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The death of Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad robs the Egyptian human rights movement of one of its ablest defenders in its hour of greatest need.

The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of growing calls in the country to halt the use of capital punishment, said Amnesty International.

Peaceful activist Mohamed Bachir Arab has been held in secret since he was arrested by the Syrian intelligence forces on 2 November 2011. He is one of Syria's many "disappeared". 

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