The sentencing of Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani to more than 12 years in prison – far in excess of the statutory maximum punishment for the charges she faced – is a terrible injustice, and a violation her rights to free expression and association, Amnesty International said.
An Alexandria court has sentenced Egyptian activist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry and two others to one year and three months in prison over “storming” a police station in 2013 during the reign of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
(بيروت) ـ الحصار المفروض من جانب التحالف الذي تقوده السعودية على اليمن يمنع وصول الوقود اللازم لحياة السكان اليمنيين، في انتهاك لقوانين الحرب. وتمس حاجة اليمن إلى الوقود لتشغيل المولدات في المستشفيات التي تواجه طوفاناً من الجرحى جراء القتال، وكذلك لضخ الماء إلى السكان المدنيين.
(Nairobi) – Security forces in Sudan arrested dozens of opposition party members, students, and political activists, in the lead up to, during, and after national elections, April 13 to 16, 2015.
Those arrested included people participating in a campaign to boycott the elections “Irhal” (or “Go!” in Arabic). The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies, in a statement released the day after polls closed, documented 22 arrests on April 12 alone. Sudanese monitoring groups have reported dozens of additional arrests.
The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, of which WLUML is a member, is alarmed that the Prosecutor General at the Qasr El Nile Prosecution Office in Cairo has rejected appeals for lawyer and woman human rights defender Azza Soliman to be listed as a witness rather than a defendant in the case of Shaimaa ElSabbagh, who was killed while peacefully protesting on January 24 2015.