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Independent journalist and prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his detention in Cuba.
The Omani Supreme Court has upheld sentences against eight activists. All 16 activists appear to be held solely for peacefully exercising their rights.
Activist for reproductive health rights Carlos Celdran has been convicted of "offending religious feelings" in a peaceful protest. He is facing up to 13 months in jail.
Community activists opposing the construction of wind farm turbines in Oaxaca State, Mexico have received threats.