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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Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Detained in Australia (UA 176/14)
A boat carrying 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers from Indian was intercepted by the Australian Navy. They are at risk of return to persecution, torture or death.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.