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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

July 15, 2015

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.

July 7, 2015

Dr Sa'eed Mothaher Habib al-Samahiji was released on 1 July. He had completed his one-year sentence.

June 19, 2015

Oleg Savvin, Mikhail Feldman and Dmitriy Fonarev, who have spent more than a year in detention for raising the German flag over an official building in Kaliningrad on 4 March 2014, were released on 17 June.

June 17, 2015

Dogius Koly Théa and Kala Honomou, two men arbitrarily detained in Guinea, have been granted provisional release on health grounds. Authorities continue to conduct investigations into their case.