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Ahmed Douma, who has been jailed since 2013, has had a 15-year prison sentence upheld.

The presiding judge said he wanted to give him "a glimmer of hope", even though he could have been sentenced to life on being convicted of all charges.

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

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Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

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Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

A Canadian engineer who was detained for over a year without charges in Egypt has been released.

Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

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Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life imprisonment for another over the 2018 murder of a desert monastery's ...

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for torture.

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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

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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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Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Algerian government has passed two laws endangering the freedoms of the Amazigh people, according to ...

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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Algerian politicians sentenced to 12 years for corruption

The Algerian elite have been culled as key figures have been jailed on corruption charges.

Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

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Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

Common practices in these 11 detention facilities includes beatings, electrocutions, and being deprived food and water.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

George Floyd murder trial set for next year

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George Floyd murder trial set for next year

A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of George Floyd.

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their bodies, writes Sam Hamad.

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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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Egypt jails belly dancer over social media 'debauchery' charges

An Egyptian belly dancer was sentenced to three years in prison, the latest conviction amid an ongoing crackdown on female social media ...

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Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest

An Israeli court has released Retired Brigadier General Amir Haskel a leader the protest movement against Netanyahu after a brief arrest.

Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

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Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in ...

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Rights groups condemn Egypt's harassment of US-based activist's family

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Rights groups condemn Egypt's harassment of US-based activist's family

Five of Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan's cousins have been detained, in what is thought to be a reprisal for his lawsuit against the ...

Iran must end 'forced confessions' of prisoners: rights groups

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Iran must end 'forced confessions' of prisoners: rights groups

Iranian state media broadcast forced confessions from least 355 individuals between 2009-2019, according to a rights group.

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