Syria: Further information: Arrests surge as protests continue
Hundreds of people are believed to be held incommunicado at unknown locations across Syria, following a new peak in arrests by Syrian authorities as protests continue. Those held are at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Hundreds of others who were being held in connection with the protests are known to have been released in recent weeks.
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- Iraq/Kurdistan Region-Iraq: Journalists must be released immediately: Sherwan Sherwani, Guhdar Zebari, Hariwan Issa, Ayaz Karam and Shvan Saeed
- Turkey: Further information: Release detained Boğaziçi protesters
- China: Further information: Activist subjected to torture and charged with subversion: Xu Zhiyong