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Writer Jean Laokolé, a humanitarian worker, was arrested on 22 March by the security services in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena. His whereabouts are unknown.
Four members of the NIDA youth movement were arrested for being involved in organizing a peaceful protest, which was violently dispersed by the authorities
Four Xinca indigenous leaders were kidnapped after participating in a public meeting. One was killed; the other three
survived the attack.
There are fears for three Syrian opposition activists held in conditions amounting to enforced
disappearance for nearly six months after being arrested in Damascus.