Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
A Texas appeals court issued a stay of execution in the case of Bernardo Abán Tercero a day before he was due to be put to death. The stay has been granted so that the courts can consider the claim that the prosecution presented false testimony at the 2000 trial.
Belarusian prisoner of conscience Yury Rubtsou was released from penal colony in the eastern city of Bobruisk on 22 August.
Omani national Mahmoud al-Fazari was released without charge on 6 August.
Dr Sa'eed Mothaher Habib al-Samahiji was released on 1 July. He had completed his one-year sentence.