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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Pakistan: Halt the Execution of Shafqat Hussain (UA 59/15)
Shafqat Hussain’s execution is scheduled for the fifth time on 4 August. His lawyers maintain he was under 18 years of age when the crime was committed and that he was forced to ‘confess’ under torture.
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