Three protest leaders were given 16 months, one of them suspended for two years, two received eights months in prison and two were given suspended eight-month sentences on charges of public nuisance offenses.
Amnesty International says 2018 saw a dramatic decrease in the number executions across the globe, but named the five countries that killed the most last year.
The laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014 and which have been rolled out in phases since then, will be fully implemented from next week, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Saturday.
Former US president Barack Obama's key advisor on the Middle East Robert Malley told TRT World that Obama tried to "find a middle ground" of assisting the Saudi-led coalition militarily and simultaneously pursuing the nuclear deal with Iran.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, passed the baton to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi at the annual summit of the body.
Amnesty International has warned that billions of dollars of arms the UAE receives from Western states end up in the hands of militias in Yemen who answer to no one.
The militant group killed at least 60 people in renewed attack in the northeastern town of Rann, Amnesty International said.
It's been 100 days since a hit squad sent from Riyadh killed journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Amnesty International Turkey on Thursday called for an international probe into his murder.
Conflict between farmers and semi-nomadic herders across the African country since 2016 resulted in the killing of at least 3,641 people, Amnesty International says in a report.
Amnesty International warns that those countries who continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia risk being complicit in war crimes in Yemen.
Omar Abdulaziz, an online critic of the Saudi royals, files lawsuit against Israel's NSO claiming its sophisticated spyware targeted him and helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The human rights organisation cited reports of torture and sexual harassment in Dhahban Prison and the mishandling of Khashoggi's killing. TRT World speaks with an Amnesty researcher, who is an expert on Saudi affairs.
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