NGO Human Rights Watch has accused Turkish security forces of torturing civilians following the attempted coup last July. The human rights organization says victims were beaten and sexually assaulted.
Pope Francis is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Although the country is considered relatively religiously tolerant for the region, Human Rights Watch's Wenzel Michalski says it harshly cracks down on dissent.
Rights groups said some of accused had been forcibly detained and tortured to confess during their trial. The human rights situation in Egypt has rapidly deteriorated under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Kenya has postponed a much anticipated ruling on homosexuality, to the great disappointment of human rights groups. They continue to hope for a verdict that decriminalizes same-sex relationships.
Kenyan rights groups had demanded an investigation into the death of activist Caroline Mwatha a week after her disappearance. An autopsy has now confirmed the police report that she died during an abortion attempt.
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