Detained Student Activist Released!
Activist Dmitry Vorobyovsky, who had been taken to a psychiatric hospital on 6 May and subjected to involuntary psychiatric treatment, was released following a court order on 12 May.
Omani poet, writer, film critic and human rights defender, Abdullah Habib was released without charge on 4 May.
Turkish academics Muzaffer Kaya, Esra Mungan, Kıvanç Ersoy and Meral Camcı were released from pre-trial detention on 22 April. The prosecution against them for ‘‘making propaganda for a terrorist organisation’’ following their support to a peace appeal has stopped but they have not been acquitted.
Political activist Htin Kyaw has been released from prison following a Presidential pardon in Myanmar on 17 April.