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Saudi Arabian activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on 9 January in front of the al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah. He is at risk of receiving the remaining 950 lashes over the coming weeks.
Ko Wai Lu has been arbitrarily detained and is facing imprisonment after he provided support to peaceful protesters who are calling on the authorities to resolve their land dispute.
Jadia Nofal and Omar al-Sha’ar were released on bail on 17 December.
Five jailed dissidents which Amnesty International named prisoners of conscience in 2013 were released between 7 and 8 January. Three remain under conditional release.