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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

October 29, 2015

An appeal court has upheld the acquittal of women’s human rights defender Azza Soliman and 16 others who witnessed the killing of Egyptian activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh.

September 29, 2015

Cuban prisoner of conscience Ciro Alexis Casanova Pérez was released from prison in Villa Clara province on 10 June.

August 6, 2015

Community leader U Sein Than, who had been sentenced to two years in prison in Myanmar for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, has been released under a presidential amnesty.

July 30, 2015

Djeralar Miankeol, Chadian land rights activist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, was released on 28 July. The Moundou Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court verdict that had found him guilty of insulting the judiciary and dropped all charges against him.