On 19 September 2013, Mr Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura, also known as Bida, was sentenced to 30 years in jail for ordering the 2005 murder, of nun and defender of the Amazon, Sr. Dorothy Stang.
On 14 June 2018, Kashmir journalist and human rights defender Shujaat Bukhari was killed after being shot multiple times as he was leaving his office in Srinagar, Kashmir. His two security guards were also killed in the attack.
On 27 February 2018, human rights defender Evans Njoroge was shot and killed by police.
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.
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.