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Human rights defender and trade unionist Carlos Hernández was shot dead on 8 March in Chiquimula department, eastern Guatemala.
Two of the co-founders of a Saudi Arabian human rights organization have been imprisoned on charges related to their human rights activism.
Zimbabwean police have classified a human rights group the Zimbabwe Peace Project as a “threat to state security”. They are at risk for arrest for their legitimate human rights work.
According to Ignacio Ochoa Plácido, on the morning of 18 February two unidentified men with guns forced their way into his car while he was at a petrol station.