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 1, 2012

Andrés Carrión Álvarez, a government critic from Cuba, was released from prison after being charged with public disorder.

May 1, 2012

Prisoner of conscience José Daniel Ferrer García has been released after being held for nearly a month, on the condition that he give up his political activism.

April 11, 2012

Two Cuban prisoners of conscience have been released on bail to await trial on trumped-up charges arising from their joining peaceful protests.

February 28, 2012

Former prisoner of conscience José Daniel Ferrer García told Amnesty International how he had been arrested in Havana on 21 February and held in police custody. He was transferred to a detention facility in the province of Camagüey the following day, and then to the province of Santiago de Cuba on 23 February before being released without charge on 24 February. While detained he was threatened with imprisonment if he continued his dissident activities as coordinator of the umbrella group of dissident organizations Patriotic Union of Cuba (Unión Patriótica de Cuba, UNPACU).