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Middle East and North Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

United Arab Emirates: #FreeSherifOsman: UAE must not extradite political commentator to Egypt, where he would face torture

We, the undersigned organisations, urge the authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) not to deport Sherif Osman to Egypt, where he would be at high risk of being subjected to torture and other human rights violations. An extradition would constitute a violation of the principle of...
Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Corporal Punishment

Palestinian authorities must investigate torture allegations of hunger-striking prisoners and ensure their fair trial

The authorities in Palestine must ensure that six men arrested in the West Bank in June, including three who have been on hunger strike for almost two months whilst in detention, receive a fair trial, Amnesty International said today ahead of the first hearing of their court case. They must also...