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October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Dr. Abdul Kareem Yousef Al-Khodr, a professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced in June 2013 to eight years in prison and given a 10-year travel ban.

CASE HISTORY

     

In February 2013, when the first sessi...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain, was first arrested on March 17, 2011, during the Arab Spring revolution and charged with plotting to "topple the government.” He was sentenced to life in Jau Prison on June 22, 2011.


He suffe...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

Professor Ilham Tohti, a public Uyghur intellectual and professor of economics at the Central Minorities University, was detained at the Beijing Capital International Airport on his way to the US on February 2, 2013. Tohti was later sentenced to life imprisonme...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

Guo Quan, a former associate professor at Nanjing Normal University in China, was arrested in November 2008 on charges of “subversion of state power,” then sentenced to ten years in jail in 2009. 

CASE HISTORY

     

Guo was fired from his posit...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

Sidig Noreen Ali Abdalla, a professor at West Kordofan University who served as a supervisor of the Greater Darfur Students' Association, was arrested on January 16, 2014 for his alleged advocacy on the situation in Darfur. Formal charges have yet to be pressed...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

In June 2013 sociologist and political activist Saeed Madani was sentenced to six years in prison and ten years in exile on charges of “propaganda against the state” and “acting against national security.” Mandani been held without charge since January 7, 2012....

October 20, 2017

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Yashar Darolshafa, a graduate student of Sociology at Tehran University and the former secretary of the Islamic Reformist Students' Association of Qazvin International University, was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of “assembly and collusion agai...

October 20, 2017

IN BRIEF

In August 2008 Dr. Mostafa Alavi was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Iranian court for “plotting against the regime.” He had reportedly been held in Gohardasht Prison since March 2007 and initially stood trial in January 2008.

CASE HISTORY 

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October 15, 2017

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Hamid Babaei, a PhD student at the University of Liege in Belgium, was sentenced to six years in prison in December 2013 on charges of "acting against national security by communicating with hostile foreign governments and spying.”

CASE HISTORY

Babaei was first...

August 1, 2017

IN BRIEF

  • ​Dr. Abdul Jalil Al-Singace, a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain, was first arrested on March 17, 2011, during the Arab Spring revolution, and charged with plotting to "topple the government.” He was sentenced to life in Jau Prison on June 22, 2011...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong