Sami al Hajj, a Sudanese cameraman for the television station al-Jazeera, has been released from Guantanamo. He was held by the U.S government. without charge for over 6 years. Sami al Hajj has said that while in U.S. custody he was subjected to a range of torture and ill-treatment, including beatings and denial of prescribed medication for cancer. Amnesty International volunteers worldwide have written letters to U.S. authorities on behalf of Sami al Hajj, and AIUSA Local Groups 48 (Portland, OR) and 74 (Garden City, NY) "adopted" his case. Many thanks to all who wrote for Sami al Hajj. »Watch a video of Sami al Hajj post-release
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Saudi Arabia: Quash All Convictions Against Mikhlif al-Shammari (UA 169/13)
Saudi Arabian human rights defender, Mikhlif al-Shammari, had his sentence of two years in prison and 200 lashes upheld by a court of appeal on 2 November. He is at risk of being imprisoned and flogged at any time. If detained he will be considered a prisoner of conscience.
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