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Political activist ‘Ali Sayed al-Shihabi, a Palestinian refugee in Syria, was detained by Syrian authorities in December and subjected to enforced disappearance.
Former government minister Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was released after nine months of forced medical treatment. He was likely targeted because of his political criticism.
Three people, two of them children, were detained by Mexican marines in late July and have not been seen since. The military authorities have denied arresting them.
The Egyptian prosecution has detained four of Mohamed Morsi’s aides while investigating the Dec. 2012 protests. Five other members of Morsi's team remain arbitrarily detained.