Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!
Turkish citizen of Palestinian origin, Dr Amer al-Shawa, was released from detention on 13 February after 135 days of enforced disappearance. He was deported to Turkey.
Journalist Bob Rugurika was released on bail on 19 February 2015 after being detained for a month. The Bujumbura Court of Appeal ordered his provisional release on 18 February 2015 with his bail set at Burundi francs 15,000,000 (around 9,430 US$). He was released on condition that he appears monthly before the relevant investigating magistrate and does not leave the country without the magistrate’s authorization.
Louay Hussein was released on bail on 25 February
Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was released on 29 January after three months of detention without charge. The conditions of her release and current legal status are unclear.