Detained Student Activist Released!
Seven activists who had been criminally detained after gathering outside a court in Beijing during the trial of prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang have been released.
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.
Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. The investigation into his torture allegations has been closed. He is living outside Bahrain.
Political activist Ko Wai Lu has been released from prison in Myanmar upon completion of his sentence.