Attorneys general for 19 states and the District of Columbia sued President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday to block a sweeping new rule to indefinitely detain migrant families seeking to settle in the United States.
Britain’s seizure of a supertanker carrying Iranian crude oil has proven to be a legal, diplomatic and political defeat for London. This is evident in Britain’s retreat following the Gibraltar “Supreme Court’s” decision to order the release of the tanker.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says the two journalists who had gone missing in Saudi Arabia are alive and remain in the custody of the kingdom's security agencies in undisclosed locations, shedding light on yet another instance of Riyadh's continued crackdown on free press.
A new report has shown that British government authorities have been insisting on detaining asylum seekers who have been designated as “vulnerable and at risk” despite warnings that such policy could increase self-harm and suicide among the migrants.
An independent human rights group says it has documented the arrest of more than 5,000 prisoners of conscience in addition to 200 victims of excessive use of force, murder and torture in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists.
Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has denounced the continued imprisonment of its prominent leader and former lawmaker Sheikh Hassan Issa as “political revenge.”
The United Nations rights office has slammed a "significant escalation" in the crackdown against the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly in Egypt, warning of a "chronic problem" of arbitrary detention in the North African country.
Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 346 individuals over suspected links to the so-called Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), which is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed military coup in mid-2016 in the Anatolian country.
Dozens of people have staged a protest against the detention of Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian activist, who has become the face of resistance by Palestinian youths against the Israeli occupation of their land.
Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the detention of 13 people for supporting the national medical association online, the newspaper Hurriyet reported, after the organization publicly opposed a military campaign in Syria.