Detained Student Activist Released!
Ukrainian officer Ivan Bezyazykov was released from detention by the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on 5 July after spending more than 22 months in captivity and being subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. He has reunited with his wife and children in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was released from prison on 8 June after almost seven months in custody. Pyotr Pavlensky was arrested on 9 November when he set fire to the wooden doors of the headquarters of the Federal Security Service in the capital Moscow.
Prisoner of conscience U Gambira was released on 1 July after all charges against him were dropped by courts in Myanmar.
Eight students who were arrested while at the office of the human rights lawyer, Nabil Adib, in Khartoum on 5 May have been released on 19 June and 21 June. The eight students were recently expelled and suspended from the University of Khartoum.