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Activists in Samara, Russian Federation, received death threats after staging a protest against Russia’s military intervention in Crimea.
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.
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.
Legislation on terrorism and disorder being discussed in Brazilian Congress threatens freedom of expression and the right to assemble. The new “crimes” could be used to criminalize protesters.