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Prisoner of conscience Alexander Sodiqov was released on bail on 22 July in Tajikistan. He still faces a prison sentence. He has been targeted for his work as an academic researcher.
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.
Former Uzbekistani parliamentarian Murad Dzhuraev, convicted and imprisoned after an unfair trial in 1995, is in urgent need of medical care. His prison sentence has been extended four times.