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# freed - Thursday 23 August, 2018

British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Iran is granted temporary release

She is serving a five-year jail sentence for alleged sedition – a charge she has always denied.

# freed - Sunday 27 May, 2018

American man and his wife arrive in US after being held in Venezuela jail for almost two years

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the couple’s release as a “gesture” aimed at promoting dialogue between Caracas and Washington.

# freed - Friday 3 November, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa: I didn't rip up my passport and I don't support Muslim Brotherhood

Appearing on the Late Late Show, Halawa – who spent over four years incarcerated in an Egyptian prison without being properly tried – denied having any support for the ousted Muslim Brotherhood.

# freed - Friday 20 October, 2017

'The nightmare is over': Ibrahim Halawa has been released from prison in Egypt

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

# freed - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'It's nice outside' - Man wrongly convicted of double murder freed after 23 years

“The investigation was hasty and superficial,” said the Midwest Innocence Project, which helped free McIntyre.

# freed - Sunday 1 October, 2017

OJ Simpson has been released from prison

Simpson plans to relocate to Florida following his release from the medium-security prison.

# freed - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Iceland's jailed bankers say they were scapegoats for the financial crisis

They’re taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

# freed - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.

# freed - Monday 18 April, 2016

Belfast-born man freed from prison in US after 1957 murder charge overturned

Jack McCullough was convicted of the crime in 2012 and served almost five years in prison.

# freed - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Crisis averted as Iran releases 10 US sailors found in territorial waters

The incident began after two Navy patrol boats drifted into Iranian territory late yesterday.

# freed - Monday 25 August, 2014

US hostage released in Syria after two years

Peter Theo Curtis is believed to have been released in the Golan Heights region.

# freed - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Five charity workers released after five months in captivity in Syria

In Aleppo 40 doctors are left to treat 2.5 million people. Before the war, there were 2,000.

# freed - Saturday 19 April, 2014

French hostage freed from Syria says he is "very happy to be free"

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# freed - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Woman freed after 32 years in jail for homicide - thanks to law students

Mary Virginia Jones claims she was innocent of charges of homicide, kidnapping and robbery.

# freed - Saturday 22 March, 2014

"If that's the way the cookie crumbles": Margaretta D'Arcy says she'll go back to prison if she has to

The veteran peace activist was released from Mountjoy women’s prison this morning. She’s due back before the courts on a separate charge in three month’s time.

# freed - Monday 23 December, 2013

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was today freed hours after Maria Alyokhina was released. The third band member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed months into her sentence.

# freed - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Three Halawa sisters released after almost 3 months in Egypt

However the fourth sibling, Ibrahim Halawa, remains in custody in Egypt.

# freed - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak released from prison

Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had ordered that Mubarak be put under house arrest after a wave of violence.

# freed - Monday 2 July, 2012

Aid workers kidnapped in Kenya safely released

The four were working with the Norwegian Refugee Council when they were abducted and one of their colleagues was killed during an ambush last week.

# freed - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates

Judith Tebbutt and her husband David were kidnapped in September. David was killed during the attack – a fact Judith, who spent six months in captivity, did not find out until weeks after.

# freed - Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Iranian authorities free detained journalist Dorothy Parvaz

The Al Jazeera journalist had been detained 19 days ago when she arrived in Syria before then being sent to Iran.