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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.
Eight Chin human rights defenders in Myanmar are facing imprisonment for peacefully protesting against impunity for sexual violence in Chin State.
Chechen detainee Timur Tangiyev attempted suicide on 15 July to demand justice and complain at ill-treatment.
Ahmad Mas’ad al-Ma’dawi, and Egyptian national, was arrested at Abu Dhabi’s International Airport as he was leaving the UAE on 13 January. His whereabouts are unknown.