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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.
The trial of Ahmad Mshaima’ has resumed despite allegations of him being tortured in detention. There is been no known investigation into the matter and Ahmad's health is now deteriorating.
A draft law, which will make repeated violation of the already restrictive rules governing public assemblies a criminal offence, has been tabled in the Russian parliament.