The Kenyan High Court found that the amendments to the Judicial Service Act which gave the President greater power in appointing the Chief Justice to be unconstitutional.
Eight civil society activists working with the organization for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) in Sudan have been detained and held without charges at the Office of the Prosecutor for State Security.
Russia has released Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian helicopter pilot who was captured by Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Prominent investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been released from prison on three-and-a-half-year probation.
masked men in the eastern city of Zaporizhzhya assaulted Anatoliy Ostapenko, a journalist affiliated with the independent media outlet Hromadske Zaporizhzhya.
A Kazakhstani court has convicted the editor of an independent online newspaper Guzyal Baidalinova on spurious charges of libel.
On Saturday, May 21, Spanish journalist Salud Hernández disappeared from Tarra, Norte de Santander, Colombia.