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July 20, 2015

Nigerian Torture Survivor Freed!

Moses Akatugba was imprisoned at 16 years old, tortured, and sentenced to death. Ten years and over 800,000 actions later, he walked out of prison on June 2, 2015.

Recent Victories

January 22, 2016

Seven activists who had been criminally detained after gathering outside a court in Beijing during the trial of prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang have been released.

January 19, 2016

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.

January 7, 2016

Tunisian student jailed for engaging in homosexual relations free after his sentence was reduced on appeal on 17 December.

December 22, 2015

Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. The investigation into his torture allegations has been closed. He is living outside Bahrain.