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On 17 July Bhekithemba Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were convicted on two charges of contempt of court in the High Court in Mbabane, Swaziland.
Azerbaijani human rights defender Leyla Yunus is being harassed by police. She and her husband are under surveillance and being subjected to regular interrogations.
Eight Chin human rights defenders in Myanmar are facing imprisonment for peacefully protesting against impunity for sexual violence in Chin State.
Chechen detainee Timur Tangiyev attempted suicide on 15 July to demand justice and complain at ill-treatment.