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Prominent human rights defender and lawyer Rashid Rehman was shot dead in his office in Multan, Pakistan on 7 May. One of his associate advocates and a client were also shot and seriously injured....
A group of municipal police have arrested beaten and threatened members of the Coyotepec community in Mexico state. There is a fear for their safety.
Two more human rights defenders from the community-based organization the Movement for Democracy Current Force have been arrested and detained in Myanmar for their peaceful activism.
The Director of Casa Alianza Honduras was beaten and detained by military police on 8 May. He believes his mistreatment was in retaliation for speaking out against violence against children.