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Poet Nasser Saber Bondek was arrested on 17 February at his home by people believed to be members of the Syrian security forces. His whereabouts are unknown and his life is in danger.
Nubia Acosta and Nevis Niño Rodríguez, two human rights defenders working with the peasant farmers of El Tamarindo in northern Colombia, have been threatened.
A prominent Saudi Arabian Shi’a cleric has been sentenced to eight years in prison and banned from delivering religious sermons, for criticizing discrimination against Shi’a in Saudi Arabia.
Nine men, most of whom are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), face
being sent from Angola to the DRC where they could be tortured or sentenced to death.