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Gary R. Bunt

human rights

Abu Zubaydah

Peter Bergen of CNN writes in detail about the torture of Abu Zubaydah, and the drawings Abu Zubaydah produced (a new tranche has emerged). Discover More…

Human rights in Morocco

Middle East Eye, Rights groups urge release of Moroccans imprisoned for social media posts Discover More…

Afghan Human Rights

RFE/RL. Afghan Rights Group Investigating Video Of Woman Being Stoned To Death

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'The China Cables'

Guardian 'Allow no escapes': leak exposes reality of China's vast prison camp network Discover More…

Updated: Iran Net Shutdown

Background to the internet shutdown in Iran (ongoing)
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KSA Domestic Workers Initiative

Mariam Nabbout, Stepfeed, Saudi Arabia to take action against people who 'sell' domestic workers [online dimension to this] Discover More…

Recording war crimes

BBC Persian, Syria conflict: The 'war crimes' caught in brutal phone footage
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Aceh Punishment

Guardian, Indonesian man flogged after breaking adultery law he helped draw up
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China FB Strategy

Buzzfeed, These New Facebook Ads From Chinese State Media Want You To Believe Xinjiang’s Muslim Internment Camps Are Just Great
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Uighur Children

BBC News, China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families
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El Fadl on KSA Scholars

Usuli Institute, Khaled Abou El Fadl Speaks at Protest for Saudi Scholars, 2 June 2019 [published 7 June 2019 on YouTube]
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Iran Attorney Sentenced

Radio Farda, Attorney, Rights Defender Sentenced To 30 Years, Flogging In Iran Discover More…

KSA Human rights

Middle East Eye, Executed by Saudi Arabia: A student, an academic, a protester, an imam
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Xinjiang under Surveillance

aljazeera, HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs
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Reflections on Egypt

Jared Malsin and Amira El-Fekki, WSJ, Eight Years After Egypt’s Uprising, a New Autocrat Is Determined Not to Permit a Sequel Discover More…

KSA Documentary

BBC iPlayer, The Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave Discover More…

Prominent Saudi scholar Ahmed al-Amari dies in prison: Activists

Al Jazeera, Prominent Saudi scholar Ahmed al-Amari dies in prison: Activists

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KSA activism appeal

NBC, Sister of jailed female activist appeals to Pompeo on eve of Saudi trip
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Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women

Amnesty, Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women Discover More…

Iran Social Media Activist Dies on Hunger Strike

BBC News, Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike
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Human Rights and IoT

IoT for All, Human Rights and IoT: Tracking Violations and Improving Protections, 5 Dec 2018
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