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Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami, detained since November 2011, has had his sentence of life imprisonment reduced to 15 years’ imprisonment.
On 11 October, the National Coordination of Displaced People received a death threat from the paramilitary group Anti Land Restitution Army.
Two prisoners on death row in Southwest Nigeria are in danger of imminent execution, but the men and their families have not yet been informed. Court cases are pending to stay both executions.
Convictions against the former president and vice-president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) were upheld on 21 October, with reduced sentences.