Nineteen-year-old Zaffar Shafi Hakeem was released from police custody on the evening of 18 June, after local media highlighted Amnesty International’s urgent action appeal.
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On January 9, Saudi Arabian authorities publicly lashed Raif Badawi 50 times – the first flogging meted after Raif was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years imprisonment in May 2014.
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Since 2014, Boko Haram has killed at least 5,500 Nigerian civilians and abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, many of whom been forced into sexual slavery and trained to fight.