Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian was released from Tehran’s Evin Prison on 16 January, after being detained for 18 months on national security-related charges. He was a prisoner of conscience.
Twelve military police officers were found guilty and sentenced for the crimes of torture followed by death, procedural fraud and occultation of a corpse in the case of the enforced disappearance of Amarildo de Souza in Rio de Janeiro.
Ahmad Mshaima’ has been released, after completing a one-year sentence for “publicly insulting the King of Bahrain”.
Three Saudi Arabian lawyers convicted over messages posted on Twitter deemed offensive to the Ministry of Justice have had their prison sentences quashed by an appeal court.