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A Tripoli-based militia from Misrata should immediately transfer to the Libyan government two illegally detained British journalists and the three Libyans who were traveling with them. The men are among thousands of people held illegally by militias in Libya.

(Tripoli) – A Tripoli-based militia from Misrata should immediately transfer to the Libyan government two illegally detained British journalists and the three Libyans who were traveling with them, Human Rights Watch said today. The men are among thousands of people held illegally by militias in Libya.

 

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Iranian authorities should immediately release two American hikers who are being tried on apparently politically motivated charges of espionage and illegal entry.

(New York) – Iranian authorities should immediately release two American hikers who are being tried on apparently politically motivated charges of espionage and illegal entry, Human Rights Watch said today. The trial of Josh Fattal, 27, and Shane Bauer, 27, is set to resume on May 11, 2011, at Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, following a closed session on February 6.

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Security forces arrested two former members of parliament from Bahrain’s largest opposition group. The arrests were the first targeting elected representatives of the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, which won the popular vote in October 2010 elections, since the large-scale crackdown against protesters and opposition members began in mid-March.

Update:

At approximately 10 p.m. on May 4, 2011, Bahraini authorities released Dr. Nedhal al-Khalifa and two of her associates from CID headquarters in `Adlyia, where they were being detained. The condition and whereabouts of al-Khalifa’s husband, Dr. Sadiq Abdulla, remain unknown, as well as the reason for his detention.

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(Jerusalem) – Hamas authorities in Gaza should order a criminal investigation into the death of a man whose body was returned to his family five days after Hamas security officials arrested him, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Lebanon’s government should order an independent investigation into the deaths of two inmates and injuries to about 45 others on April 6, 2011, in Lebanon’s main prison

Lebanon’s government should order an independent investigation into the deaths of two inmates and injuries to about 45 others on April 6, 2011, in Lebanon’s main prison, Human Rights Watch said today.

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