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 16, 2012

A Canadian sentenced last October in Bahrain to five years in prison for taking part in anti-government protests has now been found not guilty on appeal.

February 10, 2012

The six members of the student-led movement Girifna who were arrested on 25 January have been released from Kober prison in Khartoum, Sudan. Some of the relatives of the students have sent their thanks to Amnesty International activists for their efforts.

February 8, 2012

Hassan Ba’oom, leader of a political opposition group in southern Yemen, was released without charge along with his son Fawaz Ba’oom on 7 December 2011. They had been detained incommunicado since 20 February 2011.

January 30, 2012

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