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Human rights defenders working on behalf of trade unionist Marcelino Coache, and his family, continue to be threatened and intimidated in Oaxaca, Mexico since 2009.
On 28 March, Haidar Mahmoud Abderrahman Manis was arrested by security forces in Khartoum North, Sudan. He is being detained in an unknown location, and has no access to his family or a lawyer.
A Syrian man, aged 70, has been held incommunicado since 19 March, reportedly by Air Force Intelligence. He is believed to be detained in relation to his son’s pro-reform activities.
Former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb has provided a detailed account in court of his torture and other ill-treatment.