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Successes - January-June 2017

Sudan: 01/19/17 – Charges dismissed against Al Hassan Kheiry, Arwa Elrabie and Imany-Leyla Raye. LRWC letters 6/10/16, and 29/11/16, and 23/01/17.

Thailand: Ms. Sirikan (“June”) Charoensiri nominated for Martin Ennals award.


Successes - July-December 2016

Malaysia: 12/07/16 – Sedition charges stayed against N. Surendran. LRWC letter 8/09/14.

Kenya: Court rules Willie Kimani, his client and driver executed by police: allows suit for compensation. LRWC letter 17/08/16.

Turkey: 07/09//16 – Ramazan Demir and Ayse Acinikli released on bail. LRWC letters 24/03/16 and 04/05/16. LRWC representatives visited jail 07/2016.

United States: 17/10/16 – Charges against Amy Goodman refused. LRWC letter 17/09/16.

Thailand: 02/11/16 – Criminal defamation against Andy Hall dismissed. Many LRWC letters.

Indonesia: 22/11/16 – Tigor Gempita Hutapea and Obed Sakto Luitnan. acquitted and released. LRWC joint letter 29/03/16.

Guatemala: AG says murder of Jeremy Barrios under investigation. LRWC letter 12/11/16.

Thailand: 16/11/16 – Criminal defamation charges dismissed against Thai Public Broadcasting Service. LRWC joint letter 14/11/16.

Viet Nam: 29/11/16 – WGAD Complaint filed for Nguyễn Văn Đài.

India: 30/11/16 – Khurram Parvez released. LRWC joint letter 03/10/16.

Bahrain: 12/12/16 – Ghada Jamsheer released. LRWC letter 16/11/16.

Pakistan: Attorney General to respond to investigation queries by 6 February. LRWC letter 9/12/16.


Successes - January-June 2016

China: 07/01/16 – Sui Muzing, Huang Lizun and Wang Fang released. LRWC report 15/09/15.

Argentina: 15/01/16 – Alberto Nisman murder investigation re-opened. LRWC letters 7/02/15 and 11/09/15.

Saudi Arabia: 01/16 – Samar Badawi and daughter released. LRWC letter 12/01/16.

Malaysia: 12/02/16 – Azmi Sharom sedition charges stayed. LRWC letter 15/01/15.

Iran: 10/03/16 – Mohammad Seifzadey freed. LRWC UN report 27/05/14.

Malaysia: 10/03/16 – Lena Hendry acquitted. LRWC letter 11/02/14; joint letter 10/12/15.

China: 23/03/16 – Zhang Kai released. LRWC report 15/09/15.

Spain: 11/05/16 – Court allows exhumation of Franco-era victims’ bodies. LRWC authored several letters, reports and complaints regarding Garzon during 2009-2011.

Bahrain: 31/05/16 Zainab Al-Khawaja released. LRWC letter 17/03/16 and 12/04/16.

Thailand: 31/05/16 attackers (army personnel) convicted. LRWC representative attended trial 10/15.

Honduras: 06/16 – Gustavo Castro Soto allowed to return to Mexico. LRWC letter 11/03/16.