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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

February 22, 2013

On February 8, 2013 Mao Hengfeng was released to serve the rest of her term at home. She thanks everyone who campaigned on her behalf, and her husband believes she is home again due to the international and domestic calls for her release.

January 30, 2012

Wang Lihong, a human rights activist, has been released. She was released on 20 December from Beijing Chaoyang Detention Center.

September 9, 2011

Liu Zhenggang, a designer, has been released. He was released on 24 June on medical grounds. He remains under surveillance at his home in Beijing, China.
Liu Zhenggang, a designer working at internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei’s design firm, was released from detention on 24 June. He is now at his home in Beijing, China and is under surveillance.

September 9, 2011

Liu Zhenggang, a designer working at internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei’s design firm, was released from detention on 24 June. He is now at his home in Beijing, China and is under surveillance.Liu Zhenggang was detained in early April along with Ai Weiwei and several of his other associates: Wen Tao, his friend and assistant, Zhang Jingsong, his cousin and driver, and Hu Mingfen, his accountant. Liu Zhenggang was detained for interrogation, during which he suffered a heart attack. He was then sent to Lanzhou Armed Police Hospital to recover.