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

June 5, 2012

Syrian human rights lawyer Abdullah al-Khalil, who represents political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, was released on 28 March after being detained and possibly beaten.

May 31, 2012

A lower court ordered Bahraini activist Zainab Al-Khawaja to be released after paying a fine along with fellow activist Ma’suma Sayyid Sharaf on 29 May.

May 29, 2012

Dr. Mohamed al-Ammar, a peaceful advocate of democratic reform from Dera’a, southern Syria, was released on 22 April after spending more than one month in incommunicado detention.

May 29, 2012

The Governor of Ohio has granted a two-week reprieve to a Lebanese national with mental illness facing execution on 6 June to allow the court more time to examine whether the inmate is “competent” for execution.