Richard Blanco was released on April 6. He still faces trial, and is obliged to present himself in court every 15 days. He cannot leave the country without the court's permission, and cannot speak to journalists about the trial. He has declared that he will be a candidate in the elections to the National Assembly in September.
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Niger: Release Moussa Tchangari and Nouhou Azirka (UA 118/15)
Two human rights defenders, Moussa Tchangari and Nouhou Azirka, were arrested on 18 and 24 May respectively after making public statements on human rights violations during the state of emergency in the Diffa region in Niger and the poor working conditions of security forces. Both are being detained without charge in Niamey, Niger.