Category : Middle East and North Africa
Egyptian court upholds prison sentence against Amal Fathy
An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against activist Amal Fathy, who had been detained since May after posting a Facebook video that criticised sexual harassment in Egypt. Fathy was released following a court hearing on 27 December but remains under house arrest.
Saudi Arabia: Authorities must release Yemeni writer Marwan Al-Muraisy
ALQST for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, English PEN, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Index on Censorship, and PEN International call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to release Yemeni writer and online activist Marwan Al-Muraisy, who has been subject to enforced disappearance since June.
Happy birthday Nabeel!
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is spending his third birthday in prison. Send him a birthday message on Twitter or Facebook