Plus: Repression of Iranian teachers; denied customs clearance for a book on Russian totalitarianism; visualizing why Airbnb will stop rentals in unlawful settlements; flawed veredict in the United Arab Emirates; rights group sues Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince over attacks against civilians in Yemen; China targets Twitter users; UN experts' warning on the effect of Italy's new laws on immigration.
Iranian authorities are punishing teachers and labor activists for exercising their collective rights and conducting peaceful protests, which are essential freedoms for all workers.
A book about rise of Russian totalitarianism is being denied customs clearance in Russia. The book, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, is by Masha Gessen, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin and his policies.
Here is a visual explanation on why Airbnb will stop listing properties in unlawful Israeli settlements. Now it's time for other rental companies to follow suit.
There's been an alarming verdict from the United Arab Emirates, which has sentenced British academic Matthew Hedges to life imprisonment for spying in an unfair trial.