Claude Yabanda, a senior member of an opposition political party called the Patriotic Front for Progress, was released from prison on November 11. He had been detained since April 2006 on account of his peaceful political activities. Claude was featured in AIUSA's Holiday Card action. Many thanks to all who send letters of support.
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Bahrain: Release Nabeel Rajab and Drop All Charges Against Him (UA 249/14)
Prisoner of conscience Nabeel Rajab was told on 26 June that his trial will begin on 12 July on charges of “spreading false rumours in times of war” and “insulting public authorities” in relation to tweets he published in 2015. He could face up to 13 years in prison if convicted. He was hospitalised on 27 June for an irregular heartbeat.
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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