TrialWatch is monitoring the trials of opposition figures and protesters, including a case against 53 protestors who were arrested in June 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest organized by the Front-Line Socialist Party. The protestors were charged with violating the quarantine law in place at the time. This trial is ongoing.
TrialWatch is also monitoring the trial of blogger Ramzy Razeek who was arrested in April 2020 for criticizing a government policy requiring cremation of those who died of COVID-19, contrary to Islamic tradition. He was charged under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Act for advocating “national, racial, or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence” and faces up to 10 years imprisonment. This trial is ongoing.