On 12 February 2019, Jordanian journalist and poet, Tayseer Salman al-Najjar was released from al-Wathba prison.
Woman human rights defender, Nassima al-Sada, was placed in solitary confinement since early February 2019.
Maria Ressa, executive editor of online news outlet Rappler and press freedom advocate, was arrested.
On 9 February, a judge ordered the pre-trial detention of human rights defender and lawyer Ezzat Ghoniem for 45 days.
Mexican Indigenous human rights defenders Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro disappeared while traveling.
Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che has been given rotten food and insufficient clothing in his freezing prison cell.
Danish Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen found guilty of “organizing activities of an extremist organisation".
Sixty-two people including activists from the Independence Movement of Cabinda were arrested.
Native American activist Leonard Peltier imprisoned for over 40 years despite concerns over the fairness of his trial.