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On 11 April Carlos Mejía was stabbed to death in his home in El Progreso. He had been threatened in the past for working on projects for the promotion of human rights and social justice.
On 9 April magazine editor, Bhekithemba Makhubu, and human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, were re-detained. They had spent 20 days in detention for criticizing a public official.
A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offense, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.