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

January 17, 2012

Political activist Mohamed Hassan Alim was released without charge on 16 January 2012 after being held incommunicado for 22 days. He was not told why he had been arrested, but believes it was for publicly criticizing a prominent government official.

November 18, 2011

The two journalists from newspaper The Destiny, arrested in early November, have been released without charge.

July 25, 2011

Idris Yousef Abdelrahman, a civil affairs officer for the joint United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) who was arrested on 27 April, is no longer in detention. He was released on 20 July after the prosecutor dropped all the charges against him.

July 13, 2011

Hawa Abdallah, who works for the joint United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), was released on 13 July. She was arrested for 'Christianizing' children and being linked to an armed opposition group.