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Sudan: Update – Release of human rights defenders Mr Faisal Shabu and Mr Bakry Al-Ajami
Front Line Defenders has learned that human rights defenders Mr Faisal Shabu and Mr Bakry Al-Ajami were released from detention on 16 August 2012.
Bakry Al-Ajami and Faisal Shabu were arrested on 29 June and 24 June respectively, and were held without charge until their release. For a period of his detention, Bakry Al-Ajami was transferred hundreds of miles away from his family to Port Sudan.
For more information, please see Front Line Defender's recent urgent appeal dated 2 August 2012: Ongoing detention without charge of Ms Mai Shutta, Mr Bakry Al-Ajami and Mr Faisal Shabu, and the subsequent update dated 15 August: Release of human rights defender Ms Mai Shutta and continued arbitrary detention of Mr Bakry Al-Ajami and Mr Faisal Shabu.