Human rights activists in Morocco warned of an assault on freedom of expression after arrests of journalists and bloggers. Government spokesperson says that there is difference between free speech and committing felonies in response to human rights activists’ warning.
Rights and women activists are exerting efforts to convince Jordan’s Senate to amend several articles of the Personal Status Law that allow child marriage, and disregards women’s rights in divorce and inheritance.
A member of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), Hemin Bajalan stated that displaced Iraqis living in camps in the Kurdistan Region suffer from lack of food and medicine due to a halt of deliveries from the Iraqi Ministry of Health.
The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, put forward a bill granting equal inheritance rights for women. The proposed bill would allow exceptions for families that want to continue applying the Sharia-aligned provisions for inheritance.