Amnesty International is happy to report that Andrei Zatoka was released from jail on January 31. Andrei had been detained on December 17 by local police at the airport in his home city of Dashoguz. There were allegations that he was targeted to punish him for his peaceful work as an environmental activist. He and his supporters are grateful for the appeals sent by AI's Urgent Action network on his behalf.
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Thailand: Release 12 Detainees (UA 194/16)
12 individuals from northern Thailand face trial in a military court and up to 22 years imprisonment each for alleged involvement in the mailing of thousands of letters critical of Thailand’s draft constitution. They will appear in court on 27 August.
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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