On 5 August 2019, 19 LGBTI+ rights defenders were informed of a criminal case that has been opened against them, relating to charges of “participating in unlawful assembly” and “resisting despite warning”; for their participation in the peaceful LGBTI+ Pride March which took place inside the campus of Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara on 10 May 2019.
On 23 November 2020, the State Courts of Singapore charged human rights defender Jolovan Wham with staging an illegal protest in front of the former State Courts building.
On 6 August 2020, LGBTI+ human rights defenders Margot and Lania were released from prison and charged with "insulting monuments" under Article 261 of the Criminal Code.
On 3 and 4 August 2020, Margot and Lania, two LGBTI+ rights defenders who go by pseudonyms for security purposes, were arrested in Warsaw for placing rainbow flags into the hands of several statues in the Polish capital.
On 6 October 2020, woman human rights defender Pham Doan Trang was arrested from her apartment in Ho Chi Minh City. Authorities immediately charged her with “making, storing, disseminating or propagandising information, materials and products that aim to oppose the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under article 117 of the Penal Code, under which she could face up to 20 years in prison.
On 15 November 2020, the Karada Court of First Instance in Baghdad dismissed the dissolution case against the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), and ordered the Council of Ministers to pay for all the expenses of the trial.
On 17 September 2020, the third hearing session of the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq took place at the Karada Court of First Instance in Baghdad.
On 20 August 2020, human rights defender Jolovan Wham was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment for organising an event in 2016. The sentence is due to commence on 21 August 2020.
On 21 May 2019, The Istanbul 14th Heavy Penal Court convicted Eren Keskin of “propagandising for a terrorist organisation” under Article 7(2) of the Anti-Terror Law and sentenced her to 3 years and 9 months in prison. The trial against her was related to the articles published in Özgür Gündem when she was the co-editor-in-chief.
On 18 November 2020, human rights defender and lawyer Levent Pişkin was acquitted of all charges after a ruling by the Bursa 8th Heavy Penal Court. The eleven others who were on trial with Levent Pişkin, two of whom are lawyers, were also acquitted of charges of membership of a terrorist organisation and producing terrorist propaganda.