Through his lawyers, Shaker Aamer has alleged that he was subjected to torture, including severe beatings, and other ill-treatment while being held in secret detention and interrogated at Bagram, Afghanistan, in early 2002.
Samer al-Issawi was released December 22, 2013. Our groups letters of concern helped release Samer al-Issawi of Palestine. Samer al-Issawi had been held by the Israeli authorities since July 7, 2012.
The Global Importune letter signing group began sending letters of concern on behalf of Pavel Mozheiko and Nikolai Markevich to officials in the Belarus government.
Vera Stremkovskaya is a Belarusian human rights lawyer and Director of the Center for Human Rights in Belarus. She has represented many politically unpopular clients and has recently become an object of increasingly negative state attention.