13 May 2013
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Don't let Turkish women's rights activist stay in jail for 15 years
 
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SPOTLIGHT Saudi Arabia
Saudi cleric who backed protests goes on trial for his life
Human Rights Watch
Nimr al-Nimr, 52, went on trial before Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court on 26 March 2013, accused of “sowing discord” and “undermining national unity.” Prosecutors called for his execution by “crucifixion,” a punishment of beheading followed by display of the decapitated body in public. (read more)
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Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Sierra Leone / World Press Freedom Day
Journalists detained on World Press Freedom Day in Sierra Leone
Media Foundation for West Africa


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Ecuador
International and local human rights NGOs derided by Ecuador's president
Fundación Andina para la Observación y el Estudio de Medios
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Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Burma
China-led oil, gas projects spark arrests in Burma
Human Rights Watch

China
China urged to investigate political interference in a magazine
International Federation of Journalists

Nepal
Journalists injured during police action in Nepal
Freedom Forum


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Russia
Suspect arrested 13 years after murder of Russian investigative journalist
Committee to Protect Journalists

Turkmenistan
Social issues reporter detained in Turkmenistan
Human Rights Watch


Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Egypt
U.N. High Commissioner concerned about Egypt's draft law on civil society
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
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