Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Two South Sudanese pastors, Reverend Yat Michael and Reverend Peter Yen, were released on 5 August after being sentenced to time already served in Khartoum, Sudan. The two have been in detention since their arrests on 21 December 2014 and 11 January 2015 respectively.
Five media workers have been released under a presidential amnesty in Myanmar. They had been serving two-year prison sentences for their peaceful journalistic activities.
Four Rohingya leaders in Myanmar have been released under a presidential amnesty. They had been imprisoned in connection with community protests in 2013.
Community leader U Sein Than, who had been sentenced to two years in prison in Myanmar for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, has been released under a presidential amnesty.