The famous human rights defender and member of Front Line Defenders Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja is today beginning his 29th day on hunger strike behind the bars of a prison in Bahrain to demand his right to freedom.
On 14 March 2012, Ms Magomedova received notification stating the case involving the Khasavyurt Police who beat her on 17 June 2010 had been closed as had the case in which she stood accused of using violence against the police officers.
On 15 and 17 March 2012, HRD Mr Rudy Uthman and Mr Salah Shamiyya were arrested.Mr Salah Shamiyys arrest was reportedly part of a military attack on the city carried out by heavily-armed Syrian security forces.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The Role of Human Rights Defenders in Egypt over the past year - Leading Egyptian human rights defender Dr Basma Abdelrahman of the El Nadeem Centre for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture in Cairo starts national speaking tour.
A Tortured Nation Breaks Its Chains - DR BASMA ABDELRAHMAN A LEADING EGYPTIAN HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER AND PSYCHIATRIST WITH THE EL NADEEM CENTRE FOR THE REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE TO SPEAK IN THE MELLOW FIG (BLACKROCK) TODAY TUESDAT - 6.30PM.