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Bangladeshi newspaper editor Mahmudur Rahman was transferred from jail custody to police custody in the capital Dhaka on 4 December, putting him at risk of torture.
Nine street protestors have been detained in Ukraine and are facing eight-year prison sentences. One is in urgent need of medical care.
Charges against Najlaa Mohammed Ali and Amin Senada were dropped on 2 December. The two activists had been at risk of imprisonment or flogging for ‘indecent behavior’.
An opposition party candidate in the forthcoming municipal elections in Venezuela has been shot and killed. Concerns about violence in the context of the elections remain.