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A lower court has rejected Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruling that the detention of journalists Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan violated their rights.

Chechen authorities are detaining Oyub Titiyev, the head of the Grozny office of the human rights group Memorial, for alleged drug-related crimes.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 2,000 demonstrators, at least three of which have died in custody. 

Myanmar detailed two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act.

The government of Ethiopia announced that it will release all political prisoners and close the notorious Central Crime Investigation Center.

The world’s democracies should together call on Iranian authorities to respect the rights of the country’s citizens, including their rights to assemble and express themselves peacefully.

The Trump administration decided to impose financial and travel sanctions on more than a dozen individuals responsible for serious human rights abuses and corruption – sanctions that were created by the Global Magnitsky Act passed by Congress in 2016.

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