I can also verify this bug. There seems to be a missing trigger or missing task. My team finished the usual required steps and the scenario still showed that we had to release the hostages, which we usually do first. Ingame bug report made.
interestingly enough I did this daily on holodeck and it worked. Specifically it was the version where you have to upload the virus. What I found odd was it had an objective I don't recall ever seeing before...something along the lines of "Kill Breen guarding prisoners 0/3". That may not be the exact wording, but you get the idea.
My guess is someone fiddled with that mission and broke the other versions of it.
For the first Season 4 mission I decided to do Defari Emancipation Daily - get through the mission no problems until after defeating the last Breen group. The mission requirements suddenly change to Free Defari Prisoners from Zaria, but there are no more - I beamed out the caged ones after defeating the first Breen group, and the rest beam out as you defeat the remaining Breen groups, so there aren't any Defari left.
I've done the mission twice now, both times running multiple laps around the mines to see if I've missed anything. Anyone else try it yet and having the same issue?
Everything here is confirmed, I'm having the same exact issues with this quest. What ****es me off is that everyone in my fleet is like "the game is just fine; nothing wrong". I have a bunch of idiots in my fleet, so if I sound like I'm coming at the dev team sideways its because the effects are compounded by my stupid fleet mates. (re: forum violations).