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Jaikhlong Brahma was released on bail on 2 December, after being detained without charge or trial for three months. Amnesty International’s campaign for him was highlighted in media reports in Indi...
Two government critics and their neighbor were released on 9 December. Their charges have not been dropped and they have now been placed under house arrest.
Zainab Al-Khawaja was sentenced on 9 December to one year and four months’ imprisonment for “insulting a public servant” and “destroying government property”.
A federal court issued a stay of execution for Texas death row prisoner Scott Panetti a few hours before he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on 3 December.