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August 9, 2016

Detained Student Activist Released!

Phyoe Phyoe Aung was detained in Myanmar after helping to organize largely peaceful student protests. After 394,000 actions on h

Recent Victories

July 15, 2016

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was released from prison on 8 June after almost seven months in custody. Pyotr Pavlensky was arrested on 9 November when he set fire to the wooden doors of the headquarters of the Federal Security Service in the capital Moscow.

July 5, 2016

Prisoner of conscience U Gambira was released on 1 July after all charges against him were dropped by courts in Myanmar.

June 28, 2016

Eight students who were arrested while at the office of the human rights lawyer, Nabil Adib, in Khartoum on 5 May have been released on 19 June and 21 June. The eight students were recently expelled and suspended from the University of Khartoum.

June 17, 2016

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.