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July 20, 2015

Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!

Moses Akatugba was imprisoned at 16 years old, tortured, and sentenced to death. Ten years and over 800,000 actions later, he walked out of prison on June 2, 2015.

Recent Victories

May 4, 2016

Rayhana al-Mousawi, one of two women protesters at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix, has been released as part of a royal pardon on 20 April. The other woman, Nafeesa al-‘Asfoor, was released on 2 July 2015.

April 29, 2016
Prisoner of conscience and former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association, Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb, has been released after completing a five-year prison sentence.
February 3, 2016

Ahmad Mshaima’ has been released, after completing a one-year sentence for “publicly insulting the King of Bahrain”.

December 22, 2015

Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. The investigation into his torture allegations has been closed. He is living outside Bahrain.