Detained Student Activist Released!
Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado Machado (‘El Sexto’) was released on 20 October after spending almost 10 months in prison without trial following accusations of “aggravated contempt”. Amnesty International considered him a prisoner of conscience.
South Korean student Joo Won-moon has been released by the North Korean authorities and has returned to South Korea.
Cuban prisoner of conscience Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez was released from prison in Villa Clara province on 10 June.
Belarusian prisoner of conscience Yury Rubtsou was released from penal colony in the eastern city of Bobruisk on 22 August.