Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia Castillo, who had been imprisoned on charges of 'desertion' from the US Army, was released from prison on 15 February, three months before the end of his one-year sentence. He is a conscientious objector who cited his moral objections to the conduct of US troops towards Iraqi civilians and prisoners and questioned the legality of the war in his conscientious objector application.
More Action Needed! - Saudi Arabia: Despite Medical Committee, Raif Remains At Risk (UA 3/13)
The prison doctor who examined Raif Badawi on Friday 23 January argued that he was fit to be flogged. This is in direct contradiction to the recommendation of a medical committee only two days earlier. He remains at risk of receiving the remaining 950 lashes.