Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
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.
Ayat al-Qarmezi, a Bahraini poet and university student at the Faculty of Teachers in Bahrain, sentenced to one year in prison for reading a poem, was released on July 13.
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.