A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
Singapore’s parliament has passed legislation against “fake news”, a move that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech.
Salah Dabouz, a former president of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH), is facing a trial for Facebook posts in which he criticized the prosecution of members of the country’s Mozabite ethnic minority.
After more than 500 days in prison, two Reuters journalists convicted of breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act have been released from prison.
More gay men are being detained and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, according to an international human rights group.
Young transgender men and women in China are turning to dangerous black market drugs and even life-threatening self surgery, according to a new report from Amnesty International.