Detained Student Activist Released!
South Korean student Joo Won-moon has been released by the North Korean authorities and has returned to South Korea.
The Governor of Missouri commuted the death sentence of Kimber Edwards to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole four days before he was due to be put to death.
Vietnamese blogger and prisoner of conscience Ta Phong Tan was released on 19 September after serving four years of a 10-year prison sentence. She was immediately put on a plane to Los Angeles, in the USA, where she is now effectively in exile.
Cuban prisoner of conscience Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez was released from prison in Villa Clara province on 10 June.