Iranian officials subjected human rights defender Narges Mohammadi to ill-treatment during her transfer to Zanjan Prison.
A Benin court has sentenced a journalist for "harassment" for quoting the Public Prosecutor in a tweet.
The President of the Chadian Human Rights Organization was taken by armed men on 24 Jan and is being held incommunicado.
Amnesty is calling for the death sentences of four convicted men to be commuted.
Human rights defender Guy Marius Sagna is still being held in a high security prison for his legitimate activism work.
11 February marks the fourth anniversary of the arrest of human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku.
A Russian court confirmed the six-year-long sentences for prisoners of conscience, Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov.
Hajar Raissouni was released from prison after being imprisoned for pre-martial sex and abortion, with no evidence.
Four of the nine activists arrested for their activism have been released on bail. All nine still face charges.
Saudi authorities released a Qatari father (70) and son (17), allowing them to return home on 1 Nov.
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