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Journalist Eric Topona, Secretary General of the Union of Chadian Journalists (UJT), was released on 19 August, after receiving a three-year suspended prison sentence for defamation from the N’Djam...
A man currently on hunger strike has been detained without charge or trial for 20 months in Erbil. Authorities accuse him of leaking information about election rigging to a newspaper.
Two government critics are serving prison sentences in Cuba on politically motivated charges, following summary trials. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience.
Paramilitaries have threatened to kill human rights defenders Hernando Mejía López and David Espinoza in the northern Colombian city of Barrancabermeja.