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On the night of 16 May, 17-year-old Roni Barrios was murdered in Aragua state, Venezuela. He is the tenth member of the Barrios family to be murdered since 1998.
Human rights defenders working with forcibly displaced people in Barrancabermeja, Northern
Colombia, received three death threats from paramilitaries on 13 and 14 May.
Medical student Sameeh Bahrah, aged 26, has been held incommunicado at an unknown
location, since his arrest on 30 April 2013. His father Bassam Bahrah is also missing.