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The anonymous detainee’s lawyers have been sent a copy of an order to open a criminal case against prison staff. More appeals will help to ensure the authorities pursue this complaint.
A migrant of Afro-descendant origin has been in prison in Mexico since 2009. He was tortured to falsely implicate himself. Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience.
Chechen detainee Timur Tangiyev attempted suicide on 15 July to demand justice and complain at ill-treatment.
Civil society activist Ruslan Kutaev has been sentenced to four years imprisonment following an unfair trial in Russia.