27 February 2017: Petr Jašek released from prison (SUDAN)
Czech Christian aid worker, Petr Jašek, has been released from prison in Sudan after being pardoned and freed by President Omar Bashir. The release apparently comes after the Czech Foreign Minister, Lubomir Zaoralek, visited Sudan this past weekend.
Jašek, 52, was originally detained in December 2015 and, in January 2017, was sentenced to 23 ½ years in prison for various charges including: waging war against the state, violating restrictions in military areas, spreading rumors to defame the state, and inciting strife between communities.
HRWF had largely publicized his case and conducted a campaign for his release.