Detained Student Activist Released!
Bahraini human rights activist Hussain Jawad has been sentenced in absentia to two years in prison. The investigation into his torture allegations has been closed. He is living outside Bahrain.
Political activist Ko Wai Lu has been released from prison in Myanmar upon completion of his sentence.
Peaceful protester and Movement for Democratic Current Forces (MDCF) activist Thein Aung Myint has been released from prison in Myanmar after receiving reductions to his sentence.
Dalit folk singer and activist S Sivadas, popularly known by his stage name Kovan, was released on bail on 16 November. He was arrested over two satirical songs which criticized the Tamil Nadu state government and chief minister. Amnesty International’s campaign for him was highlighted in several media reports in India, and may have contributed to raising awareness about his arbitrary detention.