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Hamid Ghassemi-Shall is at imminent risk of execution. His family was told on 15 April that his death sentence had been passed to the body within the Judiciary that carries out executions.
One of the two women working for the Iraqi Vice-President’s Office who were arrested on 1 January has been released. The other woman's whereabouts are still unknown.
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.