Concerns grow for human rights defenders and NGOs in Egypt as the authorities there have brought charges against numerous human rights defenders, amid an unprecedented crackdown on human rights groups.
Issa al-Hamid, a Saudi Arabian human rights defender and founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, is at risk of being sentenced to a lengthy prison term for his peaceful human rights activism.
Thousands of people are stranded in Greece in dreadful conditions, both in official and makeshift informal camps. The humanitarian crisis will deteriorate unless reception conditions improve and EU Member States urgently accept refugees from Greece.
A young Iranian man, Himan Uraminejad, on death row for an offence carried out when he was a child, has been told that he will be executed soon after 1 April, when the 13-day Iranian New Year holiday period ends.
Ibrahim Halawa has been in prison for over 940 days. He has not been convicted of anything. He is a Prisoner of Conscience, detained solely for expressing his right to freedom on expression and peaceful assembly.
Ali al-Nimr, Dawood Hussein al-Marhood, and Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher are at imminent risk of execution for crimes they said they were tortured to 'confess' to. They were all under 18 years old at the time.
The Jordanian government is refusing to allow 13,000 Syrian refugees to leave the border area and move further into Jordan, including pregnant women, elderly people and children. They are exposed to freezing conditions there.
Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet and artist who lives in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison and 800 lashes for his poetry. The Saudi Arabian authorities claim that his poetry has questioned religion and spread atheism.
Prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Hussein has finally been released on bail after more than two years in prison. More than 12,700 activists in Ireland alone have already signed the petition calling for his immediate and unconditional release, but we need to keep up the pressure.
“I am lying there in a pool of blood for at least a few days - no water, no food. I am trying to remember all the good things in my life, my children, my wife. And mentally I am preparing myself that I am going to die.” Muhammad Bekzhanov describing some of the torture he was subjected to in prison.
Yecenia was arrested and tortured to sign a confession for a crime she says she didn’t commit. Yecenia deserves to be free and to see her torturers brought to justice, as do so many other torture victims in Mexico.
Dr ‘Ali ‘Esa Mansoor al-‘Ekri, a consultant surgeon, is serving a five-year prison sentence in Jaw prison. He was imprisoned after treating injured protestors and denouncing the violence used by armed forces.
Pregnant women and new mothers in Mkhondo Municipality in eastern South Africa are dying needlessly because they are not getting vital health care. Maternal mortality rates are far too high, and Mkhondo is in one of the worst-performing health districts in the country.
When thousands of us took action last year to save Saman Naseem’s life, the Iranian authorities heard us and quashed his death sentence. Now he faces renewed pressure to do a video interview and has been threatened with "consequences", including execution, if he fails to comply.