Airat Vakhitov and Rustam Akhmiarov, who were originally held in US custody at Guantanamo Bay, and then sent to Moscow where they later ''disappeared'' before being located in detention, were released several days later on September 2, 2005.
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Russian Federation: Close Criminal Case Against Valentina Cherevatenko (UA 121/16)
Prominent human rights defender Valentina Cherevatenko has been repeatedly summoned by an investigator and may become the first to be criminally prosecuted under the “foreign agents law”. If convicted, she could face up to two years in prison.
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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