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Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, deputy leader of Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP), was arrested on 11 August at Khartoum Airport. She is currently detained without charge in an unknown location.
Defender of Indigenous Peoples’ rights Juan Pablo Gutiérrez received a death threat from a paramilitary group targeting him in Colombia. He has received numerous threatening phone calls since.
Seven bloggers from the Zone 9 collective and three independent journalists are on trial charged with terrorism offenses and ‘Outrages against the Constitution’ in Ethiopia.