Time for Justice in Sudan: Daily Brief

Plus: the civilian victims of the US-led coalition in Syria; "Bloody Sunday" in the Philippines; an absurd arrest in Egypt; no justice for the "Trinco Five" in Sir Lanka; freed but not freed in the UAE; Thailand's friends need to support democracy; and one year after the peace deal, little has changed in repressive Eritrea

Opposition groups and the Transitional Military Council in Sudan have signed a power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government. Now, it's time for justice.

While active fighting against ISIS may be over, civilians harmed by US-led coalition strikes are still suffering.

Egyptian authorities should release Ola al-Qaradawi, the daughter of a well-known Islamic scholar, who was rearrested on July 4 - for no apparent reason. 

Sri Lankan authorities have proven unable to obtain justice for the murders of five young people - the "Trinco Five" - and the resulting coverup, despite the considerable evidence available. 

UAE authorities continue to hold at least five Emirati prisoners who completed their sentences between one and three years ago. Emirati activists said that the men remain behind bars for “counseling” without a clear legal basis.

Thailand’s friends should be pressing the Thai military to respect human rights and restore democratic rule. The only message that silence sends is assent.

Today marks one year since the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended 20 years of intermittent conflict between the two countries. Eritrea’s leaders had long used the situation with Ethiopia to justify some of their most repressive policies, and many had hoped that the peace deal would usher in a new era of respect for human rights. Yet one year on, little has changed.