Detained Student Activist Released!
Kostyantyn Beskorovaynyi returned home on 25 February, having spent 15 months in secret detention. In July, Ukraine’s Chief Military Prosecutor promised an effective investigation into Kostyantyn Beskorovaynyi’s allegations of enforced disappearance and torture by members of the Security Service of Ukraine. Kostyantyn Beskorovaynyi has since given media interviews about his ordeal.
Lawyer Ren Quanniu, who was criminally detained on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble", has been released on bail. Please stop sending appeals at this time.
Ehsan Shah Ghasemi, a 25-year-old Iranian man who had been on death row since October 2014, was released from prison on 13 March after he was pardoned by the victim’s family in September 2015. He had been sentenced to death in connection with the death of another man, following a stabbing incident.
The Cabinda Provincial Tribunal dismissed the criminal charges against human rights lawyer Arão Bula Tempo on 12 July.