On 13 November 2015, human rights defender Mr Daniel Abril was killed while in a bakery in his home town of Trinidad, in the department of Casanare. He was one of the most prominent voices against reported human rights abuses committed by oil companies in the Casanare department. Daniel Abril and other members of MOVICE have been the subject of threats and other forms of harassment.
On 31 March 2016, during a hearing before the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry which is investigating the killings and violence against indigenous persons and the State's alleged omission in these cases, indigenous leader Paulino Terena was prevented from giving his testimony before the CPI as he asked for a translator for his indigenous mother tongue, Terena.
On 21 January 2014, Justo Sorto was found dead on a farming estate of the Yance community in the municipality of Jesús de Otoro, in the department of Intibucá, Western Honduras. Justo Sorto had been detained by police on various occasions for his participation in the taking of roads while campaigning for the expulsion of lumber dealers who were destroying the forests in which the Lenca community lives, in the departments of Lempira, Intibucá and Santa Barbara.
Gilberto Vásquez has received threats because of his work and on 20 December 2015 the body of his son, Mr Javier Vásquez Benítez, was found in a ravine in the municipality of Santa Elena, department of La Paz.
Siddique Eido was abducted on 21 December 2010, while travelling back from a court appearance in Gwadar, and his body was found in April 2011.
On 8 December 2011, human rights defender Mr Zarteef Afridi was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ghundai area near Jamrod Bazaar, Khyber Agency.
On 15 July 2013, Tomas García was shot dead by the Honduran Army as he participated in a peaceful protest in Achotal, Río Blanco, in the department of Intibucá.
On the morning of 9 February 2014, human rights defender Ms Martha Díaz received the fifth text message to declare her a military target and threaten her with death within three days.
In July 2015, Sandra Zambrano made an application to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights in which she requested a broadening of protection measures granted to the organisation in 2013. Sandra Zambrano has declared the Honduran state responsible for any injury or attack which may befall her, her colleagues or her family.
On 9 November 2019, Kumaravadivel Guruparan, a human rights lawyer and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Jaffna, was informed by Jaffna University Council that he will no longer be permitted to practice as a lawyer in Sri Lankan courts. The decision was made by the University Grants Commission (UGC), at the instigation of the Sri Lankan military and is an act of reprisal against his peaceful human rights work.
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.
On 13 December 2019, six of the eleven members of the All Manipur Students’ Union were released unconditionally. The following day, on 14 December 2019, the remaining members were also released.
On 3 February 2020, the Islamabad High Court granted bail to the twenty three human rights defenders who were detained while peacefully protesting in Islamabad against the arrest and continued detention of Manzoor Pashteen, a leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement.
On 28 January 2020, Pakistani authorities arbitrarily detained 29 human rights defenders who were peacefully protesting in Islamabad against the arrest and continued detention of Manzoor Pashteen, a leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement.