Mamun Al-Humsi and Riad Seif, two former members of Syria's parliament, were freed on January 18 by the Syrian government after spending five years in prison. Mamun al-Humsi was one of Amnesty International's Special Focus Cases. Many thanks to all who took action on his behalf!
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Oman: Re-Arrested Activist Goes on Hunger Strike (UA 318/14)
Omani human rights activist Saeed Jaddad is being held incommunicado after he was re-arrested on 21 January. He is on hunger strike and believed to be in poor health. He is believed to be a prisoner of conscience and at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.