Detained Student Activist Released!
Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian was released from Tehran’s Evin Prison on 16 January, after being detained for 18 months on national security-related charges. He was a prisoner of conscience.
Ahmad Mshaima’ has been released, after completing a one-year sentence for “publicly insulting the King of Bahrain”.
Three Saudi Arabian lawyers convicted over messages posted on Twitter deemed offensive to the Ministry of Justice have had their prison sentences quashed by an appeal court.
Moroccan journalist Hicham Mansouri was released on 17 January after serving a 10-month prison term on trumped-up charges. He now faces up to five years in prison on separate charges.