Government security forces in Zimbabwe have responded to protests over higher fuel prices with live ammunition, rubber bullets, and teargas, which they fired at the protesters and into people’s homes. Social media and internet access have also been restricted. Five people have been shot dead while a further 25 people have been treated for gunshot injuries.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ignored Bahrain’s human rights problems during his recent visit to the country. His failure to raise rights concerns in public emboldens Bahraini authorities and sends a message to Bahraini activists they should not look to the Trump administration for support.
Russia might disbar one of Crimea's last remaining human rights lawyers, Emil Kurbedinov, because of his work on politically charged cases.
And a 17-hour siege has left 14 people dead in an attack on a luxury hotel in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab says it was behind the attack.