Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez publicly committed to present a bill to Congress to legalise abortion.
Yana Antonova, a pediatrician and a human rights defender from Krasnodar, southern Russia, was convicted on 2 October.
Azimjan Askarov died on 25 July in prison in Kyrgyzstan after showing symptoms of Covid-19.
On 2 October 2020, five activists who were charged for “unauthorised gathering” were granted a discharge.
Siberian shaman Aleksandr Gabyshev was released from psychiatric detention on 22 July.
On 11 October LGBT+ activist Victoria Biran was released after two weeks in detention.
Political activist Serge Branco Nana is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for ‘mutiny’ in Mfou Prison.
Al-Bokari was charged with violating public morality, promoting homosexuality online and imitating women.
On 18 August 2020, the spiritual leader of the Mapuche people, machi Celestino Córdova Tránsito, ended his hunger strike.
The Russian Military Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Crimean Tatar human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku.