Iran: Further information: Student prisoner of conscience released
Prisoner of conscience Milad Asadi was released from Evin Prison in Tehran on 27 August 2011 where he had been serving a seven year prison sentence. His release followed a pardon by the Supreme Leader.
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- Egypt: Further information: Human rights lawyer released: Mahienour el-Masry
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