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Two government critics are serving prison sentences in Cuba on politically motivated charges, following summary trials. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience.
A 15-year-old boy, Hussain al-Hawaj, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a Bahraini court on 9 June for participation in a protest, arson and rioting. He is held in Jaw prison for adults....
A further march has been called by religious groups for Tuesday 6 August in the city of Les Cayes. Two demonstrations against homosexuality have taken place in Haiti since 19 July.
Paramilitaries have threatened to kill human rights defenders Hernando Mejía López and David Espinoza in the northern Colombian city of Barrancabermeja.