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Medical student Sameeh Bahrah, aged 26, has been held incommunicado at an unknown
location, since his arrest on 30 April 2013. His father Bassam Bahrah is also missing.
Two men in Zambia have been arrested on charges of having sex and denied bail. They have been subjected to forcible anal examination.
There are increased concerns for the well-being of prominent Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq after the state denied holding him.
Syrian health professional Mohamed Raed al-Tawil has been held in incommunicado detention since his arrest in Damascus on 8 November. He is believed to have been tortured while in detention.