Iranian student Payam Jahangiry was released on bail on 17 January after six weeks' detention without charge in the city of Shiraz in south-western Iran. He had been arrested two days before nationwide student protests against the government took place on 7 December and had no access to a lawyer during his detention.
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India: Detained for Possessing 'Pro-Maoist' Material (UA 52/15)
Human rights activist Jaison C Cooper and Thushar Nirmal Sarathy were arrested on 30 January. They were denied bail on 3 March, and continue to be held in judicial custody.