Old formula of denying abuses such as torture dies hard in Egypt; former Assad regime officials arrested in Germany; attack on press freedom in Philippines demands a global response; call for an end to Ankara's ban on LGBTI events; an Emirati woman’s ordeal to get protection from abuse; Bahrain: arena for human rights abuses; Martin Ennals Award goes to Sudanese refugee detained on Manus island; how killer robots overran the UN.

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