Kenyan lawyer Mbugua Mureithi was released from police custody in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, on 18 September and was immediately deported to Kenya. Human rights activist Al-Amin Kimathi continues to be held incommunicado without charge or access to legal representation.
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Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender Faces Inhumane Prison Conditions (Iran: UA 250/14)
Iranian prisoner of conscience and human rights defender Saeed Shirzad ended his 39-day hunger strike on 14 January after the authorities at Karaj’s Raja’i Shahr Prison made an oral promise to address his grievances about the inhumane treatment of political prisoners in the prison. He is now in need of specialized medical care.
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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