British citizen, Detainee BF, was already the victim of harassment by the UK security agencies on his travels to Pakistan. As it was realised that there was no evidence of wrongdoing, the security agencies instead began to target his family in the hope that they would turn on him.
A Kenyan rights activist providing counsel for suspects of Uganda's July attacks remains in prison following the release of colleague and lawyer Mbugua Mureithi, who has accused Uganda authorities of a "witch hunt."
A British man is among tens of thousands of people imprisoned without charge in Iraq, according to an Amnesty International report.
Nine years into what the US used to call the "global war on terror," the nation still cannot agree on how to describe the struggle, how to characterise it, or on a logically consistent set of tools and procedures to conduct it. To some, this might seem unacceptable. I, however, would be far more critical if I did not harbor some degree of ambivalence myself.