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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One week since Islam Khalil’s bail of 50,000 Egyptian pounds (US$5,510) was paid, the 27-year-old survivor of enforced disappearance and torture has yet to be released. Instead of complying with a court order for his release, police officers have fabricated a new charge against him and subjected him to severe beating.
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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