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16 July 2012 | United Arab Emirates | Alerts

Bidun activist to be deported to Thailand

Ahmed Abd al-Khaleq is one of a group of activists who had been jailed from April to November 2011 for peacefully advocating democratic reforms.




Africa
Compiled by Diane Partenio


13 July 2012 | Ethiopia | Alerts

Former state radio journalist released

A panel of judges sentenced Abdulsemed Mohammed to three and half years in prison but said he could go free owing to time already served.
13 July 2012 | Ethiopia | Alerts

Eskinder Nega sentenced to 18 years in jail

Five other journalists were sentenced in absentia on terrorism charges and were given sentences ranging from 15 years to life imprisonment.
13 July 2012 | Ethiopia | Take action!

Demand release of Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega

Join the call for the release of Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega who was sentenced to 18 years in prison on 13 July 2012 on bogus terrorism charges.
13 July 2012 | The Gambia | Alerts

Newspaper correspondent arrested

Daily Observer correspondent Sidiq Asemota believes he was arrested in connection with a story about the sentencing of two Gambian nationals for white collar crimes.


Americas
Compiled by Erin Woycik


13 July 2012 | Honduras | Alerts

Previously targeted reporter comes under attack

Selvin Martínez said a man opened fire on him while he was driving his motorcycle, taking his wife and daughter to a school in Presa Vieja.


Asia and Pacific
Compiled by Vera Top and Marianna Tzabiras


12 July 2012 | Nepal | Alerts

Journalist threatened over critical reports on police

Mithilesh Yadav was threatened by a police constable over a news report about ongoing criminal activities such as beatings, abductions and explosions in Lahan.
12 July 2012 | Philippines | Alerts

Supreme Court upholds indictment of Zaldy Ampatuan

The former governor is one of the accused persons in the Ampatuan multiple murder case.


Middle East and North Africa
Compiled by Khadija Mahi


13 July 2012 | Bahrain | Take action!

Free Bahraini rights defender Nabeel Rajab

Help free Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of IFEX's member in Bahrain, sentenced to three months in prison on 9 July. Sign a petition or write a letter calling for his freedom.
12 July 2012 | Egypt | Alerts

Activists given prison sentences following Suez protests

Mohamed Gharib was sentenced to three years' imprisonment while seven other activists were given six months each.
13 July 2012 | Iran | Alerts

Authorities prohibit news coverage of economic sanctions

In separate incidents, at least three journalists have been imprisoned over the last month.
12 July 2012 | Iran | Alerts

Judiciary urged to quash execution orders against five activists

"What we are witnessing today in Khuzestan province is state-sanctioned killing that . . . is aimed at silencing voices that are critical of the government's policies in the region," Human Rights Watch said.
13 July 2012 | Syria | Alerts

Ongoing targeting of citizen journalists

Omar Al-Ghantawi, 19, was killed by a sniper while filming the shelling of the districts of Jobar and Al-Sultaniyeh in Homs on 21 June.


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