Anger and Fear Grow about Fate of Detained Protesters in Iran


by Sussan Tahmasebi According to reports by the Committee on the Rights of the Detained, a 22 year old held in the quarantine ward of Evin prison in Tehran died in detention. The committee, set up by human rights activists… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia: Mass Expulsions of Migrant Workers

Yemeni workers, deported from Saudi Arabia, wait to leave a bus on which they were deported, at the Saudi al-Tewal border outpost with Yemen November 17, 2013. Saudi Arabia is pushing its 9 million foreigners to resolve irregularities in their passports or face penalties including prison and deportation, and has carried out raids on shops, offices and marketplaces to check visas. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTX15HH3

by Human Rights Watch Saudi authorities have conducted a concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, resulting in abuses against many of them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.