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A migrant of Afro-descendant origin has been in prison in Mexico since 2009. He was tortured to falsely implicate himself. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience.
On 17 July Bhekithemba Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were convicted on two charges of contempt of court in the High Court in Mbabane, Swaziland.
Five media workers in Myanmar have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment with hard labor in connection with their journalistic activities. All five are prisoners of conscience.
Civil society activist Ruslan Kutaev has been sentenced to four years imprisonment following an unfair trial in Russia.