Five men, all members of a pro-democracy organization in Cuba, have been released after almost three weeks in detention. They had been held in connection with their political beliefs and activities.
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Bangladesh: Ensure Hasnat Karim Has Access to a Lawyer (UA 163/16)
Hasnat Karim, who was in the restaurant in Dhaka that was attacked on 1 July, was brought by the Bangladesh police to the Metropolitan Magistrates Court on 4 August, after being held incommunicado for weeks without being brought before a judge. He has been remanded in custody but is still being denied access to a lawyer.
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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