Iran releases prominent rights activist charged for plotting to harm national security

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian prominent human rights activist, was freed Wednesday after serving 8 years in prison following conviction on plotting to harm the security of the Islamic republic, reports say. Mohammadi, according to judiciary official Sadegh Niaraki, sentenced to Read more

Qatar: Partial abolition of ‘exit permit’ lifts travel restrictions for most migrant workers

Qatar’s new law partially scrapping the ‘exit permit’ that prevented migrant workers from leaving the country without their employer’s permission is an important first step towards dismantling its exploitative sponsorship system, Amnesty International said. Law No. 13 of 2018, issued Read more

KSA: Two human rights activist arrested over weekend, AI

London-based rights group Amnesty International (AI) has announced the arrest by Saudi authorities of two local human rights activists who already have other members of their organization behind bars. Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid, both founding members of the Saudi Read more

Human Rights Watchdogs Urge Algeria to Ensure Fair Trial for Amazigh Activists

Several international human rights watchdogs, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, EuroMed Rights, and Front Line Defenders have called on Algerian authorities to drop all charges against a leading activist and his 40 co-defendants, charges based on their peaceful activism Read more

Algeria: Police arrests 12 members of Ahmadiyya religious community for proselytism

The Algerian police Wednesday announced the arrest of 12 members of Ahmadiyya religious community accused by authorities for promoting the outlawed movement. The men were arrested at Chlef, north of the country, the national police announced in a statement aired Read more