Egypt

Egypt sentences 75 to death over Rabaa protests

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders among 75 sentenced to death over 2013 Rabaa protests, journalist Shawkan to be freed.

Hungary

Migrant arrivals drop as Hungary enforces tough law

Viktor Orban's government accused of 'violently pushing people back' or making life 'miserable' in transit zones.

Migrant arrivals drop as Hungary enforces tough law

Latin America

Nicaragua orders expulsion of UN team after critical report

Rights groups say Nicaragua expels a UN human rights mission over damning report on rising repression in the country.

Nicaragua orders expulsion of UN team after critical report

Iran

Iranian-British woman returns to Iran prison

Judiciary rejects extension of release for British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran on espionage charges.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe returns to prison in Iran

Middle East

British-Iranian woman freed from Tehran jail for 3 days

British-Iranian dual citizen to appeal for extended release from prison during three-day reprieve, campaign group says.

Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe temporarily released from prison

Inside Story

Who can protect Rohingya returnees?

Very few Rohingya have returned to Myanmar, and some of those that went back were tortured and thrown in jail, HRW says.

Hungary

Hungary 'denies food' to rejected asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch calls on Hungarian government to halt 'inhumane treatment' and resume food distribution immediately.

Rejected asylum seekers denied food in Hungary: HRW

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'seeks death penalty' for female activist

Israa al-Ghomgham documented demonstrations in the kingdom's Eastern Province from 2011, before being arrested in 2015.

Saudi Arabia 'seeks death penalty' for female activist

The Listening Post

Are Bangladesh's media freedoms being eroded?

By crushing dissent, the Bangladeshi government controls the narrative.

Maldives

HRW: Crackdown threatens coming elections in Maldives

Activists, journalists and Supreme Court justices have been targeted with intimidation and arrest by the government.

HRW: Maldives election under threat amid crackdown on dissent

Bangladesh

Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown

Men linked to ruling party attacked students with machetes and sticks and assaulted media workers, rights group says.

Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown

Bangladesh

HRW: Rohingya must be moved to safer areas in Cox's Bazar

Rights group calls on Bangladesh to relocate Rohingya refugees at risk from landslides and floods during monsoon rains.

HRW: Rohingya must be moved to safer areas in Cox's Bazar

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'arrests two women's rights activists'

The arrests, which took place over the past two days, are the latest in a government crackdown on 'peaceful dissent'.

Saudi Arabia 'arrests two women's rights activists'

Refugees

Rights group sounds alarm for refugees in Greek centres

Officials say they have received no harassment complaints in centres, while refugees allege abuse in new HRW report.

Human Rights Watch sounds alarm for refugees in Greek centres

United Kingdom

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Human rights groups criticise British government for decision not to object in case the US seeks the death penalty.

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members