Freedom House urges security forces, all political parties, and militia groups such as the Crime Preventers to refrain from violence.
The Council of the European Union has decided to end visa bans and to unfreeze assets of 170 senior Belarusian officials and three companies.
Opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye was briefly detained in Kampala following clashes between police and supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change party.
The United States Senate held a 96-to-0 vote to impose sanctions on North Korea, approving the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act.
Mexican authorities in Puebla found the body of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar a day after she was kidnapped from her home in Veracruz.
Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court declaring the nation’s criminal defamation law invalid and unconstitutional.
Sudanese human rights defender, Salah Gamar-Eldin, died after being arrested for exercising his fundamental rights of free speech and freedom of assembly.