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Charges against Najlaa Mohammed Ali and Amin Senada were dropped on 2 December. The two activists had been at risk of imprisonment or flogging for ‘indecent behavior’.
An opposition party candidate in the forthcoming municipal elections in Venezuela has been shot and killed. Concerns about violence in the context of the elections remain.
Armando del Bosque Villarreal, a Mexican man who was forcibly disappeared by marines on 3 August, was found dead on 3 October.
Khaled Khalifa Mahmud, was sentenced to death in October 2009. His confession that was allegedly obtained under torture, he is at imminent risk of execution in Iraq.