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

November 2, 2015

Indigenous Yaqui leaders Mario Luna and Fernando Jiménez have been released after a judge decided that evidence against them was lacking. They spent a year in preventive detention. Amnesty International actively campaigned with them since their arrest.

October 29, 2015

An appeal court has upheld the acquittal of women’s human rights defender Azza Soliman and 16 others who witnessed the killing of Egyptian activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh.

September 29, 2015

Cuban prisoner of conscience Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez was released from prison in Villa Clara province on 10 June.

August 6, 2015

Community leader U Sein Than, who had been sentenced to two years in prison in Myanmar for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, has been released under a presidential amnesty.