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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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Release Vano Kiboko (UA 29/16)
Former member of parliament Vano Kiboko is currently serving a three year prison sentence for publicly opposing a third term for the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila. He was transferred to a military detention centre in Kinshasa on 27 January, following accusations that he was trying to create an “insurrectional movement” within the civilian prison where he was detained.
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