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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Good News! - Russian Federation: Konstantin Zadoya Released (UA 172/16)
Konstantin Zadoya was released on 3 August from a psychiatric hospital in Novosibirsk, western Siberia. He had been detained there since 7 July and forcibly treated on the basis of a court decision that violated his right to a fair trial. His release happened after the hospital received dozens of letters from activists.
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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