Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist was confined to house arrest in Beijing, preventing him to go to Shanghai, were he expected to take part to an event this Sunday marking the decision of authorities to destroy his art studio.
The fate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman condemned to stoning in Iran, is still unknown.
Narsin Sotoudeh, the proeminent Iranian lawyer who defended members of the opposition and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, is on hunger strike. This September, she was arrested by the Iranian authorities under the accusation of "acting against the national security".
Cuba, Iran and North Korea, honorable members of the UN Human Rights Council, harshly criticized human rights records in the United States.
It is already enough for one single week.