• February 2, 2018

    Eight campaigners, including members of Christian peace groups, are on trial for a peaceful protest at one of the world's biggest arms fairs, held in London last September.

  • January 16, 2018

    The human rights organisation Reprieve has urged Boris Johnson, to intervene to halt repression in Bahrain, including the planned execution of political protesters. The call comes one year on from the Gulf Kingdom’s resumption of executions.

  • January 3, 2018

    The Iranian authorities should refrain from using excessive force, investigate the deaths during the current protests across the country, and remove arbitrary restrictions on internet access, Human Rights Watch has said.

  • December 22, 2017

    Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to London, according to reports.

  • December 1, 2017

    The President of the International Federation of Journalists has  written to Egypt's  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressing concern over the detention of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid and calling for his release.

  • November 29, 2017

    Theresa May has arrived in Saudi Arabia today for an official visit focused on improving trade relations after Brexit.

  • November 27, 2017

    The Home Secretary has ordered an in-depth assessment of protests outside abortion clinics following concerns about the tactics of some protesters.

  • August 1, 2017

    The family of a disabled man who faces execution in Saudi Arabia for allegedly attending protests have appealed for help to save his life and have given fresh details of the abuses he has suffered.

  • July 15, 2017

    There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution. The group, including disabled Munir al-Adam and juvenile Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, have been moved to the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last few hours according to reports received by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • July 11, 2017

    The Saudi authorities have executed four men who were convicted in a secret ‘terrorism’ court – including at least one  man who was convicted on charges relating to protests. It marks the first execution coming from the terrorism court since a mass execution in January 2016, in which several protesters convicted at the court were killed.