The Lebanese Minister of Interior, Raya al-Hassan, announced that her ministry is planning on reforming Lebanon's overcrowded prisons. However, activists say that unless broad, structural reforms to the administration of the prisons are also passed, these reforms will only have a moderate impact.
In Tunisia, the country's black minority and sub-Saharan immigrants have constantly reported attacks and abuse. This has led to the Tunisian Parliament to pass an anti-racism law and make its first conviction.
Alaa al-Khader is an 18-year old Syrian artist who was displaced from Aleppo to the city of al-Bab. Her art was recently displayed in an art exhibition held by the Qeeam Cultural Foundation, a foundation that was forcefully displaced from Homs in early 2017.