Detention of student leaders and other social activists have increased in Nicaragua as a punishment for protests.
Activist Franklin Mowha, the president of the NGO Frontline Fighters for Citizens Interests went missing on 6 August.
Khalid Mohd Ismath, former prisoner of conscience, has had all charges against him dropped.
A human rights lawyer has been arrested, beaten and detained by police in Russia. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Prisoner of conscience Shahidul Alam has been denied bail. If tried and convicted he faces 14 years in jail.
Guatemala’s Congress is at the verge of passing a law to ban abortion, same-sex marriage and inclusive sex education.
Two Iranian Kurds were arrested by security forces on 3 August and held incommunicado for weeks.
2 members of the anti-slavery organization IRA were arbitrarily arrested. They were charged and denied access to lawyers.
A peaceful pro-independence Papuan activist, Agustinus Yolemal, was detained and charged for posting a video on Facebook.
Two journalists were sentenced to 7 years in jail after being found guilty of breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act.