Turkey: Justice is done and the convictions of four human rights defenders are overturned

“The ruling by Turkey’s highest court of appeal overturning the baseless convictions of the Honorary Chairman of Amnesty International Turkey and three other human rights defenders is an immense relief, but it also highlights once again the political motivation of prosecutions,” Amnesty International said today. The judgment of the Court of Cassation on the conviction … Read more

Saudi Arabia. Sentences against Nubian Egyptians who staged a peaceful memorial event must be overturned

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Reacting to reports that the Saudi Special Criminal Court has sentenced 10 Nubian Egyptians to 10 to 18 years in prison for organizing a peaceful memorial event, Diana Semaan, Acting Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Program of Amnesty International, said: “This is a travesty of justice, as these men were sentenced … Read more