Ignatius Mahendra Wardhana and Yoyok Eko Widodo were released on August 17 and July 26, 2005, respectively. Both young men had been sentenced for insulting the President and Vice-President in 2003 for their role in a demonstration protesting government policies. Ignatius Mahendra Wardhana and Yoyok Eko Widodo's case featured in AIUSA's Holiday Action special focus cases in 2004.
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Saudi Arabia: Release Prisoner of Conscience Ashraf Fayadh (UA 265/15)
Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh has had his death sentence overturned by a court in Saudi Arabia. He has been resentenced to eight years in prison and 800 lashes. He is a prisoner of conscience.
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