Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
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.
Moroccan journalist Hicham Mansouri was released on 17 January after serving a 10-month prison term on trumped-up charges. He now faces up to five years in prison on separate charges.
Political activist Ko Wai Lu has been released from prison in Myanmar upon completion of his sentence.
Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’) was released on 20 October after spending almost 10 months in prison without trial following accusations of “aggravated contempt”. Amnesty International considered him a prisoner of conscience.