Detained Student Activist Released!
Bus driver and father of four Adrián Vásquez Lagunes was released from prison on 2 December near Tijuana, Mexico, more than three years after he was arrested and tortured by state police and accused of being a high-level drug trafficker. Amnesty International has campaigned for his release as part of the global Stop Torture Campaign.
Cuban prisoner of conscience Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez was released from prison in Villa Clara province on 10 June.
Journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were finally released on 23 September after Egypt’s president pardoned them.
Omani national Mahmoud al-Fazari was released without charge on 6 August.