On 23 November 2018, human rights defender Raed Fares was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Kafranbel, a town close to Idlib in northwestern Syria.
On 8 August 2018, Butch Rosales, human rights defender and Rise-Up volunteer was shot and killed in broad daylight on his way to Mandaue, Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu province.
On 1 June during ongoing protests by Palestinians in Gaza near the fence sealing off the enclave, Israeli snipers fired at Palestinian volunteer medic Razan Al-Najjar as she was aiding another injured protester, according to eyewitnesses. She was hit in the upper body and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Reporter Sun Hongjie died on 28 December 2010 in a hospital in Kuitun, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region,
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 16 November 2015, the National Front for Socialism (Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo - FNLS) initiated a second round of activities in Mexico City to denounce the situation faced by indigenous human rights defenders in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. During a campaign launched the previous week, human rights defenders Matías Flores, Jesús Hernández Reyes and Rubicél Hernández García were shot.
On 27 May 2011 land reform leader Mr Adelino 'Dinho' Ramos, was killed in the Amazonian state of Rondonia. Three days earlier Mr José Cláudio Ribeiros da Silva and his wife Ms Maria do Espírito Santo da Silva were shot near their home in Pará State.