Human rights defender Aminatou Haidar, featured in our 2005 Holiday Card Action, was released from prison in January 2006. Her colleagues Mohamed El Moutaouakil, Houssein Lidri, Brahim Noumria, Larbi Messaoud, Ali Salem Tamek, and H'mad Hammad were freed two months later. Many thanks to all who took action on their behalf.
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Sudan: Release Yousef Abdallah Abker (UA 168/16)
Yousef Abdallah Abker, 55, a religious scholar was arrested on 14 July by security agents in El Geneina, the capital of Western Darfur state, Sudan, in relation to a sermon he gave in early July. He has been detained since then without any charge.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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