Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Djeralar Miankeol, Chadian land rights activist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, was released on 28 July. The Moundou Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court verdict that had found him guilty of insulting the judiciary and dropped all charges against him.
Sayed Jamil Kadhem was released on 27 July after completing his six-month sentence.
The Reception Center for Foreigners “Gazi Baba” has been closed. This brings an end to the detention of hundreds of refugees and migrants, in inhumane and degrading conditions. The last detainees were released on 24 July.
Two activists associated with a prominent anti-discrimination NGO continue to be held in a detention center in Henan province. They have been detained on suspicion of ‘illegal business operations’, but it is believed this is solely due to their connection with the organization Yirenping, as part of a wider crackdown on civil society groups in China.