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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

May 8, 2012

After being jailed for leading a seven-year campaign against the forcible land acquisition for a $12b steel plant, Abhay Sahoo was released on bail in early April. h

May 8, 2012

Faisal Mohammed Saleh, a prominent Sudanese journalist who faced harassment by the security services, was acquitted on 31 May of charges of non-compliance with a public agent.

May 3, 2012

Five Egyptian men were arrested by military police on 7 March after participating in a strike protesting bad work conditions and lack of job security.

May 1, 2012

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