Prisoner of conscience Nestor Rodriguez Lobaina was released in July 2005, after five years and four months in prison. He had been detained in March 2000 and sentenced to a six year prison term for "disrespect," "public disorder," and "damage."
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Urgent Action: Activist Jailed For Criticism Of Development Project (Maldives: UA 70/17)
Maldivian social media activist Thayyib Shaheem was arrested on 16 March, and has since been detained in Dhoonidhoo island prison. He is accused of “spreading panic” on social media after he criticised a development project in Maldives. He faces up to a year and three months in jail if convicted. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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