Detained Student Activist Released!
Mexican prisoner of conscience Ildefonso Zamora was released on 12 August after almost nine months in jail. The local judge presiding over the case complied with a federal judge decision to release Ildefonso Zamora due to lack of evidence that he had been involved in a robbery.
Vano Kiboko, a former Member of Parliament who had been in detention since December 2014, was released from prison on 5 May after completing his sentence.
Prisoner of conscience U Gambira was released on 1 July after all charges against him were dropped by courts in Myanmar.
Zainab al-Khawaja and her son were released from prison in Bahrain on humanitarian grounds on 31 May. She left Bahrain for Denmark on 7 June after receiving information that she could face new charges if she remained in Bahrain.