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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Ethnic Uzbeks Appeal Against Extradition in Russia (UA 271/13)
Two of five asylum-seekers detained in Russia have been freed. However they and three others still detained remain at risk of extradition from Russia to Kyrgyzstan, where they would be at high risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
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.