Individuals At Risk update
Our May Urgent Action is on behalf of two brothers, Ghassan Mustafa Ma’lul and Ahmad Mostafa Ma’lul, who have been detained incommunicado in Syria since November 2011. On 13 April 2012 they were shown on Syrian TV “confessing” to murder. Amnesty International believes they are at serious risk of torture or other ill-treatment.
To appeal to the Syrian authorities about this case download Urgent Action 126/12 below.
Palestinian administrative detainee Khader Adnan was released on 17 April. He spent four months in detention without charge or trial. For 66 days of this period, he was on hunger strike in protest at his ill-treatment and administrative detention. He is now back with his family in the occupied West Bank.
Amnesty will continue to campaign against the use of administrative detention by the Israeli authorities. Thank you to all those who took action. No further appeals are required from the UA network. The full 4th update on UA 31/12 can be downloaded below.
Patrick Okoroafor has been released from prison in Nigeria. After 17 years in prison, and being sentenced to death at the age of 16, Patrick walked free on 30 April 2012. He said:
“After Amnesty began its call for my release from prison, and after reading some of the thousands of letters, cards and messages sent to me by Amnesty supporters, I began to hope that I would soon be free in the not too distant future.”
Read more about his story by clicking the link on the right.