Detained Student Activist Released!
Francisco Mapanda (also known as Dago Nível Intelecto) was released from Comarca de Caquila prison on 21 November, seven days earlier than when he was due to be released. The reason for his early release is unknown.
Dilip Roy, a 22-year-old student activist, has been granted bail after spending more than two months in jail without charge in Rajshahi in Bangladesh. He was arrested in August for two Facebook posts criticising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Venezuelan Prisoner of Conscience Rosmit Mantilla was finally given the urgent medical attention he needed.
Canadian-Irish-Iranian citizen Dr Homa Hoodfar, a prominent professor of anthropology, was released on 26 September and flown out of Iran to Oman. She had been detained in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison since her arbitrary arrest on 6 June.