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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

April 19, 2016

Htin Lin Oo, writer and former spokesperson for the National League for Democracy (NLD), was released from Monywa prison in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region on 17 April. He was released as part of a Presidential pardon which saw the release of 83 prisoners, including prisoners of conscience Amnesty International has campaigned for.

April 5, 2016

Mexican human rights defender Gustavo Castro Soto, sole witness to the murder of Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, has returned to Mexico. Honduran authorities had previously ordered him to remain in the country until 6 April.

March 29, 2016

Kuwaiti human rights activist Nawaf al-Hendal was acquitted on 1 March, along with 10 other men, of charges including “illegal gathering”.

March 25, 2016

A prominent human rights lawyer supporting churches resisting the removal of crosses was released on 23 March after being detained for seven months.