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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Egypt: Release Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (UA 83/14)
Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were jailed by a Cairo court on 29 August on charges of “broadcasting false news” and operating without authorization. The court sentenced journalist Peter Greste to prison in his absence.
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