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In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

The lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar's people again become "slaves" of the military.

French women in Syria camps 'launch <em>hunger</em> <em>strike</em>': report

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French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

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Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says the hunger strike reflects a wider problem facing asylum seekers in the UK.

Palestinian minister to visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti

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Palestinian minister to visit imprisoned political leader Marwan Barghouti

The PA's civil affairs minister will seek to bring Marwan Barghouti’s to the Fatah camp ahead of upcoming Palestinian elections.

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French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

Pascale Descamps has been on hunger strike since February 1 to get her daughter repatriated from detention camp in Syria with her four children.

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West Bank settlers pressure Netanyahu ahead of March vote

Illegal settlers in the West Bank are pushing a right-wing Israeli government agenda in an effort to legalise settlements.

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EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned politician Marwan Barghouti running for Palestinian presidency

Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will run for Palestinian presidency during the upcoming summer elections.

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Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

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

Algerian <em>hunger</em> strikers hospitalised in prison protest

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Algerian hunger strikers hospitalised in prison protest

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

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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 ...

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

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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 ...

Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

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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.

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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.

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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.

Saudi Arabia mulls releasing women activists ahead of G20

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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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