56, was given a 22 year sentence on charges of joining "a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda".

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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.

Jailed Saudi activist accused of passing classified information: FM

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Jailed Saudi activist accused of passing classified information: FM

Loujain Hathloul was arrested with a dozen other women activists just weeks before the historic lifting of a decades-long ban on female drivers, ...

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Iran lawyer back in prison after temporary release: husband

According to her husband, Nasrin Sotoudeh's health deteriorated badly behind bars.

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' <em>hunger</em>-<em>strike</em>

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her family ...

<em>Hunger</em>-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

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Hunger-striking Saudi activist's trial resumes Wednesday: family

The trial of Loujain Hathloul began in March 2019, but campaigners and her family say court sessions are arbitrarily announced and closed to ...

Iranian lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after jail release

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Iranian lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after jail release

Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband said the human rights lawyer had contracted the virus after being transferred to Tehran's Qarchak prison.

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Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of G20

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry is reportedly considering the release of a number of detained activists.

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on ...

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Jailed Iranian rights lawyer released, amid health problems

Nasrin Sotoudeh has been released after being hospitalised earlier this year.

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Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras will remain in hospital amid concerns over his deteriorated health condition.

Palestinians call for international intervention for <em>hunger</em>-striking prisoner

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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 ...

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Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

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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 ...

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on <em>hunger</em> <em>strike</em>

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Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

Women's right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has started a hunger strike due to her conditions in detention.

Palestinian <em>hunger</em>-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

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Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

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