Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Bus driver and father of four Adrián Vásquez Lagunes was released from prison on 2 December near Tijuana, Mexico, more than three years after he was arrested and tortured by state police and accused of being a high-level drug trafficker. Amnesty International has campaigned for his release as part of the global Stop Torture Campaign.
The United States Supreme Court issued a stay of execution in the case of Ernest Johnson shortly before he was due to be put to death in Missouri on 3 November.
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.
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.