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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.
According to Ignacio Ochoa Plácido, on the morning of 18 February two unidentified men with guns forced their way into his car while he was at a petrol station.
There are increased concerns for the well-being of prominent Syrian human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq after the state denied holding him.
Four women human rights defenders from northern Colombia have been threatened in an email sent to one of them. Her two bodyguards were also threatened.