Syrian blogger Ahmad Mohammad Hudaifa, also known by his pen name of Ahmad Abu al-Khair, was released without charge on 24 February.
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Prisoner of Conscience At Risk Of Death Penalty (Egypt: UA 243/14)
A Cairo court adjourned to 1 November the trial of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid,
popularly known as Shawkan. He is a prisoner of conscience facing nine trumped-up charges
and is at risk of the death penalty, if convicted.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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