Human rights watch
A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries with poor human rights records, the Standard can reveal.
A prominent Iranian lawyer has been jailed for 38 years and sentenced to 148 lashes after she defended women who removed their headscarves in public.
Lawyer Tang Jingling, who was released from jail on Monday after serving a five-year term for inciting subversion, has vowed to continue his fight for human rights and democracy in China through non-violent civil disobedience.
A Polish tourist has been jailed for five years in Indonesia after being convicted of plotting with rebels in the east of the country.
The US and human rights groups have expressed outrage over reports that Iran has executed two 17-year-old boys.