Journalist Nasto Naderi, who hosts a program on Afghan local TV station Noorin TV, was released on bail from detention on 8 May. He was detained on 21 April after the program he hosts, broadcast material criticizing the mayor of Kabul. Nasto Naderi is not believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated in custody.
The Attorney General’s official investigating Nasto Naderi’s case told media sources that Nasto Naderi had been charged with two offences: making accusations against high-profile government officials without proof; and drinking alcohol.
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Good News! - Azerbaijan: Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus Allowed to Travel for Medical Care (UA 182/14)
Azerbaijani human rights defenders and former prisoners of conscience Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus were allowed to travel to the Netherlands on 19 April to receive medical care for their deteriorating health and to be reunited with their daughter.
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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