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Film director Ines Ben Othman, sentenced to two months’ imprisonment on 7 January, was released on 16 January.
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.
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.