It is with great joy that we announce the release of Dr Mohamed Jalal Ahmed Hashim, a prominent opponent of the construction of the Kajbar Dam in Sudan, who was arrested on June 16th. He was released from detention on August 25th.
He expressed his sincere thanks to Amnesty International, explaining that so many faxes arrived that the security services holding him suspected that he was a very important person with many contacts worldwide. Since several of the faxes mentioned his diabetes, prison medical staff started to check his diabetes every day.
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Paraguay: Protect the Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples (UA 236/15)
The Ayoreo Atetadiegosode Indigenous Peoples living in Cuyabia, Boquerón department, western Paraguay have reported feeling threatened by the presence of private, heavily-armed security guards. The security guards were hired by the owner with whom the Cuyabia community is having a land dispute. They are waiting for their land titles to be regularized.
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