Khairat al-Shater, a former deputy leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, has been in jail since July 2013 after the army led by general-turned-president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi ousted the country's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, following mass protests against his one-year rule
More than 100,000 people who were dismissed from their jobs in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey in 2016 are still awaiting justice – and their lives have been shattered, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group says in most cases the government has failed to present any evidence justifying the mass purge of public workers. Dozens of journalists and human rights workers have also been arrested since the failed coup attempt. More from Henry Ridgwell.
Diplomats acknowledge possible breakthrough owes much to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who worked for an American newspaper, saying it has given them a greater opportunity to push for an end to the conflict