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Chinese prisoner of conscience Zhu Chengzhi returned home on 20 March but continues to be held under “residential surveillance”.
Writer Jean Laokolé, a humanitarian worker, was arrested on 22 March by the security services in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena. His whereabouts are unknown.
Human rights defender and trade unionist Carlos Hernández was shot dead on 8 March in Chiquimula department, eastern Guatemala.
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.