Prisoner of conscience Nestor Rodriguez Lobaina was released in July 2005, after five years and four months in prison. He had been detained in March 2000 and sentenced to a six year prison term for "disrespect," "public disorder," and "damage."
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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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