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Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push the world to uphold accountability, argues Courtney Freer.

Five of the convicts were given 20 years in prison and another three were jailed for 7-10 years over the consulate murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent assault" on another man.

Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

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Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

Karim Tabbou was arrested by Algerian authorities in 2019 on charges of “incitement to violence” and “harming national security” but he may be ...

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Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

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Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

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Algeria to release two protest leaders, opposition politician says

Algeria's president has allegedly vowed to release two main figures of the country's Hirak movement, opposition leader, Sosiane Djilali said.

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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

Egypt releases US teacher from jail over Facebook posts

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Egypt releases US teacher from jail over Facebook posts

Reem Desouky spent 300 days in pre-trial detention in Egypt after being arrested at Cairo airport and accused of criticising Sisi on Facebook.

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

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Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt released far more detainees than usual on the national holiday, signalling that authorities have bowed to pressure to reduce prison ...

Lebanese MPs hold 'makeshift parliament session' as protests re-kindle

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Lebanese MPs hold 'makeshift parliament session' as protests re-kindle

As lawmakers met for the first time since the country went into lockdown in mid-March, protesters defiantly assembled in convoys in Beirut's ...

Imrul Islam

Sri Lanka's Muslims mark a year of persecution

Comment: Since last year's Easter bombing, Sri Lanka's Muslim community has suffered increased attacks and Islamophobia at both the state and street level, writes Imrul Islam.

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Egypt pardons hundreds of prisoners, without mention of Covid-19

Egypt has freed 460 convicts, with plans to pardon more prisoners to commemorate Sinai Liberation Day. Despite pressure from activists, ...

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The Middle East At war with coronavirus

Algeria releases 5,000 prisoners in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus and the World Health Organisation warns Iraq that coronavirus cases ...

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Yemen's Houthis pardon Baha'i sentenced to death, release prisoners

The head of the Houthis' political wing, Mehdi al-Mashat on Wednesday pardoned a Baha'i that was sentenced to death and ordered the release of ...

One coronavirus-related death every 'ten minutes' in Iran

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One coronavirus-related death every 'ten minutes' in Iran

At least 50 people in Iran are infected by COVID-19 every ten minutes, said a spokesman for the country's health ministry.

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Bahrain releases hundreds of detainees, but keeps activists imprisoned

Prominent political leaders and rights activists with underlying health conditions have been excluded from a mass release of detainees from ...

Influential Somali academic in hiding after 'blasphemy' death threats

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Influential Somali academic in hiding after 'blasphemy' death threats

Activists are urging authorities to protect Prof. Mahmoud Jama Ahmed, who has received death threats.

US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

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US accuses Julian Assange of endangering sources

As Julian Assange's court case unfolds, the US accused the WikiLeaks founder of endangering the lives of intelligence sources.

Algerians continue to protest a year after demonstrations began

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Algerians continue to protest a year after demonstrations began

Algerians marched in the streets of central Algiers on Friday shouting 'we will not stop'.

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