North Africa - Alerts - 2012
Hamid Naïmi, a Moroccan journalist and opposition activist based in a Spanish enclave, is the target of death threats of presumed Moroccan origin.
The government has put into place a punitive system that includes issuing warnings, notices, suspensions and the revoking of licenses from satellite television channels when deemed necessary.
Unknown individuals began shooting randomly into the crowd of protesting textile workers.
The president of Akhbar El-Youm Academy, Ahmed Zaki Badr, fired six employees for having participated in a demonstration calling for his dismissal.
The intense negotiations for their release involved the National Transitional Council, the prime minister and many tribal elders.
Libyan citizens and organisations were instructed that they may not hold or participate in a demonstration without prior permission from the ministry.
The Shura Council has announced it will be making the final selection for new editor-in-chiefs of state-run publications, following consideration by a 14-member committee that includes journalists and communications professors.
Fatma-Zohra Amara was previously sentenced to two months in prison for libel, but had the sentence reduced to a fine on appeal.
Mohamed Gharib was sentenced to three years' imprisonment while seven other activists were given six months each.
Abdelqader Fosouk and Youssuf Badi were reportedly kidnapped at around 5 p.m., as they were about to leave Bani Walid and return to Misrata in order to vote there before the polling stations closed.
Ashraf Nabil and Ahmed Helmy were fined and given six-month suspended prison sentences after attempting to produce a documentary about election bribery.
The reform movement that began after the revolution has ground to a halt.
The decision followed an appeal submitted by five human rights NGOs on 14 June against the head of the SCAF, the minister of justice, the minister of defense, the public prosecutor, the chief of military justice, and the military prosecutor, in their respective capacities.
The activists were detained on charges of peaceful assembly, when calling for the release of another detained activist, Abdel-Qader Kharba.
The court penalized Manseur Si Mohamed for publishing an article critical of the Council of State.
The Ministry of Justice grants both commissioned and non-commissioned officers from military intelligence and the military police judicial powers of arrest in cases of crimes committed by civilians – over whom the military should have no legal jurisdiction.
The presiding Judge declared a law that criminalised a variety of political speech unconstitutional, but added that the decision did not affect other pre-existing restrictions on speech, such as insulting Islam.
Mohamed Sokrate is well known for his defence of secularism and civil liberties as well as his criticism of the government. He was a member of the 20 February Youth Movement in 2011.
Hanan Youssef was fined 10000 Egyptian pounds for allegedly slandering the former editor-in-chief of a government-funded newspaper.
While the lapse of the Emergency Law is a step in the right direction, Freedom House urges all political forces in Egypt to take steps to ensure that no such measures can be imposed again.