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Trade union leader, Kim Jungwoo, is at risk of receiving a further prison sentence at an appeal hearing on 4 April.
Violent clashes during protests that started in early February give no signs of abating. So far, the official death toll stands at 23 people, with over 300 injured.
Aleksey Polikhovich, prisoner of conscience and one of the Bolotnaya case convicts, was severely beaten by an escorting police officer at the Moscow Zamoskvoretskiy court on 24 February.
Siveen Juma Kindi, a Kurdish postal worker in Syria, was subjected to enforced disappearance in the northern city of Qamishly, on 13 March 2012. He has not been heard from since then.