Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Prominent Malawian lawyer Ralph Kasambara was released on bail on 21 February. He had been arrested on charges of "kidnapping" and "unlawful wounding" following an incident which began when he was threatened at his office. He had been openly critical of the former President of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika, who died on 5 April.
Demonstrations that were scheduled to take place in Malawi on 17 August were postponed by participants after a dialogue was facilitated between members of civil society and the government.