Amnesty International is happy to report that Andrei Zatoka was released from jail on January 31. Andrei had been detained on December 17 by local police at the airport in his home city of Dashoguz. There were allegations that he was targeted to punish him for his peaceful work as an environmental activist. He and his supporters are grateful for the appeals sent by AI's Urgent Action network on his behalf.
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Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian and his filmmaker brother Hossein Rajabian began serving their three-year prison terms on 4 June. They are prisoners of conscience. Yousef Emadi, who had been arrested and put on trial with them, remains at liberty.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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