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Five activists arrested for taking part in a peaceful protest have been sentenced to between 15-30 days in jail for an administrative offense. One activist was reportedly tortured in custody.
On 6 May, the Taganskii District Court in Moscow quashed an appeal against the authorities’ decision to block the Russian news website Grani.ru.
A man was shot dead during a protest in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro on April 22. The community was protesting after another man was shot in the head during a police operation in the favela.
Saudi Arabian human rights activist Fadhel al-Manasif has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by a 15-year travel ban. He is a prisoner of conscience.