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

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

The prisoners broke past tight security at the facility near the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, early in the morning, according to the source.

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

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Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

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Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutors in Istanbul are investigating allegations of torture and crimes against humanity committed by Egypt's president and officials.

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

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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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 ...

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

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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.

Israel closes prison after 73 Palestinians infected with coronavirus

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Israel closes prison after 73 Palestinians infected with coronavirus

Palestinian rights groups accuse Israeli authorities of deliberately neglecting the detainees’ health.

WATCH: Syrian human rights activist celebrates Georgetown University place

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WATCH: Syrian human rights activist celebrates Georgetown University place

Omar Alshogre, a renowned Syrian anti-torture activist, has won a place at Georgetown University.

Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

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Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Tehran's Evin prison

The Australian academic has been returned to the notorious Tehran prison facility after 'disappearing' in Iran's prison system.

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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 ...

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At least 11 refugees dead in shipwreck off Libya

At least 11 refugees died when their boat floundered off the coast of Libya.

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International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

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Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

Hundreds of Kazakhs have been detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

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Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been moved to a jail outside of Tehran.

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

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Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

The conference will be co-hosted by the UN, US, and EU to help fund the Rohingya refugees made homeless after Myanmar military massacres.

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