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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

December 22, 2015

Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. The investigation into his torture allegations has been closed. He is living outside Bahrain.

December 15, 2015

Political activist Ko Wai Lu has been released from prison in Myanmar upon completion of his sentence.

December 11, 2015

Peaceful protester and Movement for Democratic Current Forces (MDCF) activist Thein Aung Myint has been released from prison in Myanmar after receiving reductions to his sentence.

December 2, 2015

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.