Lado Sikaka, a leader of the Dongria Kondh Indigenous communities in India, was released August 12th, two days after being abducted. Sana Sikaka, another leader who was abducted at the same time, was released on August 11th.
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China: Release Guo Bin and Yang Zhangqing (UA 137/15)
Two activists associated with a prominent anti-discrimination NGO continue to be held in a detention center in Henan province. They have been detained on suspicion of ‘illegal business operations’, but it is believed this is solely due to their connection with the organization Yirenping, as part of a wider crackdown on civil society groups in China.