On 25 February 2018, human rights defender Rossy Tshimanga Mukendi was killed as police opened fire on demonstrators in and outside Saint-Benoît Catholic Church in Kinshasa. Police also fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
On 22 February 2018, human rights defender Godfrey Luena was attacked and killed by unknown assailants outside his home in Morogoro region, Tanzania.
Reporter Sun Hongjie died on 28 December 2010 in a hospital in Kuitun, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region,
On 18 September 2015, human rights defender Prof Rigoberto Lima Choc was killed, following the kidnapping of three other human rights defenders, who were subsequently released.
On 22 December 2017, Istanbul Anatolia Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office concluded the indictment for the murders of Syrian human rights defenders Orouba Barakat and Halla Barakat and called for the imposition of two sentences of life imprisonment under the charge of “intentional killing” according to the Turkish Criminal Code, Article 82.
On 30 September 2017, Turkish police arrested a suspect in the killing of Syrian human rights defenders Orouba and Halla Barakat.
On 22 September 2018, two relatives of members of the Movimiento Ríos Vivos Antioquia were assassinated, one in the municipality of Briceño and the other in the municipality of Valdivia. These are the latest incidents in a series of attacks against the movement’s members and their families.