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

May 5, 2016

Photographer and prisoner of conscience Ahmad Fardan has been released after completing his three-month prison sentence on 18 April.

May 4, 2016

Rayhana al-Mousawi, one of two women protesters at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix, has been released as part of a royal pardon on 20 April. The other woman, Nafeesa al-‘Asfoor, was released on 2 July 2015.

April 29, 2016

Azerbaijani human rights defenders and former prisoners of conscience Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus were allowed to travel to the Netherlands on 19 April to receive medical care for their deteriorating health and to be reunited with their daughter.

April 29, 2016
Prisoner of conscience and former president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association, Mahdi ‘Issa Mahdi Abu Dheeb, has been released after completing a five-year prison sentence.