Rohingya Plead "They Will Kill Us If We Go Back": Daily Brief

Rohingya refugees terrified of being forced back to Myanmar; Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five accused of Jamal Khashoggi murder; up close and personal in Venezuela's humanitarian crisis; trial of rebel leader in Uganda a test case for justice; UAE's "Tolerance Summit" fools no-one amid growing repression; Sudan confirms it is holding a government critic; and rare good news as Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam is freed on bail. 

There is panic in refugee camps in Bangladesh today amid reports that Myanmar and Bangladesh are to start refugee repatriations very soon. While the Bangladeshi government accepted approximately 700,000 Rohingya refugees after the Myanmar army’s ethnic cleansing campaign, Rohingya say authorities are now pressuring them to return.

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has concluded a senior intelligence officer ordered the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and not Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The prosecutor has charged 11 people over the murder and is seeking the death penalty for five of them.

As Venezuela's crisis continues to spiral out of control, Human Rights Watch researchers traveled to the Colombian and Brazilian borders to assess the extent of the humanitarian crisis Venezuelans are fleeing. 

The trial of an alleged commander of the Ugandan rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is a test case for justice in the country. 

The UAE's latest attempt to harness the power of public relations to provide a sheen of respectability for its authoritarian government sees Dubai host the first ever World Tolerance Summit this week. But to paint the UAE government as tolerant is laughable

Sudanese authorities have confirmed that they are holding a vocal critic of the government who was forcibly disappeared in Egypt in October 2018.

And finally some good news from Bangladesh, where the prominent journalist Shahidul Alam has been freed on bail after 102 days in arbitrary detention