Sudan: Lawyer and human rights defender Saleh Mahmud Osman visited AI UK in London in April 2005. He discussed his work for the Amal Center in Nyala, in the Darfur region, where he provides legal aid for the victims of human rights abuses. The center also provides medical treatment and rehabilitation for survivors of torture. Saleh Mahmud Osman was detained in connection with his work on February 1, 2004, and spent seven months in detention before being released on September 4, 2004.
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Egypt: Release Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (UA 83/14)
Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were jailed by a Cairo court on 29 August on charges of “broadcasting false news” and operating without authorization. The court sentenced journalist Peter Greste to prison in his absence.
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