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Dozens of politicians, activists, journalists, academics and demonstrators have been detained after being arrested without warrant, following the imposition of martial law in Thailand.
Sentenced to 18 months in prison and 300 lashes after an unfair trial in Saudi Arabia, Filipino domestic worker Ruth Cosrojas is understood to have already received 50 lashes.
Website founder Raif Badawi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a 1 million Saudi Arabian riyals fine (US $266,630). He is a prisoner of conscience.
After announcing a hunger strike on 19 May, Mansur Mingelov, who was sentenced to 22-year imprisonment after unfair trial, is being threatened with force feeding.